Darwin to Adelaide - The Ghan Motorail

Departures per week

Motorail on The Ghan departs weekly from November - February and between June- August inclusive.

It is NOT AVAILABLE March, April, May, September and October.

Day of departure

The Ghan departs Darwin on Wednesdays at 10.00 am

Duration

3
days
/
2
nights
Example:

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

Darwin to Adelaide - The Ghan Motorail

Inclusions

Transfer of vehicle from Darwin to Adelaide

Details

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 0

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Check in

Check in is available Wednesday morning (only) from 6.30am to 7.30am. 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

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.

Darwin to Adelaide - The Ghan Motorail
Darwin to Adelaide - The Ghan Motorail

Pricing (per person)

November 2018 – February 2019

Up to 5.5m

  • Accompanied $399
  • Unaccompanied $809

November 2019 – February 2020

Up to 5.5m

  • Accompanied $TBA
  • Unaccompanied $TBA

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.