Due to unscheduled maintenance between Blenheim and Picton, our train is unable to travel on a small section of the line while repairs take place. We are very pleased to advise that the Coastal Pacific service will go ahead as planned however a 25-minute portion of your journey, between Blenheim & Picton, will be replaced by Bus.
If you are starting your journey from Picton, you are able to check in at the train station as usual and will be advised by train staff on the location of our private bus transfer.
For those doing a day return from Christchurch, you will have your break time in Blenheim. The station is in the centre of town, so lots of time to explore.
Scenic Explorer Pass consists of a 6-Day in 1 Month New Zealand Travel Rail Pass and a 60-Hour Intercity Bus/Coach/Ferry Pass. Includes Ferry between North and South Islands.
Scenic Explorer Pass can be used to travel north to south or south to north.
Scenic Explorer Pass is suited for independent travellers, families or small groups, who are travelling together on the same routes, to the same destinations.
If you run out of bus/coach travel ‘Hours’, you can top up your coach travel pass with additional travel ‘Hours’ which are available in 3 or 10 ‘Hour’ lots. Includes Ferry between North and South Islands
Reservations for train, bus/coach & ferry services are compulsory and should be made as soon as possible to avoid disappointment and no later than 72 Hours prior to the travel date.
Reservations can be made by contacting the New Zealand Travel Team
RailBus Scenic Passes are valid for travel until 30 June 2024
All prices are per person as each traveller needs his or her own pass
|Fare Type||Adult||Child||Pass Validity||Action|
|RailBus Pass||NZ$1757.00||NZ$1437.00||01 Nov 2022 to 30 Jun 2024|