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. May not run over Autumn - Spring!)

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 14th April 2021)
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: +64 27 201 8825 (7:30am-5:30pm​)
Bookings: Email, visit website or phone during office hours.
Stops at: Arthur's Pass Public Toilets (100m from Visitor Centre).

Timetable (valid 14th April 2021)
Morning ServiceAfternoon Service
8:30am – Departs Greymouth outside the Railway station/I-Site.
8:50am – Kumara Township, Outside Kumara General Store.
9:15am – Jacksons Turn off To Lake Brunner, by large Jacksons Retreat Holiday Park Sign.
9:20am – Aickens, Taramakau Valley Trail carpark.
9:30am – Otria, Outside Otira Stagecoach Hotel.
10:10am – Arthurs Pass, Public Toilets/Railway Station Carpark (10min Refreshment Stop).
10:15am – Bealey, Bealey Hotel, Bealey Spur Track entrance.
10:20am – Flock Hill Station Main Entrance.
10:35am – Castle Hill Township, Outside Main Entrance to Township on then main road.
11:10am – Springfield, Outside Springfield public toilets.
11:15am – Sheffield, Outside Sheffield Pie/Bakery.
11:20am – Darfield, Outside Darfield Bakery (Only on demand otherwise Old Coast Road Bypass will be used).
11:40am – Yaldhurst, Outside Yaldhurst Hotel by bus stop.
11:55am – Christchurch International Airport, Pick up/Drop off (only on demand).
12:10am – Christchurch Central Bus Exchange, Litchfield Street (only on demand).
​12:15pm – Arrive in Christchurch, outside The Canturbury Museum (11 Rollerston Avenue).
1:45pm – Christchurch Central Bus Exchange, Litchfield Street (Only on demand).
2:00pm – Depart Christchurch, outside the Canterbury Museum (11 Rolleston Avenue).
2:20pm – Christchurch International Airport pick up (only on demand).
2:35pm – Yaldhurst , Outside Yaldhurst Hotel by Bus Stop.
2:55pm – Darfield, Outside Darfield Bakery (Only on Demand Otherwise Old Coast Road Bypass Used).
3:00pm – Sheffield, outside Sheffield Pie/Bakery.
3:05pm – Springfield, outside Springfield public Toilets.
3:35pm – Castle Hill Township, Outside Main Entrance to Township on Main Road.
3:40pm – Flock Hill Station, Opposite Main Entrance.
4:00pm – Arthur's Pass, Public Toilet's/Railway Station carpark (10min refreshment stop).
4:20pm – Otira, Outside Otira Stagecoach Hotel.
4:30pm – Aickens, Taramakau Valley Trail carpark.
4:35pm – Jackson's Turn off To Lake Brunner, By Large Jacksons Retreat Holiday Park sign.
5:15pm – Kumara Township, outside Kumara General Store.
5:45pm – Arrive at Greymouth, outside Greymouth Railway Station I-Site.

Other Bus Services

Intercity Busline (West Coast) : Ph. 03 377 9020
East-West Coachlines (Lewis Pass) : Ph. +64 27 201 8825 (7:30am-5:30pm​)


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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