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

East-West Coaches (Daily Service)

Ph: 0800 142 622 (Monday- Sunday, 7:30am-7:00pm​)
Bookings: Visit website or phone during office hours.
Stops at: Arthur's Pass Public Toilets (100m from Visitor Centre).

Timetable (valid 25th May 2019)
Morning ServiceAfternoon Service
Greymouth (Greymouth Railway Station I-Site) 8.00am
Kumara Junction 8.30am
Kumara Township 8.30am
Jacksons Retreat Holiday Park (on HWY) 9.00am
Otira (Stagecoach Hotel) 9.15am
Arthur's Pass (Public Toilets) 9.30am
Castle Hill Township (on HWY) 10.20am
Springfield (Springfield Hotel) 10.40am
Sheffield (Sheffields Bakery) 10.45am
Darfield - ON DEMAND ONLY (Darfield Bakery) 10.50am
Christchurch International Airport - ON DEMAND ONLY 11.45am
Christchurch (Canturbury Museum. 11 Rolleston Ave) 12.00 pm
Christchurch (Canturbury Museum. 11 Rolleston Ave) 1.45 pm
Christchurch International Airport - PICKUP ONLY. ON DEMAND ONLY 2.00pm
Yaldhurst (Yaldhurst Hotel) 2.10pm
Darfield - ON DEMAND ONLY (Darfield Bakery) 2.30pm
Sheffield (Sheffields Bakery) 2.30pm
Springfield (Springfield Hotel) 2.35pm
Castle Hill Township (on HWY) 3.00pm
Arthur's Pass (Public Toilets) 3.40pm
Otira (Stagecoach Hotel) 4.15pm
Jacksons Retreat Holiday Park (on HWY) 4.25pm
Kumara Township 4.45pm
Kumara Junction 4.55pm
Greymouth (Greymouth Railway Station I-Site) 5.30pm

Other Bus Services

Intercity Busline (West Coast) : Ph. 03 377 9020
East-West Coachlines (Lewis Pass) : Ph. 0800 142 622 (Monday- Sunday, 7:30am-7:00pm​)


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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