Alice Springs to Darwin - The Ghan

Departures per week

The Ghan departs weekly March to November inclusive.

It also operates twice a week from May to August inclusive.

Day of departure

The Ghan departs Alice Springs on Mondays at 6.15 pm (February to November).

The Ghan departs Alice Springs on Thursdays at 6.00 pm (May to August).



Depart Alice Springs on Monday at 6.15pm, arrive in Darwin on Tuesday at 5.30pm

Alice Springs to Darwin - 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
  • Enjoy an afternoon exploring the beauty of Katherine gorge
  • Transfer to select Darwin CBD hotels from Darwin Station


Day 1

(Monday) Alice Springs

An early evening departure from the Alice Springs terminal and it is time to enjoy fine, modern Australian cuisine, accompanied by equally fine wine for dinner. And of course, it is also an opportunity, before and after dining, to socialise with your fellow travellers.

Day 2

Katherine and Darwin

Morning breaks and you awake in the tropical north where you are served a refreshing yet hearty breakfast in preparation for the adventures that lay ahead. We stop at the famous Top End town of Katherine where you can enjoy one of a number of Off Train Excursions that take in the Indigenous and early settler history as well as the awesome natural beauty of the area. 

Once back on board, there will be, no doubt, more sharing of your experiences with new and old friends alike before lunch is served and we make our way through lush, green tropics and arrive at the terminal in Darwin in the early evening.

Day 3
Day 4
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Alice Springs to Darwin - The Ghan
Alice Springs to Darwin - The Ghan

Pricing (per person)


High Season

May, June, July, August 2023

Shoulder Season

March, April, September, October, November 2023


High Season

May, June, July, August 2024

Shoulder Season

March, April, September, October, November 2024


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.