Scenic Rail Pass - Consecutive - International Rail

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Scenic Rail Pass

Unlimited train travel in the North & South Island for 7, 14 or 21 consecutive days. Plus unlimited ferry services within the pass validity.

The 7, 14 & 21 Scenic Rail Pass includes unlimited travel on the Northern Explorer (Auckland-Wellington), the Coastal Pacific (Picton-Christchurch), the award winning TranzAlpine (Christchurch-Greymouth via Arthur's pass) and the Interislander Ferry (Wellington-Picton).


  • You must select the correct Scenic Rail Pass based on which season (high or low) your travel dates fall between.
  • The Coastal Pacific service will not operate between 2 May 2016 and 23 September 2016 (low season).

High Season

  • Valid for travel on all 3 trains services & ferry
  • For use between 01 October 2015 - 01 May 2016 and 24 September 2016 - 30 April 2017

Passes can be purchased all year round, but can only be used for travel between the dates specified above (summer peak season).

Low Season

  • Valid on 2 trains -Northern Explorer , Tranz Alpine & Ferry travel (not the Coastal Pacific)
  • For use between 02 May 2016 - 30 Sep 2016 Valid 01 May 2017 - 29 Sep 2017

Passes can be purchased all year round, but can only be used for travel between the dates specified above (winter off peak season).

The pass is non-exchangeable and non-refundable once booked and the start date must be notified at time of booking

Toll-free telephone reservations (the phone number is provided once you have purchased your pass)

  • Seat reservations must be booked prior to 24 hours before your train departure.
  • Scenic Rail Pass can not be used any suburban train service in Auckland or Wellington or on the Capital Connection train between Wellington and Palmerston North or the Wairarapa Connection between Wellington, Featherston and Masterton.

Click on a price below to book! (choose the correct season as per the above information)

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Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

  • Fare Types
  • Adult: 15 and over
  • Child: 2-14
  • Bookings for Interislander travel must be made 24 hours prior to scheduled departure time.
  • You will be given an Interislander reference number which you must produce at the terminal on the day of travel.
  • Bookings for train travel are not necessary, however all travel and seating is subject to availability.