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Passing Arthur

Hop-on Hop-off
price NZ$899 AU$864
start Christchurch
finish Christchurch
Travel Time Minimum 8 Days

What is Minimum Travel Time?

The days indicate the time it would take to complete the pass if you stayed on the bus and did not hop-off. All passes can be completed in a shorter time simply by hopping-off before the scheduled end point. Across the winter months, we sometimes reduce our weekly departures which may affect these timings. Be sure to check out the latest timetables on our website or speak to our Reservations Team.

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About this experience

This pass starts in Christchurch where you’ll hop on the world-renowned TranzAlpine train and travel through the breathtaking Arthurs Pass. Upon arriving in Greymouth you’ll be picked up by Kiwi Experience and then it’s good times back to Christchurch, including Franz Josef and Queenstown.

  • Start Christchurch, finish Christchurch
  • Minimum of 8 days travel
  • Includes a one way Tranzalpine train ticket
  • Unlimited travel*
  • Valid for travel between November 2022 and 30th April 2023
  • Change travel dates as many times as you like with no fees
  • Reserved accommodation at every overnight stop - guaranteed.
  • Best Price Guarantee on activities
  • Flexible, easy, stress free travel with like-minded travellers
  • Legendary local Driver Guides

 *T&C's apply

To view our current bus timetables please click here


Add on your accommodation

Accommodation is not included in the price of your bus pass and needs to be purchased additionally. Pre-purchase one of our accommodation packs alongside a bus pass to save yourself some $.

Passing Arthur Accommodation Pack

This pack includes 10 nights accommodation for the minimum travel time of the Passing Arthur Bus Pass. This is made up of 1 night in every Kiwi Experience Overnight Stop with additional nights below:

  • 2 nights in Franz Josef 
  • 3 nights in Queenstown
  • 2 nights in Christchurch

Your driver will reserve you a bed, please let them know that you have a voucher.


Budget for your trip by pre-purchasing your overnight stays and save yourself some sweet $$ to spend on experiences throughout New Zealand. 


Available activity pack add on's

North Island
South Island
  • Christchurch to Greymouth
  • Greymouth to Lake Mahinapua
  • Franz Josef (Extra Day)
  • Franz Josef to Queenstown
  • Queenstown (Free Day)
  • Queenstown to Lake Tekapo
  • Lake Tekapo to Christchurch
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To North Island
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