Fares Types

Get a Flexi Plus fare with unlimited stops and date flexibility or grab a limited discounted fare for the TranzAlpine!


The following fares are available through our booking system. However, they may not always be visible and are subject to availability.

Get unlimited stops and total freedom:

Flexi Plus fares

With a TranzAlpine Flexi Plus ticket, you can explore between Christchurch and Greymouth at your leisure. Flexi Plus fares include free stopovers and date changes, so you can change your plans whenever you like!

Flexi-Plus fares include:

  • Free stopovers (stop off and visit towns and places of interest en-route)
  • Fully refundable up to 24 hours before travel
  • Fully flexible, with unlimited free date changes up to 24 hours before travel
  • Fully changeable, so you can change your destination, start point, or add stopovers up to 24 hours before travel
  • Bookable any time before train departs, subject to seat availability

 There will be no changes to the Flexi Plus fare conditions for travel from 1st April 2018. 

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Our flexible saver fare:

Flexi fares

Our Flexi fare is our semi-flexible discounted TranzAlpine fare. With a Flexi discount fare, you still get to stop free of charge wherever you like along the TranzAlpine route. You also get one free date change should your plans change.

Flexi fares include:

  • 50% refundable up to 48 hours before travel
  • One free date change and $20 per change thereafter up to 48 hours before travel
  • Free stopovers (hop on and off at any stations you like en-route using the "Add a Stop" button)
  • Bookable any time before train departs, subject to seat availability

 

From the 1st April 2018, the Flexi fare will include flexible travel date change options and free stopovers.  The discounted flexi fare will include:

  • 50% refundable up to 24 hours before travel
  • Unlimited date changes up to 24 hours before travel.  If the same price fare isn't available, a fare upgrade payment will be required
  • If you change your date of travel, the amended travel must be used within 6 months of the original travel date
  • Free stopovers (hop on and off at any stations you like en-route using the "Add a Stop" button) which must be booked 48 hours before travel 
  • Bookable any time before train departs, subject to availability

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Domestic promotional fares:

Starter fares

A limited number of cheap TranzAlpine fares, called Starter fares, are released into the New Zealand market during low season. These promotional fares provide a small amount of flexibility to cover changes in travel plans and stopovers can be added at an additional cost.

Starter fares are:

  • Non-refundable
  • $20 per date change up to 48 hours before travel
  • $10 per stopover (using the "Add a Stop" button)
  • Bookable any time before train departs, subject to availability

 

For travel from 1st April 2018, Starter fares will include:

  • Non-refundable
  • Unlimited date changes up to 24 hours before travel.  If the same price fare isn't available, a fare upgrade payment will be required. 
  • If you change your date of travel, the amended travel must be used within 6 months of the original travel date
  • $10 per stopover (using the "Add a Stop" button) and must be booked 48 hours before travel
  • Bookable any time before train departs, subject to seat availability

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Domestic super-saver fares:

Webstarter fares

A very small number of off-peak TranzAlpine super saver fares, called the Webstarter, are released into the domestic market during the low season. These discounted fares are non-flexible and are for point-to-point travel only (no stopping en-route).

Webstarter fares are:

  • Non-refundable
  • No date changes
  • No stopovers (point-to-point travel only)
  • Not bookable on day of departure
  • Subject to availability

 For travel from 1st April 2018, these fares will no longer be available and will become part of the Starter fare so we can still offer lower cost travel but with added flexibility. 

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