Coastal Pacific (From Christchurch to Picton)

With the sea stretching to the horizon in the east and the Kaikoura mountains stretching to the sky in the west, the Coastal Pacific journey between Picton and Christchurch is one of the most astonishingly beautiful in New Zealand.

Travelling between Christchurch and Picton, the Coastal Pacific journeys breathtakingly close to the Pacific Ocean, where the roaring sea meets enormous bush-clad mountains. On the peaceful shores of Marlborough Sounds, the quaint town of Picton is a beautiful place to start or finish your journey. With great walks, fabulous food and stunning scenery on its doorstep, there is plenty to explore.

The Coastal Pacific isn't just a scenic activity - when combined with the Interislander Ferry, it is the perfect way to connect between Wellington, Blenheim, Kaikoura and Christchurch.

Additional Information

  • Tickets purchased are one-way only. Please purchase 2 tickets for a return journey
  • Your seat(s) will be automatically reserved upon booking - no seat selection is allowed
  • There is plenty of room for luggage in a secure luggage carriage. You are only permitted to carry on small day bags and handbags. For more information, please click here
  • You are permitted to bring your own snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. However, we do ask that you respect other passengers by not bringing anything with a strong odour. There will be a fully licensed café on board that sells nibbles and snacks, hot and cold food, teas and coffees, soft and alcoholic drinks. Please click here for the menu
  • For more information on the scenic train route, please click here


2 Working Days
Approximately 6 Hours Per Way
Not Included
Voucher Type
Present Voucher At Attraction's Ticket Office
No Amendments Allowed
No Refunds Allowed

Operating Hours

The Coastal Pacific runs daily from late September to late April, departing Christchurch at 0700hrs. It stops at Picton for 1 hour before departing at 1415hrs and arriving back at Christchurch at 2030hrs

What You Get


  • Coastal Pacific scenic train ride to Picton (one-way only)
  • Hotel transfers and transportation
  • Personal expenses (optional)

How to Use

Please present your voucher at the ticketing office on the day of your train ride.

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damage caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • Tours/Experiences are subject to cancellation without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances, and (or) when there is an official request from the authorities
  • Refunds will be provided to customers under the following circumstances:
    • No refunds will be entertained for cancellation made 6 days or less prior the departure date
    • 50% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 7 days prior the departure date
    • 80% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 14 days prior the departure date
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of latecomers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be entertained

Amendment Policy:

  • All amendments are subject to availability
  • Additional charges may apply for amendments

Upon completion of purchase, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subject to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

How to Get There

Christchurch Railway Station

Addington, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand

Item Price (SGD) Quantity
One-way (Adult)
Age 15 and above
One-way (Child)
Age 2 to 14 years old

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