Coastal Pacific to return 2019.

The Coastal Pacific will be back to service for the 2019 season and it is hoped the season will be extended if possible. We will continue to keep you updated as a return to service date becomes clearer. In the meantime we can book coach transportation for you between Picton and Christchurch.

TranzAlpine Service Information: Due to work in the Otira Tunnel and other track maintenance, this train service will run between Christchurch and Arthurs Pass only and will be replaced by bus between Arthurs Pass and Greymouth on the following dates 07 May, 18 June, 30 July, 10 September, 15 October & 26 November 2018.

 

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Coastal Pacific - Picton to Christchurch
Coastal Pacific - Picton to Christchurch

The Coastal Pacific is currently out of service due to the November 2016 earthquake in Kaikoura and is not expected to return until 2019.

This train service operates between end September to early May each year.

The Coastal Pacific train operates between the delightful port of Picton - the gateway to the beautiful Marlborough Sounds to Kaikoura - the home of whale watching and onto Christchurch - the South Island's largest city.

Immerse yourself in the rugged coastal architecture of New Zealand. Travelling between Christchurch and Picton, the Coastal Pacific journeys breathtakingly close to the Pacific Ocean, where the roaring sea meets enormous bush-clad mountains. Stop in Kaikoura for the day and experience some of the township’s world famous eco-tourism activities, such as whale watching or swimming with dolphins.

The Coastal Pacific connects with the Interislander Ferry over the summer season, which takes you between the port of Picton and our capital city, Wellington, taking in the magnificent Marlborough Sounds.


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