Early Bird Offer

The Ghan - Darwin to Alice Springs

2 Day Rail Journey - from £662

An unforgettable journey through the heart of Australia’s Northern Territory, from the lush tropical greenery of the Top End to vast desert landscapes of the Red Centre.

  • Choice of Gold or Platinum Cabin
  • All meals and drinks included
  • Scenic outback travel
  • Guest lounge & bar

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Your Rail Journey

This northern section of the legendary Ghan Railway was only completed in 2004, 75 years after the original Adelaide to Alice Springs service began. The route follows the first ever telegraph line from Adelaide to Darwin and passes through the old outback settlements of Tennant Creek and Katherine. At Katherine enjoy a scenic cruise through the famous Gorge or from May – October embark on an Outback Experience excursion which provides a unique glimpse into the workings of life on a cattle station with ‘Stock Yard’ demonstrations and live music. Alternatively upgrade your excursion with a scenic helicopter flight over Kakadu National Park.

If you are heading south, choose to break your journey at Alice Springs for one of our inclusive Ayers Rock and Red Centre Explorers. For travel in April-October and March your southbound journey cannot be broken in Alice Springs. You will need to continue on to Adelaide on the extended Ghan Expedition.

Your Cabin Accommodation

Experience the romance of traditional rail travel in the comfort of your own private cabin. Both the twin Gold and Platinum cabins have private en suite bathrooms. Single Gold Cabins offer shared bathroom facilities.

Gold Service Travel

  • Twin bunk cabin accommodation by night
  • Two seater lounge cabin by day
  • En suite facilities (Twin cabins only)
  • All inclusive dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant
  • Drinks including Australian wines, beers and spirits
  • Off train excursions
  • 60kg luggage allowance per guest

Platinum Service Travel

  • Double / twin bed cabin accommodation
  • Two seater lounge cabin by day
  • Full size en suite facilities
  • All inclusive dinning in the Platinum Club Car
  • Drinks including Australian wines, beers and spirits
  • Off train excursions
  • 90kg luggage allowance per guest
  • Platinum transfers at the start and end of your journeys

Your Journey

Alice Springs to Darwin 

Departs: 1815 Monday (year round) and 18:15 Thursday (June – August only)
Arrives: 1730 Tuesday (year round) and 19:50 Friday (June – August only)
Outback Experience: Katherine

Darwin to Alice Springs (Nov – Feb)

Departs: 1000 Wednesday
Arrives: 0910 Thursday
Outback Experience: Katherine

2 Day Rail Journey - from £662

Gold Service Sleeper – from £662
Platinum Service Sleeper – from £1628

EARLY BIRD OFFER: Save up to 25%. Valid for travel June 2020 - March 2021 when booked by 31st October 2019.

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Prices shown are per person based on 2 people travelling sharing a cabin travelling September - November 2020 & February - March 2021
The Ghan does not operate Dec & Jan.
Early Bird offer valid for travel June 2020 - March 2021 when booked by 31st October 2019. Offer is subject to availability.
Timetable may vary beyond April 2020.

Australia Rail Journeys

Watch Australia unfold in front of your eyes as you travel in style on an epic rail journey. Coast to coast or city to city, there is no better way to travel:

Gold Service – Twin or single sleeper cabins that convert to a comfortable sitting room by day. Gold Service includes access to the private lounge car, all meals and drinks and complimentary toiletries. Twin cabins are also en suite.

Platinum Service – The ultimate way to travel. Spacious double or twin cabins with large picture windows and a cabin steward to attend to your every need. All meals and drinks and hotel transfers are included.


Between the 4th April – 24 October 2018 and March 2019 the Ghan will be running a continuous 3 night/4 day expedition with more leisurely stops at Katherine, Alice Springs and Coober Pedy combined with unique local experiences.

Enjoy a full day and outback BBQ dinner under the stars in Alice Springs. There is even the opportunity to upgrade to a scenic flight over Ayers Rock during your time here (£699 per person)

A stop in Coober Pedy will give you a unique insight into this underground mining town with lunch in an underground setting included.

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