Coastal Pacific (Travel 1st Dec, 2018 to 28 Apr, 2019) : Prices / Book

The Coastal Pacific travels between Christchurch, the South Island's largest city and the delightful port of Picton.

This journey is a scenic feast with views of the picturesque Kaikoura mountain ranges on one side of the train contrasting with the rugged scenery of the Pacific Ocean coastline on the other. The Coastal Pacific passes through the town of Kaikoura, where it is possible to break the journey to whale watch or swim with dolphins. Travel through some of New Zealand's finest farmland and see endearing wildlife such as dolphins, seals and penguins from the comfort of the train carriage.One-way fares can be found below. For return or through-way fares please contact us.

The Coastal Service is back in action! Bookings available now!

The iconic Coastal Pacific scenic journey will roll again between Picton and Christchurch from December 1, 2018, two years after the service was put on hold because of the devastating Kaikoura earthquake. Thousands of travellers from around the world can once again enjoy this spectacular coastline by train.

We expect services to fill up fast, particularly as many people will be keen to take advantage of the service to see the amazing job done to restore the road and railway line through this area. If you are thinking about booking this service – act fast!

The Coastal Pacific will run seven days a week from December 1, 2018 through until 28 April in 2019.



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