State Highway 1 Reopens 18 December

State Highway 1 is open north of Kaikoura and we are pleased to announce bus service will return to this route from 18 December onwards.  Services will operate daily morning and afternoon's in both directions between Picton and Christchurch, both of which will have Gold seat upgrades available.

The Coastal Pacific will be back to service as early as possible for the 2018/2019 season and it is hoped the season will be extended if possible. This could mean an earlier start date than September 2018. We will continue to keep you updated as a return to service date becomes clearer. In the meantime we can book coach transportation for you between Picton and Christchurch.

TranzAlpine Service Information: Due to work in the Otira Tunnel and other track maintenance, this train service will run between Christchurch and Arthurs Pass only and will be replaced by bus between Arthurs Pass and Greymouth on the following dates 07 May, 18 June, 30 July, 10 September, 15 October & 26 November 2018.

 

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Major Railway Stations

North Island

Auckland
The Strand Station
Address: Ngaoho Place, The Strand
The Strand is approximately 15-20 minutes walking distance from Britomart.
Set down/pick up and long term paid parking is available
Optional taxi/shuttle bus services are available

Hamilton
Frankton Railway Station
Address: Fraser Street, Frankton
Railway station is not located in city centre
Located 15-20 minutes walk from city centre
Set down/pick up parking available only
Medium or long parking is not available
Optional taxi/shuttle bus service is available

National Park (Tongariro National Park)
National Park Railway Station
Address: Ruapehu Street
15 minute walk to National Park village
Set down/pick up parking only.
Shuttle bus services to National Park or Whakapapa Village is available for an additional fare

Ohakune
Ohakune Railway Station
Address: Thames Street
Railway station is not located in town centre
Set down/pick up parking only
20 minutes walk to town centre

Palmerston North
Palmerston North Railway Station
Address: Matthew Avenue
Railway station is not located in city centre
Set down/pick up parking only
No medium or long term parking is available
Optional taxi/shuttle bus service is available

Wellington
Wellington Railway Station
Address: Bunny Street, City Centre
Located in city centre.
Set down/pick up parking only
No medium or long term parking is available
Interchange for suburban train and bus services
Bluebridge Ferry Terminal opposite Station
Departure point for Cook Strait ferries courtesy shuttle
Optional taxi/shuttle bus services are available

South Island

Picton
Picton Railway Station
Address: Auckland Street
10 minutes walk to Picton ferry terminal or town centre
Set down/pick up parking only
Optional taxi service is available

Blenheim
Blenheim Railway Station
Address: Sinclair Street
Located 10-15 minutes walk from town centre
Set down/pick up parking only is available
Optional taxi/shuttle bus service is available
Interchange for bus services to Picton, Nelson, Motueka and Takaka (Able Tasman National Park)

Kaikoura
Kaikoura Railway Station
Address: Whaleway Station Road
15 minute walk to town centre
Set down/pick up parking only
Optional taxi service is available
Departure point for Whale Watching tours

Christchurch
Christchurch Railway Station
Address: Troup Drive off Clarence St, Addington
Railway station is not located in town centre
Set down/pick up parking only
Limited unsecure all day parking at owners/hirers risk
Optional taxi/shuttle bus services are available
10 minutes to city centre by taxi or shuttle bus

Arthurs Pass
Arthurs Pass Railway Station
Address: Main Road (State Hwy 73)
Located 10 minutes walk from village
Set down/pick up parking only
Gateway to Arthurs Pass National Park
Park Headquarters located in the village

Greymouth
Greymouth Railway Station
Address: Mackay Street
10-15 minutes walk to town centre
Set down/pick up parking only
No medium or long term parking is available
Rental car pick up/drop off available
Departure for all bus services for the Glaciers and Nelson
Optional taxi service is available