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TranzAlpine Train Journey from Christchurch to Greymouth

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Christchurch, New Zealand
TranzAlpine Train Journey from Christchurch to Greymouth

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icon4 hours 50 minutes  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 2 more

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Overview

Ride a train through the Southern Alps on a remarkable scenic journey aboard the TranzAlpine Train. Choose between three different segments of the TranzAlpine Train route, then enjoy views of native beech forest, the powerful Waimakariri River, and Arthur's Pass National Park from a comfortable carriage or open viewing deck. For getting the history and context of the landmarks along the railway, GPS-triggered audio commentary is available on headphones at every seat.
  • Tickets to ride the TranzAlpine Train
  • See extraordinary landscapes from a comfortable train car
  • Choose between three departures and itineraries
  • Recorded commentary on audio headphones
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Ideal choice for families
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One way Rail Journey
GPS-triggered audio commentary
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Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Food and drinks ( available to purchase)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
Christchurch Railway Station , Addington, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
8:15 AM
Greymouth , 164 MacKay Street, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if travelling with a wheelchair
  • Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to scheduled departure and check in at the station to receive your boarding pass
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This train passes through the Southern Alps, please dress for the alpine conditions
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Great Journeys of New Zealand
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during TranzAlpine Train Journey from Christchurch to Greymouth?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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  • "The travel is wonderful, easy to change the voucher and get excellent seat, we got fantastic journey and best photo 👍" See review

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Beautiful Ride
David_R
, Jun 2022
The views were spectacular and the staff was very welcoming. Would do it again with others. Looking forward to our return trip.
star-5
The scenery view
Sara_d
, Feb 2020
It was fantastic. The comfortable seats and space were very generous. The view from the windows were really good but it was a perfect sunny day . The train was so quiet and smooth and the staff were very efficient. The audio was very informative
star-5
Do It!
Kenneth_H
, Feb 2020
A gorgeous and comfortable ride with very friendly staff. We did a round trip in a day, which included a stroll around Greymouth between rides. Overall, the train ran late and we returned an hour after the scheduled arrival. But who cares when the views are magnificent? Could not have asked for more!
star-5
Tranz Alpine spectacular
Phil_K
, Feb 2020
A great train journey, friendly staff with a handy commentary. Enjoyed the odd laconic extras from the Scottish (?) MC / conductor - very witty. Thought that NZR did a great job and it really showed the amazing diversity of the country plus the ingenuity and persistence of the people who created the route and the track. The only thing needed fixing was the occasional missing dialogue from the commentary, especially at what might have been some interesting info. Only a minor blip on what was a great day. Many thanks.
1 traveler found this review helpful
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Travel With Children
hendro_s
, Dec 2019
The travel is wonderful, easy to change the voucher and get excellent seat, we got fantastic journey and best photo 👍

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