Adelaide to Sydney

Departures per week

The Indian Pacific departs weekly all year round.

Day of departure

The Indian Pacific departs Adelaide on Tuesdays at 10.15 am

Duration

2
days
/
1
 nights
Example:

Departs Tuesday at 10.15 am, arrive Sydney on Wednesday at 3.15 pm

Adelaide to Sydney

Inclusions

  • All meals and beverages onboard
  • Excursions in Broken Hill
  • Optional excursion in the Blue Mountains

Details

Day 1

Adelaide and Broken Hill

A mid-morning departure from the Adelaide Parklands Terminal platform and you soon find yourself gazing at the remarkable rock formations of the Flinders Ranges. As you enjoy the rich ochre, golden and blue-green dotted landscape, you will be served a regionally inspired luncheon, accompanied by fine wines and an array of other beverages.  

The rocky scenery gives way to outback scrub as you make your way to Broken Hill in the early evening. Here, in the historic mining town, you have a choice of Off Train Excursions that showcase Broken Hill’s quintessentially Australian character, and its impressive artistic attractions. Enjoy dinner aboard the train and post-meal socialising in the lounge before heading off to bed.

Day 2

Blue Mountains and Sydney

Awake to the splendour of the Blue Mountains. Choose to disembark the train and marvel at the expansive views and natural surrounds. Take a walk through the eucalypt forests or take the cable car for a bird’s-eye view of this World Heritage listed landscape before completing your journey on our dedicated NSW rail service (hosted by our staff) into Sydney Central Station.  

Alternatively, stay on board the Indian Pacific and travel direct to Sydney Central Station to arrive at 11.30am.

Day 3
Day 4

Check in Time

Thursday evening only, 4.00pm - 5.30pm

Motorail Form

In order to book your vehicle you are required to complete and sign the Motorail Booking Form return to Great Trains and complete payment.

The following information is required to place your booking
  • Make of vehicle
  • Model of vehicle
  • Year of vehicle
  • Registration number
  • Registered state
  • Vehicle measurements including height, width, wheel track inner and outer and undercarriage clearance (refer diagram)
  • Contact details of person checking in vehicle
  • Contact details of person collecting vehicle

A - Vehicle width must not exceed 2.20m, including mirrors
B - Please refer to table below for height specifications
C - Wheel track inner must be greater than 92cm
D - Wheel track outer must not exceed 1.90m
E - Undercarriage clearance height must be greater than 13cm

Size restrictions 

  • Maximum width: 2.2m
  • Maximum height: 1.94m (including factory fitted roof racks)

Vehicle types carried

  • Cars
  • Campervans and Camper Trailers (subject to approval)
  • Trailers
  • 4WDs
  • we are UNABLE to carry boats

Height / width and wheel track restrictions apply as above

Please Note

Roof racks, wind deflectors, louvers etc must be removed before loading. The length of any tow bar 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.Vehicles need to be collected within one hour of arrival.

Motorail Service Loading Checklist

Please ensure the following tasks have been completed prior to loading:

• Please ensure vehicle is registered and in a road worthy condition.

• Vehicle covers and tarpaulins are removed from vehicles or trailers.

• All flammable products are removed from the vehicle.

• Vehicle is not loaded with luggage so as to obstruct the driver’s view through all windows and vehicle does not sit lower than the manufacturer’s specifications.

• Roof racks are empty and do not breach the height restrictions of the Motorail service.Non factory fitted racks to be removed.

• Vehicle antenna must be included in vehicle height restrictions or removed.

• All valuable goods including but not limited to wallets, jewellery or electronic goods are removed from the vehicle.

• Check-in to the applicable Motorail Service loading area according to terminal check-in times.

• Motorail loading times provided at time of booking.

Adelaide to Sydney
Adelaide to Sydney

Pricing (per person)

April 2019 - March 2020

Peak Season

September, October 2019

Shoulder Season

April, May, August, November 2019, February, March 2020

Low Season

June, July, December 2019, January 2020

April 2020 - March 2021

Peak Season

September, October 2020

Shoulder Season

April, May, June, July, August 2019, March 2020

Low Season

June, July, December 2019, January 2020

Advance Purchase Fares must be booked and paid for in full a minimum of six months in advance. Only limited number of these fares available per departure and are subject to availability. Children aged 4-15 inclusive receive a 20% discount off the accompanying adult fare. Children 0-3 free in existing bedding. All prices in Australian dollars (AUD) and are inclusive of GST. Terms and Conditions apply.