Sounds Air Throughfares

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Fast and flexible

Sounds Air, together with the Coastal Pacific, offers a flexible alternative for travel between Christchurch, Kaikoura and Wellington.

With a Sounds Air Throughfare, you can combine an epic rail journey beside mountains and ocean with a range of flight options to cross Cook Strait on Sounds Air.  Up to 8 return flights per day also allow for stopovers to enjoy Picton ‘s surrounding waterways and wineries.

Flights between Picton and Wellington take just 25 minutes and provide panoramic views of the Marlborough Sounds crossing Cook Strait. A complimentary Sounds Air shuttle runs between Picton railway station and Picton Airport.

To book, simply select the Coastal Pacific service in the booking tool on the right, and select your departure & arrival details to view Throughfare availability. 

2014/15 Summer Season

As our summer train, the Coastal Pacific operates daily between October & April. Sounds Air Throughfares are unavailable over the winter season. The 2014/15 summer season commences on 26 September 2014, and carries through to 3 May 2015.

For more information on Sounds Air flights, please visit the Sounds Air website