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From Christchurch to West Coast by train

Christchurch, Canterbury
Greymouth, West Coast
4h 50m

Christchurch to Greymouth Schedule

Christchurch to Greymouth Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
New Zealand Rail First Class Seat 08:15 – 13:05NZD 199.01

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How to get from Christchurch to Greymouth?

When you want to get from Christchurch to Greymouth, your choices are limited. There is only one option we offer for this route:

  • Train

How far is Christchurch from Greymouth?

The overland distance from Christchurch to Greymouth is 151 miles (242 km).
The flying distance is 124 miles (198 km).

How long does it take to get from Christchurch to Greymouth?

The travel time from Christchurch to Greymouth takes 5 hours in media.

How much does it cost to get from Christchurch to Greymouth?

To get from Christchurch to Greymouth prepare to shell out about NZD 199.01 for your ticket.

How many trips per day are there from Christchurch to Greymouth?

Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 1 departures a day.

Useful tips for travel from Christchurch to Greymouth

While train is the only option we offer for this route, these simple tips and recommendations will help enhance your travel experience.


Things to remember before buying your train ticket:

  • Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel.
  • In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough - it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.
  • If you are in for a premium experience, opt for a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi and a choice of snacks and drinks.

Do many travellers take train from Christchurch to Greymouth?

Up to now, 550 booked train tickets from Christchurch to Greymouth through our service. You can check reviews above.