Adelaide to Perth on The Indian Pacific Train 3 Day Trip

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This three-day two-night all-inclusive journey begins as the train heads north-west and you make your way to the vast expanse and beauty of the Nullarbor Plain. On your second night dine under the stars at Rawlinna; the remote and beautiful outpost that borders a sheep station of a mere 2.5 million acres. After a restful sleep, you are greeted by daybreak and breakfast in the picturesque rolling hills of the Avon Valley as we head to our final destination of Perth in the mid-afternoon after enjoying a delightful Lunch.

Adelaide to Perth on The Indian Pacific Train 3 Day Trip
From$1699 aud

Group booking discount

Tour Highlights

  • Platinum Cabin
  • Gold Cabin
  • Single Gold Cabin

Tour Info

Code RT-03
  • Train Cabin
Duration 3 Days
Price From $1699


Vehicle Train
Suitability Open Age
Start Adelaide @ 9.40pm
Finish Perth @ 3.00 pm

The Journey

Travelling between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean for over 40 years, this truly is one of the world's great train journeys.

Named after the two great oceans it joins and symbolised by the magnificent wedge-tailed eagle that so often soars above it, the mighty Indian Pacific traverses 3,115 km between Adelaide and Perth

Whether your final destination on the Indian Pacific is west to Perth or east to Adelaide, you'll have many opportunities to leave the train and take in some of the region's highlights. With so many wonderful sights to enjoy, this isn't just one of the longest train journeys in the world, but also one of the most memorable.

Journey Overview

Route: Adelaide - Perth
Duration: Two nights in either direction
Distance: 3115 kilometres

Compare Service Levels

Gold Twin Cabin

Gold Service Twin cabins are our most popular level of service. You'll enjoy all-inclusive dining, beverages and a range of fascinating Off Train Excursions at key stops. While in your cabin there's a three-seater lounge by day that converts to a comfortable sleeper by night, with upper and lower berths and private en suite.

Off train excursions

All inclusive food & drinks

  • FROM $1,849 Per Person TWIN SHARE - Everyday Saver Price
  • FROM $1,999 Per Person TWIN SHARE - Everyday Price
  • Every day Saver fare is fully flexible fare. It is transferable and refundable but cancellation fee will be applied. You may make amendment up to 14 days prior to the travel. But change it to another fare type of greater value will require the difference to be paid between the everyday saver fare and the applicable fare.

Gold Single Cabin

On your Great Australian rail journey, enjoy Gold Service's fully inclusive dining, beverages and Off Train Excursions along the way, with like-minded travellers. In our thoughtfully appointed single cabins a comfortable seat by day converts to a compact sleeper by night with recently refurbished shared bathroom facilities at the end of the carriage.

Off train excursions

All inclusive food & drinks

FROM $1,739 PP Single Cabin - Everyday Saver Price

Platinum Service

Platinum Service promises and delivers a journey beyond expectations, it includes deluxe extras such as Platinum Transfers, access to the Platinum Club plus a superior food and wine offering. Platinum cabins are almost twice the size of Gold Twin Cabins in both your room and private en suite. By day your cabin is configured as a private lounge with deluxe lounge seating, a table and two ottomans, by night the lounges convert into two comfortable twin beds.

  • FROM $3239 Per Person TWIN SHARE - Everyday Price

Platinum Service

Platinum Service offers a new level of comfort to elevate your onboard experience to a truly global standard of luxurious travel. Enjoy our new spacious private cabins complete with plush, high quality fittings and en suite; elegant dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant Car; along with flourishes of service, attention and indulgence that turn a holiday into a life-enhancing experience. Our new Platinum Service typifies the hospitality and attention to detail that have made Australia's Great Train Journeys world famous.

Once onboard, you set your own pace. Start with a continental breakfast served in your cabin, then spend a lazy day with a good book as the landscape rolls by, or maybe meet, greet and swap stories with your fellow travellers in the Outback Explorer Lounge.

The sheer convenience of on-call Cabin Steward Service and in-cabin menu makes this new service level a five-star travel and accommodation experience.

In our newly refurbished, world-class carriages, Great Southern Rail's Platinum Service is the ultimate Australian rail adventure with unparalleled service in luxury surrounds. The rail travel experience of a lifetime awaits you.

Platinum Service Cabin features include:

  • An exclusive new service, limited to just 25 Platinum Cabins on The Indian Pacific departing Adelaide twice weekly
  • Your cabin is a private lounge during the day with a movable table and two ottomans, offering plenty of room to entertain or simply relax and enjoy the journey
  • By night your private cabin converts to your choice of comfortable double or twin beds with quality bedding
  • All en suites are equipped with premium fittings, full size shower, vanity with cupboard space, mirror and toilet facilities
  • An oversized panoramic window in your cabin offers you a unique perspective on the ever-changing Australian landscape
  • Enjoy views from both sides of the train, as each cabin features an additional interior window
  • Set the tone, dim the lights to your personal preference and settle in for the night with in-cabin entertainment
  • For your convenience and peace of mind each cabin offers a lockable door and in-cabin safe.

Your Dining Experience

Platinum Service guests dine in the elegantly themed Queen Adelaide Restaurant Car. At each meal you will be offered a choice of fine food freshly prepared by the onboard chefs. The seasonal menu features distinctly Australian mouth-watering dishes such as saltwater barramundi and grilled kangaroo fillet. You may choose to complement your meals with a selection of premium Australian wines and beverages available for purchase.

Included in your fare are full or continental breakfasts, all onboard lunches and a la carte dinners. Vegetarian and special dietary requirements are also available on request at time of booking.

Further Information

Concession Fares

Pensioner: To receive concessional travel fares, Great Southern Railway is required to confirm your eligibility for the concession electronically with Centerlink. If you do not want this to happen you will need to contact Centerlink 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 Railway before the concession can be given.

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

Child fares are available to children aged 4 - 15 years inclusive or where a child occupies a seat of berth.

Student fares full time students aged 16 years and over must hold a current ID card from a recognised institution.


40 kilograms of luggage may be conveyed free of charge in the luggage car. This allows 2 items not exceeding 20 kg each and not exceeding 180 linear centimetres. Excess luggage prices on application. Due to space constraints, guests should only take on board hand luggage required for their journey. Remaining luggage should be checked in up to 30 minutes before departure. Unchecked luggage is carried at owner's risk. Cardboard, plastic or wooden boxes, garbage bags or tea chests will not be accepted as baggage. Bags should be secured and carry the owner's name, destination and contact phone number both inside and outside the bag. Explosive, combustible and inflammable materials are prohibited. Items such as foodstuffs, plants, animals and furniture cannot be accepted as personal luggage.

Taking Your Car

Vehicle Types Carried:

  • Cars *
  • Campervans and Camper Trailers (subject to approval)
  • 4WDs (Adelaide to Perth & v.v) *
  • Trailers *

* height/width and wheel track restrictions apply

Vehicle Check-in / Collection points:

Adelaide, Perth

Enjoy the convenience of having your own vehicle with you at the end of the line for touring and discovering new places.. Conditions apply.

Note: Maximum width 2.2m. Maximum height: Adelaide - Perth 1.94m. Roof racks, wind deflectors, louvers etc must be removed before loading. The length of any towbar should be included. Caravans, including pop tops and boats are not able to be conveyed by Motorail. Vehicles must be roadworthy at time of loading and capable of being driven onto carrier.


  • Platinum Cabin, Gold Cabin and Single Gold Cabin are available on request and subject to availability. 
  • You may claim 5% to 8% discount for your Cabin booking.
  • Everyday Saver and Everyday fares are available.

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