Travel Update: Coastal Pacific unscheduled maintenance between Blenheim and Picton 18, 21, 22, 23, 24 September 2023


Due to unscheduled maintenance between Blenheim and Picton, our train is unable to travel on a small section of the line while repairs take place. We are very pleased to advise that the Coastal Pacific service will go ahead as planned however a 25-minute portion of your journey, between Blenheim & Picton, will be replaced by Bus.

If you are starting your journey from Picton, you are able to check in at the train station as usual and will be advised by train staff on the location of our private bus transfer.

For those doing a day return from Christchurch, you will have your break time in Blenheim. The station is in the centre of town, so lots of time to explore.


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5 Days in 1 Month New Zealand Travel Rail Pass

5 Days in 1 Month New Zealand Travel Rail Pass

5 Days in 1 Month Pass is valid for unlimited train and ferry travel over 5 flexible days during a 1-month period.

New Zealand Travel Rail Pass is valid for travel on all 3 train services and ferry travel.

Scenic Rail Pass can be used to travel north to south or south to north.

Scenic Rail Pass is suited for independent travelers, families, or small groups, who are traveling together on the same routes, to the same destinations.

Reservations for train, bus/coach & ferry services are compulsory and should be made as soon as possible to avoid disappointment and no later than 72 Hours prior to the travel date.

Reservations can be made by contacting the New Zealand Travel Team

RailBus Scenic Passes are valid for travel until 30 June 2024

All prices are per person as each traveler needs his or her own pass

Travel Itineraries
Fare Type Adult Child Pass Validity Action
Rail Pass NZ$1139.00 NZ$775.00 30 Sep 2022 to 30 Jun 2024