National Train Timetables

Trains Departing from Auckland

Destination
Dates Departs Arrives Frequency
Train
Wellington
01/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 7:45 AM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 7:45 AM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 7:45 AM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 7:45 AM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
15/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 7:45 AM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Hamilton
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 7:45 AM 10:14 AM Mon, Thu, Sat
29/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 7:45 AM 10:14 AM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 7:45 AM 10:14 AM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 7:45 AM 10:14 AM Mon, Thu, Sat
12/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 7:45 AM 10:14 AM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 7:45 AM 10:14 AM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Otorohanga (Waitomo)
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 7:45 AM 10:54 AM Mon, Thu, Sat
29/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 7:45 AM 10:54 AM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 7:45 AM 10:54 AM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 7:45 AM 10:54 AM Mon, Thu, Sat
12/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 7:45 AM 10:54 AM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 7:45 AM 10:54 AM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
National Park
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 7:45 AM 1:14 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
29/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 7:45 AM 1:14 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 7:45 AM 1:14 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 7:45 AM 1:14 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
12/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 7:45 AM 1:14 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 7:45 AM 1:14 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Ohakune
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 7:45 AM 1:44 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
29/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 7:45 AM 1:44 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 7:45 AM 1:44 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 7:45 AM 1:44 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
12/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 7:45 AM 1:44 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 7:45 AM 1:44 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Palmerston North
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 7:45 AM 4:19 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
29/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 7:45 AM 4:19 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 7:45 AM 4:19 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 7:45 AM 4:19 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
12/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 7:45 AM 4:19 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 7:45 AM 4:19 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Paraparaumu
01/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 7:45 AM 5:29 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 7:45 AM 5:29 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 7:45 AM 5:29 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
12/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 7:45 AM 5:29 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 7:45 AM 5:29 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Taumarunui
01/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 7:45 AM 12:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
29/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 7:45 AM 12:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 7:45 AM 12:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 7:45 AM 12:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
12/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 7:45 AM 12:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 7:45 AM 12:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington

Trains Departing from Hamilton

Destination
Dates Departs Arrives Frequency
Train
Otorohanga (Waitomo)
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 10:15 AM 10:54 AM Mon, Thu, Sat
29/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 10:15 AM 10:54 AM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 10:15 AM 10:54 AM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 10:15 AM 10:54 AM Mon, Thu, Sat
12/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 10:15 AM 10:54 AM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 10:15 AM 10:54 AM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
National Park
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 10:15 AM 1:14 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
29/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 10:15 AM 1:14 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 10:15 AM 1:14 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 10:15 AM 1:14 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
12/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 10:15 AM 1:14 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 10:15 AM 1:14 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Ohakune
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 10:15 AM 1:44 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
29/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 10:15 AM 1:44 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 10:15 AM 1:44 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 10:15 AM 1:44 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
12/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 10:15 AM 1:44 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 10:15 AM 1:44 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Palmerston North
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 10:15 AM 4:19 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
29/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 10:15 AM 4:19 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 10:15 AM 4:19 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 10:15 AM 4:19 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
12/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 10:15 AM 4:19 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 10:15 AM 4:19 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Paraparaumu
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 10:15 AM 5:29 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
29/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 10:15 AM 5:29 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 10:15 AM 5:29 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 10:15 AM 5:29 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
12/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 10:15 AM 5:29 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 10:15 AM 5:29 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Wellington
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 10:15 AM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
29/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 10:15 AM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 10:15 AM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 10:15 AM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
12/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 10:15 AM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 10:15 AM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Taumarunui
01/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 10:15 AM 12:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
29/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 10:15 AM 12:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 10:15 AM 12:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 10:15 AM 12:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
12/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 10:15 AM 12:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 10:15 AM 12:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Papakura
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 4:25 PM 6:05 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 4:25 PM 6:05 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 4:25 PM 6:05 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 4:25 PM 6:05 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 4:25 PM 6:05 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Auckland
24/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 4:25 PM 7:00 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 4:25 PM 7:00 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 4:25 PM 7:00 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 4:25 PM 7:00 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 4:25 PM 7:00 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland

Trains Departing from Blenheim

Destination
Dates Departs Arrives Frequency
Train
Picton
19/09/2024 - 31/12/2024 12:10 PM 12:40 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/01/2025 - 27/04/2025 12:10 PM 12:40 PM Daily
Coastal Pacific - Christchurch to Picton
Christchurch
19/09/2024 - 31/12/2024 2:05 PM 7:30 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/01/2025 - 27/04/2025 2:05 PM 7:30 PM Daily
Coastal Pacific - Picton to Christchurch
Rangiora
19/09/2024 - 31/12/2024 2:05 PM 6:45 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/01/2025 - 27/04/2025 2:05 PM 6:45 PM Daily
Coastal Pacific - Picton to Christchurch
Kaikoura
19/09/2024 - 31/12/2024 2:05 PM 4:15 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/01/2025 - 27/04/2025 2:05 PM 4:15 PM Daily
Coastal Pacific - Picton to Christchurch

Trains Departing from Christchurch

Destination
Dates Departs Arrives Frequency
Train
Kaikoura
19/09/2024 - 31/12/2024 7:00 AM 9:50 AM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
19/09/2024 - 22/12/2024 7:00 AM 7:30 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
30/01/2025 - 27/04/2025 7:00 AM 7:30 PM Daily
01/01/2025 - 27/04/2025 7:00 AM 9:50 AM Daily
16/01/2025 - 26/01/2025 7:00 AM 7:30 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Coastal Pacific Day Excursion - Christchurch-Kaikoura-Christchurch
Picton
19/09/2024 - 31/12/2024 7:00 AM 12:40 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
19/09/2024 - 22/12/2024 7:00 AM 7:20 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
30/01/2025 - 27/04/2025 7:00 AM 7:20 PM Daily
01/01/2025 - 27/04/2025 7:00 AM 12:40 PM Daily
16/01/2025 - 26/01/2025 7:00 AM 7:20 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Coastal Pacific - Christchurch to Picton
Kaikoura
19/09/2024 - 31/12/2024 7:00 AM 9:50 AM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
19/09/2024 - 22/12/2024 7:00 AM 7:30 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
30/01/2025 - 27/04/2025 7:00 AM 7:30 PM Daily
01/01/2025 - 27/04/2025 7:00 AM 9:50 AM Daily
16/01/2025 - 26/01/2025 7:00 AM 7:30 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Coastal Pacific - Christchurch to Picton
Blenheim
19/09/2024 - 31/12/2024 7:00 AM 12:10 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/01/2025 - 27/04/2025 7:00 AM 12:10 PM Daily
Coastal Pacific - Christchurch to Picton
Picton
19/09/2024 - 31/12/2024 7:00 AM 12:40 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
19/09/2024 - 22/12/2024 7:00 AM 7:20 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
30/01/2025 - 27/04/2025 7:00 AM 7:20 PM Daily
01/01/2025 - 27/04/2025 7:00 AM 12:40 PM Daily
16/01/2025 - 26/01/2025 7:00 AM 7:20 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Coastal Pacific Day Excursion- Christchurch-Picton-Christchurch
Greymouth
10/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 8:15 AM 1:10 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
10/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 8:15 AM 7:00 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/07/2024 - 19/09/2024 8:15 AM 1:10 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
20/09/2024 - 30/09/2024 8:15 AM 1:10 PM Daily
01/10/2024 - 25/10/2024 8:15 AM 1:10 PM Daily
29/10/2024 - 20/11/2024 8:15 AM 1:10 PM Daily
21/11/2024 - 12/01/2025 8:15 AM 1:10 PM Daily
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 8:15 AM 1:10 PM Daily
01/05/2025 - 05/05/2025 8:15 AM 1:10 PM Daily
09/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 8:15 AM 1:10 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/07/2024 - 19/09/2024 8:15 AM 7:00 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
20/09/2024 - 30/09/2024 8:15 AM 7:00 PM Daily
01/10/2024 - 25/10/2024 8:15 AM 7:00 PM Daily
30/10/2024 - 15/11/2024 8:15 AM 7:00 PM Daily
21/11/2024 - 24/12/2024 8:15 AM 7:00 PM Daily
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 8:15 AM 7:00 PM Daily
01/05/2025 - 05/05/2025 8:15 AM 7:00 PM Daily
09/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 8:15 AM 7:00 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine - Christchurch to Greymouth
Arthurs Pass
10/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 8:15 AM 10:40 AM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
10/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 8:15 AM 7:00 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/07/2024 - 19/09/2024 8:15 AM 10:40 AM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
20/09/2024 - 30/09/2024 8:15 AM 10:40 AM Daily
01/10/2024 - 25/10/2024 8:15 AM 10:40 AM Daily
29/10/2024 - 20/11/2024 8:15 AM 10:40 AM Daily
21/11/2024 - 12/01/2025 8:15 AM 10:40 AM Daily
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 8:15 AM 10:40 AM Daily
01/05/2025 - 05/05/2025 8:15 AM 10:40 AM Daily
09/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 8:15 AM 10:40 AM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/07/2024 - 19/09/2024 8:15 AM 7:00 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
20/09/2024 - 30/09/2024 8:15 AM 7:00 PM Daily
01/10/2024 - 25/10/2024 8:15 AM 7:00 PM Daily
30/10/2024 - 15/11/2024 8:15 AM 7:00 PM Daily
21/11/2024 - 24/12/2024 8:15 AM 7:00 PM Daily
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 8:15 AM 7:00 PM Daily
01/05/2025 - 05/05/2025 8:15 AM 7:00 PM Daily
09/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 8:15 AM 7:00 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine - Christchurch to Greymouth
Greymouth
10/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 8:15 AM 1:10 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
10/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 8:15 AM 7:00 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/07/2024 - 19/09/2024 8:15 AM 1:10 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
20/09/2024 - 30/09/2024 8:15 AM 1:10 PM Daily
01/10/2024 - 25/10/2024 8:15 AM 1:10 PM Daily
29/10/2024 - 20/11/2024 8:15 AM 1:10 PM Daily
21/11/2024 - 12/01/2025 8:15 AM 1:10 PM Daily
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 8:15 AM 1:10 PM Daily
01/05/2025 - 05/05/2025 8:15 AM 1:10 PM Daily
09/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 8:15 AM 1:10 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/07/2024 - 19/09/2024 8:15 AM 7:00 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
20/09/2024 - 30/09/2024 8:15 AM 7:00 PM Daily
01/10/2024 - 25/10/2024 8:15 AM 7:00 PM Daily
30/10/2024 - 15/11/2024 8:15 AM 7:00 PM Daily
21/11/2024 - 24/12/2024 8:15 AM 7:00 PM Daily
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 8:15 AM 7:00 PM Daily
01/05/2025 - 05/05/2025 8:15 AM 7:00 PM Daily
09/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 8:15 AM 7:00 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine Day Excursion - Christchurch-Greymouth-Christchurch
Arthurs Pass
10/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 8:15 AM 10:40 AM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
10/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 8:15 AM 7:00 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/07/2024 - 19/09/2024 8:15 AM 10:40 AM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
20/09/2024 - 30/09/2024 8:15 AM 10:40 AM Daily
01/10/2024 - 25/10/2024 8:15 AM 10:40 AM Daily
29/10/2024 - 20/11/2024 8:15 AM 10:40 AM Daily
21/11/2024 - 12/01/2025 8:15 AM 10:40 AM Daily
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 8:15 AM 10:40 AM Daily
01/05/2025 - 05/05/2025 8:15 AM 10:40 AM Daily
09/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 8:15 AM 10:40 AM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/07/2024 - 19/09/2024 8:15 AM 7:00 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
20/09/2024 - 30/09/2024 8:15 AM 7:00 PM Daily
01/10/2024 - 25/10/2024 8:15 AM 7:00 PM Daily
30/10/2024 - 15/11/2024 8:15 AM 7:00 PM Daily
21/11/2024 - 24/12/2024 8:15 AM 7:00 PM Daily
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 8:15 AM 7:00 PM Daily
01/05/2025 - 05/05/2025 8:15 AM 7:00 PM Daily
09/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 8:15 AM 7:00 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine Day Excursion - Christchurch-Arthurs Pass-Christchurch
Moana (Lake Brunner)
10/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 8:15 AM 12:15 PM Mon, Sat, Sun
01/07/2024 - 19/09/2024 8:15 AM 12:15 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
20/09/2024 - 30/09/2024 8:15 AM 12:15 PM Daily
01/10/2024 - 30/04/2025 8:15 AM 12:15 PM Daily
29/10/2024 - 20/11/2024 8:15 AM 12:15 PM Daily
21/11/2024 - 12/01/2025 8:15 AM 12:15 PM Daily
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 8:15 AM 12:15 PM Daily
01/05/2025 - 05/05/2025 8:15 AM 12:15 PM Daily
09/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 8:15 AM 12:15 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine - Christchurch to Greymouth

Trains Departing from Greymouth

Destination
Dates Departs Arrives Frequency
Train
Christchurch
10/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 2:15 PM 7:00 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/07/2024 - 19/09/2024 2:15 PM 7:00 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
20/09/2024 - 30/09/2024 2:15 PM 7:00 PM Daily
01/10/2024 - 25/10/2024 2:15 PM 7:00 PM Daily
29/10/2024 - 20/11/2024 2:15 PM 7:00 PM Daily
21/11/2024 - 12/01/2025 2:15 PM 7:00 PM Daily
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 2:15 PM 7:00 PM Daily
01/05/2025 - 05/05/2025 2:15 PM 7:00 PM Daily
09/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 2:15 PM 7:00 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine - Greymouth to Christchurch
Arthurs Pass
10/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 2:15 PM 4:30 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/07/2024 - 19/09/2024 2:15 PM 4:30 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
20/09/2024 - 30/09/2024 2:15 PM 4:30 PM Daily
01/10/2024 - 25/10/2024 2:15 PM 4:30 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
29/10/2024 - 20/11/2024 2:15 PM 4:30 PM Daily
21/11/2024 - 12/01/2025 2:15 PM 4:30 PM Daily
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 2:15 PM 4:30 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/05/2025 - 05/05/2025 2:15 PM 4:30 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
09/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 2:15 PM 4:30 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine - Greymouth to Christchurch
Rolleston
10/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 2:15 PM 6:35 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/07/2024 - 19/09/2024 2:15 PM 6:35 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
20/09/2024 - 30/09/2024 2:15 PM 6:35 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/10/2024 - 25/10/2024 2:15 PM 6:35 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
29/10/2024 - 20/11/2024 2:15 PM 6:35 PM Daily
21/11/2024 - 12/01/2025 2:15 PM 6:35 PM Daily
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 2:15 PM 6:35 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/05/2025 - 05/05/2025 2:15 PM 6:35 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
09/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 2:15 PM 6:35 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine - Greymouth to Christchurch
Darfield
10/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 2:15 PM 6:10 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/07/2024 - 19/09/2024 2:15 PM 6:10 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
20/09/2024 - 30/09/2024 2:15 PM 6:10 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/10/2024 - 25/10/2024 2:15 PM 6:10 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
29/10/2024 - 20/11/2024 2:15 PM 6:10 PM Daily
21/11/2024 - 12/01/2025 2:15 PM 6:10 PM Daily
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 2:15 PM 6:10 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/05/2025 - 05/05/2025 2:15 PM 6:10 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
09/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 2:15 PM 6:10 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine - Greymouth to Christchurch
Springfield
10/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 2:15 PM 5:45 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/07/2024 - 19/09/2024 2:15 PM 5:45 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
20/09/2024 - 30/09/2024 2:15 PM 5:45 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/10/2024 - 25/10/2024 2:15 PM 5:45 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
29/10/2024 - 20/11/2024 2:15 PM 5:45 PM Daily
21/11/2024 - 12/01/2025 2:15 PM 5:45 PM Daily
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 2:15 PM 5:45 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/05/2025 - 05/05/2025 2:15 PM 5:45 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
09/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 2:15 PM 5:45 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine - Greymouth to Christchurch
Moana (Lake Brunner)
10/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 2:15 PM 3:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/07/2024 - 19/09/2024 2:15 PM 3:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
20/09/2024 - 30/09/2024 2:15 PM 3:05 PM Daily
01/10/2024 - 25/10/2024 2:15 PM 3:05 PM Daily
29/10/2024 - 20/11/2024 2:15 PM 3:05 PM Daily
21/11/2024 - 12/01/2025 2:15 PM 3:05 PM Daily
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 2:15 PM 3:05 PM Daily
01/05/2025 - 05/05/2025 2:15 PM 3:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
09/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 2:15 PM 3:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine - Greymouth to Christchurch

Trains Departing from Kaikoura

Destination
Dates Departs Arrives Frequency
Train
Blenheim
19/09/2024 - 31/12/2024 10:00 AM 12:10 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/01/2025 - 27/04/2025 10:00 AM 12:10 PM Daily
Coastal Pacific - Christchurch to Picton
Picton
19/09/2024 - 31/12/2024 10:00 AM 12:40 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/01/2025 - 27/04/2025 10:00 AM 12:40 PM Daily
Coastal Pacific - Christchurch to Picton
Rangiora
19/09/2024 - 31/12/2024 4:25 PM 6:45 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/01/2025 - 27/04/2025 4:25 PM 6:45 PM Daily
Coastal Pacific - Picton to Christchurch
Christchurch
19/09/2024 - 31/12/2024 4:25 PM 7:30 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/01/2025 - 27/04/2025 4:25 PM 7:30 PM Daily
Coastal Pacific - Picton to Christchurch

Trains Departing from National Park

Destination
Dates Departs Arrives Frequency
Train
Ohakune
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 1:15 PM 1:44 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
29/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 1:15 PM 1:44 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 1:15 PM 1:44 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 1:15 PM 1:44 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
12/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 1:15 PM 1:44 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 1:15 PM 1:44 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Palmerston North
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 1:15 PM 4:19 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
29/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 1:15 PM 4:19 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 1:15 PM 4:19 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 1:15 PM 4:19 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
12/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 1:15 PM 4:19 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 1:15 PM 4:19 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Paraparaumu
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 1:15 PM 5:29 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
29/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 1:15 PM 5:29 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 1:15 PM 5:29 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 1:15 PM 5:29 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
12/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 1:15 PM 5:29 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 1:15 PM 5:29 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Wellington
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 1:15 PM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
29/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 1:15 PM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 1:15 PM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 1:15 PM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
12/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 1:15 PM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 1:15 PM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Otorohanga (Waitomo)
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 1:15 PM 3:44 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 1:15 PM 3:44 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 1:15 PM 3:44 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 1:15 PM 3:44 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 1:15 PM 3:44 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Hamilton
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 1:15 PM 4:29 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 1:15 PM 4:29 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 1:15 PM 4:29 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 1:15 PM 4:29 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 1:15 PM 4:29 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Papakura
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 1:15 PM 6:05 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 1:15 PM 6:05 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 1:15 PM 6:05 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 1:15 PM 6:05 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 1:15 PM 6:05 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Auckland
24/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 1:15 PM 7:00 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 1:15 PM 7:00 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 1:15 PM 7:00 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 1:15 PM 7:00 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 1:15 PM 7:00 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Taumarunui
01/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 1:15 PM 2:10 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 1:15 PM 2:10 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 1:15 PM 2:10 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 1:15 PM 2:10 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 1:15 PM 2:10 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland

Trains Departing from Ohakune

Destination
Dates Departs Arrives Frequency
Train
National Park
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 12:45 PM 1:14 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 12:45 PM 1:14 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 12:45 PM 1:14 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 12:45 PM 1:14 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 12:45 PM 1:14 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Otorohanga (Waitomo)
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 12:45 PM 3:44 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 12:45 PM 3:44 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 12:45 PM 3:44 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 12:45 PM 3:44 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 12:45 PM 3:44 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Hamilton
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 12:45 PM 4:29 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 12:45 PM 4:29 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 12:45 PM 4:29 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 12:45 PM 4:29 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 12:45 PM 4:29 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Papakura
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 12:45 PM 7:00 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 12:45 PM 7:00 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 12:45 PM 7:00 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 12:45 PM 7:00 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 12:45 PM 7:00 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Auckland
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 12:45 PM 7:00 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 12:45 PM 7:00 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 12:45 PM 7:00 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 12:45 PM 7:00 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 12:45 PM 7:00 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Taumarunui
01/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 12:45 PM 2:10 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 12:45 PM 2:10 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 12:45 PM 2:10 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 12:45 PM 2:10 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 12:45 PM 2:10 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Palmerston North
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 1:45 PM 4:19 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
29/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 1:45 PM 4:19 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 1:45 PM 4:19 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 1:45 PM 4:19 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
12/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 1:45 PM 4:19 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 1:45 PM 4:19 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Paraparaumu
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 1:45 PM 5:29 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
29/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 1:45 PM 5:29 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 1:45 PM 5:29 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 1:45 PM 5:29 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
12/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 1:45 PM 5:29 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 1:45 PM 5:29 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Wellington
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 1:45 PM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
29/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 1:45 PM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 1:45 PM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 1:45 PM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
12/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 1:45 PM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 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
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 10:50 AM 1:15 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
29/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 10:50 AM 1:15 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 10:50 AM 1:15 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 10:50 AM 1:15 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
12/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 10:50 AM 1:15 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 10:50 AM 1:15 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Ohakune
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 10:50 AM 1:45 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
29/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 10:50 AM 1:45 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 10:50 AM 1:45 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 10:50 AM 1:45 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
12/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 10:50 AM 1:45 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 10:50 AM 1:45 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Palmerston North
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 10:50 AM 4:20 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
29/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 10:50 AM 4:20 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 10:50 AM 4:20 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 10:50 AM 4:20 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
12/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 10:50 AM 4:20 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 10:50 AM 4:20 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Paraparaumu
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 10:50 AM 5:30 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
29/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 10:50 AM 5:30 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 10:50 AM 5:30 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 10:50 AM 5:30 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
12/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 10:50 AM 5:30 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 10:50 AM 5:30 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Wellington
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 10:50 AM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
29/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 10:50 AM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 10:50 AM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 10:50 AM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
12/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 10:50 AM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 10:50 AM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Taumarunui
01/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 10:50 AM 12:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
29/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 10:50 AM 12:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 10:50 AM 12:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 10:50 AM 12:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
12/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 10:50 AM 12:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 10:50 AM 12:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Hamilton
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 3:45 PM 4:29 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 3:45 PM 4:29 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 3:45 PM 4:29 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 3:45 PM 4:29 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 3:45 PM 4:29 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Papakura
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 3:45 PM 3:05 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 3:45 PM 3:05 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 3:45 PM 3:05 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 3:45 PM 3:05 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 3:45 PM 3:05 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Auckland
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 3:45 PM 7:00 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 3:45 PM 7:00 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 3:45 PM 7:00 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 3:45 PM 7:00 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 3:45 PM 7:00 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland

Trains Departing from Palmerston North

Destination
Dates Departs Arrives Frequency
Train
Ohakune
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 10:00 AM 12:44 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 10:00 AM 12:44 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 10:00 AM 12:44 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 10:00 AM 12:44 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 10:00 AM 12:44 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
National Park
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 10:00 AM 1:14 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 10:00 AM 1:14 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 10:00 AM 1:14 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 10:00 AM 1:14 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 10:00 AM 1:14 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Otorohanga (Waitomo)
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 10:00 AM 3:44 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 10:00 AM 3:44 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 10:00 AM 3:44 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 10:00 AM 3:44 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 10:00 AM 3:44 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Hamilton
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 10:00 AM 4:29 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 10:00 AM 4:29 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 10:00 AM 4:29 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 10:00 AM 4:29 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 10:00 AM 4:29 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Papakura
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 10:00 AM 6:05 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 10:00 AM 6:05 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 10:00 AM 6:05 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 10:00 AM 6:05 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 10:00 AM 6:05 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Auckland
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 10:00 AM 7:00 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 10:00 AM 7:00 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 10:00 AM 7:00 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 10:00 AM 7:00 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 10:00 AM 7:00 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Taumarunui
01/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 10:00 AM 2:10 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 10:00 AM 2:10 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 10:00 AM 2:10 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 10:00 AM 2:10 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 10:00 AM 2:10 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Paraparaumu
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 4:20 PM 5:29 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
29/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 4:20 PM 5:29 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 4:20 PM 5:29 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 4:20 PM 5:29 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
12/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 4:20 PM 5:29 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 4:20 PM 5:29 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Wellington
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 4:20 PM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
29/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 4:20 PM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 4:20 PM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 4:20 PM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
12/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 4:20 PM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 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
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 8:45 AM 9:59 AM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 8:45 AM 9:59 AM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 8:45 AM 9:59 AM Wed, Fri, Sun
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 8:45 AM 9:59 AM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 8:45 AM 9:59 AM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Ohakune
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 8:45 AM 12:44 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 8:45 AM 12:44 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 8:45 AM 12:44 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 8:45 AM 12:44 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 8:45 AM 12:44 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
National Park
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 8:45 AM 1:14 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 8:45 AM 1:14 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 8:45 AM 1:14 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 8:45 AM 1:14 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 8:45 AM 1:14 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Otorohanga (Waitomo)
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 8:45 AM 3:44 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 8:45 AM 3:44 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 8:45 AM 3:44 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 8:45 AM 3:44 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 8:45 AM 3:44 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Hamilton
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 8:45 AM 4:29 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 8:45 AM 4:29 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 8:45 AM 4:29 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 8:45 AM 4:29 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 8:45 AM 4:29 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Papakura
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 8:45 AM 6:05 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 8:45 AM 6:05 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 8:45 AM 6:05 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 8:45 AM 6:05 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 8:45 AM 6:05 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Auckland
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 8:45 AM 7:00 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 8:45 AM 6:50 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 8:45 AM 6:50 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 8:45 AM 6:50 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 8:45 AM 6:50 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Taumarunui
01/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 8:45 AM 2:10 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 8:45 AM 2:10 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 8:45 AM 2:10 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 8:45 AM 2:10 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 8:45 AM 2:10 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland

Trains Departing from Picton

Destination
Dates Departs Arrives Frequency
Train
Christchurch
19/09/2024 - 31/12/2024 1:40 PM 7:30 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/01/2025 - 27/04/2025 1:40 PM 7:30 PM Daily
Coastal Pacific - Picton to Christchurch
Blenheim
19/09/2024 - 31/12/2024 1:40 PM 2:05 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/01/2025 - 27/04/2025 1:40 PM 2:05 PM Daily
Coastal Pacific - Picton to Christchurch
Kaikoura
19/09/2024 - 31/12/2024 1:40 PM 4:15 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/01/2025 - 27/04/2025 1:40 PM 4:15 PM Daily
Coastal Pacific - Picton to Christchurch
Rangiora
19/09/2024 - 31/12/2024 1:40 PM 6:45 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/01/2025 - 27/04/2025 1:40 PM 6:45 PM Daily
Coastal Pacific - Picton to Christchurch

Trains Departing from Wellington

Destination
Dates Departs Arrives Frequency
Train
Auckland
01/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 7:55 AM 7:00 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 7:55 AM 7:00 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 7:55 AM 7:00 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 7:55 AM 7:00 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 7:55 AM 7:00 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Palmerston North
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 7:55 AM 9:59 AM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 7:55 AM 9:59 AM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 7:55 AM 9:59 AM Wed, Fri, Sun
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 7:55 AM 9:59 AM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 7:55 AM 9:59 AM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Ohakune
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 7:55 AM 12:44 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 7:55 AM 12:44 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 7:55 AM 12:44 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 7:55 AM 12:44 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 7:55 AM 12:44 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
National Park
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 7:55 AM 1:14 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 7:55 AM 1:14 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 7:55 AM 1:14 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 7:55 AM 1:14 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 7:55 AM 1:14 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Otorohanga (Waitomo)
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 7:55 AM 3:44 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 7:55 AM 3:44 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 7:55 AM 3:44 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 7:55 AM 3:44 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 7:55 AM 3:44 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Hamilton
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 7:55 AM 4:25 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 7:55 AM 4:25 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 7:55 AM 4:25 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 7:55 AM 4:25 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 7:55 AM 4:25 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Papakura
01/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 7:55 AM 6:05 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 7:55 AM 6:05 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 7:55 AM 6:05 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 7:55 AM 6:05 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 7:55 AM 6:05 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Taumarunui
01/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 7:55 AM 2:10 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 7:55 AM 2:10 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 7:55 AM 2:10 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 7:55 AM 2:10 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 7:55 AM 2:10 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland

Trains Departing from Rolleston

Destination
Dates Departs Arrives Frequency
Train
Greymouth
10/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 8:35 AM 1:10 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/07/2024 - 19/09/2024 8:35 AM 1:10 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
20/09/2024 - 30/09/2024 8:35 AM 1:10 PM Daily
01/10/2024 - 25/10/2024 8:35 AM 1:10 PM Daily
29/10/2024 - 20/11/2024 8:35 AM 1:10 PM Daily
21/11/2024 - 12/01/2025 8:35 AM 1:10 PM Daily
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 8:35 AM 1:10 PM Daily
01/05/2025 - 05/05/2025 8:35 AM 1:10 PM Daily
09/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 8:35 AM 1:10 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine - Christchurch to Greymouth
Arthurs Pass
10/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 8:35 AM 10:40 AM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/07/2024 - 19/09/2024 8:35 AM 10:40 AM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
20/09/2024 - 30/09/2024 8:35 AM 10:40 AM Daily
01/10/2024 - 25/10/2024 8:35 AM 10:40 AM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
29/10/2024 - 20/11/2024 8:35 AM 10:40 AM Daily
21/11/2024 - 12/01/2025 8:35 AM 10:40 AM Daily
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 8:35 AM 10:40 AM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/05/2025 - 05/05/2025 8:35 AM 10:40 AM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
09/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 8:35 AM 10:40 AM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine - Greymouth to Christchurch

Trains Departing from Arthurs Pass

Destination
Dates Departs Arrives Frequency
Train
Moana (Lake Brunner)
10/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 10:50 AM 12:15 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/07/2024 - 19/09/2024 10:50 AM 12:15 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
20/09/2024 - 30/09/2024 10:50 AM 12:15 PM Daily
01/10/2024 - 25/10/2024 10:50 AM 12:15 PM Daily
29/10/2024 - 20/11/2024 10:50 AM 12:15 PM Daily
21/11/2024 - 12/01/2025 10:50 AM 12:15 PM Daily
01/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 10:50 AM 12:15 PM Daily
01/05/2025 - 05/05/2025 10:50 AM 12:15 PM Daily
09/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 10:50 AM 12:15 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine - Christchurch to Greymouth
Greymouth
10/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 10:50 AM 1:10 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/07/2024 - 19/09/2024 10:50 AM 1:10 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
20/09/2024 - 30/09/2024 10:50 AM 1:10 PM Daily
01/10/2024 - 25/10/2024 10:50 AM 1:10 PM Daily
29/10/2024 - 20/11/2024 10:50 AM 1:10 PM Daily
21/11/2024 - 12/01/2025 10:50 AM 1:10 PM Daily
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 10:50 AM 1:10 PM Daily
01/05/2025 - 05/05/2025 10:50 AM 1:10 PM Daily
09/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 10:50 AM 1:10 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine - Christchurch to Greymouth
Christchurch
10/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 4:35 PM 7:00 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/07/2024 - 19/09/2024 4:35 PM 7:00 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
20/09/2024 - 30/09/2024 4:35 PM 7:00 PM Daily
01/10/2024 - 25/10/2024 4:35 PM 7:00 PM Daily
29/10/2024 - 20/11/2024 4:35 PM 7:00 PM Daily
21/11/2024 - 12/01/2025 4:35 PM 7:00 PM Daily
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 4:35 PM 7:00 PM Daily
01/05/2025 - 05/05/2025 4:35 PM 7:00 PM Daily
09/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 4:35 PM 7:00 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine - Greymouth to Christchurch
Rolleston
10/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 4:35 PM 6:35 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/07/2024 - 19/09/2024 4:35 PM 6:35 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
20/09/2024 - 30/09/2024 4:35 PM 6:35 PM Daily
01/10/2024 - 25/10/2024 4:35 PM 6:35 PM Daily
29/10/2024 - 20/11/2024 4:35 PM 6:35 PM Daily
21/11/2024 - 12/01/2025 4:35 PM 6:35 PM Daily
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 4:35 PM 6:35 PM Daily
01/05/2025 - 05/05/2025 4:35 PM 6:35 PM Daily
09/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 4:35 PM 6:35 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine - Christchurch to Greymouth

Trains Departing from Rangiora

Destination
Dates Departs Arrives Frequency
Train
Kaikoura
19/09/2024 - 31/12/2024 7:30 AM 9:50 AM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/01/2025 - 27/04/2025 7:30 AM 9:50 AM Daily
Coastal Pacific - Christchurch to Picton
Blenheim
19/09/2024 - 31/12/2024 7:30 AM 12:10 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/01/2025 - 27/04/2025 7:30 AM 12:10 PM Daily
Coastal Pacific - Christchurch to Picton
Picton
19/09/2024 - 31/12/2024 7:30 AM 12:40 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/01/2025 - 27/04/2025 7:30 AM 12:40 PM Daily
Coastal Pacific - Christchurch to Picton

Trains Departing from Papakura

Destination
Dates Departs Arrives Frequency
Train
Palmerston North
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 8:35 AM 4:20 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
29/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 8:35 AM 4:20 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 8:35 AM 4:20 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 8:35 AM 4:20 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
12/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 8:35 AM 4:20 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 8:35 AM 4:20 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Wellington
01/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 8:35 AM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
29/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 8:35 AM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 8:35 AM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 8:35 AM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
12/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 8:35 AM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 8:35 AM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Paraparaumu
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 8:35 AM 5:30 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
29/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 8:35 AM 5:30 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 8:35 AM 5:30 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 8:35 AM 5:30 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
12/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 8:35 AM 5:30 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 8:35 AM 5:30 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Ohakune
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 8:35 AM 1:45 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
29/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 8:35 AM 1:45 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 8:35 AM 1:45 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 8:35 AM 1:45 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
12/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 8:35 AM 1:45 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 8:35 AM 1:45 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
National Park
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 8:35 AM 1:15 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
29/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 8:35 AM 1:15 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 8:35 AM 1:15 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 8:35 AM 1:15 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
12/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 8:35 AM 1:15 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 8:35 AM 1:15 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Otorohanga (Waitomo)
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 8:35 AM 10:50 AM Mon, Thu, Sat
29/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 8:35 AM 10:50 AM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 8:35 AM 10:50 AM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 8:35 AM 10:50 AM Mon, Thu, Sat
12/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 8:35 AM 10:50 AM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 8:35 AM 10:50 AM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Taumarunui
01/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 8:35 AM 12:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
29/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 8:35 AM 12:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 8:35 AM 12:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 8:35 AM 12:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
12/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 8:35 AM 12:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 8:35 AM 12:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Hamilton
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 8:40 AM 10:14 AM Mon, Thu, Sat
29/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 8:40 AM 10:14 AM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 8:40 AM 10:14 AM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 8:40 AM 10:14 AM Mon, Thu, Sat
12/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 8:40 AM 10:14 AM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 8:40 AM 10:14 AM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington

Trains Departing from Taumarunui

Destination
Dates Departs Arrives Frequency
Train
National Park
01/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 12:25 PM 1:15 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
29/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 12:25 PM 1:15 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 12:25 PM 1:15 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 12:25 PM 1:15 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
12/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 12:25 PM 1:15 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 12:25 PM 1:15 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Ohakune
01/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 12:25 PM 1:45 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
29/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 12:25 PM 1:45 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 12:25 PM 1:45 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 12:25 PM 1:45 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
12/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 12:25 PM 1:45 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 12:25 PM 1:45 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Palmerston North
01/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 12:25 PM 4:20 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
29/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 12:25 PM 4:20 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 12:25 PM 4:20 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 12:25 PM 4:20 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
12/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 12:25 PM 4:20 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 12:25 PM 4:20 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Paraparaumu
01/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 12:25 PM 5:30 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
29/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 12:25 PM 5:30 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 12:25 PM 5:30 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 12:25 PM 5:30 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
12/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 12:25 PM 5:30 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 12:25 PM 5:30 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Wellington
01/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 12:25 PM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
29/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 12:25 PM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 12:25 PM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 12:25 PM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
12/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 12:25 PM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 12:25 PM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Otorohanga (Waitomo)
01/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 2:10 PM 3:45 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 2:10 PM 3:45 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 2:10 PM 3:45 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 2:10 PM 3:45 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 2:10 PM 3:45 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Hamilton
01/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 2:10 PM 4:25 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 2:10 PM 4:25 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 2:10 PM 4:25 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 2:10 PM 4:25 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 2:10 PM 4:25 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Papakura
01/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 2:10 PM 6:05 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 2:10 PM 6:05 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 2:10 PM 6:05 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 2:10 PM 6:05 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 2:10 PM 6:05 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Auckland
01/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 2:10 PM 7:00 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 2:10 PM 7:00 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/10/2024 - 23/12/2024 2:10 PM 7:00 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 2:10 PM 7:00 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 2:10 PM 7:00 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland

Trains Departing from Moana (Lake Brunner)

Destination
Dates Departs Arrives Frequency
Train
Greymouth
10/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 12:15 PM 1:10 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/07/2024 - 19/09/2024 12:15 PM 1:10 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
20/09/2024 - 30/09/2024 12:15 PM 1:10 PM Daily
01/10/2024 - 25/10/2024 12:15 PM 1:10 PM Daily
29/10/2024 - 20/11/2024 12:15 PM 1:10 PM Daily
21/11/2024 - 12/01/2025 12:15 PM 1:10 PM Daily
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 12:15 PM 1:10 PM Daily
01/05/2025 - 05/05/2025 12:15 PM 1:10 PM Daily
09/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 12:15 PM 1:10 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine - Christchurch to Greymouth
Darfield
10/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 3:10 PM 6:10 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/07/2024 - 19/09/2024 3:10 PM 6:10 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
20/09/2024 - 30/09/2024 3:10 PM 6:10 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/10/2024 - 25/10/2024 3:10 PM 6:10 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
29/10/2024 - 20/11/2024 3:10 PM 6:10 PM Daily
21/11/2024 - 12/01/2025 3:10 PM 6:10 PM Daily
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 3:10 PM 6:10 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/05/2025 - 05/05/2025 3:10 PM 6:10 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
09/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 3:10 PM 6:10 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine - Greymouth to Christchurch
Rolleston
10/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 3:10 PM 6:35 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/07/2024 - 19/09/2024 3:10 PM 6:35 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
20/09/2024 - 30/09/2024 3:10 PM 6:35 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/10/2024 - 25/10/2024 3:10 PM 6:35 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
29/10/2024 - 20/11/2024 3:10 PM 6:35 PM Daily
21/11/2024 - 12/01/2025 3:10 PM 6:35 PM Daily
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 3:10 PM 6:35 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/05/2025 - 05/05/2025 3:10 PM 6:35 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
09/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 3:10 PM 6:35 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine - Greymouth to Christchurch
Christchurch
10/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 3:10 PM 7:00 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/07/2024 - 19/09/2024 3:10 PM 7:00 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
20/09/2024 - 30/09/2024 3:10 PM 7:00 PM Daily
01/10/2024 - 25/10/2024 3:10 PM 7:00 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
29/10/2024 - 20/11/2024 3:10 PM 7:00 PM Daily
21/11/2024 - 12/01/2025 3:10 PM 7:00 PM Daily
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 3:10 PM 7:00 PM Daily
01/05/2025 - 05/05/2025 3:10 PM 7:00 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
09/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 3:10 PM 7:00 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine - Greymouth to Christchurch

Trains Departing from Springfield

Destination
Dates Departs Arrives Frequency
Train
Greymouth
10/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 9:20 AM 1:10 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/07/2024 - 19/09/2024 9:20 AM 1:10 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
20/09/2024 - 30/09/2024 9:20 AM 1:10 PM Daily
01/10/2024 - 25/10/2024 9:20 AM 1:10 PM Daily
29/10/2024 - 20/11/2024 9:20 AM 1:10 PM Daily
21/11/2024 - 12/01/2025 9:20 AM 1:10 PM Daily
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 9:20 AM 1:10 PM Daily
01/05/2025 - 05/05/2025 9:20 AM 1:10 PM Daily
09/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 9:20 AM 1:10 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine - Christchurch to Greymouth

Trains Departing from Darfield

Destination
Dates Departs Arrives Frequency
Train
Greymouth
10/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 8:55 AM 1:10 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/07/2024 - 19/09/2024 8:55 AM 1:10 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
20/09/2024 - 30/09/2024 8:55 AM 1:10 PM Daily
01/10/2024 - 25/10/2024 8:55 AM 1:10 PM Daily
29/10/2024 - 20/11/2024 8:55 AM 1:10 PM Daily
21/11/2024 - 12/01/2025 8:55 AM 1:10 PM Daily
13/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 8:55 AM 1:10 PM Daily
01/05/2025 - 05/05/2025 8:55 AM 1:10 PM Daily
09/05/2025 - 30/06/2025 8:55 AM 1:10 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine - Christchurch to Greymouth