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Christchurch to Franz Josef Glacier Train and Bus Travel Service
  Travel from Christchurch to Franz Josef Glacier travelling on the TranzAlpine train to Greymouth connecting with a scenic bus service to Franz Josef Glacier.

TranzAlpine TrainTravelling on the TranzAlpine train is a scenic rail journey from Christchurch to Arthurs Pass and Greymouth passing though the Southern Alps from the east coast to the west coast of of New Zealand's South Island. The TranzAlpine carriages have advanced air bag suspension system for quieter and smoother travel, un-tinted, non-reflective, panoramic side and roof windows to capture the dramatic coastal and mountain views of the magnificent South Island, GPS triggered journey commentary in five languages at your seat via headphones, plus information displays and overhead HD video and are centrally heated/air conditioned for passenger comfort. Each carriage has onboard washroom/toilet facilities, with '2 Seat-Aisle-2 Seat' seating either as forward facing seats with head rests or 'Table Group' (4 people around a table) seating allowing to experience the amazing views of the magnificent South Island, through panoramic side and roof windows, while enjoying the company of other passengers.

The TranzAlpine train has a café carriage offering a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, snacks and light meals and an open air viewing carriage allows you to get even closer to the stunning scenery and provides many opportunities to photograph your favourite spots.

At Greymouth, you board your scenic bus to the village of Franz Josef.

Travel is simple, just make one reservation, pay for one fare and travel on one ticket.

You can book accommodation that is near Christchurch Railway Station for TranzAlpine train service from Christchurch.

  Travel Information        
  Christchurch to Departs Arrives Frequency Service Information Operated By
  Franz Josef 8.15am 5.05pm Daily Combined Bus and Train service - via Greymouth* TranzAlpine TrainInterCity
* Fare includes all train and bus travel
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