Note: No local track-head transport options exist in Arthur's Pass. Your only real option is to hitch-hike. Best hitching spots - Going West: 100m to north of Store. Going East: The railway underpass, 100m south of DOC VC.

Please note times stated here are subject to change without notice, please confirm both when booking services. Please visit respective websites to obtain current fares.


All Buses Arrive and Depart near or in the vicinity of the Arthur's Pass Store.

Atomic Shuttles (Daily Service)

Stops at: Arthur's Pass Store & Cafe (200m from Visitor Centre)
Trampers: Atomic Shuttles may drop off at highway side track heads subject to space available.
Atomic Shuttles

Timetable (valid 8th January 2019)
Morning ServiceAfternoon Service
Christchurch (depart) 8.30am
Arthur's Pass (depart) 11.00am
Moana (depart) 11.50am
Greymouth (arrive) 12.15am
Greymouth (depart) 1.30pm
Moana (depart) 2.00pm
Arthur's Pass (depart) 3.00pm
Christchurch (arrive) 5.10pm

West Coast Shuttle (Daily Service)

Ph: (03)768 0028
Cell: 027 435 3429
Stops at: Opposite YHA Hostel (200m from Visitor Centre). Note this is an express service and may not stop unless you have a booking!
Trampers: West Coast Shuttle may drop off at track heads subject to space available.

Timetable (valid 26th January 2017)
Morning ServiceAfternoon Service
Greymouth (depart Regent Theatre) 7.45am
Arthur's Pass (depart) 9.10am
Christchurch Airport (depart) 11:15am
Riccarton Mall (depart) 11.30am
Christchurch Hospital(depart) 11:45am
Lichfield St (Central Bus Exchange) Midday
Lichfield St (depart opp. Central Bus Exchange) 2.15pm
Riccarton Mall (depart) 2.20pm
Arthur's Pass (depart) 4.45pm
Greymouth (arrive Regent Theatre) 6.30pm

Other Bus Services

Intercity Busline (West Coast) : Ph. 03 377 9020
East-West Coachlines (Lewis Pass) : Ph. 03 789 6251 (10.30am @ Windy Point for Christchurch)


The railway station is located 300 metres from the Visitors Centre towards Christchurch

The TranzAlpine

Ph. 0800 TRAINS (0800 872 467)
Stops at: Arthur's Pass Railway Station is located 150m from the Visitor Centre in the centre of Village.
Standard Summer Timetable
Please check their website for seasonal changes in timetable information.
Morning ServiceAfternoon Service
Christchurch (depart) 8.15am
Arthur's Pass (depart) 10.52am
Greymouth (arrive) 1.05pm
Greymouth (depart) 2.05pm
Arthur's Pass (depart) 4.28pm
Christchurch (arrive) 6.31pm

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Economy, Saver and Super Saver Discount fares available (enquire)

Steam Train Excursions

Steam Excursion TrainOn occassion, especially during winter, steam excursion trains come to Arthur's Pass on day trips. Check out the Mainline Steam Website, or keep an eye out for advertisements in the Press newspaper.

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