New Zealand Train Schedules, New Zealand Train Routes

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New Zealand Train Schedules

The table below is a guide only.

This information may not be accurate. It contains times for the most common train journeys in New Zealand. To find other times and up to date train information contact us.

Important Notice:

The TranzAlpine train is suspended until the 3rd of April 2017. This is due to damage caused by recent fires in the Waimakariri Gorge District.




Days of Departure


The Tranz Alpine

Christchurch to Greymouth

DEP 0815 ARR 1305

Not Running

4 Hours 50 Mins

Greymouth to Christchurch

DEP 1405 ARR 1831

Not Running

4 Hours 27 Mins

Coastal Pacific

Christchurch to Picton

DEP 0700 ARR 1213

Not Running

5 Hours 13 Mins

Picton to Christchurch

DEP 1300 ARR 1821

Not Running

5 Hours 21 Mins

Northern Explorer

Auckland to Wellington

DEP 0745 ARR 1820

Mon, Thurs & Sat

10 Hours 35 Mins

Wellington to Auckland

DEP 0755 ARR 1845

Tues, Fri & Sun

10 Hour 50 Mins