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 COASTAL PACIFIC Operating days: 29 SEPT 2022 – 01 February 2023 Thursday to Sunday | 02 February - 30th April 2023 7 days a week  | 21 SEPT 2023 - 29 April 2024 Thursday to Sunday
NOT OPERATING :01 MAY 2023 - 20 SEPT 2023 | 29 APRIL 2024 - 01 JULY 2024 
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National Train Timetables

Trains Departing from Auckland

Destination
Dates Departs Arrives Frequency
Train
Wellington
25/09/2021 - 31/03/2023 7:45 AM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 7:45 AM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2023 - 30/06/2023 7:45 AM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2023 - 30/09/2023 7:45 AM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2023 - 30/04/2024 7:45 AM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 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
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Otorohanga (Waitomo)
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 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
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Ohakune
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 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
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Paraparaumu
25/09/2022 - 30/03/2023 7:45 AM 5:29 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 7:45 AM 5:29 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2023 - 30/06/2023 7:45 AM 5:29 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2023 - 30/09/2023 7:45 AM 5:29 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 7:45 AM 5:29 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2023 - 30/04/2024 7:45 AM 5:29 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Taumarunui
05/12/2022 - 31/03/2023 7:45 AM 12:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 7:45 AM 12:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2023 - 30/06/2023 7:45 AM 12:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2023 - 30/09/2023 7:45 AM 12:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2023 - 30/04/2024 7:45 AM 12:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 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
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
National Park
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 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
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Palmerston North
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 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
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Wellington
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 10:15 AM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Taumarunui
05/12/2022 - 31/03/2023 10:15 AM 12:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 10:15 AM 12:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2023 - 30/06/2023 10:15 AM 12:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2023 - 30/09/2023 10:15 AM 12:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2023 - 30/04/2024 10:15 AM 12:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 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
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Auckland
24/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 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
29/09/2022 - 31/12/2022 12:10 PM 12:40 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/01/2023 - 01/02/2023 12:10 PM 12:40 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
21/09/2023 - 28/04/2024 12:10 PM 12:40 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
02/02/2023 - 31/03/2023 12:10 PM 12:40 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 12:10 PM 12:40 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Coastal Pacific - Christchurch to Picton
Christchurch
29/09/2022 - 31/12/2022 2:05 PM 7:30 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/01/2023 - 01/02/2023 2:11 PM 7:55 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
21/09/2023 - 28/04/2024 2:11 PM 7:55 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
02/02/2023 - 31/03/2023 2:11 PM 7:55 PM Daily
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 2:11 PM 7:55 PM Daily
Coastal Pacific - Picton to Christchurch
Rangiora
29/09/2022 - 31/12/2022 2:05 PM 6:45 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/01/2023 - 01/02/2023 2:11 PM 7:26 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
21/09/2023 - 28/04/2024 2:11 PM 7:26 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
02/02/2023 - 31/03/2023 2:11 PM 7:26 PM Daily
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 2:11 PM 7:26 PM Daily
Coastal Pacific - Picton to Christchurch
Kaikoura
29/09/2022 - 31/12/2022 2:05 PM 4:15 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/01/2023 - 01/02/2023 2:11 PM 4:35 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
21/09/2023 - 28/04/2024 2:11 PM 4:35 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
02/02/2023 - 31/03/2023 2:11 PM 4:35 PM Daily
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 2:11 PM 4:35 PM Daily
Coastal Pacific - Picton to Christchurch
Christchurch
29/09/2022 - 31/12/2022 2:05 PM 7:30 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/01/2023 - 01/02/2023 2:11 PM 7:55 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
21/09/2023 - 28/04/2024 2:11 PM 7:55 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
02/02/2023 - 31/03/2023 2:11 PM 7:55 PM Daily
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 2:11 PM 7:55 PM Daily
Coastal Pacific - Picton to Christchurch
Rangiora
29/09/2022 - 31/12/2022 2:05 PM 6:45 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/01/2023 - 01/02/2023 2:11 PM 7:26 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
21/09/2023 - 28/04/2024 2:11 PM 7:26 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
02/02/2023 - 31/03/2023 2:11 PM 7:26 PM Daily
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 2:11 PM 7:26 PM Daily
Coastal Pacific - Picton to Christchurch
Kaikoura
29/09/2022 - 31/12/2022 2:05 PM 4:15 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/01/2023 - 01/02/2023 2:11 PM 4:35 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
21/09/2023 - 28/04/2024 2:11 PM 4:35 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
02/02/2023 - 31/03/2023 2:11 PM 4:35 PM Daily
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 2:11 PM 4:35 PM Daily
Coastal Pacific - Picton to Christchurch

Trains Departing from Christchurch

Destination
Dates Departs Arrives Frequency
Train
Kaikoura
29/09/2022 - 31/12/2022 7:00 AM 9:50 AM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/01/2023 - 01/02/2023 7:00 AM 9:50 AM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
21/09/2023 - 28/04/2024 7:00 AM 9:50 AM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
29/09/2022 - 31/12/2022 7:00 AM 7:30 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/01/2023 - 31/03/2023 7:00 AM 7:55 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
02/02/2023 - 31/03/2023 7:00 AM 9:50 AM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 7:00 AM 9:50 AM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Coastal Pacific Day Excursion - Christchurch-Kaikoura-Christchurch
Picton
29/09/2022 - 31/03/2023 7:00 AM 7:20 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
29/09/2022 - 31/12/2022 7:00 AM 12:40 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/01/2023 - 01/02/2023 7:00 AM 12:40 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
21/09/2023 - 28/04/2024 7:00 AM 1:15 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
02/02/2023 - 31/03/2023 7:00 AM 12:40 PM Daily
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 7:00 AM 1:15 PM Daily
Coastal Pacific - Christchurch to Picton
Kaikoura
29/09/2022 - 31/12/2022 7:00 AM 9:50 AM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/01/2023 - 01/02/2023 7:00 AM 9:50 AM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
21/09/2023 - 28/04/2024 7:00 AM 9:50 AM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
29/09/2022 - 31/12/2022 7:00 AM 7:30 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/01/2023 - 31/03/2023 7:00 AM 7:55 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
02/02/2023 - 31/03/2023 7:00 AM 9:50 AM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 7:00 AM 9:50 AM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Coastal Pacific - Christchurch to Picton
Blenheim
29/09/2022 - 31/12/2022 7:00 AM 12:10 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/01/2023 - 01/02/2023 7:00 AM 12:10 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
21/09/2023 - 28/04/2024 7:00 AM 12:10 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
02/02/2023 - 31/03/2023 7:00 AM 12:10 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 7:00 AM 12:43 PM Daily
Coastal Pacific - Christchurch to Picton
Picton
29/09/2022 - 31/03/2023 7:00 AM 7:20 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
29/09/2022 - 31/12/2022 7:00 AM 12:40 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/01/2023 - 01/02/2023 7:00 AM 12:40 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
21/09/2023 - 28/04/2024 7:00 AM 1:15 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
02/02/2023 - 31/03/2023 7:00 AM 12:40 PM Daily
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 7:00 AM 1:15 PM Daily
Coastal Pacific Day Excursion- Christchurch-Picton-Christchurch
Greymouth
26/12/2022 - 31/03/2023 8:15 AM 7:00 PM Daily
01/10/2022 - 24/12/2022 8:15 AM 1:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
26/12/2022 - 31/03/2023 8:15 AM 1:05 PM Daily
01/11/2022 - 24/12/2022 8:15 AM 7:00 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 8:15 AM 1:05 PM Daily
01/05/2023 - 30/06/2023 8:15 AM 1:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/07/2023 - 18/09/2023 8:15 AM 1:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
22/09/2023 - 30/09/2023 8:15 AM 1:05 PM Daily
01/10/2023 - 30/04/2024 8:15 AM 1:05 PM Daily
01/05/2024 - 06/05/2024 8:15 AM 1:05 PM Daily
10/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 8:15 AM 1:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine - Christchurch to Greymouth
Arthurs Pass
13/08/2022 - 24/12/2022 8:15 AM 7:00 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
26/12/2022 - 31/03/2023 8:15 AM 7:00 PM Daily
01/10/2022 - 24/12/2022 8:15 AM 10:40 AM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
26/12/2022 - 31/03/2023 8:15 AM 10:40 AM Daily
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 8:15 AM 10:40 AM Daily
01/05/2023 - 30/06/2023 8:15 AM 10:40 AM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/07/2023 - 18/09/2023 8:15 AM 10:40 AM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
22/09/2023 - 30/09/2023 8:15 AM 10:40 AM Daily
01/10/2023 - 30/04/2024 8:15 AM 10:40 AM Daily
01/05/2024 - 06/05/2024 8:15 AM 10:40 AM Daily
10/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 8:15 AM 10:40 AM Daily
TranzAlpine - Christchurch to Greymouth
Greymouth
26/12/2022 - 31/03/2023 8:15 AM 7:00 PM Daily
01/10/2022 - 24/12/2022 8:15 AM 1:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
26/12/2022 - 31/03/2023 8:15 AM 1:05 PM Daily
01/11/2022 - 24/12/2022 8:15 AM 7:00 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 8:15 AM 1:05 PM Daily
01/05/2023 - 30/06/2023 8:15 AM 1:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/07/2023 - 18/09/2023 8:15 AM 1:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
22/09/2023 - 30/09/2023 8:15 AM 1:05 PM Daily
01/10/2023 - 30/04/2024 8:15 AM 1:05 PM Daily
01/05/2024 - 06/05/2024 8:15 AM 1:05 PM Daily
10/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 8:15 AM 1:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine Day Excursion - Christchurch-Greymouth-Christchurch
Arthurs Pass
13/08/2022 - 24/12/2022 8:15 AM 7:00 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
26/12/2022 - 31/03/2023 8:15 AM 7:00 PM Daily
01/10/2022 - 24/12/2022 8:15 AM 10:40 AM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
26/12/2022 - 31/03/2023 8:15 AM 10:40 AM Daily
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 8:15 AM 10:40 AM Daily
01/05/2023 - 30/06/2023 8:15 AM 10:40 AM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/07/2023 - 18/09/2023 8:15 AM 10:40 AM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
22/09/2023 - 30/09/2023 8:15 AM 10:40 AM Daily
01/10/2023 - 30/04/2024 8:15 AM 10:40 AM Daily
01/05/2024 - 06/05/2024 8:15 AM 10:40 AM Daily
10/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 8:15 AM 10:40 AM Daily
TranzAlpine Day Excursion - Christchurch-Arthurs Pass-Christchurch
Moana (Lake Brunner)
01/10/2022 - 24/12/2022 8:15 AM 12:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
26/12/2022 - 31/03/2023 8:15 AM 12:05 PM Daily
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 8:15 AM 12:05 PM Daily
01/05/2023 - 30/06/2023 8:15 AM 12:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/07/2023 - 18/09/2023 8:15 AM 12:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
22/09/2023 - 30/09/2023 8:15 AM 12:05 PM Daily
01/10/2023 - 30/04/2024 8:15 AM 12:05 PM Daily
01/05/2024 - 06/05/2024 8:15 AM 12:05 PM Daily
10/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 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
01/10/2022 - 24/12/2022 2:05 PM 7:00 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
26/12/2022 - 31/03/2023 2:05 PM 7:00 PM Daily
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 2:05 PM 6:31 PM Daily
01/05/2023 - 30/06/2023 2:05 PM 6:31 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/07/2023 - 18/09/2023 2:05 PM 6:31 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
22/09/2023 - 30/09/2023 2:05 PM 6:31 PM Daily
01/10/2023 - 30/04/2024 2:05 PM 6:31 PM Daily
01/05/2024 - 06/05/2024 2:05 PM 6:31 PM Daily
10/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 2:05 PM 6:31 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine - Greymouth to Christchurch
Arthurs Pass
01/10/2022 - 24/12/2022 2:05 PM 4:30 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
26/12/2022 - 31/03/2023 2:05 PM 4:30 PM Daily
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 2:05 PM 4:30 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/05/2023 - 30/06/2023 2:05 PM 4:30 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/07/2023 - 18/09/2023 2:05 PM 4:30 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
22/09/2023 - 30/09/2023 2:05 PM 4:30 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/10/2023 - 30/04/2024 2:05 PM 4:30 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/05/2024 - 06/05/2024 2:05 PM 4:30 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
10/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 2:05 PM 4:30 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine - Greymouth to Christchurch
Rolleston
01/10/2022 - 24/12/2022 2:05 PM 6:35 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
26/12/2022 - 31/03/2023 2:05 PM 6:35 PM Daily
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 2:05 PM 6:35 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/05/2023 - 30/06/2023 2:05 PM 6:35 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/07/2023 - 18/09/2023 2:05 PM 6:35 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
22/09/2023 - 30/09/2023 2:05 PM 6:35 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/10/2023 - 30/04/2024 2:05 PM 6:35 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/05/2024 - 06/05/2024 2:05 PM 6:35 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
10/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 2:05 PM 6:35 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine - Greymouth to Christchurch
Darfield
01/10/2022 - 24/12/2022 2:05 PM 6:10 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
26/12/2022 - 31/03/2023 2:05 PM 6:10 PM Daily
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 2:05 PM 6:10 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/05/2023 - 30/06/2023 2:05 PM 6:10 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/07/2023 - 18/09/2023 2:05 PM 6:10 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
22/09/2023 - 30/09/2023 2:05 PM 6:10 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/10/2023 - 30/04/2024 2:05 PM 6:10 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/05/2024 - 06/05/2024 2:05 PM 6:10 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
10/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 2:05 PM 6:10 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine - Greymouth to Christchurch
Springfield
01/10/2022 - 24/12/2022 2:05 PM 5:45 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
26/12/2022 - 31/03/2023 2:05 PM 5:45 PM Daily
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 2:05 PM 5:45 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/05/2023 - 30/06/2023 2:05 PM 5:45 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/07/2023 - 18/09/2023 2:05 PM 5:45 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
22/09/2023 - 30/09/2023 2:05 PM 5:45 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/10/2023 - 30/04/2024 2:05 PM 5:45 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/05/2024 - 06/05/2024 2:05 PM 5:45 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
10/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 2:05 PM 5:45 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine - Greymouth to Christchurch
Moana (Lake Brunner)
01/10/2022 - 24/12/2022 2:05 PM 3:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
26/12/2022 - 31/03/2023 2:05 PM 3:05 PM Daily
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 2:05 PM 3:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/05/2023 - 30/06/2023 2:05 PM 3:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/07/2023 - 18/09/2023 2:05 PM 3:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
22/09/2023 - 30/09/2023 2:05 PM 3:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/10/2023 - 30/04/2024 2:05 PM 3:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/05/2024 - 06/05/2024 2:05 PM 3:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
10/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 2:05 PM 3:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine - Greymouth to Christchurch

Trains Departing from Kaikoura

Destination
Dates Departs Arrives Frequency
Train
Blenheim
29/09/2022 - 31/12/2022 9:50 AM 12:10 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/01/2023 - 01/02/2023 9:50 AM 12:10 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
21/09/2023 - 28/04/2024 9:50 AM 12:10 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
02/02/2023 - 31/03/2023 9:50 AM 12:10 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 9:50 AM 12:10 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Coastal Pacific - Christchurch to Picton
Picton
29/09/2022 - 31/12/2022 9:50 AM 12:40 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/01/2023 - 01/02/2023 9:50 AM 12:40 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
21/09/2023 - 28/04/2024 9:50 AM 12:40 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
02/02/2023 - 31/03/2023 9:50 AM 12:40 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 9:50 AM 12:40 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Coastal Pacific - Christchurch to Picton
Rangiora
29/09/2022 - 31/12/2022 4:15 PM 6:45 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/01/2023 - 01/02/2023 4:45 PM 7:26 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
21/09/2023 - 28/04/2024 4:45 PM 7:26 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
02/02/2023 - 31/03/2023 4:45 PM 7:26 PM Daily
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 4:45 PM 7:26 PM Daily
Coastal Pacific - Picton to Christchurch
Christchurch
29/09/2022 - 31/12/2022 4:15 PM 7:30 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/01/2023 - 01/02/2023 4:45 PM 7:55 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
21/09/2023 - 28/04/2024 4:45 PM 7:55 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
02/02/2023 - 31/03/2023 4:45 PM 7:55 PM Daily
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 4:45 PM 7:55 PM Daily
Coastal Pacific - Picton to Christchurch
Rangiora
29/09/2022 - 31/12/2022 4:15 PM 6:45 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/01/2023 - 01/02/2023 4:45 PM 7:26 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
21/09/2023 - 28/04/2024 4:45 PM 7:26 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
02/02/2023 - 31/03/2023 4:45 PM 7:26 PM Daily
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 4:45 PM 7:26 PM Daily
Coastal Pacific - Picton to Christchurch
Christchurch
29/09/2022 - 31/12/2022 4:15 PM 7:30 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/01/2023 - 01/02/2023 4:45 PM 7:55 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
21/09/2023 - 28/04/2024 4:45 PM 7:55 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
02/02/2023 - 31/03/2023 4:45 PM 7:55 PM Daily
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 4:45 PM 7:55 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
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Palmerston North
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 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
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Wellington
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 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
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Hamilton
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 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
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Auckland
24/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 1:15 PM 7:00 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Taumarunui
04/12/2022 - 31/03/2023 1:15 PM 2:10 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 1:15 PM 2:10 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
01/05/2023 - 30/06/2023 1:15 PM 2:10 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
01/07/2023 - 30/09/2023 1:15 PM 2:10 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
01/10/2023 - 30/04/2024 1:15 PM 2:10 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
01/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 1:15 PM 2:10 PM Tue, 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
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Otorohanga (Waitomo)
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 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
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Papakura
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 12:45 PM 7:00 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Auckland
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 12:45 PM 6:50 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Taumarunui
04/12/2022 - 31/03/2023 12:45 PM 2:10 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 12:45 PM 2:10 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
01/05/2023 - 30/06/2023 12:45 PM 2:10 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
01/07/2023 - 30/09/2023 12:45 PM 2:10 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
01/10/2023 - 30/04/2024 12:45 PM 2:10 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
01/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 12:45 PM 2:10 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Palmerston North
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 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
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Wellington
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 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
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Ohakune
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 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
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Paraparaumu
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 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
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Taumarunui
05/12/2022 - 31/03/2023 10:50 AM 12:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 10:50 AM 12:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2023 - 30/06/2023 10:50 AM 12:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2023 - 30/09/2023 10:50 AM 12:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2023 - 30/04/2024 10:50 AM 12:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 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
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Papakura
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 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
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
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
National Park
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 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
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Hamilton
25/09/2022 - 29/03/2023 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
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Auckland
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 10:00 AM 7:00 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Taumarunui
04/12/2022 - 31/03/2023 10:00 AM 2:10 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 10:00 AM 2:10 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
01/05/2023 - 30/06/2023 10:00 AM 2:10 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
01/07/2023 - 30/09/2023 10:00 AM 2:10 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
01/10/2023 - 30/04/2024 10:00 AM 2:10 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
01/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 10:00 AM 2:10 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Paraparaumu
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 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
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
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Ohakune
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 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
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Otorohanga (Waitomo)
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 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
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Papakura
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 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
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Taumarunui
04/12/2022 - 31/03/2023 8:45 AM 2:10 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 8:45 AM 2:10 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
01/05/2023 - 30/06/2023 8:45 AM 2:10 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
01/07/2023 - 30/09/2023 8:45 AM 2:10 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
01/10/2023 - 30/04/2024 8:45 AM 2:10 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
01/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 8:45 AM 2:10 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland

Trains Departing from Picton

Destination
Dates Departs Arrives Frequency
Train
Christchurch
29/09/2022 - 31/12/2022 1:40 PM 7:30 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/01/2023 - 01/02/2023 1:40 PM 7:55 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
21/09/2023 - 28/04/2024 1:40 PM 7:55 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
02/02/2023 - 31/03/2023 1:40 PM 7:55 PM Daily
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 1:40 PM 7:55 PM Daily
Coastal Pacific - Picton to Christchurch
Blenheim
29/09/2022 - 31/12/2022 1:40 PM 2:06 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/01/2023 - 01/02/2023 1:40 PM 2:06 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
21/09/2023 - 28/04/2024 1:40 PM 2:06 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
02/02/2023 - 31/03/2023 1:40 PM 2:06 PM Daily
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 1:40 PM 2:06 PM Daily
Coastal Pacific - Picton to Christchurch
Kaikoura
29/09/2022 - 31/12/2022 1:40 PM 4:15 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/01/2023 - 01/02/2023 1:40 PM 4:35 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
21/09/2023 - 28/04/2024 1:40 PM 4:35 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
02/02/2023 - 31/03/2023 1:40 PM 4:35 PM Daily
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 1:40 PM 4:35 PM Daily
Coastal Pacific - Picton to Christchurch
Rangiora
29/09/2022 - 31/12/2022 1:40 PM 6:45 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/01/2023 - 01/02/2023 1:40 PM 7:26 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
21/09/2023 - 28/04/2024 1:40 PM 7:26 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
02/02/2023 - 31/03/2023 1:40 PM 7:26 PM Daily
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 1:40 PM 7:26 PM Daily
Coastal Pacific - Picton to Christchurch

Trains Departing from Wellington

Destination
Dates Departs Arrives Frequency
Train
Auckland
24/09/2022 - 31/03/2023 7:55 AM 7:00 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 7:55 AM 7:00 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/05/2023 - 30/06/2023 7:55 AM 7:00 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/07/2023 - 30/09/2023 7:55 AM 7:00 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/10/2023 - 30/04/2024 7:55 AM 7:00 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 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
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Ohakune
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 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
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Otorohanga (Waitomo)
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 7:55 AM 3:44 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Hamilton
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 7:55 AM 4:29 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Papakura
25/09/2022 - 29/03/2023 7:55 AM 6:05 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 7:55 AM 6:05 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/05/2023 - 30/06/2023 7:55 AM 6:05 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/07/2023 - 30/09/2023 7:55 AM 6:05 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/10/2023 - 30/04/2024 7:55 AM 6:05 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
01/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 7:55 AM 6:05 PM Wed, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Taumarunui
04/12/2022 - 31/03/2023 7:55 AM 2:10 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 7:55 AM 2:10 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
01/05/2023 - 30/06/2023 7:55 AM 2:10 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
01/07/2023 - 30/09/2023 7:55 AM 2:10 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
01/10/2023 - 30/04/2024 7:55 AM 2:10 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
01/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 7:55 AM 2:10 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland

Trains Departing from Rolleston

Destination
Dates Departs Arrives Frequency
Train
Greymouth
01/10/2022 - 24/12/2022 8:34 AM 1:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
26/12/2022 - 31/03/2023 8:34 AM 1:05 PM Daily
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 8:34 AM 1:05 PM Daily
01/05/2023 - 30/06/2023 8:34 AM 1:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/07/2023 - 18/09/2023 8:34 AM 1:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
22/09/2023 - 30/09/2023 8:34 AM 1:05 PM Daily
01/10/2023 - 30/04/2024 8:34 AM 1:05 PM Daily
01/05/2024 - 06/05/2024 8:34 AM 1:05 PM Daily
10/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 8:34 AM 1:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine - Christchurch to Greymouth
Arthurs Pass
09/11/2022 - 24/12/2022 8:35 AM 10:40 AM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
26/12/2022 - 31/03/2023 8:35 AM 10:40 AM Daily
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 8:35 AM 10:40 AM Daily
01/05/2023 - 30/06/2023 8:35 AM 10:40 AM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/07/2023 - 18/09/2023 8:35 AM 10:40 AM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
22/09/2023 - 30/09/2023 8:35 AM 10:40 AM Daily
01/10/2023 - 30/04/2024 8:35 AM 10:40 AM Daily
01/05/2024 - 06/05/2024 8:35 AM 10:40 AM Daily
10/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 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)
01/10/2022 - 24/12/2022 10:52 AM 12:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
26/12/2022 - 31/03/2023 10:52 AM 12:05 PM Daily
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 10:52 AM 12:05 PM Daily
01/05/2023 - 30/06/2023 10:52 AM 12:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/07/2023 - 18/09/2023 10:52 AM 12:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
22/09/2023 - 30/09/2023 10:52 AM 12:05 PM Daily
01/10/2023 - 30/04/2024 10:52 AM 12:05 PM Daily
01/05/2024 - 06/05/2024 10:52 AM 12:05 PM Daily
10/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 10:52 AM 12:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine - Christchurch to Greymouth
Greymouth
01/10/2022 - 24/12/2022 10:52 AM 1:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
26/12/2022 - 31/03/2023 10:52 AM 1:05 PM Daily
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 10:52 AM 1:05 PM Daily
01/05/2023 - 30/06/2023 10:52 AM 1:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/07/2023 - 18/09/2023 10:52 AM 1:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
22/09/2023 - 30/09/2023 10:52 AM 1:05 PM Daily
01/10/2023 - 30/04/2024 10:52 AM 1:05 PM Daily
01/05/2024 - 06/05/2024 10:52 AM 1:05 PM Daily
10/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 10:52 AM 1:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine - Christchurch to Greymouth
Christchurch
01/10/2022 - 24/12/2022 4:30 PM 7:00 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
26/12/2022 - 31/03/2023 4:30 PM 7:00 PM Daily
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 4:30 PM 7:00 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/05/2023 - 30/06/2023 4:30 PM 7:00 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/07/2023 - 18/09/2023 4:30 PM 7:00 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
22/09/2023 - 30/09/2023 4:30 PM 7:00 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/10/2023 - 30/04/2024 4:30 PM 7:00 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/05/2024 - 06/05/2024 4:30 PM 7:00 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
10/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 4:30 PM 7:00 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine - Greymouth to Christchurch
Rolleston
09/11/2022 - 24/12/2022 4:30 PM 6:35 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
26/12/2022 - 31/03/2023 4:30 PM 6:35 PM Daily
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 4:30 PM 6:35 PM Daily
01/05/2023 - 30/06/2023 4:30 PM 6:35 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/07/2023 - 18/09/2023 4:30 PM 6:35 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
22/09/2023 - 30/09/2023 4:30 PM 6:35 PM Daily
01/10/2023 - 30/04/2024 4:30 PM 6:35 PM Daily
01/05/2024 - 06/05/2024 4:30 PM 6:35 PM Daily
10/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 4:30 PM 6:35 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine - Christchurch to Greymouth

Trains Departing from Rangiora

Destination
Dates Departs Arrives Frequency
Train
Kaikoura
29/09/2022 - 31/12/2022 7:30 AM 9:50 AM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/01/2023 - 01/02/2023 7:30 AM 9:50 AM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
21/09/2023 - 28/04/2024 7:30 AM 9:50 AM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
02/02/2023 - 31/03/2023 7:30 AM 9:50 AM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 7:30 AM 9:50 AM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Coastal Pacific - Christchurch to Picton
Blenheim
29/09/2022 - 31/12/2022 7:30 AM 12:10 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/01/2023 - 01/02/2023 7:30 AM 12:10 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
21/09/2023 - 28/04/2024 7:30 AM 12:10 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
02/02/2023 - 31/03/2023 7:30 AM 12:10 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 7:30 AM 12:10 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Coastal Pacific - Christchurch to Picton
Picton
29/09/2022 - 31/12/2022 7:30 AM 12:40 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/01/2023 - 01/02/2023 7:30 AM 12:40 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
21/09/2023 - 28/04/2024 7:30 AM 12:40 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
02/02/2023 - 31/03/2023 7:30 AM 12:40 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 7:30 AM 12:40 PM Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
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
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Wellington
25/09/2022 - 30/03/2023 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
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Ohakune
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 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
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Otorohanga (Waitomo)
25/09/2022 - 30/06/2024 8:35 AM 10:50 AM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Taumarunui
05/12/2022 - 31/03/2023 8:35 AM 12:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 8:35 AM 12:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2023 - 30/06/2023 8:35 AM 12:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2023 - 30/09/2023 8:35 AM 12:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2023 - 30/04/2024 8:35 AM 12:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 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
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington

Trains Departing from Taumarunui

Destination
Dates Departs Arrives Frequency
Train
National Park
05/12/2022 - 31/03/2023 12:25 PM 1:15 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 12:25 PM 1:15 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2023 - 30/06/2023 12:25 PM 1:15 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2023 - 30/09/2023 12:25 PM 1:15 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2023 - 30/04/2024 12:25 PM 1:15 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 12:25 PM 1:15 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Ohakune
05/12/2022 - 31/03/2023 12:25 PM 1:45 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 12:25 PM 1:45 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2023 - 30/06/2023 12:25 PM 1:45 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2023 - 30/09/2023 12:25 PM 1:45 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2023 - 30/04/2024 12:25 PM 1:45 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 12:25 PM 1:45 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Palmerston North
05/12/2022 - 31/03/2023 12:25 PM 4:20 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 12:25 PM 4:20 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2023 - 30/06/2023 12:25 PM 4:20 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2023 - 30/09/2023 12:25 PM 4:20 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2023 - 30/04/2024 12:25 PM 4:20 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 12:25 PM 4:20 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Paraparaumu
05/12/2022 - 31/03/2023 12:25 PM 5:30 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 12:25 PM 5:30 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2023 - 30/06/2023 12:25 PM 5:30 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2023 - 30/09/2023 12:25 PM 5:30 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2023 - 30/04/2024 12:25 PM 5:30 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 12:25 PM 5:30 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Wellington
05/12/2022 - 31/03/2023 12:25 PM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 12:25 PM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2023 - 30/06/2023 12:25 PM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/07/2023 - 30/09/2023 12:25 PM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/10/2023 - 30/04/2024 12:25 PM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
01/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 12:25 PM 6:25 PM Mon, Thu, Sat
Northern Explorer - Auckland to Wellington
Otorohanga (Waitomo)
04/12/2022 - 31/03/2023 2:10 PM 3:45 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 2:10 PM 3:45 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
01/05/2023 - 30/06/2023 2:10 PM 3:45 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
01/07/2023 - 30/09/2023 2:10 PM 3:45 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
01/10/2023 - 30/04/2024 2:10 PM 3:45 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
01/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 2:10 PM 3:45 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Hamilton
04/12/2022 - 31/03/2023 2:10 PM 4:25 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 2:10 PM 4:25 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
01/05/2023 - 30/06/2023 2:10 PM 4:25 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
01/07/2023 - 30/09/2023 2:10 PM 4:25 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
01/10/2023 - 30/04/2024 2:10 PM 4:25 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
01/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 2:10 PM 4:25 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Papakura
04/12/2022 - 31/03/2023 2:10 PM 6:05 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 2:10 PM 6:05 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
01/05/2023 - 30/06/2023 2:10 PM 6:05 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
01/07/2023 - 30/09/2023 2:10 PM 6:05 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
01/10/2023 - 30/04/2024 2:10 PM 6:05 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
01/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 2:10 PM 6:05 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland
Auckland
04/12/2022 - 31/03/2023 2:10 PM 7:00 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 2:10 PM 7:00 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
01/05/2023 - 30/06/2023 2:10 PM 7:00 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
01/07/2023 - 30/09/2023 2:10 PM 7:00 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
01/10/2023 - 30/04/2024 2:10 PM 7:00 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
01/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 2:10 PM 7:00 PM Tue, Fri, Sun
Northern Explorer - Wellington to Auckland

Trains Departing from Moana (Lake Brunner)

Destination
Dates Departs Arrives Frequency
Train
Darfield
01/10/2022 - 24/12/2022 3:03 PM 6:10 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
26/12/2022 - 31/03/2023 3:03 PM 6:10 PM Daily
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 3:03 PM 6:10 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/05/2023 - 30/06/2023 3:03 PM 6:10 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/07/2023 - 18/09/2023 3:03 PM 6:10 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
22/09/2023 - 30/09/2023 3:03 PM 6:10 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/10/2023 - 30/04/2024 3:03 PM 6:10 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/05/2024 - 06/05/2024 3:03 PM 6:10 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
10/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 3:03 PM 6:10 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine - Greymouth to Christchurch
Christchurch
01/10/2022 - 24/12/2022 3:03 PM 7:00 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
26/12/2022 - 31/03/2023 3:03 PM 7:00 PM Daily
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 3:03 PM 7:00 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/05/2023 - 30/06/2023 3:03 PM 7:00 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/07/2023 - 18/09/2023 3:03 PM 7:00 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
22/09/2023 - 30/09/2023 3:03 PM 7:00 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/10/2023 - 30/04/2024 3:03 PM 7:00 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/05/2024 - 06/05/2024 3:03 PM 7:00 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
10/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 3:03 PM 7:00 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine - Greymouth to Christchurch
Rolleston
01/10/2022 - 24/12/2022 3:05 PM 6:35 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
26/12/2022 - 31/03/2023 3:05 PM 6:35 PM Daily
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 3:05 PM 6:35 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/05/2023 - 30/06/2023 3:05 PM 6:35 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/07/2023 - 18/09/2023 3:05 PM 6:35 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
22/09/2023 - 30/09/2023 3:05 PM 6:35 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/10/2023 - 30/04/2024 3:05 PM 6:35 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/05/2024 - 06/05/2024 3:05 PM 6:35 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
10/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 3:05 PM 6:35 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine - Greymouth to Christchurch

Trains Departing from Springfield

Destination
Dates Departs Arrives Frequency
Train
Greymouth
01/10/2022 - 24/12/2022 9:20 AM 1:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
26/12/2022 - 31/03/2023 9:20 AM 1:05 PM Daily
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 9:20 AM 1:05 PM Daily
01/05/2023 - 30/06/2023 9:20 AM 1:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/07/2023 - 18/09/2023 9:20 AM 1:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
22/09/2023 - 30/09/2023 9:20 AM 1:05 PM Daily
01/10/2023 - 30/04/2024 9:20 AM 1:05 PM Daily
01/05/2024 - 06/05/2024 9:20 AM 1:05 PM Daily
10/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 9:20 AM 1:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine - Christchurch to Greymouth

Trains Departing from Darfield

Destination
Dates Departs Arrives Frequency
Train
Greymouth
01/10/2022 - 24/12/2022 8:56 AM 1:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
26/12/2022 - 31/03/2023 8:56 AM 1:05 PM Daily
01/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 8:56 AM 1:05 PM Daily
01/05/2023 - 30/06/2023 8:56 AM 1:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
01/07/2023 - 18/09/2023 8:56 AM 1:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
22/09/2023 - 30/09/2023 8:56 AM 1:05 PM Daily
01/10/2023 - 30/04/2024 8:56 AM 1:05 PM Daily
01/05/2024 - 06/05/2024 8:56 AM 1:05 PM Daily
10/05/2024 - 30/06/2024 8:56 AM 1:05 PM Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
TranzAlpine - Christchurch to Greymouth