Melbourne to Adelaide Train Journey

Melbourne to Adelaide Train Journey

Rail Tickets, Bookings, Seat Reservations, Train Timetables A daylight service that operates three times a week in both directions.. Guests also have the opportunity to disembark from the train to explore the many regions and towns the Train passes through along its route, then simply re-join the train on another scheduled service that suits your holiday timetable


Tour Info

Code RT-08
Style
  • Train Tickets
Duration 11 Hours
Price From $87
Departures

Every Tue, Thu, Sat

Vehicle Train
Suitability Open Age
Start Melbourne @ 8.05am
Finish Adelaide @ 6.00pm

There's no more relaxing way to enjoy the trip between Adelaide and Melbourne than on the newly refurbished Overland. The Overland provides a comfortable, relaxing way to travel between the cities or to ease into a great holiday in either Melbourne, Adelaide or their surrounding regions.
This historic train pioneered inter-capital rail travel way back in 1887, its name inspired by the historic 'Overlanders' who travelled the route on horseback. A century on and a $4 million refurbishment later, today's train-travelling 'Overlanders' will enjoy the journey in relaxing comfort arriving at their destination in the early evening.

Throughout this interstate journey, guests can soak up a diverse range of landscapes from rugged mallee scrubland, to fields of golden crops, over vast open plains and through gently rolling hills.

The Overland passes through classic Australian country towns including Murray Bridge, Bordertown, Nhill, Dimboola, Horsham, Ararat and Geelong. So whichever direction you travel, the journey is a wonderful opportunity to relax in comfort, mingle with fellow travellers and delight in the ever changing countryside along the way.

The Overland runs a daylight service between Melborune and Adelaide in both directions, three times a week. Guests also have the opportunity to disembark from the train to explore the many regions and towns The Overland passes through along its route. These guests simply re-join The Overland on a scheduled service that suits their holiday timetable.

Stopovers available

  • Geelong
  • Ararat
  • Horshan
  • Dimboola
  • Nhill
  • Bordertown
  • Murray Bridge

On board, The Overland guests have the choice of two levels of service; Red Service and Red Premium Service. Red Service offers a value for money option with all the comforts you need, while Red Premium gives guests more services and more personal space. Both service levels offer guests ample room to move around the train and stretch their legs. The licensed Café Carriage also provides the chance to meet your fellow travellers and socialise in a comfortable, friendly environment.

You'll also find many great holiday packages for those planning a holiday from either Melbourne or Adelaide, including many touring and accommodation options that will allow you to discover each destination as well as regions and sightseeing highlights nearby.

The Overland links Melbourne with two of Australia's great trains; the mighty Indian Pacific which traverses this huge continent between Sydney and Perth, via Adelaide, and The Legendary Ghan, travelling between Adelaide and Darwin. It means The Overland opens up exciting train travel all over Australia from either Adelaide or Melbourne.

With The Overland's new levels of comfort and refurbished facilities, no matter what level of service you choose, travelling between Adelaide and Melbourne by rail is now a more comfortable, relaxing and unique experience complete with mesmerising views and the ability to move about the train as you wish.

On-Board Services


Red Premium Service


Red Service

Seats

Comfortable reclining seats offering greater personal space.
2 and 1 across aisle, 36 per carriage

Comfortable reclining seats offering greater personal space.
2 and 2 across aisle, 60 per carriage

Leg Room

67cm pitch between seats

49cm pitch between seats

Facilities

Reading Lights

Yes

Yes

Blankets/Pillows

Available on request

Available for hire

Licensed Café

Access to licensed Café Carriage

Access to licensed Café Carriage

Food & Beverage

Meals

Meals for purchase from licenced Café Carriage alternatively limited a-la-carte in-seat dining served via trolley service

Meals for purchase from licenced Café Carriage

Snacks

Snacks for purchase from trolley service or the Licenced Café Carriage. Free orange juice/water offered on boarding

Snacks for purchase from trolley service or the Licenced Café Carriage

Bar

Pay as you go bar

Pay as you go bar

Reading Matter

Free Platform magazine. Newspapers & magazines on sale

Free Platform magazine. Newspapers & magazines on sale

Portable DVD

Hire a DVD from our selection of titles

Hire a DVD from our selection of titles

Coffee

Coffee service for purchase

Coffee service for purchase

Luggage

Restricted on-board luggage. Priority luggage handling service.
Note: large items to be stowed in the Power/Luggage Van allowing 50kg per person. 3 items 20/20/10kg.

Restricted on-board luggage.
Note: large items to be stowed in the Power/Luggage Van allowing 40kg per person. 2 items 20/20kg.

Additional Information

All fares are inclusive of a fuel price surcharge. To receive concessional travel fares, Great Southern Rail is required to confirm your eligibility for the concession electronically with Centrelink. If you do not want this to happen you will need to contact Centrelink or the Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) to obtain a Pension Concession Letter as proof of your eligibility for the concession and provide this directly to Great Southern Rail before the concession can be given.

Return fares are generally double the one-way fare

CSHC = Commonwealth Senior Health Card Holder

Student Fares: are only available for full time students 16 years and over, who hold a current ID card from a recognised education institution.

YHA Fares: are only available to those holding a valid membership card to YHA.

Backpacker Fares: are only available to those holding a valid membership card from a major recognised Backpacker organisation.

*Rail Saver: Payment required at time of booking. No changes permitted. Non refundable (100% cancellation fee). Subject to availability.

Pension and concession fares are valid for Australian citizens only

XMAS SERVICE: Please be advised The Overland Christmas Timetable differs from the standard timetable

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Red Premium Service

  • Seats: Comfortable reclining seats offering greater personal space.
  • 2 and 1 across aisle
  • 36 per carriage
  • Leg Room: 67cm pitch between seats

Red Service

  • Seats: Comfortable reclining seats offering greater personal space.
  • 2 and 2 across aisle
  • 60 per carriage
  • Leg Room: 49cm pitch between seats