General information

Rail Australia

Rail Australia is an alliance between Australia's major tourist-oriented rail operators.

CountryLink

CountryLink provides long distance passenger rail services, supported by an extensive coach network. Our fleet of XPT and XPLORER trains and road coaches provide services to more than 360 destinations throughout New South Wales and to interstate destinations including Brisbane, Canberra and Melbourne.

With a destination to suit every taste, passengers can travel south to Canberra, the nation's capital and on through Southern New South Wales to Victoria and Melbourne. Head west to the wide-open spaces of Broken Hill and the Outback, or go north to the beautiful beaches and warmth of the sub-topics.

For the independent traveller, CountryLink offers a choice of 2 economy fare based rail passes: The East Coast Discovery and Backtracker, with travelling options on main interstate rail routes and regional destinations.

We operate the following services:

Great Southern Rail

Great Southern Rail is in the tourism business over and above being a rail transport operator. Great Southern Rail is customer focussed and committed to growth of tourism in Australia. Recent initiatives, eg. launch of the Australia's Great Train Holiday program and extension of The Ghan journey to Darwin, are evidence of this commitment.

We operate the following services:

Transwa

Transwa is the Western Australian Government's regional public transport operator. Transwa operates one of Australia's most modern fleet of trains and road coaches to more than 275 destinations in the southern half of Western Australia. Transwa fleet includes its flagship, the high speed Prospector train, the new high speed AvonLink/MerredinLink train, the Australind train and 22 state-of-the-art Scania road coaches. Transwa is truly making the connection with regional Western Australia.

We operate the following services:

Queensland Rail

Queensland Rail Travel offers the largest and most comprehensive network of long distance and tourist trains in Australia, delivering travel experiences to suit every traveller.

The Sunlander and Tilt Trains can help you discover a host of coastal destinations and attractions including the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands. The Sunlander is a traditional style of rail travel, featuring a range of onboard accommodation including the premium Queenslander Class; while the Tilt Train is an innovative service with comfortable seating and modern passenger facilities.

Jump aboard the Spirit of the Outback, The Westlander and The Inlander for the perfect start to any Outback adventure. Meet fellow travellers in the relaxed dining and club cars, or just watch the passing scenery from your cabin or seat.

Discover the wonders of Queensland Rail Travel's ropical north trains, the Kuranda Scenic Railway, Gulflander and Savannahlander.

Whatever Queensland experience you're looking for, Queensland Rail Travel can take you there.

We operate the following services: