Great Southern

Great Southern Rail specialise in rail vacation journeys both economy and luxury for Sydney/Melbourne-Adelaide-Perth, Alice Springs, Darwin, journeys which are often in the top 50 best rail vacations in the world.

Main Routes: Sydney/Melbourne-Adelaide-Perth, Alice Springs, DarwinRedBookNow on

Four rail vacation journeys, including some of the top rail vacations providers in the world. Indian Pacific, The Ghan, The Overland, The Southern Spirit

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Seats and Beds

Red Service (Economy); Option of reclining seating or a twin sleeper. Reclining seats have reading lights, footrests with plenty of legroom. Twin sleepers include two armchairs that convert into berths. Shower/bathroom facilitates at the end of each corridor. Attendants provide fresh towels. Buffet car

Gold Service (First Class); Luxurious onboard amenities and accommodatio. Option of single/twin Sleeper or a Deluxe Cabin. Two Observation Lounge facilities and Sleeping Cabins offering beds, en-suites with showers. Complimentary toilet kits and a personal steward. Gold Service Deluxe Cabin: One cabin per train. Extra benefits such as double bed, lounge area, exclusive bar. Surcharge applies for each overnight stay. Includes fine dining. Gold Service Private Carriage is available for group bookings up to 10 people.

Platinum Servic;  Available exclusively on the The Ghan. Choice between twin or double cabins, twice the size of Gold Service twin cabins. 24 hour personal steward service, complementary drinks and food. Daytime use, the cabin is a private lounge. By night, it can be changed into either a twin or double bedroom. Ensuite with shower.

Special Offers & Discounts

Great Southern Rail normally has Rail Saver and last minute deals (non refundable or no changes allowed).

Great Southern Rail offer special discount prices for Children, Pensioners, Students and Backpackers off the average Adult one way fare.

Applies to Gold and Red Service (day time seating & night cabin)

Special Pension and Concession Fares available but only to Australian citizens.

Valid age ID or membership required upon request.  



 From Sydney to Perth via Adelaide; one of the world’s greatest train rides. Links the Indian and Pacific Ocean and takes 65 hours/3 overnight stays. Sightseeing attractions: Nullarbor Desert, Adelaide, gold mining town of Kalgoorlie, the Blue Mountains, Red Outback. Off-train sightseeing tours available for guest. Departs weekly from either direction.  Fully air conditione. Red Service and Gold Service

The Ghan

Nicknamed as the ‘Afghan Express’ and is Australia’s most famous train journey. From the sweeping Adelaide Plains to the Flinders Ranges, popular with travel adventurer. Travels in-between Adelaide, Alice Springs and Darwin with total distance of almost 3,000kms at 200mph.  Takes 2 days to travel from Aldelaide to Darwin. Departs twice weekly. Three types of Cabins: Platinum Service, Gold Service and Red Service. Air Conditioning is turned off at night. Meals are friendly affairs among passengers, as they all share dinning tables together. Meals and drinks are included certain tickets. All basics services including Wheelchair and Dietary needs are provided

The Overland

 A historic rail route that operates a daylight service between Adelaide and Melbourne. Links with the Indian Pacific and The Ghan via Adelaide. Travels though many traditional Australian country towns. Guests onboard can stop off and rejoin the ‘The Overland’ at a different scheduled time. Sightseeing features include many of Australians finest vineyards. Over 800 kilometres and runs three times per week from both directions