Sydney to Adelaide

Departures per week

The Indian Pacific departs weekly all year round.

Day of departure

The Indian Pacific departs Sydney on Wednesdays at 3.00 pm

Duration

2
days
/
1
 nights
Example:

Depart Sydney Wednesday at 3.00 pm, arrive Adelaide on Thursday at 3.15 pm

Sydney to Adelaide

Inclusions

  • All meals and beverages onboard
  • Excursions in Broken Hill

Details

Day 1

Sydney and Blue Mountains

Leave Sydney in the mid-afternoon and make your way through the magnificent Blue Mountains, enjoying a wonderful dinner featuring contemporary Australian cuisine. After dinner, there is plenty of time for socialising with fellow guests in the lounge before retiring to the privacy and comfort of your own cabin.

Day 2

Broken Hill, Flinders Ranges and Adelaide

Arrive in the ‘Silver City’ of Broken Hill in the early hours of the morning and enjoy a choice of Off Train Excursions exploring the historic mining town’s cultural and artistic attractions. Head back to the train for breakfast while you journey west and watch the scenery change from semi-arid scrub to the russet and ochre hues of the ancient rock formations of the southern Flinders Ranges. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch before travelling south for a mid-afternoon arrival in Adelaide.

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.

Sydney to Adelaide
Sydney to Adelaide

Pricing (per person)

April 2019 - March 2020

Peak Season

September, October, November 2019

Shoulder Season

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

Low Season

December 2019, January, February 2020

April 2020 - March 2021

Peak Season

September, October 2020

Shoulder Season

April, May, August, November 2020, February, March 2021

Low Season

June, July 2020, December, January 2021

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.