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Service Information:   As form 01 Aug 17 - The Christchurch to Arthurs Pass and Greymouth train services are now operating * The Christchurch/Kaikoura/Blenheim/Picton train service has been suspended until October 2018 due to extensive track damage between Christchurch, Blenheim and Picton resulting from the 14 Nov 16 North Canterbury earthquake. Daily bus services are operating between Christchurch/Kaikoura/Christchurch and between Christchurch/Blenheim/Picton/Christchurch. For online fares, times and reservations, click on the above Bus Services link
Passenger train & rail travel services from Christchurch to Arthurs Pass, Kaikoura, Blenheim, Picton, Nelson, Franz Josef Glacier, Fox Glacier, Punakaiki, Westport, Wanaka & Queenstown
Christchurch Train Timetables and Services
Passenger train services from Christchurch
(Operates Daily Except Christmas Day - 25 December)
(Timetable and Service information effective from 01 Aug 17)
Rail & train services from Christchurch to Arthurs Pass Greymouth Picton Blenheim Kaikoura Wellington Brunner Cass Darfield Jacksons Kokiri Mina Moana Otira Seedon Springfield Waipara
Christchurch to Departs Arrives Frequency Fares and Reservations Service Information Train 
Arthurs Pass 8.15am 10.42am Daily Online Fares and Reservations for Arthurs Pass National Park The TranzAlpine
Blenheim 7.00am 11.58am Daily# service suspended for bus/coach travel The Coastal Pacific
Darfield 8.15am 8.53am Daily Online Fares and Reservations The TranzAlpine
Fox Glacier 8.15am 5.05pm Daily Online Fares and Reservations combined train and bus travel - via Greymouth TranzAlpine / InterCity
Franz Josef 8.15am 5.40pm Daily Online Fares and Reservations combined train and bus travel - via Greymouth TranzAlpine / InterCity
Greymouth * 8.15am 1.05pm Daily* Online Fares and Reservations   The TranzAlpine
Hokitika 8.15am 5.40pm Daily Online Fares and Reservations combined train and bus travel - via Greymouth TranzAlpine / InterCity
Kaikoura 7.00am 9.55am Daily# service suspended for bus/coach travel

The Coastal Pacific

Kokiri 8.15am 12.24pm Daily# Online Fares and Reservations The TranzAlpine
Moana 8.15am 12.06pm Daily Online Fares and Reservations For Lake Brunner The TranzAlpine
Nelson 8.15am 7.30pm Daily Online Fares and Reservations combined train and bus travel - via Greymouth TranzAlpine / InterCity
Otira 8.15am 11.26am Daily Online Fares and Reservations The TranzAlpine
Picton 7.00am 12.22pm Daily# service suspended for bus/coach travel The Coastal Pacific
Punakaiki 8.15am 2.15pm Daily Online Fares and Reservations combined train and bus travel - via Greymouth TranzAlpine / InterCity
Seedon 7.00am 11.24am Daily# service suspended   The Coastal Pacific
Springfield 8.15am 9.20am Daily Online Fares and Reservations The TranzAlpine
Waipara 7.00am 7.58am Daily# service suspended for bus/coach travel The Coastal Pacific
Westport 8.15am 3.30pm Daily Online Fares and Reservations combined train and bus travel - via Greymouth TranzAlpine / InterCity
* For bus services from Greymouth to Hokitika, Fox Glacier, Franz Josef Glacier, Punakaiki, Westport, Wanaka, Queenstown and Nelson
# Schedule to operate from October 2018
The above times are for guidance only and may change without notice to suit operational requirements

Train services and combined train and bus services do not operate on Christmas Day - 25 December

There are no Christchurch to Dunedin, Christchurch to Invercargill, Christchurch to Nelson, Christchurch to Queenstown, Christchurch to Te Anau, Christchurch to Milford Sound or Christchurch to Mt Cook passenger train or rail services.