Darwin to Alice Springs - The Ghan

Departures per week

The Ghan (Darwin to Alice Springs service) departs weekly during November and March (only).

Day of departure

The Ghan departs Darwin on Wednesdays at 10 am



Depart Darwin Wednesday at 10.00 am, arrive in Alice Springs on Thursday at 9.10 am

Darwin to Alice Springs - The Ghan


  • all meals and beverages onboard
  • enjoy an afternoon exploring the beauty of Katherine gorge
  • transfer from select Darwin CBD hotels to Darwin Station


Day 1

Darwin and Katherine

You board the cool, air-conditioned comfort of the train in Darwin and depart mid-morning. Soon after pulling away from the platform there is time fora cool drink or leisurely cuppa, before a beautifully presented, modernAustralian lunch is served along with a selection of fine wines. The famous Top End township of Katherine is the stunning and much anticipated stop where you can enjoy a number of Off Train Excursions that take in the cultural significance, Indigenous and early settler history and of course, the simply spectacular natural beauty of the region.Departing Katherine in the early evening, more stories and experiences are shared with fellow travellers before dinner and then followed by more socialising and perhaps a nightcap.

Day 2

Alice Springs

After a comfortable night’s sleep, you awake in the remarkable Red Centre. Soon after breakfast, arrive and disembark in Alice Springs.

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Darwin to Alice Springs - The Ghan
Darwin to Alice Springs - The Ghan

Pricing (per person)


High Season

Unavailable from April to October 2024 inclusive

Shoulder Season

March, November 2024


High Season

Unavailable from April to October 2025 inclusive

Shoulder Season

March, November 2025


Everyday Fare$ 4,290

Advance Purchase $ 2,090

Advance Purchase $ 1,790


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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