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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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New Zealand Travel Rail Pass

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New Zealand Travel Scenic Passes are available for travel on all 3 train services and ferry travel
Valid for travel between 27 September 2022 – 30 March 2023

If you‘re not sure when you’d like to travel, the Freedom Pass is for you. A New Zealand Travel Team Rail Pass is a flexible ‘Book As You Go’ travel pass that allows you to travel on New Zealand’s 3 long distance passenger train services between Auckland and Wellington, Picton to Christchurch, Christchurch to Greymouth and ferry sailing/s between the North and South Islands by purchasing the number of ‘Travel’ days you want to use and travel whenever it suits, for up to 2 months from the date of your first journey.

New Zealand Travel Scenic Pass is suited for the independent traveller, families or small groups, who are travelling together on the same routes, to the same destinations.

Reservations for train & ferry services are compulsory and should be made as soon as possible to avoid dissapointment and no later than 48 Hours prior to travel date to secure you a seat.  Reservations are subject to availability and can be made by contacting our New Zealand Travel Team.

Please note each traveller needs his or her own pass.

Pass Type Adult Child
3 Days in 1 Month New Zealand Travel Rail Pass NZ$846.00 NZ$585.00 Buy Now
4 Days in 1 Month New Zealand Travel Rail Pass NZ$973.00 NZ$670.00 Buy Now
5 Days in 1 Month New Zealand Travel Rail Pass NZ$1099.00 NZ$755.00 Buy Now
6 Days in 1 Month New Zealand Travel Rail Pass NZ$1199.00 NZ$899.00 Buy Now
7 Days in 2 Months New Zealand Travel Rail Pass NZ$1299.00 NZ$999.00 Buy Now

New Zealand Travel Fixed Rail Pass - Low Season

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Low Season Fares are valid on 2 trains Northern Explorer, TranzAlpine and a one way ferry sailing between the North and South Islands
Travel must be commenced and completed between 01 May 2023 and 20 September 2023

Choose a fixed term pass for 7, 14 or 21 days and travel on two long distance scenic trains and ferry sailing/s between the North and South Island. This is perfect if you want to explore over 1 week, and want to be able to use the train on any of these days. Fixed term pass travel days commence from the start date specified when purchasing, and you can book your trips via email or by phoning us.

Reservations for train & ferry services are compulsory and should be made as soon as possible to avoid dissapointment and no later than 48 Hours prior to travel date to secure you a seat.  Reservations are subject to availability and can be made by contacting our New Zealand Travel Team. 

Reservations are subject to availability and can be made by contacting our New Zealand Travel Team.

Please note each traveller needs his or her own pass.

 

Pass Type Adult Child
7 Day New Zealand Travel Fixed Rail Pass - Low Season NZ$835.00 NZ$615.00 Buy Now
14 Day Low Season Pass NZ$935.00 NZ$769.00 Buy Now
21 Day Low Season Pass NZ$1025.00 NZ$849.00 Buy Now