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.
Auckland suburban train services
For fare and timetable information please phone Auckland Transport on 0800-103-080 tollfree in the Auckland region only or click for online train timetables and fares on the Western, Southern, Eastern, Onehunga and Manukau lines only.
For timetable and fare information for the Wailkato Connection - Te Huia ( Auckland/Hamilton ) - please phone Auckland Transport on 0800-103-080 tollfree in New Zealand
Wellington suburban train services
For fare and timetable information please phone Metlink on 0800-801-700 tollfree in New Zealand for train timetables and fares on the Capital Connection and the Wairarapa Connection operating from Wellington. The Capital Connection and the Wairarapa Connection are commuter train services, so reservations are not required.
Tickets for these trains are available from the Tranz Metro ticket office - Wellington Railway Station, Masterton Railway Station, Featherston Railway Station and Palmerston North Railway Station or from the respective Train Manager's on the day of travel.
For timetable and fare information for the Capital Connection (Wellington/Otaki/Levin/Palmerston North) - please phone KiwiRail on 0800 872-467 tollfree in New Zealand.
For timetable and fare information for the Wairarapa Connection (Wellington/Featherston/Masterton) train services - please phone Metlink on 0800-801-700 tollfree in New Zealand.