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A train ride is a fun and relaxing way to take in some amazing views.
And if you’re traveling between Christchurch and Greymouth, we have just the train ride for you.
We’re going to tell you about a great scenic ride from Christchurch to Greymouth (and from Greymouth to Christchurch). And then we’ll let you know how you can get a discount on your ticket.
TranzAlpine Railway from Christchurch to Greymouth
The TranzAlpine is a tourist-oriented passenger train that was introduced in 1987. Passengers can enjoy a smooth ride while riding in a spacious and modern cabin. And they can take in gorgeous scenery on the train ride from Christchurch to Greymouth (or the reverse trip). The journey lasts 5 hours and travels 223 km one way.
Some of the beautiful sights you can enjoy include:
- The Southern Alps
- The Waimakariri River
- Native beech forests
When leaving from Christchurch, the train departs from Christchurch Railway Station at Addington, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand. To get there, take bus No. 120 to Whiteleigh Ave near Troup Dr. From there, it’s just a 5 minute walk to the station.
In Greymouth, the train leaves from Greymouth Railway Station on Mackay Street. The best way to get to the station is by local taxi or private car.
TranzAlpine Discount Price
Looking to save money on your ticket price with a discount code?
Click here and you can save about 10% on your ticket. And you don’t even need to enter a promo code – the savings is automatic!
You can choose a one way trip in either direction or a same day round trip ticket. And the ticket package also includes two pieces of checked luggage. There is a weight limit of 32 kg per luggage and 40 kg combined. The maximum volume per bag is 200 cm. (To calculate the volume, add the width, length, and height of the bag all together.)
You should arrive at the train station at least 20 minutes before the scheduled departure time.
Smoking and drinking alcoholic beverages are not permitted inside the train. If you are bringing an alcoholic beverage, it must remain stored inside your luggage during the trip.