Quick guide to our train departure and arrival times

Explore our Timetables

You'll find our New Zealand train timetables below for our Northern Explorer, Coastal Pacific, and TranzAlpine trains.

If you wish to travel with us, then you must book in advance. Our trains are seating only, and we are not able to take walk-on passengers once the train is fully booked.

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Checking In

If you are already booked, then please ensure you view the relevant station page for your departure. There you will find directions and check-in information. Please note that check-in times and procedures vary from station to station.

 

 

 

Checking Arrivals

If you are meeting someone who is on the train, then you can call 0800 ARRIVALS to check the latest arrival times. 

We recommend allowing for minor delays, as our railways travel through rugged terrain with unpredictable weather and heat affecting travel times.

 

Northern Explorer timetable

Northern Explorer Auckland to Wellington trains depart southbound on Monday, Thursday and Saturday.

Northern Explorer Wellington to Auckland trains depart northbound on Friday, Sunday, and Wednesday. 

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Check Arrival and Departure times

Call our automated service for the latest times

0800 872 467
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Check Arrival and Departure times

Call our automated service for the latest times

0800 872 467
 

Coastal Pacific timetable

The Coastal Pacific train runs daily until May 5, 2024, then pauses for a winter break, resuming its service on September 19, 2024. Following this date, the service will transition to a four-day weekly schedule, available from Thursday to Sunday.

 

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Check Arrival and Departure times

Call our automated service for the latest times

0800 872 467
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Check Arrival and Departure times

Call our automated service for the latest times

0800 872 467
 

TranzAlpine timetable

Our TranzAlpine train travels daily until the May 6th, 2024.

From the 10th of May until the 16th of September 2024, the train departs four days a week from Friday to Monday. The schedule returns to daily service from the 20th of September 2024, continuing until the 5th of May 2025.

 

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Check Arrival and Departure times

Call our automated service for the latest times

0800 872 467
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Check Arrival and Departure times

Call our automated service for the latest times

0800 872 467

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