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BOOK YOUR NORTHERN EXPLORER, COASTAL PACIFIC, and TRANZ ALPINE TRAIN  Journeys online 
 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 
NORTHERN EXPLORER Operating days: Northbound (Wednesday, Friday & Sunday) | Southbound (Monday, Thursday & Saturday)
TRANZ ALPINE Operating days: 14 JAN 22 – 24 DEC 22 Friday to Monday | 26 DEC 22 – 30 APRIL 23 7 days a week | 28 APRIL 2023 - 28 SEPT 2023 Friday to Monday | 29 SEPT 2023 - 6 MAY 2024 7 days a week | 10 MAY 2024 - 30 JUNE 2024 Friday to Monday
 Face masks are no longer mandatory on any of these train services Northern Explorer, Coastal Pacific, and Tranz Alpine trains. However, we do recommend you continue wearing facemasks for your own safety while moving around the train. On-board crews will continue to wear facemasks for the time being.

 

 
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Major Railway Stations

North Island

Auckland
The Strand Station
Address: Ngaoho Place, The Strand
The Strand is approximately 15-20 minutes walking distance from Britomart.
Set down/pick up and long-term paid parking is available
Optional taxi/shuttle bus services are available

Hamilton
Frankton Railway Station
Address: Fraser Street, Frankton
The railway station is not located in the city centre
Located 15-20 minutes walk from city centre
Set down/pick up parking available only
Medium or long parking is not available
Optional taxi/shuttle bus service is available

Otorohanga
Otorohanga Railway Station
Address: Waihanui Crescent
Railway Station is located in the town centre
Set down/pick up parking available 

Taumarunui
Taumarunui Railway Station
Address: Hakiaha Street
Railway Station is located in the town centre
Set down/pick up parking available 

National Park (Tongariro National Park)
National Park Railway Station
Address: Ruapehu Street
15-minute walk to National Park village
Set down/pick up parking only.
Shuttle bus services to National Park or Whakapapa Village are available for an additional fare


Ohakune
Ohakune Railway Station
Address: Thames Street
The railway station is not located in the town centre
Set down/pick up parking only
20 minutes walk to the town centre

Palmerston North
Palmerston North Railway Station
Address: Matthew Avenue
The railway station is not located in the city centre
Set down/pick up parking only
No medium or long-term parking is available
Optional taxi/shuttle bus service is available

Wellington
Wellington Railway Station
Address: Bunny Street, City Centre
Located in the city centre.
Set down/pick up parking only
No medium or long-term parking is available
Interchange for suburban train and bus services
Bluebridge Ferry Terminal opposite Station
The departure point for Cook Strait ferries courtesy shuttle
Optional taxi/shuttle bus services are available

South Island

Picton
Picton Railway Station
Address: Auckland Street
10 minutes walk to Picton ferry terminal or town centre
Set down/pick up parking only
Optional taxi service is available

Blenheim
Blenheim Railway Station
Address: Sinclair Street
Located 10-15 minutes walk from the town centre
Set down/pick up parking only is available
Optional taxi/shuttle bus service is available
Interchange for bus services to Picton, Nelson, Motueka and Takaka (Able Tasman National Park)

Kaikoura
Kaikoura Railway Station
Address: Whaleway Station Road
15-minute walk to the town centre
Set down/pick up parking only
Optional taxi service is available
The departure point for Whale Watching tours

Christchurch
Christchurch Railway Station
Address: Troup Drive off Clarence St, Addington
The railway station is not located in the town centre
Set down/pick up parking only
Limited unsecure all-day parking at owners/hirers' risk
Optional taxi/shuttle bus services are available
10 minutes to the city centre by taxi or shuttle bus

Arthurs Pass
Arthurs Pass Railway Station
Address: Main Road (State Hwy 73)
Located 10 minutes walk from the village
Set down/pick up parking only
Gateway to Arthurs Pass National Park
Park Headquarters located in the village

Greymouth
Greymouth Railway Station
Address: Mackay Street
10-15 minutes walk to the town centre
Set down/pick up parking only
No medium or long-term parking is available
Rental car pick up/drop off available
Departure for all bus services for the Glaciers and Nelson
Optional taxi service is available