Alice Springs to Darwin - The Ghan

Departures per week

The Ghan departs weekly year round

Day of departure

The Ghan departs Alice Springs on Mondays at 6.15 pm

Duration

2
days
/
1
nights
Example:

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

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

Details

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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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 Darwin - The Ghan
Alice Springs to Darwin - 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

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.