Alice Springs to Adelaide Ghan Rail Journey

Alice Springs to Adelaide Ghan Rail Journey

A journey on The Ghan is an incomparable way to travel from Alice Springs to Adelaide. Marvel at the spectacular Australian landscapes from the rusty hues of the Red Centre to the fertile countryside surrounding Adelaide.

Tour Highlights

  • Depart Alice Springs945pm
  • Fri Arrive Coober Pedy 830am
  • Depart Coober Pedy 740pm
  • Sat Arrive Adelaide 1050am

Tour Info

Code RT-09
Style
  • Train Tickets
Duration 2 Days
Price From $1259
Departures

Thurs day

# Motor vehicle check in is 2 hours
before departure

* Sunday service will be cancelled
from 1st April

Vehicle Train
Suitability Open Age
Start Alice Springs @ 09:45 pm
Finish Adelaide @ 10:50 am

Travel by rail between Alice Springs and Adelaide and you are joining one of the great train journeys of the world. Named after the Afghan cameleers who once traversed this route.

The Ghan's timetable makes the most of the daylight hours to offer unsurpassed views of the passing landscape. Each new day begins with a fresh panorama of this changing landscape. Red earth and cobalt blue skies - the essence of Central Australia takes on a character of its own with every passing hour.

Marvel at the spectacular Australian landscapes from the rusty hues of the Red Centre to the fertile countryside surrounding Adelaide.

Compare Service Levels

Gold Service Cabin

Through the big screen window of your cosy, well-appointed cabin, you'll watch tremendous secrets unfold as the train transports you from one end of the continent to the other. Spend hours deep in conversation with a travelling partner or lose yourself in a lifetime of thoughts. And after a day of off-train activities, your cabin provides the perfect place to relax and recharge before heading for the lounge or dining carriage.

With room to stretch out and all the comforts of home, Gold Service is the most popular level of service aboard The Ghan and Indian Pacific. You'll enjoy private cabin accommodation together with all-inclusive dining, beverages and a range of fascinating Off Train Excursions at key stops. Gold Service accommodation is available in both single and twin-share so you can choose to travel with your partner, friends or roll solo.

During the day, the compact Twin Berth Sleeper Cabins offer a comfortable three seater lounge, converting to an upper and lower sleeping berth at night. And with top notch service from our hospitality attendant, you'll enjoy fresh sheets, bath towels, pillows, doonas and complimentary toiletries. Twin Berth Sleeper Cabins have private en suite facilities with a hide-away compact toilet, wash basin and shower.

Feeling peckish? Step out of your spacious cabin and into the exclusive, classically styled Queen Adelaide Restaurant Car where an all inclusive menu is prepared by on-board chefs using fresh local fare. Our seasonal menu features mouth-watering dishes such as saltwater barramundi and grilled kangaroo fillet. Platinum and Gold Service fare includes hearty breakfasts, two course lunches and three course dinners. Vegetarian, children's and limited special dietary meals are available when you make your booking. You may also choose to complement your meal with our selection of wines and beverages included in your fare.

Gold Single Service

Whether travelling alone or with friends, Gold Single Service offers a compact single-bed cabin with all the benefits of all-inclusive dining, beverages and Off Train Excursions.

Features include:

• Private, compact sleeper cabin with single bed and wash basin

• Shared shower and toilet facilities at the end of the carriage

• Window with view from one side of the train

• All inclusive dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant

• All-inclusive Australian wines, beers, base spirits and non-alcoholic beverages

• All-inclusive Off Train Excursions at selected stops

• 50kg checked luggage per person (2 x 25kg)

Gold Twin/Superior Service

Choose between a Gold Twin Cabin or Gold Superior Cabin, in our most popular service level. The Gold Twin Cabin is set up as a three-seater lounge during the day and converts into upper and lower single beds by night. The Gold Superior Cabin is almost double the size with 3/4 size double bed and additional fold down single bed.

Features which include:

• Compact ensuite equipped with shower, toilet, wash basin and complimentary bathroom amenities

• Window with view from one side of the train

• All inclusive dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant and access to the Outback Explorer Lounge

• All-inclusive Australian wines, beers, base spirits and non-alcoholic beverages

• All-inclusive Off Train Excursions at selected stops

• 50kg checked luggage per person (2 x 25kg)

Gold Superior Cabin additional features:

• TV with DVD player and selection of DVDs

• Private bar fridge

Platinum Service

Platinum Service offers guests the most luxurious transcontinental holiday Australia has to offer. Boasting deluxe extras such as Platinum Transfers, in-cabin breakfasts and access to the Platinum Lounge and Restaurant, Platinum Service promises and delivers a journey beyond expectations.

The first thing you'll notice about your Platinum cabin is the abundance of space, almost twice the size of a Gold Twin Cabin. By day your cabin is configured as a private lounge with deluxe lounge seating, a table and two ottomans. By night you'll sleep easy as the lounges convert to a comfortable bedroom with either a double bed or twin beds.

Feeling peckish? Step out of your spacious cabin and into the Platinum Club Car where an all inclusive menu is prepared by on-board chefs using fresh local fare. Our seasonal menu features mouth-watering dishes such as saltwater barramundi and grilled kangaroo fillet. Platinum and Gold Service fare includes hearty breakfasts, two course lunches and three course dinners. Vegetarian, children's and limited special dietary meals are available when you make your booking. You may also choose to complement your meal with our selection of wines and beverages included in your fare.

As our highest level of service, Platinum Service offers guests a range of deluxe extras including Platinum Transfers, in-cabin breakfasts, personalised cabin steward service and access to the exclusive Platinum Club.

Features include:

• Spacious Double and Twin cabins almost twice the size of a Gold Twin cabin

• By day, cabins are set up lounge-style with a moveable table and two ottomans, and by night, the lounges are converted to a double bed or two single beds.

• Full-size ensuite equipped with shower, vanity with cupboard space, toilet and complimentary bathroom amenities

• Windows offering views from both sides of the train

• All-inclusive dining in the exclusive Platinum Club

• Relax in Platinum Club's exclusive lounge area

• All-inclusive Australian wines, beers, base spirits and non-alcoholic beverages

• First priority for check-in and all-inclusive Off Train Excursions

• 75kg checked luggage per person (3 x 25kg)

MOTORAIL CAR TRAIN AUSTRALIA

Enjoy the best of both worlds - bring your car along for the ride!

On our Great Australian Rail Journeys, you can take the time to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Australian countryside without the hassle of driving. Just sit back, relax and gaze into the distance as your chosen train weaves effortlessly toward its destination.

With our Motorail Service, you can avoid the traffic and the long drive and enjoy the convenience of having your own car at the end of the line ready for the next stage of your journey.

All you have to do is pack the car with all of your holiday gear and check the vehicle into the rail terminal on your departure day. Then, relax and enjoy the comfort of the train while your car travels safely onboard one of our purpose-built vehicle transporters.

Size restrictions do apply for large vehicles and trailers, so it is important to be aware of these limitations before booking. For Motorail fares, rates for each train and vehicle check in times, please visit the links below.

Accompanied Fares and Information:

Motorail services are available between Adelaide and Perth (and v.v.) and Adelaide and Darwin (and v.v.).

Note

  • No pick up you need to check in on time at  the station. 
  • Check the luggage limit on the cabin details. Checked-in luggage cannot be accessed during the journey. Due to cabin space constraints, it is recommended guests take an overnight bag containing all requirements for their journey in their cabin and check in all other luggage.
  • Night seats are no longer available from 1st of June 2016.
  • Fares are fluctuated and depends on the availability of cheapest option. 
  • Motorail services are available between Adelaide and Perth (and v.v.) and Adelaide and Darwin (and v.v.). 

FARES

 

 

ALICE
TO
ADELAIDE

PLATINUM CABIN

TWIN GOLD

SINGLE GOLD

High season
07 May to 28 Aug

Everyday $2749

 

Everyday  $1419


Advanced Purchase  $1129

Everyday  $1259


 Advanced Purchase  $999

Shoulder Season

Everyday $2589

Everyday  $1379


Advanced Purchase  $1099

Everyday  $1229


Advanced Purchase  $979

Low Season

Dec - march

Everyday $2169

Everyday  $1149


Advanced Purchase  $899

Everyday  $1019


Advanced Purchase  $799

* Fares based on twin share per person with single supplements applicable.

^ Advance Purchase fares are subject to availability and bookings must be made a minimum of 6 months in advance.