The TranzAlpine train is back! But, unfortunately, the NORTHERN EXPLORER (Auckland - Wellington) & COASTAL PACIFIC (Picton - Christchurch) is still suspended until the mid-2022.
Additional dates for the TranzAlpine train are being finalized. Once confirmed, we will add this to our website. 
TranzAlpine operating days. 14 Jan - 27 May (Friday to Monday) | 04 June - 28 August (Saturdays & Sundays) | 02 September - 31 December (Friday to Monday). Additional Operating days due to high demands - April 07, 13, 14, 19 | June 03, 06, 24, 27 | July 08, 11, 15, 18. Scheduled Track Maintenance - May 28-30 | July 23-25 | August 13-15 All full cancellations No bus replacements. 
Northern Explorer and Coastal Pacific remain suspended until mid-2022. 
Face masks are now mandatory on all journeys, except when consuming food or drink.
We understand that Covid-19 continues to add uncertainty in planning. Should there be cancellation of services due to Covid 19 restrictions, we will offer affected customers a transfer to an alternative date, a credit for 12 months, or a refund, regardless of the fare purchased less a $30 processing fee for the entire reservation.
For queries and assistance, do not hesitate to contact us at  0800 143 669 or info@newzealandtravelteam.com
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National Train Timetables

Trains Departing from Auckland

Destination
Dates Departs Arrives Frequency
Train
Wellington
15/03/2021 - 02/05/2022 7:45 AM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Otorohanga (Waitomo)
07/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 7:45 AM 10:54 AM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
National Park
07/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 7:45 AM 1:14 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Ohakune
07/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 7:45 AM 1:44 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Palmerston North
07/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 7:45 AM 4:19 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Paraparaumu
07/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 7:45 AM 5:29 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington

Trains Departing from Hamilton

Destination
Dates Departs Arrives Frequency
Train
Otorohanga (Waitomo)
08/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 10:15 AM 10:54 AM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
National Park
08/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 10:15 AM 1:14 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Ohakune
08/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 10:15 AM 1:44 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Palmerston North
08/10/2020 - 01/05/2022 10:15 AM 4:19 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Paraparaumu
01/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 10:15 AM 5:29 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Wellington
08/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 10:15 AM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Papakura
07/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 4:30 PM 5:54 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Auckland
01/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 4:30 PM 6:50 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland

Trains Departing from Blenheim

Destination
Dates Departs Arrives Frequency
Train
Picton
17/12/2021 - 02/05/2022 12:14 PM 12:40 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
Coastal Pacific - Christchurch to Picton
Christchurch
17/12/2021 - 02/05/2022 2:09 PM 7:20 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
Coastal Pacific - Picton to Christchurch
Rangiora
17/12/2021 - 02/05/2022 2:09 PM 6:49 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
Coastal Pacific - Picton to Christchurch
Kaikoura
17/12/2021 - 02/05/2022 2:09 PM 4:20 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
Coastal Pacific - Picton to Christchurch

Trains Departing from Christchurch

Destination
Dates Departs Arrives Frequency
Train
Picton
17/12/2021 - 02/05/2022 7:00 AM 12:40 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
Coastal Pacific - Christchurch to Picton
Kaikoura
17/12/2021 - 02/05/2022 7:00 AM 9:53 AM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
Coastal Pacific - Christchurch to Picton
Blenheim
17/12/2021 - 02/05/2022 7:00 AM 12:11 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
Coastal Pacific - Christchurch to Picton
Greymouth
14/01/2022 - 08/02/2022 8:15 AM 1:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
09/02/2022 - 02/05/2022 8:15 AM 1:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine - Christchurch to Greymouth
Arthurs Pass
16/12/2021 - 04/04/2022 8:15 AM 10:51 AM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
05/04/2022 - 11/04/2022 8:15 AM 10:51 AM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
13/04/2022 - 19/04/2022 8:15 AM 10:51 AM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
21/04/2022 - 02/05/2022 8:15 AM 10:51 AM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine - Christchurch to Greymouth
Moana (Lake Brunner)
16/12/2021 - 04/04/2022 8:15 AM 12:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
05/04/2022 - 11/04/2022 8:15 AM 12:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
13/04/2022 - 19/04/2022 8:15 AM 12:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
21/04/2022 - 02/05/2022 8:15 AM 12:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine - Christchurch to Greymouth

Trains Departing from Greymouth

Destination
Dates Departs Arrives Frequency
Train
Christchurch
14/01/2022 - 08/02/2022 2:05 PM 6:31 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
09/02/2022 - 02/05/2022 2:05 PM 6:31 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine - Greymouth to Christchurch
Arthurs Pass
16/12/2021 - 04/04/2022 2:05 PM 4:27 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
05/04/2022 - 11/04/2022 2:05 PM 4:27 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
13/04/2022 - 19/04/2022 2:05 PM 4:27 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
21/04/2022 - 02/05/2022 2:05 PM 4:27 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine - Greymouth to Christchurch
Rolleston
16/12/2021 - 04/04/2022 2:05 PM 6:15 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
05/04/2022 - 11/04/2022 2:05 PM 6:15 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
13/04/2022 - 19/04/2022 2:05 PM 6:15 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
21/04/2022 - 02/05/2022 2:05 PM 6:15 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine - Greymouth to Christchurch
Darfield
16/12/2021 - 04/04/2022 2:05 PM 5:58 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
05/04/2022 - 11/04/2022 2:05 PM 5:58 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
13/04/2022 - 19/04/2022 2:05 PM 5:58 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
21/04/2022 - 02/05/2022 2:05 PM 5:58 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine - Greymouth to Christchurch
Springfield
16/12/2021 - 04/04/2022 2:05 PM 5:38 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
05/04/2022 - 11/04/2022 2:05 PM 5:38 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
13/04/2022 - 19/04/2022 2:05 PM 5:38 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
21/04/2022 - 02/05/2022 2:05 PM 5:38 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine - Greymouth to Christchurch
Moana (Lake Brunner)
16/12/2021 - 04/04/2022 2:05 PM 3:02 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
05/04/2022 - 11/04/2022 2:05 PM 3:02 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
13/04/2022 - 19/04/2022 2:05 PM 3:02 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
21/04/2022 - 02/05/2022 2:05 PM 3:02 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine - Greymouth to Christchurch

Trains Departing from Kaikoura

Destination
Dates Departs Arrives Frequency
Train
Blenheim
17/12/2021 - 02/05/2022 9:58 AM 12:11 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
Coastal Pacific - Christchurch to Picton
Picton
17/12/2021 - 02/05/2022 9:58 AM 12:40 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
Coastal Pacific - Christchurch to Picton
Rangiora
17/12/2021 - 02/05/2022 4:25 PM 6:49 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
Coastal Pacific - Picton to Christchurch
Christchurch
17/12/2021 - 02/05/2022 4:25 PM 7:55 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
Coastal Pacific - Picton to Christchurch

Trains Departing from National Park

Destination
Dates Departs Arrives Frequency
Train
Ohakune
08/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 1:15 PM 1:44 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Palmerston North
08/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 1:15 PM 4:19 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Paraparaumu
08/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 1:15 PM 5:29 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Wellington
08/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 1:15 PM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Otorohanga (Waitomo)
07/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 1:15 PM 3:44 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Hamilton
07/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 1:15 PM 4:29 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Papakura
07/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 1:15 PM 5:54 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Auckland
07/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 1:15 PM 6:50 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland

Trains Departing from Ohakune

Destination
Dates Departs Arrives Frequency
Train
National Park
07/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 12:45 PM 1:14 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Otorohanga (Waitomo)
07/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 12:45 PM 3:44 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Hamilton
07/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 12:45 PM 4:29 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Papakura
07/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 12:45 PM 5:54 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Auckland
07/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 12:45 PM 6:50 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Palmerston North
08/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 1:45 PM 4:19 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Paraparaumu
08/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 1:45 PM 5:29 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Wellington
08/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 1:45 PM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington

Trains Departing from Otorohanga (Waitomo)

Destination
Dates Departs Arrives Frequency
Train
National Park
07/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 10:55 AM 1:14 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Ohakune
07/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 10:55 AM 1:44 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Palmerston North
08/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 10:55 AM 4:19 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Paraparaumu
08/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 10:55 AM 5:29 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Wellington
08/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 10:55 AM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Hamilton
07/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 3:45 PM 4:29 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Papakura
07/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 3:45 PM 5:54 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Auckland
07/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 3:45 PM 6:50 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland

Trains Departing from Palmerston North

Destination
Dates Departs Arrives Frequency
Train
Ohakune
07/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 10:00 AM 12:44 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
National Park
07/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 10:00 AM 1:14 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Otorohanga (Waitomo)
07/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 10:00 AM 3:44 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Hamilton
07/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 10:00 AM 4:29 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Papakura
07/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 10:00 AM 6:54 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Auckland
07/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 10:00 AM 6:50 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Paraparaumu
08/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 4:20 PM 5:29 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Wellington
08/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 4:20 PM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington

Trains Departing from Paraparaumu

Destination
Dates Departs Arrives Frequency
Train
Palmerston North
01/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 8:45 AM 9:59 AM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Ohakune
07/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 8:45 AM 12:44 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
National Park
07/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 8:45 AM 1:14 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Otorohanga (Waitomo)
07/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 8:45 AM 3:44 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Hamilton
07/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 8:45 AM 4:29 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Papakura
07/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 8:45 AM 5:54 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Auckland
07/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 8:45 AM 6:50 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland

Trains Departing from Picton

Destination
Dates Departs Arrives Frequency
Train
Christchurch
17/12/2021 - 02/05/2022 1:40 PM 7:20 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
Coastal Pacific - Picton to Christchurch
Blenheim
17/12/2021 - 02/05/2022 1:40 PM 2:06 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
Coastal Pacific - Picton to Christchurch
Kaikoura
17/12/2021 - 02/05/2022 1:40 PM 4:20 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
Coastal Pacific - Picton to Christchurch
Rangiora
17/12/2021 - 02/05/2022 1:40 PM 6:49 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
Coastal Pacific - Picton to Christchurch

Trains Departing from Wellington

Destination
Dates Departs Arrives Frequency
Train
Auckland
07/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 7:55 AM 6:50 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Palmerston North
07/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 7:55 AM 9:59 AM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Ohakune
07/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 7:55 AM 12:44 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
National Park
07/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 7:55 AM 1:14 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Otorohanga (Waitomo)
07/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 7:55 AM 3:44 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Hamilton
07/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 7:55 AM 4:29 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Papakura
07/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 7:55 AM 5:54 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland

Trains Departing from Arthurs Pass

Destination
Dates Departs Arrives Frequency
Train
Christchurch
17/12/2021 - 02/05/2022 4:28 PM 6:31 PM Fri, Sat
17/12/2021 - 02/05/2022 4:28 PM 6:31 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine - Greymouth to Christchurch

Trains Departing from Rangiora

Destination
Dates Departs Arrives Frequency
Train
Kaikoura
17/12/2021 - 02/05/2022 7:30 AM 9:53 AM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
Coastal Pacific - Christchurch to Picton
Blenheim
17/12/2021 - 02/05/2022 7:30 AM 12:11 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
Coastal Pacific - Christchurch to Picton
Picton
17/12/2021 - 02/05/2022 7:30 AM 12:40 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
Coastal Pacific - Christchurch to Picton

Trains Departing from Papakura

Destination
Dates Departs Arrives Frequency
Train
Palmerston North
08/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 8:40 AM 4:19 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Wellington
08/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 8:40 AM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Paraparaumu
08/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 8:40 AM 5:29 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Ohakune
08/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 8:40 AM 1:44 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
National Park
08/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 8:40 AM 1:14 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Otorohanga (Waitomo)
08/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 8:40 AM 10:54 AM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Hamilton
08/10/2020 - 02/05/2022 8:40 AM 10:14 AM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington

Trains Departing from Moana (Lake Brunner)

Destination
Dates Departs Arrives Frequency
Train
Greymouth
17/12/2021 - 02/05/2022 12:06 PM 1:05 PM Mon, Sun
17/12/2021 - 02/05/2022 12:06 PM 1:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine - Christchurch to Greymouth
Christchurch
17/12/2021 - 02/05/2022 3:03 PM 6:31 PM Mon, Sun
17/12/2021 - 02/05/2022 3:03 PM 6:31 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine - Greymouth to Christchurch

Trains Departing from Darfield

Destination
Dates Departs Arrives Frequency
Train
Greymouth
16/12/2021 - 04/04/2022 8:56 AM 1:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
05/04/2022 - 11/04/2022 8:56 AM 1:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
13/04/2022 - 19/04/2022 8:56 AM 1:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
21/04/2022 - 02/05/2022 8:56 AM 1:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine - Christchurch to Greymouth