The Ghan

Prepare for a holiday of unimaginable proportions as the legendary Ghan takes you deep into the heart of Australia.

Enjoy the comfort and solitude of your private cabin, lose yourself in conversation with newfound travelling companions, or simply gaze out of the window taking inspiration from the ever changing landscape.

And when the train stops along the way, the adventures begin. Take your time tapping into the rich creative soul of Adelaide. Experience the dramatic scenery of central Australia on the back of a camel and explore the ancient, awe-inspiring wonders of the Northern Territory.

It promises access to parts of Australia no other holiday can come close to – the perfect balance of comfort and adventure culminating in an experience that will move you in every sense of the word.

And when the train stops along the way, the adventures begin. Take your time tapping into the rich creative soul of Adelaide. Experience the dramatic scenery of central Australia on the back of a camel and explore the ancient, awe-inspiring wonders of the Northern Territory.  - See more at: http://greatsouthernrail.com.au/trains/the_ghan/#sthash.HAifavTk.dpuf
Prepare for a holiday of unimaginable proportions as the legendary Ghan takes you deep into the heart of Australia. Enjoy the comfort and solitude of your private cabin, lose yourself in conversation with newfound travelling companions, or simply gaze out of the window taking inspiration from the ever changing landscape.  - See more at: http://greatsouthernrail.com.au/trains/the_ghan/#sthash.HAifavTk.dpuf
Prepare for a holiday of unimaginable proportions as the legendary Ghan takes you deep into the heart of Australia. Enjoy the comfort and solitude of your private cabin, lose yourself in conversation with newfound travelling companions, or simply gaze out of the window taking inspiration from the ever changing landscape.  - See more at: http://greatsouthernrail.com.au/trains/the_ghan/#sthash.HAifavTk.dpuf

 

 Regarded as one of the world’s greatest rail journeys, The Ghan delivers so much more than an extended train ride.

 

The Ghan

 

Phone: 1300 654 861 to book your overland adventure

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 Club, 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 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 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.

 

 

Platinum Features

  • Full-size en suite equipped with shower, vanity with cupboard space, toilet and complimentary Australian bathroom amenities
  • Lockable door, power outlets and in-cabin safe
  • In-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary available
  • Picture windows offering views from both sides of the train
  • Platinum Service transfers at the start and end of your journey available for guests within 50km of the terminal
  • Freshly prepared continental in-cabin breakfasts served upon request
  • Refreshments served in-cabin
  • 90kg luggage allowance per guest (3 x 30kg each).

The Ghan Fares 2018 - 2019

HIGH SEASON FARES


Travel May 2018 to Aug 2018 (Northbound).

Platinum Service*

$ Per Person One Way  Everyday  Advance Purchase^ 
Adelaide-Darwin  4139 N/A
Adelaide-Alice Springs 2849 N/A
Alice Springs-Darwin 2849 N/A

Gold Service Twin Cabin*

$ Per Person One Way   Everyday  Advance Purchase^ 
 Adelaide-Darwin 2849 2569
 Adelaide-Alice Springs 1559 1399
 Alice Springs-Darwin 1559 1399

Gold Service Single Cabin

$ Per Person One Way   Everyday  Advance Purchase^ 
 Adelaide-Darwin 2699 2419
 Adelaide-Alice Springs 1479 1329
 Alice Springs-Darwin 1479 1329

 

THE GHAN EXPEDITION


4 Days. 3 Nights. From Darwin to Adelaide (Southbound).

HIGH SEASON FARES
Travel May 2018 to Aug 2018

$ Per Person One Way  Everyday   Advance Purchase^
Platinum Service 5999 N/A
Gold Service - Twin 3839 3459
Gold Service - Single 3639 3279

SHOULDER SEASON FARES
Travel Apr 2018, Sept to 24 Oct 2018 and Mar 2019.

$ Per Person One Way  Everyday   Advance Purchase^
Platinum Service 5699 N/A
Gold Service - Twin 3599 2869
Gold Service - Single 3399 2699


SHOULDER SEASON FARES


Travel Apr 2018, Sept to Nov 2018 and Mar 2019 (Northbound)
Travel Nov 2018 (Southbound)

Platinum Service*

$ Per Person One Way  Everyday  Advance Purchase^ 
Adelaide-Darwin or vv 3899 N/A
Adelaide-Alice Springs or vv 2689 N/A
Alice Springs-Darwin or vv 2689 N/A

Gold Service Twin Cabin*

$ Per Person One Way   Everyday  Advance Purchase^ 
 Adelaide-Darwin or vv 2599 2069
 Adelaide-Alice Springs or vv 1419 1129
 Alice Springs-Darwin or vv 1419 1129

Gold Service Single Cabin

$ Per Person One Way   Everyday  Advance Purchase^ 
 Adelaide-Darwin or vv 2459 1949
 Adelaide-Alice Springs or vv 1339 1069
 Alice Springs-Darwin or vv 1339 1069


LOW SEASON FARES 

Travel 05 Dec 2018 to 28 Feb 2019

Platinum Service* 

  Everyday  Advance Purchase^
Adelaide-Darwin or vv  3269 N/A
Adelaide-Alice Springs or vv 2249 N/A
Alice Springs-Darwin or vv 2249 N/A

Gold Service Twin Cabin* 

  Everyday  Advance Purchase^
Adelaide-Darwin or vv  2069 1649
Adelaide-Alice Springs or vv 1119 879
Alice Springs-Darwin or vv 1119 879

Gold Service Single Cabin* 

  Everyday  Advance Purchase^
Adelaide-Darwin or vv  1959 1549
Adelaide-Alice Springs or vv 1059 829
Alice Springs-Darwin or vv 1059 829

*Terms and Conditions
* 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.
Fares are subject to availability and may not be available on all services.
Gold Superior cabin fares available on request.
Fares and timetables are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.
Children aged 4-15 inclusive, receive a 20% discount off the accompanying adult fare.

2018/2019 Timetable

Timetables valid for travel from 1 April 2018 until 31 March 2019*.

Adelaide – Alice Springs – Darwin

  Operates All Year^​
  Sun
Depart Adelaide  12.15pm
  Mon
Marla Marl - Morning Experience
Arrive Alice Springs 1.45pm
Alice Springs
 - Afternoon Excursion
Depart Alice Springs  6.15pm
  Tues
Katherine Katherine - Morning Excursion​
Arrive Darwin 5.30pm

Darwin – Alice Springs – Adelaide

 

Operates November 2018 to February 2019^​

  Wed
Depart Darwin 10.00am
Katherine Katherine - Afternoon Excursion​
  Thurs
Arrive Alice Springs 9.10am
Alice Springs - Morning Excursion​
Depart Alice Springs 12.45pm
Manguri Manguri - Evening Experience
  Fri
Arrive Adelaide 1.00pm

Darwin – Adelaide (The Ghan Expedition)

  Operates April 2018 to October 2018 and March 2019​
   Wed
Depart Darwin 10.00am
Katherine Katherine - Afternoon Excursion​
  Thurs
Alice Springs Alice Springs - Full Day Excursion​
  Fri
Coober Pedy Coober Pedy - Full Day Excursion​
  Sat
Arrive Adelaide 10:50am

Off Train Excursions available.
*Please note: All times are local time and may be subject to change.

Guests must be at the terminal at least one hour before train departs.

Itinerary - Darwin to Adelaide - The Ghan Expedition

Ready yourself for an incredible, one-of-a-kind experience on The Ghan Expedition.

Beginning in Darwin, this epic four day, three night, 2979km tour will take you to some of the most remote yet captivating parts of Australia in style and luxury. 

 

DAY 1 - Depart Darwin to Katherine

Day 1Your journey aboard the legendary Ghan begins at Darwin Rail Station where you'll take the small but momentous step from platform to carriage.

Friendly staff will lead you through corridors to your comfortable private cabin where you can take your time settling in and exploring the amenities as the view outside your window begins its smooth and spectacular transformation.

Lunch in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant is bound to satisfy and delight with culinary wonders prepared onboard by our talented chefs.

Day 1All food is included in your fare, from a hearty full cooked breakfast to a delectable 3 course dinner.

And as you sit back and loosen your belt, you'll have arrived in Katherine ready to experience your first included Off Train Excursion to the magnificent and spiritual Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge.

Experience Katherine Outback Experience which provides a unique window into the real Australian Outback and the inner workings of life on a cattle station through the sharing of stories and experiences, cattle dog demonstrations and live music performances. The 'Stock Yards' is where the action takes place. Enjoy a live demonstration of the art of horse-breaking, depicting the psychology between man and horse, watch the Riverboyne Dog Team working cattle, goats or ducks in harmony, before interacting with Bernie the Buffalo, Tin Shaker the Brahman Steer and Legend the Trick Horse.

Day 1There is even time to sit back and relax, listening to live music including some well-known Aussie anthems and originals, often performed from a top of a horse.

If you'd prefer to ramp it up a notch, you're welcome to upgrade your excursion with a helicopter flight or scenic flight over Kakadu and Nitmiluk National Parks, providing unparalleled views of the geographic wonders that gave rise to many of the aboriginal Dreamtime stories.

Back on board you'll return to the Queen Adelaide Restaurant, enjoying dinner as the sun sets over the outback.

Then back in your room you'll find your bed turned down with a cheeky nightcap waiting on the bedside table. As the train rolls soothingly onwards, fall asleep in awe of wonders seen, and excited by those yet to come.

 

DAY 2 - Alice Springs

Day 2Wake up to a new view outside your window, in a world which feels a million miles from home. An outback sunrise could be one of the most spectacular you'll ever see, setting the tone for the day ahead.

After coffee, a juice and a sumptuous breakfast you'll arrive in Alice Springs ready for another day of exploration.

Here you have the opportunity to embark on one of the included Off Train Excursions, taking in the delights of this famous outback town. A full day in Alice Springs gives you ample opportunity to visit the town landmarks, get up close and personal with Australia's incredible flora and fauna or explore the Alice at your own leisure.

At this point you may choose to upgrade your excursion with the ultimate outback experience; an intimate scenic fixed wing flight over Uluru and Kata Tjuta.

Day 2There really is no better way to comprehend the vastness of the Northern Territory.

Come the evening you'll dine beneath a canopy of stars at an authentic Outback Pioneer Dinner.

This is a truly unique experience with live Australiana music and a feast of mouthwatering steak and traditionally made damper.

After dessert, cast your eyes skyward and ponder life, the universe and everything with an informative astronomical talk.

And with a full belly and deep sense of wonderment, it's back on the train to rest up and roll out of Alice Springs, fulfilled in every sense of the word.

 

DAY 3 - Coober Pedy

Day 3After breakfast this morning you'll wake up and rub your eyes with disbelief as we pull into the middle-of-nowhere stop at Manguri.

Here, a friendly tour guide awaits ready to whisk you away for the day. Your destination - the sun-scorched opal mining capital of the world - Coober Pedy, where more than half of the residents live underground.

Venture into the tunnels and caves of this underground town, where you may even catch opal fever as you mine for riches, visit the otherworldly underground Serbian Orthodox church and take a glimpse of Umoona Opal Mine.

Day 3Below the earth's surface, you'll enjoy a gourmet lunch in the most unique of locations before setting off to the stunning outback moonscape that is the Breakaways.

After an eye-opening action-packed day - if you haven't chosen to stay and find your fortune - it's back on board with plenty of time to ease into a slower gear and prepare yourself for your final evening onboard The Ghan.

Dine in style in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant, meet and share stories with new friends in the Outback Explorer Lounge (open until late) or simply head back to the privacy of your cabin to wind down, read a book and plan your next epic journey.

 

DAY 4 - Arrive in Adelaide

Day 4Looking out of your window this morning you'll notice a dramatic change in landscape as the rich ochre tones of the outback make way for the beautiful green fields and pastoral lands of South Australia.

After breakfast you'll have time to reflect on your journey before The Ghan rolls into Adelaide. Here, you may wish to extend your stay with trips to the Barossa Valley or Kangaroo Island topping the to-do list.

Or stay close to the city, nibbling, sipping and munching your way through the famous Central Market, perusing the revitalised Riverbank precinct (including the updated Adelaide Oval and free Donald Bradman Exhibition), before exploring a myriad of chic laneway restaurants, bars and entertainment venues in this, Australia's City of Churches.

 

The Ghan Expedition promises the adventure of a lifetime taking you deep into the heart of Australia and back again.

 

 

Train Journeys

The Ghan Darwin to Adelaide Darwin to Adelaide - The Ghan Expedition (please see below for itinerary)
Three nights and Four days via Alice Springs and Katherine, one way, 2,979km. Coast to coast, through the fiery red centre, experience Australia at its dramatic best.
The Ghan Adelaide to Darwin

Adelaide to Darwin or V. V.
Two nights and three days via Alice Springs and Katherine, one way, 2,979km. Coast to coast, through the fiery red centre, experience Australia at its dramatic best.

The Ghan Darwin to Alice Springs Darwin to Alice Springs or V.V.
One night and two days via Katherine, one way, 1,420km. Weave your way through the wet and wild landscapes of the magnificent top end.
The Ghan Adelaide to Alice Springs Adelaide to Alice Springs or V.V.
One night and two days, one way, 1,559km. Roll from the deep green pastures of the South into rich red outback splendour.