Catching the Coastal Pacific train
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.
Our Coastal Pacific Christchurch to Picton train runs daily until 30 April 2023.
After a winter break, services resume on 21 September 2023, running long weekends: Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.
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.
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.