Scenic Rail Pass

Scenic Rail Pass

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

Scenic Rail Passes can be used for travel over the extended summer season when all three of our services are operating.

The 2016/17 summer season commences on 23rd September 2016 and carries through to 30th April 2017.

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 over 1-3 weeks, and want to be able to use the train on any of these days.

Fixed term pass travel days commence from the start date specified when purchasing, and you can book your trips online or by phoning 0800 250 000. To ensure there’s a seat for you, you’ll need to book 24 hours prior to travelling.

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 (23rd September 2015 - 30th April 2017) when all three of our train services and the Interislander Ferry are operating. Full terms and conditions can be found here. 

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 over the extended summer season (23rd September 2015 - 30th April 2017). 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 flexibility and is great value. You’ll still need to book your travel days online or by phoning 0800 250 000, at least 24 hours prior to travel.

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