Adelaide to Alice Springs - The Ghan

Departures per week

The Ghan departs weekly all year round.

Twice a week from June to August inclusive.

Day of departure

The Ghan departs Adelaide on Sundays at 12.15 pm

The Ghan also departs Adelaide on Wednesdays at 12.10pm (June to August inclusive).



Depart Adelaide Sundays at 12.15pm, arrive Alice Springs on Mondays at 1.45pm

Depart Adelaide Wednesday at 12.10pm, arrive Alice Springs on Thursday at 1.30pm (June to August inclusive).

Adelaide to Alice Springs - The Ghan


  • Gourmet meals prepared by our expert and passionate chefs, a superb selection of wines and an array of popular and boutique beers are all included.
  • Morning outback experience at Marla


Day 1

(Sun) Adelaide

Make your way to the Adelaide Parklands Terminal for your journey aboard The Ghan. Unwind over lunch while travelling through the outskirts of Adelaide. This evening, relax and enjoy the company of new found friends in the Lounge and dine in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant with an enticing range of menu options. (L,D)

Day 2

(Mon) Alice Springs

Take an opportunity early this morning to stretch your legs and get a taste of the outback, with a brief Outback Experience in Marla. Arrive into Alice Springs early in the afternoon. (B,L,)

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Day 1 (Sunday)


Board The Ghan in Adelaide, and make the most of the creature comforts on board as you head towards the Flinders Ranges and beyond.


Day 2 (Monday)


Wake to an unforgettable outback sunrise at Marla, and enjoy the jaw-dropping natural landscapes that pass by as you travel to Alice Springs.

OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters (B,L)

Day 3 (Tuesday)


Today is your chance to explore Alice Springs, the beating heart of Australia's Red Centre. (B)

Day 4 (Wednesday)


Prepare for one of life’s ultimate travel experiences when you begin your journey to Uluru. Along the way, you’ll see majestic Attila (Mount Conner) ahead of a sunset experience at Kata Tjuta. OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Voyages Sails in the Desert (B)

Day 5 (Thursday)


It’s an early start to experience the full grandeur of Uluru from the sunrise viewing area before your short journey to the 36 mystical domes of Kata Tjuta. In the afternoon, you’ll travel around the base of Uluru, visit Kuniya Walk and Mutitjulu Waterhole before visiting Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. End the day with an Uluru sunset complemented by an Aussie barbecue. (D)

Day 6 (Friday)


Use the morning to relax or take part in the free activities on offer at the resort. Later in the day, travel to Kings Canyon.

OVERNIGHT: Kings Canyon Resort

Day 7 (Saturday)


Join a guided climb to the rim of Kings Canyon for incredible views of Watarrka National Park. Follow the rim of the canyon and, if you have time, descend into the Garden of Eden. You’ll then visit Kings Creek Station en route to Alice Springs.

OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters               

Day 8 (Sunday)


Today is yours to explore Alice Springs at your own pace and discover the hidden treasures of this historic outback town. (B)

Day 9 (Monday)


It’s time to get back on board The Ghan and get reacquainted with your cabin. As the train heads north, enjoy watching the beautiful scenery pass by your window as you relax with fellow travellers in the Outback Explorer Lounge.

OVERNIGHT: The Ghan (B,D)    

Day 10 (Tuesday)


The landscapes continue to transform as you head towards Katherine, where you’ll embark on an Off Train Excursion exploring natural wonders that you’ll never forget. A few hours later, you’ll arrive in Darwin for a transfer to your accommodation.

OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Rydges Darwin Central (B,L)  

Day 11 (Wednesday)


Explore the top sights of Darwin at your leisure. You could visit the Stokes Hill Wharf area, Botanic Gardens, the Chinese Temple, the Mooring Basin, the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory or the Darwin Aviation Museum. (B)     

Day 12 (Thursday)


Travel along the Arnhem Highway to the heart of Kakadu National Park, one of the world’s most incredible natural environments. Visit Warradjan Cultural Centre, cruise Yellow Water Billabong and stop at Nourlangie where you will be guided to ancient rock art galleries.

OVERNIGHT: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel (B,L)               

Day 13 (Friday)


Explore the World Heritage area of Ubirr, where you will climb up through the ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries to the lookout for the view over the surrounding wetlands. Then join the Guluyambi Cruise and, with special permission of the traditional owners, enjoy the privilege of going ashore in Arnhem Land. To cap off the day, stop at Bowali Visitor Centre before returning to Darwin.

OVERNIGHT: Rydges Darwin Central (L)

Day 14 (Saturday)


This morning it’s time to check out of your hotel, completing your life-changing two-week adventure. (B)

Adelaide to Alice Springs - The Ghan
Adelaide to Alice Springs - The Ghan

Pricing (per person)

April 2019 - March 2020

Peak Season

May, June, July, August 2019

Shoulder Season

April, September, October, November 2019, March 2020

April 2020 - March 2021

Peak Season

May, June, July, August 2020

Shoulder Season

April, September, October, November 2020, February, March 2021


Peak Season

(Unavailable from March to October inclusive)

Shoulder Season

(November 2018)

  • Platinum: $3,899 (every day fare)
  • Gold Twin: $2,599 (every day fare), $2,069 (advance purchase)
  • ‍Gold Single: $2,459 (every day fare), $1,949 (advance purchase)

Low Season

(December 2018, January, February 2019)

  • Platinum: $3,269 (every day fare)
  • Gold Twin: $2,069 (every day fare) . $1,649 (advance purchase)
  • Gold Single: $1,959 (every day fare), $1,549 (advance purchase)
Advance Purchase Fares must be booked and paid for in full a minimum of six months in advance.
Only a 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).
Terms and Conditions apply.