Explore the Southern Alps aboard the TranzAlpine train - one of the world's great train journeys, covering 223 kilometres (139 miles) one-way and taking just under 5 hours.
Our TranzAlpine train travels coast-to-coast through the 'Great Divide' and the indomitable spine of mountains that partitions New Zealand's South Island.
On the east, enjoy relaxing in the garden city of Christchurch and horse trekking into the mountains from Springfield. On the west, experience the tranquillity of Lake Brunner and venture into glacier country from Greymouth. At the centre, explore some great NZ mountain hikes at Arthur's Pass.
Book a journey like no other by travelling in either direction from Christchurch to Greymouth, or Greymouth to Christchurch.
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Discover the onboard experience
There is more to the TranzAlpine train experience than simply travelling through the spectacular Southern Alps. Discover more about what lies ahead onboard.
Savour the journey with locally sourced food & drink from our Scenic Cafe to accompany the views
Get closer to nature by stepping outdoors and breathing in our magnificent scenery
Glide through the heart of New Zealand's beautiful scenery in our Scenic Class carriages
Scenic Plus Dining Experience
EXPERIENCE THE FLAVOURS OF OUR LAND
Elevate your experience with Scenic Plus, a full-sensory exploration of the lands you travel through aboard your TranzAlpine rail journey.
Using the finest ingredients carefully selected from the lands you see through your window, we've curated a menu of regional delicacies that are freshly prepared in our custom-built kitchen carriage and served at your seat throughout the journey.
Simply select a Scenic Plus fare when booking to upgrade to our dining experience.
Find our TranzAlpine railway stations
View our TranzAlpine station page to find out more about each of our stations.
Get directions, parking information, and check-in requirements for each of our TranzAlpine Railway Stations, from Christchurch to Greymouth.
Explore the flavours of New Zealand
Experience the natural flavours of New Zealand with our Scenic Plus experiences, each offering a full-sensory exploration of the lands you travel through aboard your New Zealand rail journey.
Discover true local gems with our TranzAlpine packages
Let us take care of the details while you relax and enjoy the best of New Zealand with our spectacular TranzAlpine short breaks and travel packages:
Take a tour of discovery through authentic Aotearoa
Join one of our unique rail tours for an intimate experience of the people, places, scenery, history, and culture that makes the South Island so special
Discover the West Coast
From idyllic lakes to geological wonders, discover why New Zealand's West Coast is such a spectacular place to visit:
Save 10% with our partner discounts
Save 10% on your TranzAlpine Scenic and Scenic Plus train fares using one of our partner discounts: