The Ghan Rail Journeys

Travel by rail on The Ghan between Adelaide, Alice Springs and Darwin and you will embark on one of the worlds great train journeys. This transcontinental adventure on The Ghan offers an unsurpassed view of Australia over three (or four) unforgettable days.

Named after the Afghan cameleers who once traversed this route, The Ghan will take you from one edge of this continent to the other, North to South (or vice versa) through the Red Centre of Australia and the Tropical Top End. 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. During your time aboard the The Ghan, all superb restaurant-quality dining and onboard beverages and off train touring are included. Transfer to or from Darwin Station to Darwin select CBD hotels is also included.​​

Depart Darwin

Depart Alice Springs

Depart Adelaide

The Ghan Route

Distance

2,979 kms (1846 mi)

Duration

"The Ghan" - 3 days, 2 nights ( Adel-Dar or Dar-Adel )

"The Ghan Expedition" - 4 days, 3 nights ( Darwin to Adelaide, May - Oct inclusive )

Adelaide - Alice Springs - Darwin (or vice versa)

The Ghan Expedition

Darwin to Adelaide (May to October inclusive) - Coast to coast, through the fiery Red Centre, experience Australia at its dramatic best. Your four day, three night (2,979km) journey includes all meals and beverages on board plus your off train touring at Katherine, Alice Springs and Coober Pedy (with optional scenic flight/tour of Uluru also available - additional fee).

The Ghan

Adelaide to Darwin (year round) or Darwin to Adelaide (November to March inclusive) - Your three day, two night journey includes all meals and beverages on board plus your off train touring at Katherine, Alice Springs. Its also possible to start or end your journey in Alice Springs for a shorter experience (one night, two day).