Perth to Adelaide - Motorail

Departures per week

Motorail on the Indian Pacific departs weekly.

Day of departure

Motorail on the Indian Pacific departs Perth on Sundays at 10 am.



Depart Perth, Sunday at 10.00 am, arrive in Adelaide on Tuesday at 7.20am

Perth to Adelaide - Motorail


Transfer of vehicle from Adelaide to Perth


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Check in Time

Sunday morning only, 6.00am - 7.00am

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

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.

Perth to Adelaide - Motorail
Perth to Adelaide - Motorail

Pricing (per person)

April 2018 - March 2019

Up to 5.5m

  • Accompanied $ 299
  • Unaccompanied $ 619

April 2019 - March 2020

Up to 5.5m

  • Accompanied $ 299
  • Unaccompanied $ 619
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.