The Ghan

Price from £1794 per person

The Ghan follows in the footsteps of the early explorers and is named after the Afghan cameleers who provided the only link between Australia’s Red Centre and the rest of the world in the late 1800’s. The 47 hour, 2,979 km journey between Adelaide and Darwin is one of the most fascinating great train journeys of the world. Travelling through the heart of Australia, the legendary journey begins in the rolling hills surrounding Adelaide and crosses the rugged Red Centre to reach the spectacular tropical scenery of the Top End. Whistle stop tours are available during scheduled stops at Alice Springs and Katherine. Connections with The Ghan are available from Sydney on the Indian Pacific and from Melbourne on The Overland.
The above price is Gold Service from Adelaide to Darwin sharing a twin cabin

The above price is for the Gold Service Day/Night twin berth from Adelaide to Darwin.

Gold  Service

Twin berth sleeper cabins feature a comfortable 3 seater lounge converting to upper and lower sleeping berths, compact en-suite bathroom and dedicated cabin steward service. Single berth sleeper cabins share toilet and shower facilities which are located at the end of each carriage. Meals are taken in the beautifully decorated Queen Adelaide Restaurant, whilst the spacious Outback Explorer Lounge provides an ideal setting for socialising or relaxing with a quiet drink.

Platinum  Service

Platinum Service offers a new level of comfort to elevate your onboard experience to a truly global standard of luxurious travel. Enjoy our new spacious private cabins complete with plush, high quality fittings and en suite; elegant dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant Car; along with flourishes of service, attention and indulgence that turn a holiday into a life-enhancing experience. Our new Platinum Service typifies the hospitality and attention to detail that have made Australia’s Great Train Journeys world famous.


Adelaide - Alice Springs - Darwin

The Ghan departs from Adelaide on Sunday with the following timetabe. 

Depart Adelaide   12.15pm (Sun) Arrive Alice Springs 01.45pm (Mon)
Depart Alice Springs 06.00pm (Mon) Arrive Katherine  09.00am (Tue)
Depart Katherine  01.00pm (Tue) Arrive Darwin  05.30pm (Tue)



Darwin - Alice Springs - Adelaide

The Ghan departs from Darwin on Wedneday with the following timetabe.  This service operates from 6 April to 27 July and 2 November to 29 March

 Depart Darwin 10:00am (Wed)  Arrive Katherine 01:40pm (Wed)
 Depart Katherine 06:20pm (Wed)  Arrive Alice Springs  09:10am (Thu)
 Depart Alice Springs 12:45pm (Thu)  Arrive Manguri  09:20pm (Thu)
 Depart Manguri 11:10pm (Thu)   Arrive Adelaide  11:30am (Fri)


Ghan Expedition (Darwin - Adelaide)

The Ghan departs from Adelaide on Wednesday with the following timetabe. This service operates 3 August to 26 October.

 Depart Darwin  10:00am (Wed)  Arrive Katherine 01:40pm (Wed) 
 Depart Katherine  06:20pm (Wed)  Arrive Alice Springs  10:00am (Thu)
 Depart Alice Springs  09:45pm (Thu)  Arrive Coober Pedy  09:00am (Fri)
 Depart Coober Pedy  05:50pm (Fri)  Arrive Adelaide  10:45am (Sat)