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How much does the TranzAlpine cost?

How much does the TranzAlpine cost?

TranzAlpine fares
Christchurch – Greymouth by TranzAlpine Flexi fare NZ$ 189 (£99 or US$155) Starter fare* from NZ$ 119 (£62 or US$97)

Is there food on the TranzAlpine train?

Our Scenic Cafe serves a great range of hot and cold food and drinks throughout the journey.

How long is the TranzAlpine train trip?

The TranzAlpine is one of the world’s great train journeys covering 223 kilometres (139 miles) one-way, taking just under 5 hours. You’ll traverse the majestic Canterbury Plains, to the backdrop of the mighty Southern Alps – the journey of a lifetime.

Is the Coastal Pacific train operating?

The Coastal Pacific is operating on Saturday and Sunday. Stops along the route include Blenheim, Kaikoura, and Rangiora.

How much is the train cost?

You can expect an average train cost to be about $5,000,000 including both the engine train or locomotive, and the coaches used in the train. This would be if you were to buy used with about 20 cars attached to the engine.

Does the TranzAlpine stop?

TranzAlpine currently operates a daily return service from Christchurch on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. The train leaves Christchurch station at 8:15am, so you may want to get to Christchurch the day before to avoid setting the alarm too early.

How much is the train from Picton to Christchurch?

The best way to get from Picton to Christchurch without a car is to train which takes 5h 40m and costs $80 – $100.

Where is the raurimu spiral?

central North Island of New Zealand
The Raurimu Spiral is a single-track railway spiral, starting with a horseshoe curve, overcoming a 139-metre (456 ft) height difference, in the central North Island of New Zealand, on the North Island Main Trunk railway (NIMT) between Wellington and Auckland.

How long is the TranzAlpine train journey between Christchurch and Greymouth?

approximately 4 hours
Travel Christchurch to Greymouth on the TranzAlpine railway, one of the world’s most scenic train journeys. TranzAlpine trains depart daily from Christchurch Railway Station. The journey from Christchurch to Greymouth takes approximately 4 hours, crossing the Southern Alps and passing through stunning scenery.

How long is the train journey from Picton to Christchurch?

5 hours 40 minutes
5 hours 40 minutes (Approx.)

How much is the train from Christchurch to Blenheim?

KiwiRail operates a train from Christchurch to Blenheim 3 times a week. Tickets cost $75 – $95 and the journey takes 5h 11m.

Is there a cafe on the Tranz Alpine train?

This train has a café carriage offering a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, snacks and light meals and an open viewing carriage for views of the Southern Alps and alpine rain forest landscape of the South Island’s west coast. The Tranz Alpine train is a non-smoking, reserved seating service.

Where are the fixes for the Transalpine Run?

The RUN2 has assigned its fixes place at the TAR in 2020 as well and 200 teams can get one step closer to their dream of crossing the Alps by running the first two stages of the original TRANSALPINE RUN.

How long does it take to ride the TranzAlpine train?

Along this journey you’ll see epic vistas, travel the edges of the ice-fed Waimakariri River, traverse the Southern Alps, and see miles of native beech forest. The TranzAlpine is one of the world’s great train journeys covering 223 kilometres (139 miles) one-way, taking just under 5 hours.

Where is the origin of the word Transalpine?

trans·al·pine. on the other (the northern) side of the Alps, from the viewpoint of Rome as the seat of the Roman Empire. Origin of transalpine.