Coastal Pacific | KiwiRail Scenic Journeys

Experience a scenic feast along the edge of the world, between the steeply rising Kaikoura Mountains and the rugged Pacific Coastline. The Coastal Pacific journeys between Christchurch and Picton over the extended summer season (October - April).


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The Coastal Pacific is a stunning coastal train journey travelling between Christchurch & Picton, operating daily services between October & April.

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Along 98 kilometres of ruggedly beautiful coastline you’ll get astonishingly close to the surging Pacific Ocean and steeply rising Kaikoura Ranges, and also travel through the beautiful wine growing regions of Marlborough and the rich patchwork farming landscape of the Canterbury Plains. Our Throughfares allow for travel convenient travel to or from Wellington by ferry or plane.

Enjoy all of this from the comfort of new world class carriages featuring panoramic sky-view windows, comfortable interiors, an on board licensed café, GPS triggered at-seat audio commentary, and open air viewing.


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Physical address

Coastal Pacific | KiwiRail Scenic Journeys, Troup Drive, Addington, Christchurch, Christchurch - Canterbury, 8011, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
Mon-Fri: 8am to 6pm, Sat-Sun: 8am to 5pm
Months of operation:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov, Dec

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
Approximately 20 mins from Christchurch Airport
Proximity to coach terminal:
Shuttles and taxis are available outside the railway station.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $159.00
(14 year(s) and under)
Further pricing information:
Please refer to for terms and conditions.

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