Train Christchurch to Greymouth

Travel Christchurch to Greymouth on the TranzAlpine railway, one of the world’s most scenic train journeys.

TranzAlpine trains depart daily from Christchurch Railway Station. The journey from Christchurch to Greymouth takes approximately 4 hours, crossing the Southern Alps and passing through stunning scenery. From Greymouth you can connect to InterCity West Coast bus services to Franz Josef, Fox Glacier, Westport and Hokitika. See the InterCity route map for more details.

Search for TranzAlpine timetable information Christchurch to Greymouth and book your seat for this unique experience. Please note train journeys must be booked in conjunction with connecting bus services.

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About Greymouth

Greymouth is the largest town on the South Island’s remote West Coast and a great place to base yourself to explore the region. The Shantytown museum is a great place to appreciate the rich local history of gold mining. Locally sourced and carved pounamu is widely available. Greymouth is also famous for its great beer boycott of 1947.