Alice Springs to Adelaide - The Ghan

Departures per week

The Ghan departs weekly during March and November only.
(unavailable from April to October inclusive and December, January).

Day of departure

The Ghan departs Alice Springs on Thursdays at 12.45pm



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

Alice Springs to Adelaide - 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.
  • Manguri evening experience


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

Pricing (per person)


High Season

Does not operate over this period

Shoulder Season

February, March, November 2022


High Season

Does not operate over this period

Shoulder Season

February, March, November 2023


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 limited number of these fares available per departure and are subject to availability.

Flexible Fare must be paid in full when booking. Fully refundable up until 24 hours before departure. Journey Beyond reserve the right to charge Third Party Fees if you chose to cancel.

Everyday Fare
requires a 25% deposit when booking and the balance two months before you depart.

Gold Premium cabins available from April 2024.

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).

See details of
Fare Types.
Terms and Conditions apply.