Worlwide Trains

Rail Canterbury are pleased to be able to offer assistance with a wide range of service further afield including Japan, Australia, the USA and China.



Worldwide Trains


Worldwide Trains

We are now able to make arrangements for other train travel around the world. Here are some details of what we can arrange for you.

The JR East Flexi Pass:
There is no easier way to visit Eastern Japan than with the JR East Flexi Pass.  Enjoy the freedom to travel when you want for 4 days over a 1 month period. With the economical Flexi Pass, you can journey at your leisure, staying in one area for several days or using the train for simple day trips.

The JR East Pass:

The JR East Pass is the easiest way to explore Eastern Japan by train, allowing you to journey at your leisure from one station to the next. It is valid for any 5 day within a period of 14 days. Passholders can travel in the reserved section in Ordinary Class on trains including the Shinkansen “bullet trains”, Express and Local trains on JR East lines. The pass allows travel on the Izu-Kyuko line, the Hokuetsu-Kyuko line, the Aoimori Railway line, the Iwate Galaxy Railway (IGR) line, the Tokyo Monorail line, the Sendai Airport Transit line and the Tokyo Waterfron Area Rapit Transit (Rinkai Line). It aAlso includes access to the Limited Express trains “Nikko”, “Spacia Nikko”, “Kinugawa” and “Spacia Kinugawa” operating through the JR East lines and the non-JR Tobu line. In addition, the Echigo TOKImeki Railway (between Arai and Naoetsu Stations) and the Hokuriku Shinkansen (between Nagano and Joetsumyoko), previously unavailable to JR East Passholders, are now covered by this pass. However, it is not valid on Green cars, private compartments, sleeper trains, liner and Home liner trains. Adult and Child rates are available and it allows you to explore by hopping on and off the trains as you wish.

Australia is a vast continent and there is no better way to enjoy the essence of the country, visit the main cities and experience the amazing countryside more than by travelling the extensive Rail Australia network on some of the greatest rail journeys in the world.

Purchase one or more of Rail Australia's flexible and affordable Rail Passes to use as you go. Whatever your itinerary, Rail Passes provide an economical and comfortable way to discover all or selected regions of Australia.

We can issue three Australia Passes, the Discovery Pass, the Queensland Explorer Pass and the Queensland Coastal Pass. We cannot, however, make the reservations for specific trains as this must be done by the customer once in possession of their pass. We can of course give you information about how these reservations can be made. If you would like information about any of these passes, please contact us either by phone or email.

Amtrak USA Rail Pass

In order to experience the entire U.S.A. from coast to coast why not consider a USA Rail Pass. It covers the entire Amtrak network and there are three travel options.
Travel 8 segments* over 15-days
Travel 12 segments* over 30-days
Travel 18 segments* over 45-days
(*A travel segment is any time you get on and then get off a vehicle (train, bus, ferry or other allowable leg).
The pass is valid all year, with no peak or off peak periods or blackout dates.  We recommend that reservations be made prior to arrival in the US and as far in advance as possible. Reservations are required for most trains. The Pass is valid for regular Coach Class travel on all Amtrak trains except Auto Train, Acela Express, Metroliner, certain Thruway motorcoach connections and the Canadian portion of trains operated jointly by Amtrak and Via Rail Canada. On some trains, you can upgrade your accommodations to Business Class or Sleeping Car accommodations.
The USA Rail Pass is for international travellers only. USA citizens are not eligible to purchase USA Rail Passes.

Point to Point Tickets

If the USA Rail Pass is not suitable for you we are also able to issue tickets for individual journeys. Let us have details of those you are interested in and we will be happy to make your arrangements.

We are now able to issue tickets valid for travel in Canada. Tickets are available for booking up to 11 months in advance of travel dates. You can travel anywhere across Canada on one of VIA Rail's19 train routes, seeing spectacular scenery as you go. You will receive a convenient e-ticket, which you can either print at home or display on your smart phone or tablet. Tickets are available in 5 price levels:- Escape (standard class), Economy (standard class), Economy Plus (standard class), Business (first class) and Business Plus (first class), depending on the availability of the train you choose. If you would like more information on times and prices available for your journey, please either call or email and we will be happy to help you.

Point to Point Ticket

China has one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world, with trains linking almost every town and city. With a ticket on China Railways you will be able to explore the country hassle free. We will be more than happy to help you with your arrangements.