The wildly beautiful way to get from Wellington to Christchurch and Kaikoura
Combine an epic Coastal Pacific journey, right alongside soaring mountains and dramatic coastline between Christchurch or Kaikoura and Picton, with what is described as one of the most spectacular three hour cruises in the world.
Linking with the north-bound or south-bound Coastal Pacific at Picton, the iconic Interislander experience takes you through the magnificent waterways of the picturesque Marlborough sounds, across Cook Strait to the Capital.
For more information on the Interislander ferries please visit the Interislander website.
Interislander Throughfare timetable
|Christchurch - Picton||Picton - Christchurch|
|Train depart Christchurch||7.00 am||Kaitaki depart Wellington||9.00am|
|Rangiora depart||7.28 am||Kaitaki arrive Picton||12.10pm|
|Waipara depart||7.56 am||Train depart Picton||1.00 pm|
|Mina depart||8.45 am||Blenheim depart||1.33 pm|
|Kaikoura depart||9.54 am||Seddon depart||2.02 pm|
|Seddon depart||11.18 am||Kaikoura depart||3.28 pm|
|Blenheim depart||11.46 am||Mina depart||4.37 pm|
|Train arrive Picton||12.13 pm||Waipara depart||5.30 pm|
|Kaitaki depart Picton||2.00pm||Rangiora depart||5.57 pm|
|Kaitaki arrive Wellington||5.30pm||Train arrive Christchurch||6.21 pm|
Our weekday commuter service between Palmerston North & the capital city, Wellington.
Travel at your own pace
Hop on and off our scenic trains as many times as you like, for the duration of your chosen Pass.