Alice Springs to Adelaide - The Ghan

Departures per week

The Ghan departs weekly during November and February (only)
(unavailable from March to October inclusive).

Day of departure

The Ghan departs Alice Springs on Thursdays at 12.45pm

Duration

2
days
/
1
nights
Example:

Depart Alice Springs Thursdays at 12.45pm, arrive in Adelaide on Fridays at 1.00pm

Alice Springs to Adelaide - The Ghan

Inclusions

  • 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.
  • Manguri evening experience

Details

Day 1

(Thursday) Alice Springs and Manguri

The journey begins as you board the train at Alice Springs around midday and soon after pulling away from the station you enjoy your first culinary experience when lunch is served, along with a selection of fine wines. As we pass through the harsh yet beautiful outback, enjoy the comforts of the train and catch up with other guests. The day soon drifts into late afternoon and a pre-dinner drink or two before you enjoy your second culinary delight as dinner is served. 

We stop in the desert just after dinner and this is where you are able to get off the train and see the Milky Way as you have never seen it before –a black velvet blanket studded with a billion, sparkling diamonds. The stars in the outback have to be seen to be believed.  

Day 2

Flinders Ranges and Adelaide

A comfortable sleep is followed by a sumptuous breakfast as you pass through the ancient and awesome Flinders Ranges before arriving in Adelaide in the early afternoon.

Day 3
Day 4
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Check in Time

Check in is available Sunday morning (only) from 8.30am to 11.00am. Vehicle can not be dropped off prior to these times.

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: 2.0m (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.

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

Pricing (per person)

April 2019 - March 2020

Peak Season

Does not operate over this period

Shoulder Season

November 2019, February

April 2020 - March 2021

Peak Season

Does not operate over this period

Shoulder Season

November 2020, February 2021

Heading

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.