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Travel by bus/coach/TranzAlpine train from Christchurch to Franz Josef Glacier & Wanaka choosing from a range of times timetable timetables schedules fares prices tickets bookings reservations routes & travel services
Christchurch to Wanaka (via Franz Josef Glacier) Train and Bus Train Service
  Travel from Christchurch to Franz Josef Glacier and Wanaka travelling on the TranzAlpine train to Greymouth connecting with a scenic bus service to Franz Josef Glacier for a 1 or more nights stay and onto Wanaka by scenic coach service.

Travelling 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.

A minimum of 2 travel days is required.

You can book accommodation that is near Christchurch Railway Station for TranzAlpine train service from Christchurch.
  Travel Information        
  Travel Day 1          
  Christchurch to Departs Arrives Frequency Service Information Operator
  Franz Josef 8.15am 5.05pm Daily Bus and Train service - via Greymouth - Fare includes all train and bus travel TranzAlpine Train InterCity
 Accommodation is required in Franz Josef for at least a 1 night stay. Click for Franz Josef Motel/Hotel or Hostel accommodation
  Travel Day 2          
  Franz Josef to          
  Wanaka 8.00am 2.00pm Daily   Newmans Coachlines
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