Only available to international visitors/residents with valid international passports. RedBookNow on Pass can only be purchased outside of Australia

All passes come in a 3 or 6 month validity period. Valid for economy class/red service seating.

Purchasers of Australian rail pass receive a voucher by post and the vouchers are then exchanged for a rail pass at the first station of travel. Pass exchange stations in the main city stations. First day of travel with a pass, passengers must arrive at their station 90 minutes before boarding. Upgrades are allowed on rail pass, but at an additional charge.

Your travel must begin within the first 6 months of pass issue. Starts from the first day of your travel and must be used within 3/6 months. (Depending on your choice of pass). Pass holders should have their international passport with them

Surcharges apply for:Great Southern Rail for fuel, The Cairns Tilt Train

Upgrades to Sleeping berth, 1st class or Business Class seating

No discount for backpackers, kids, seniors or students.Reservation is compulsory and should be done as early as possible (min 24hr). Validated or lost rail passes, cannot be refunded. Changes or cancellation of bookings can be done at least 24 hr before travel.


Types of Rail Passes

Ausrail Pass,  Aus Reef and Beach Pass, Aus Reef and Outback Pass, Trans Aus Pass, Backtracker Rail Pass, East Coast Discovery Pass, Queensland Explorer Pass, Rail Explorer Pass


The small print

During seasonal peak, strongly recommended you book in advance. Reservations are pretty much compulsor. International visitors should carry their passports. No refund for passes that have been validated or lost. Pre-booking, changes or cancellation of booking must be done at least 24 hours in advance. An overnight trip or a day trip less than 24hours is considered one travel day used. This rule applies to specific tickets or rail passes.