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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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Rail Bus Passes

Railbus Passes are a combination of the Scenic Rail Passes and the Intercity bus passes.

Valid for travel from 27 September 20222 - 31 March 2023

If you‘re not sure when you’d like to travel, a RailBus Pass is for you. A New Zealand Travel Team RailBus 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, your choice of a Intercity Flexi Bus Pass 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 RailBus Passes are suited for the independent traveller, families or small groups, who are travelling together on the same routes, to the same destinations.

Reservations for train, bus & 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.

Rail Bus Passes