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Rail Overview

Enjoy the freedom of rail travel!

Trains allow you to travel in safety and comfort. Restaurant and bar cars on day trains, and sleeping accommodation on night trains mean that no matter how long or short your trip, you will travel in ease and convenience from city centre to city centre without traffic hassles or airport delays.

Scenic and luxury trains offer full service and catering, and the likes of the Rocky Mountaineer, the legendary Blue Train, The Ghan and the Indian Pacific trains will all take you on a memorable journey through some of the worlds most spectacular landscapes in unparalleled luxury.

When purchasing tickets, some countries, such as Japan, offer a great range of rail passes for travellers who need flexible travel options. 

Europe & Britain

See Europe from a different angle, watching the scenery roll by. Take the Eurostar from London and you can be in another country in less than 2 hours!

Canada

Discover the spectacular in Canada, with a trip on the Rocky Mountaineer. This scenic rail journey is an experience not to be missed.

Australia & New Zealand

Closer to home, you can experience rail journeys of complete contrast, take in the expansive space of the Australian outback onboard the luxury of The Ghan, Indian Pacific or Great Southern Overland. In New Zealand marvel at the snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps with New Zealand Scenic Rail.

Asia & South Africa

Train travel through these countries provides the opportunity to gain a unique insight into places that may have otherwise been inaccessible. Meet the locals, immerse yourself into ancient cultures and do it in style onboard some of the most prestigious trains in the world.

Iconic Rail Journeys Around the World

  1. The Ghan, Australia - The Ghan has been traversing the heart of Australia for more than eighty years. Explore the continent's vast and remote interior. For three days and two nights, you will discover the Red Centre and the landscapes of this extraordinary land at a relaxing pace, in comfort and style.
  2. Rocky Mountaineer, Canada - Enjoy the spectacular natural scenery of the Rocky Mountains on one of the most amazing luxury rail journeys on the world. Operating between April and October, passengers can choose their perfect itinerary in Gold Leaf or Silver Leaf carriages.
  3. Pride of Africa, South Africa - Rovos Rail has earned an international reputation for its truly world-class travel experiences. Once onboard enjoy fine cuisine in five star luxury as some of the most spectacular and varied scenery imaginable unfolds beyond the windows.
  4. Tranzalpine, New Zealand - Climb aboard one of the world's most famous train journeys. Cross the fertile farmlands of the Canterbury Plains, and enjoy vistas over deep gorges as you travel alongside the ice-fed Waimakariri River. Traverse the mighty Southern Alps, where spectacular views of the chiselled alpine landscape will take your breath away at every turn. Descend through thick stands of native beech forest to your destination.
      The Ghan    Rocky Mountaineer    Maharas Express

Canada Rail

Rocky Mountaineer

The experience onboard Rocky Mountaineer’s all-dome fleet features rich, historic storytelling, world-class cuisine, and a first-hand look at lush green forests and turquoise glacier-fed lakes, all from the comfort of reclining plush seats. While nature’s wonders unfold out the windows, you can truly unwind. Whether with a glass of sauvignon blanc in the comfort of the domed car, or on the GoldLeaf Service outdoor viewing platform inhaling the fresh mountain air, Rocky Mountaineer is a chance to fully relax into the sumptuous surroundings.

A true feast for the senses, the gourmet cuisine accompanies the stunning scenery and award-winning service. Before each season, Rocky Mountaineer’s Executive Chefs, who trained in Michelin-starred restaurants, reimagine a menu inspired by the bounty of the passing regions, highlighting ingredients such as fresh salmon, prime Alberta beef, and local berries. With a selection of breakfasts and three-course lunches, the culinary service gives a taste of cuisine that has become popular in the Pacific Northwest. The culinary trip onboard is highlighted by prize-winning wines from British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, local Canadian beers, and high-end spirits.

The stunning scenery with endless views and delectable cuisine are enough to keep you enthralled, but beyond that, there’s the chance to make new friends and connect with travelling companions while taking in this memorable trip of a lifetime. 

There are four Rocky Mountaineer routes, each with its own distinctive highlights. The exceptional hosts share fascinating facts and historic details about the regions the train courses through. With more than 65 vacation packages to choose from, you can create a journey to suit your interests: from scenery to unique excursions, there is no limit to creating your perfect experience through the Canadian Rockies.

Rocky Mountaineer Silverleaf Service: These custom-designed, single-level, glass domed coaches’ puts you right in the middle of awe-inspiring scenery of the Canadian Rockies. Take in the views, and enjoy delicious meals served at your seat so you won’t miss a moment of the breathtaking scenery. Silverleaf also includes complimentary beer and wine with lunch.

Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service: Guests enjoy panoramic views from the custom designed two level Goldleaf dome coach. Gourmet hot breakfasts and a la carte lunch menus are served in the exclusive GoldLeaf dining room. Guests are served complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and can savour gourmet snacks onboard.

JOURNEYS

Journey through the Clouds: Vancouver > Kamloops > Jasper

Travelling between Vancouver, Kamloops and Jasper, this route lives up to its romantic name. Weaving alongside the Fraser River and through craggy mountains, you'll view the vast white expanse of the Albreda Glacier, rushing waters of Pyramid Falls, and towering Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.

First Passage to the West: Vancouver > Kamloops > Lake Louise and Banff

History comes alive as you travel the rail route that united Canada as a nation more than 130 years ago. You’ll travel through lush rainforests and the semi-arid desert, alongside the powerful Kicking Horse River, and into the Rocky Mountain towns of Lake Louise and Banff.

Rainforest to Gold Rush: Vancouver > Whistler > Quesnel > Jasper

Recapture the romance of the Gold Rush era as you ascend through the rugged mountain terrain of Whistler, moving towards the old mining trail known as the Cariboo Wagon Road and historic Quesnel, the Gold Pan City, then onto Jasper, the quaint mountain town nestled in the Canadian Rockies.

Coastal Passage: Seattle > Vancouver > Canadian Rockies

Travel from coastal rainforests to the peaks of the Canadian Rockies. This unique rail experience connects the cosmopolitan cities of Seattle and Vancouver to the ever-changing landscapes of British Columbia and Alberta, serving up the crème de la crème of Western Canada with a bit of America on top.

Circle Journey: Combine routes to experience it all

Experience all the highlights Rocky Mountaineer has to offer with a circle journey. Starting and ending in the same destination, Circle Journeys combine two or more routes to give you more time onboard the train, and more opportunities to experience the vast untouched beauty of the Canadian Rockies.

Australia Rail

The Ghan and Indian Pacific

The Ghan

A journey on The Ghan is an incomparable way to travel the two jewels of Australia’s Northern Territory – the Red Centre and the tropical Top End. The timetable makes the most of the daylight hours to offer unsurpassed views of the passing landscape.

FAST FACTS

The Journey:

Adelaide to Darwin or vice versa.
Two nights and three days via Alice Springs and Katherine, one way 2,979km.

Darwin to Alice Springs or vice versa.
One night and two days, via Ktherine, one way 1,420km.

Adelaide to Alice Springs or vice versa.
One night and two days, one way 1,559km.

2015-2016 Journey Highlights

Four day, three night Ghan, Darwin - Alice Springs - Adelaide
Peak Season

A new extended service of The Ghan from Darwin to Adelaide has been introduced for the 2015 peak travel seasons, taking quests through the heart of the Australian Outback on a 76-hour adventure. Enjoy Off Train Excursions at Katherine, more time in Alice Springs including a spectacular dinner under the stars at the MacDonnell Ranges and a full day to explore the underground wonders of Coober Pedy.

For the first time, guests have the option to upgrade their journey to include a fly-in visit of Uluru, getting back in time to rejoin The Ghan for the full rail experience. The extended Ghan will operate between 23 May and 22 August 2015 for Darwin-Adelaide journey's only.

Three day, two night Ghan, Darwin - Alice Springs - Adelaide

Great Southern Rail introduces the Outback short stop aboard The Ghan - a unique opportunity for guests to set foot in some of the most isolated and magical parts of Australia to witness an unforgettable Outback sunrise or sunset. On journeys heading north to Darwin, guests can dsembark to watch the morning sun climb over the horizon in the remote reaches of  Northern South Australia.

On journeys heading south to Adelaide, guests can cast their eyes skyward for a glittering showcase of stars as they enjoy an Outback evening in Manguri.

The Indian Pacific

The Indian Pacific offers travellers four days and three nights of one of the most impressive and indulgent ways to explore the vastness of Australia. 

From the Indian Ocean on Australia's western shores to the Pacific on the east, the two oceans that give the train its name, you will watch the passing backdrop of Australia's magnificent landscapes. Travel in either direction - from the 'harbour city' of Sydney in the east or the lovely Western Australian capital Perth.

FAST FACTS

The Journey:

Perth to Sydney or vice versa.
Three nights and four days via Broken Hill, Adelaide, Cook and Kalgoorlie, one way 4,352km.

Sydney to Adelaide or vice versa.
One night and two days via Broken Hill, one way 1,693km.

Perth to Adelaide or vice versa.
Two nights and three days via Cook and Kalgoorlie, one way 2,659km.

2015-2016 Journey Highlights

Four days, three nights, Syndey- Adelaide - Perth

Year-Round and 2015 Peak Season

Join the hustle and bustle of the Southern Hemispheres largest fresh produce markets or immerse yourself in the internationally-acclaimed Barossa Valley wine country. Included in the itinerary is an off-train dining experience in Australia's food and wine capital, Adelaide. New to the Indian Pacific is a remote "short stop" where guests can disembark from the train to enjoy a glowing Nullarbor sunset at Rawlinna.

Service and Features and Inclusions:

The Ghan and Indian Pacific have 3 levels of service Red, Gold and the luxurious Platinum.

Red Service Day/Nighter Seat offers a comfortable recliner lounge chair perfect for the budget conscious.

Gold Service offers an elegant sleeper cabin featuring a private en-suite and complimentary toiletries. All meals and beverages are included and are served in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant.

Platinum Service is the premium level of train travel and is like no other Australian train accommodation. Cabins are approximately twice the size of a Gold twin Cabin and include double bedding. All meals and beverages are included and are served in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant.

The Overland:

There's no better way to enjoy the trip between Melbourne and Adelaide than on the Overland. The Overland runs a daylight service between Adelaide and Melbourne in both directions, twice a week and provides a comfortable, relaxing journey between the cities and a great way to ease into a holiday in either Melbourne, Adelaide or surrounding regions.

With Motorrail service onboard The Overland, Great Southern Rail provides you with the opportunity to travel in comfort on all of our great trains, then enjoy the convienience of your own vehicle at the end of the line, ready to discover new and exciting places.

Throughout this interstate journey, guests can soak up a diverse range of landscapes from rugged mallee scrubland, to fields of golden crops, over vast open plains through gently rolling hills.

The Overland passes through classic Australian country towns including Murray Bridge, Bordertown, Nhill, Dimboola, Horsham, Ararat and Geelong.

Whichever direction you travel, the journey is a wonderful opportunity to relax in comfort, mingle with fellow travellers and delight  in ever-changingcountryside along the way.

Linking with the The Ghan and Indian Pacific from Adelaide, the Overland is your gateway to an exciting Australian rail experience.

Fast Facts

The Journey

Melbourne to Adelaide or vice versa.
One day, one way, 824km.

Service Features and Inclusions: 

The Overlander has 2 levels of service, Red Service and Red Premium Service.

Red Service features include:

  • Comfortable reclining seats offering greater personal space. Two seats on either side of the aisle, with 60 seats per carriage.
  • 49cm pitch between seats.
  • Snacks for purchase from trolley service or Cafe Carriage.
  • Free 'Platform' magazine
  • Luggage allowance of 40kg per person, two items not exceeding 20kg each.

Red Premium Service features include:

  • Red Premium Service Comfortable reclining seats offering greater personal space on your train journey.
  • Two seats on one side of the aisle, one seat on the other side, with 36 seats per carriage 67cm pitch between seats.
  • Access to Cafe Carriage, where meals are available for purchase.
  • Limited a la carte in-seat dining served via trolley service.
  • Snacks available for purchase.
  • Free orange juice/water upon boarding.
  • Free 'Platform' magazine.
  • Luggage allowance of 50kg per person - three items, two of 20kg and one at 10kg.

 

FAST FACTS

The Journey: Melbourne to Adelaide or vice versa.

Length of Journey: 10.5 hour daylight service - 828km one day (65 hours)

Departures per week: Two departures per week in each direction.

Day of Departure: Departs ADL on MON and FRI.

Departs MEL on TUE and SAT.

Service Features and Inclusions: The Overlander has 2 levels of service, Red Service and Red Premium Service.

Red Service features include:

  1. Comfortable reclining seats offering greater personal space. Two seats on either side of the aisle, with 60 seats per carriage
  2. 49cm pitch between seats
  3. Access to Cafe Carriage, where meals are available for purchase
  4. Snacks for purchase from trolley service or Cafe Carriage
  5. Free 'Platform' magazine.
  6. Luggage allowance of 40kg per person, two items not exceeding 20kg each.

Red Premium Service features include:

  1. Red Premium Service Comfortable reclining seats offering greater personal space on your train journey
  2. Two seats on one side of the aisle, one seat on the other side, with 36 seats per carriage.
  3. Access to Cafe Carriage, where meals are available for purchase.
  4. Limited a la carte in-seat dining served via trolley service.
  5. Snacks available for purchase from trolley service or licensed Cafe Carriage.
  6. Free orange juice/water upon boarding
  7. Free 'Platform' magazine.
  8. Luggage allowance of 50kg per person - three items, two of 20kg and one at 10kg.

 

New Zealand Rail

THE JOURNEYS

Tranz Alpine – Christchurch to Greymouth, or reverse This is truly one of the world’s great scenic trips, crossing the width of the South Island. All carriages provide full panoramic windows and an open-air viewing carriage so you don’t miss a second of the stunning scenery. The Tranz Alpine departs Christchurch and Grey mouth daily and takes 4.5 hours in either direction.

Coastal Pacific – Picton to Christchurch, or reverse This journey is a scenic feast of New Zealand, with the Kaikoura mountain ranges on one side and rugged Pacific coastline on the other. The Coastal Pacific includes an open air viewing carriage and departs October through April.

Northern Explorer – Auckland to Wellington, or reverse Take a journey through the heart of the North Island, travelling between Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city and Wellington, the arts and culture capital. The Northern Explorer departs Auckland on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and departs Wellington on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Asia Rail

Japan Rail

Ultra-modern, slick, fast and reliable... step into the future and experience Japan by rail. Travel through awe-inspiring landscapes, to thriving modern metropolises or traditional rural villages. Discover hot springs, volcanoes or cool mountain regions. Japan Rail passes are the most economical way to see this beautiful and diverse country and are only available for purchase outside of Japan. There are two classes of travel to choose from: Ordinary (second class) and Green (first class). Click here to view Japan Rail Schedules and Timetables.

Japan Rail Pass

The most popular accompaniment to any holiday to Japan, the Japan Rail Pass gives you unlimited travel over the entire Japan Network as well as limited bus and ferry services (excludes Nozomi super-express shinkansen bullet trains). Purchase a pass for 7, 14 or 21 days of unlimited travel.

If you're intending to focus your holiday on a specific region of Japan, choose one of the following regional train passes.

Japan Rail East Pass

The Japan Rail East covers metropolitan Tokyo and many popular destinations in Eastern Japan including: Nagano, Niigata, Sendai, Morioka, Misawa and Akita.

Japan Rail West Pass

Kansai Area Pass covers Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Nara and Hakata.

Sanyo Area Pass covers Osaka, Hiroshima, Okayama and Hakata.

There are other Japan pass options available, just ask your travel consultant for details.

Conditions: To be eligible to purchase a Japan Rail Pass you must meet the following criteria:

  • Entering Japan as a temporary visitor/tourist from abroad for sightseeing under the entry status ‘Temporary Visitor.’
  • Japanese national living in a foreign country who is qualified to live permanently in that country.
  • Married to a Japanese resident who is residing in a country other than Japan.

Vietnam

Vietnamese trains are the ideal way for independent travellers to get around and see Vietnam at ground level. The trains are safe, comfortable and inexpensive. Your train journey will be an experience in itself and become an integral part of your visit to Vietnam. Air-conditioned trains link Hanoi, Hué, Danang, Nha Trang and Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). Hoi An has no station, but it's just 30 kilometres by bus or taxi from Danang.

Travel options

There are a myriad of point to point fares to take you to almost any destination throughout Vietnam. Soft class sleepers are the recommended way to travel. The four berth compartments are air-conditioned and are perfect for any journey involving overnight travel.