Darwin to Adelaide - The Ghan

Departures per week

The Ghan departs weekly November and March only.

From April to October inclusive The Ghan Expedition runs.

The Ghan does not run during December, January or February.

Day of departure

The Ghan departs Darwin on Wednesdays at 10 am



Depart Darwin Wednesday at 10.00 am, arrive in Adelaide on Friday at 1.00 pm

Darwin to Adelaide - The Ghan


  • all meals and beverages onboard
  • enjoy an afternoon exploring the beauty of Katherine gorge
  • excursions in Alice Springs
  • evening outback experience at Manguri
  • transfer from select Darwin CBD hotels to Darwin Station


Day 1

Darwin and Katherine

A mid-morning departure begins as we pull away from Darwin and glide through the tropical north. Soon after departure lunch is served and you can enjoy a fine wine while enjoying the spectacular views before arriving at Katherine, where a number of Off Train Excursions are available to you. You return to the train by early evening where you can freshen up before dinner and share your experiences with fellow diners.

Day 2

Alice Springs and Manguri

After your first night’s sleep, awake in the nation’s geographic and spiritual

heart, the Red Centre, before arriving at Alice Springs where again, a number of Off Train Excursion options await. Return to the train for lunch and a journey through some of the world’s most awe-inspiring landscape. Dinner on the train is followed by an extraordinary night time experience in the outback where you will be able to view the Milky Way like you have never viewed it before. Simply breathtaking.

Day 3

Flinders Ranges and Adelaide

In the morning you are greeted with breakfast and views of the dramatic and ancient Flinders Ranges, before passing through the Mid-North for a late morning arrival in Adelaide.

Day 4
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Darwin to Adelaide - The Ghan
Darwin to Adelaide - The Ghan

Pricing (per person)


High Season

Unavailable from April to October 2024 inclusive

Shoulder Season

March 2024, November 2024 only


High Season

Unavailable from April to October 2025 inclusive

Shoulder Season

March 2025, November 2025


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).

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Fare Types.
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