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.

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.

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

Latest fares:

Fares valid for rail travel from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018

Fares valid for rail travel from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019

Adelaide – Alice Springs – Darwin

Timetable Operates all year
(Except 17 December 2017 - 14 January 2018)
(Except 16 December 2018 - 12 January 2019)
Depart Adelaide
Sunday
12.15pm
MarlaMonday
Marla - Morning Experience
Arrive Alice Springs
1.45pm
Alice Springs - Afternoon Excursion
Depart Alice Springs
6.15pm
Katherine
Tuesday
Katherine - Morning Excursion
Arrive Darwin
5.30pm

Adelaide – Alice Springs – Darwin

Timetable Operates all year
(Except 17 December 2017 - 14 January 2018)
(Except 16 December 2018 - 12 January 2019)
Depart Adelaide
Sunday
12.15pm
MarlaMonday
Marla - Morning Experience
Arrive Alice Springs
1.45pm
Alice Springs - Afternoon Excursion
Depart Alice Springs
6.15pm
Katherine
Tuesday
Katherine - Morning Excursion
Arrive Darwin
5.30pm

Darwin – Alice Springs – Adelaide

Timetable Operates May 2017 - October 2017
Operates November 2018 - February 2019
Depart Darwin
Wednesday
10.00am
KatherineKatherine - Afternoon Excursion
Arrive Alice Springs
Thursday
9.10am
Alice Springs - Morning Excursion
Depart Alice Springs
12.45pm
Manguri
Friday
Manguri - Evening Experience
Arrive Adelaide
1.00pm

Darwin – Adelaide (The Ghan Expedition)

Timetable Operates May 2017 - October 2017
Operates April 2018 - October 2018 & March 2019
Depart Darwin
Wednesday
10.00am
KatherineKatherine - Afternoon Excursion
Arrive Alice Springs
Thursday
9.10am
Alice Springs - Full Day Excursion
Depart Alice Springs
9.45pm
Arrive Coober
Pedy
Friday8.30am
Coober Pedy - Full Day Excursion
Depart Coober
Pedy
7.40pm
Arrive Adelaide
Saturday10.50am