Coastal Pacific - Earthquake Disruption

Unfortunately due to the extensive damage the earthquake has caused to the rail line between Blenheim and Kaikoura, we have had to cancel the Coastal Pacific service for the remainder of its summer season. See Scenic Journey Travel News for full information.

Coastal Pacific

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Alongside mountains and sea

Due to extensive damage to the track between Kaikoura and Blenheim, the Coastal Pacific train has been suspended for the remainder of the 2016/17 season.
See Scenic Journey Travel News for full information.

Immerse yourself in the rugged coastal architecture of New Zealand. Travelling between Christchurch and Picton, the Coastal Pacific journeys breathtakingly close to the Pacific Ocean, where the roaring sea meets enormous bush-clad mountains. Stop in Kaikōura for the day and experience some of the township’s world famous eco-tourism activities, such as whale watching or swimming with dolphins.

The Coastal Pacific connects with the Interislander ferry and Sounds Air flights over the summer season, which takes you between the port of Picton and our capital city, Wellington, taking in the magnificent Marlborough Sounds.


Coastal Pacific Timetable

Christchurch / Picton  

Christchurch depart 7:00 am
Rangiora depart 7:32 am
Waipara depart 7:58 am
Kaikoura depart 9:57 am
Seddon depart 11:25 am
Blenheim depart 11:55 am
Picton arrive 12:22 pm

The Coastal Pacific is a summer season train and closes during the winter months (May to Aug).
Timetables shown are subject to change at short notice. Heat induced speed restrictions may occur during the summer season and delay arrival.