How long does the TranzAlpine train trip take?

How long does the TranzAlpine train trip take?

Journey highlights The TranzAlpine is one of the world’s great train journeys covering 223 kilometres (139 miles) one-way, taking just under 5 hours. You’ll traverse the majestic Canterbury Plains, to the backdrop of the mighty Southern Alps – the journey of a lifetime.

How much is the TranzAlpine from Christchurch to Greymouth?

TranzAlpine fares
Christchurch – Greymouth by TranzAlpine Summer fare NZ$ 219 (£112 or US$140) Winter fare NZ$ 179 (£92 or US$115)

Where does TranzAlpine train stop?

The TranzAlpine will only stop at Arthur’s Pass if passengers are scheduled to board or alight there. If you wish to catch the TranzAlpine from Arthur’s Pass then we recommend you book your tickets in advance.

How long does it take to drive from Greymouth to Fox Glacier?

approximately 2h 19m
Yes, the driving distance between Greymouth to Fox Glacier is 196 km. It takes approximately 2h 19m to drive from Greymouth to Fox Glacier.

How do I get from Greymouth to Fox Glacier?

InterCity runs regular buses from Greymouth to Fox Glacier. Your journey from Greymouth to Fox Glacier by bus will take approximately 4 hours and 20 minutes. Buses to Fox Glacier leave from the Greymouth Railway Station, 164 MacKay Street, and arrive outside Fox Glacier Guiding, SH 6, Fox Glacier.

Is Franz Josef worth it?

Both the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers are natural wonders and each one is worth some taking some time to explore. However you choose to explore the glaciers, don’t leave the West Coast without taking at least one unforgettable memory with you.

Which is best Fox Glacier or Franz Josef?

Fox Glacier is a longer and faster moving glacier than neighbouring Franz Josef. The terminal face of Fox Glacier is only five kilometres from the village and the walk is easy and family friendly. However, the choice of walks to Fox Glacier can cause some confusion with expectations of how close up visitors can get.

Is it better to stay at Franz Josef or Fox Glacier?

Staying at Franz Josef Glacier Franz Josef Glacier Township has more on offer than its quieter neighbour, Fox Glacier. Franz Josef has more options for shops, eating and drinking. You will also find the Glacier Hot Pools at Franz Josef Glacier.

Is Fox Glacier or Franz Josef better?

Can you walk to Fox Glacier?

It’s a short walk. You can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour one-way along a rocky terrain (remember the ice that falls down the glacier break off large boulders and grind at smaller rocks). You sometimes get to skip over rocks to cross a shallow stream!

Is Fox Glacier worth visiting?

Exploring Fox Glacier on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island is a must do on your New Zealand itinerary. While visiting Fox Glacier, there is so much to do in and around the area, with plenty of spectacular sights, walks and activities.

How good is the TranzAlpine train journey?

The TranzAlpine train journey is one of the top 10 train journeys in the world and is definitely a must do for all and we agree with you, it needs to be experienced more than once! We are so happy to hear that you had a great trip with us on your day trip.

How do I buy tickets for the TranzAlpine online?

You can buy tickets for the TranzAlpine online at KiwiRail’s official passenger train website with print-your-own tickets, but their cheapest Starter & promotional fares will only appear if you give your computer a New Zealand IP address – even though anyone from any country is entitled to buy them.

Where did the TranzAlpine arrive in NZ?

Journey’s end: The TranzAlpine arrived at Greymouth station on the rainy west coast of NZ’s south island. The town clock at Greymouth. The sign on the right warns you not to eat fish caught next to the sewer outlet!

Does the TranzAlpine run on Christmas Day?

The TranzAlpine runs daily departing Christchurch at 8:15 am. It stops at Greymouth for 1 hour before departing Greymouth at 2:05 pm and arriving back at Christchurch at 6:31 pm. The TranzAlpine does not run on Christmas day.