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Hamilton Train Services
Suburban Regional Commuter and Long Distance Rail Services
Hamilton Suburban and Regional Train Services  

There are no suburban commuter passenger train/rail services within Hamilton or the greater Hamilton region.

There are no regular commuter passenger train services between Hamilton and Auckland except t
he Northern Explorer train which provides one service between Hamilton and Auckland on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday only.

Long Distance Passenger Train Services
There are no passenger train/rail services - Hamilton to Tauranga, Hamilton to Rotorua, Hamilton to New Plymouth, Hamilton to Napier/Hastings or Hamilton to Taupo

There is no overnight passenger rail or train service between Hamilton, Auckland, National Park, Ohakune, Palmerston North and Wellington.
The Northern Explorer train

The Northern Explorer train service is a rail journey through the heart of the North Island travelling between Hamilton to Auckland - New Zealand’s largest city and home of the Sky Tower or from Hamilton to Wellington - New Zealand’s arts and culture capital. 

You will see fantastic views of the North Island's heartland flat farmland, rugged native bush,  the volcanic plateau with its majestic volcanoes of Mt Tongariro, Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Ruapehu - the home of the North Island skifields, the world famous Raurimu rail spiral and stunning river gorges – all from panoramic windows or open air viewing deck.

All carriages on the
Northern Explorer train are centrally heated/air conditioned, with forward facing seats with head rest or 'Table Group' (4 people around a table) seating, with large panoramic windows giving sweeping views of the magnificent North Island. 

Northern Explorer train has a café carriage, offering a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, snacks and light meals and viewing platform.

The Northerner Explorer train is a reserved seating 'One Class/Non-smoking' service.

The Northerner Explorer train does not operate of Christmas Day - 25 December.

Please click for timetable information and online reservations.

There is no overnight passenger rail or train service between Hamilton, Palmerston North, Ohakune, National Park, Auckland and Wellington.