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

Our Coastal Pacific Christchurch to Picton train returns on 29 September 2022 running day returns on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and 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 Greymouth to Christchurch train runs long weekends (Friday to Monday) until 24 December 2022. From December 26, the TranzAlpine will be running seven days a week.

 

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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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