TranzAlpine Slip Update

Important notice regarding TranzAlpine train journeys. Due to a slip at Omoto this train service between Arthurs Pass and Greymouth and return will be coach replaced. The coaches will aim to run to the same schedule as the train timetable and affects bookings upto and including 22 November at this stage.

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Scenic Essential Pass

Scenic Essential Pass

Scenic Essential Pass consists of a 3 Day in 1 Month New Zealand Travel Rail Pass and a 15 Hour Intercity Bus/Coach/Ferry Pass. Includes Ferry between North and South Islands.

Scenic Essential Pass can be used to travel north to south or south to north.

Scenic Essential Pass is suited for the independent traveller, families or small groups, who are travelling together on the same routes, to the same destinations.

Reservations for train, bus/coach & ferry services are compulsory and should be made as soon as possible to avoid dissapointment and no later than 48 Hours prior to travel date.

Reservations can be made by contacting the New Zealand Travel Team

RailBus Scenic Passes are valid for travel between 27 September 2019 - 30 March 2020 

All prices are per person as each traveller needs his or her own pass

Travel Itineraries
Fare Type Adult Child Pass Validity Action
RailBus Pass NZ$897.00 NZ$667.00 27 Sep 2019 to 01 Mar 2020