Scenic Rail Pass

Scenic Rail Pass

Explore New Zealand at your own pace with a KiwiRail Scenic Journey Rail Pass

Part of being on holiday is knowing you can do what you want, whenever you want. So the Scenic Rail Pass is perfect. It allows you to hop on and off any of our long distance train services, at any station, or the Interislander ferry, as many times as you like for the duration of your pass.

Rail Pass offers excellent value for money and the more you travel, the better value they become.

Fixed Passes

Choose a fixed term pass for 7, 14 or 21 days and get unlimited travel on long distance scenic train services, as well as the Interislander ferry. This is perfect if you want to explore New Zealand by Train over a 1-3 week period

Fixed term pass travel days commence from the start date specified when purchasing. Upon completion of your purchase, you will be emailed a link to your Customer Portal where you can add your journeys. We recommend you add your journey booking as far in advance as possible, becuase during peak periods the trains do sell out. Journeys can be amended up to 24 hours prior to travel without charge if your travel plans change.

Fixed term Passes can be cancelled up to 24 hours prior to first travel without any cancellation fee. Fixed term passes are for travel over the extended summer season.

Freedom Pass

If you‘re not sure when you’d like to travel, the Freedom Pass is for you. Choose a certain number of days of train or Interislander ferry travel (minimum 3 days) and then use them whenever it suits you. Passes can be booked up to 12 months in advance and are valid for 12 months from date of first travel.

This gives you ultimate freedom and is great value. Upon completion of your purchase, you will be emailed a link to your Customer Portal where you can add your journeys. We recommend you add your journey booking as far in advance as possible, becuase during peak periods the trains do sell out. Journeys can be amended up to 24 hours prior to travel without charge if your travel plans change.

Freedom Passes can be cancelled up to 24 hours prior to commencement of the first travel leg without penalty. Full terms and conditons can be found here.

InterIslander - Cruising through the Marlborough Sounds
Northern Explorer - Leaving Nation Park Station
TranzAlpine - Alongside the Waimakariri River