Travel Christchurch to Fox Glacier via train and bus, taking the scenic TranzAlpine railway from Christchurch to Greymouth and connecting with InterCity’s West Coast bus service from Greymouth to Fox Glacier.

TranzAlpine trains depart daily from Christchurch Railway Station. The journey takes approximately nine and a half hours including transfer time, arriving in the late afternoon in Fox Glacier.

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About Fox Glacier

Fox Glacier is a tiny town on the West Coast of the South Island, named for the nearby Fox Glacier, one of the world’s most accessible glaciers. The town is located within the Westland Tai Poutini National Park, surrounded by native rainforest.

Fox Glacier is located about 6 kilometres from the town and is easily accessible on a guided ice walk or heli-hike.