The TranzAlpine train from Christchurch to Greymouth is a world-class journey through some of the most striking natural landscapes on the planet. And winter is a magical time to do it. From the comfort of the roomy carriage, passengers are treated to exceptional views of snow-dusted mountain ranges, forests, and lakes.

Whether you intend to stop and explore, or you’d rather enjoy the sights from the warmth of the train, this journey has something for everyone.

To give you an idea of the magic you can experience along the way, we’ve highlighted our top sights and adventures to be had along the way. So check out the TranzAlpine train fares, and start planning your adventure through a true winter wonderland.

TranzAlpine Train Day Trip

When the weather is nippy, it's second nature to curl up and grab a hot drink. And what better way to do that then while enjoying the scenery of the impeccable Southern Alps aboard the train. So, sit back, relax, and let us transport you through a winter wonderland, exploring the incredible Southern Alps all from the comfort of a panoramic seat. 

Departing the TranzAlpine railway station in Addington, Christchurch at 8:15am, you can experience the full journey to Greymouth and back all in one day, arriving back in Christchurch around 7:00pm. 


Be immersed in a winter wonderland by train

Explore the snowy South Island on an escape by rail