Backpacking in Australia with Great Southern Rail

Maximise your travel experience in Australia by travelling by train in Red Service on The Ghan, Indian Pacific or The Overland!  WHY? 

1. Meet friends at the café/bar whilst you are travelling
2. Relax in your spacious recliner seat
3. Go for a stroll to the diner to catch up with friends or read a book
4. Take a shower to freshen up for your adventure in whatever destination you are travelling to!
We understand that you need flexibility so Great Southern Rail offers you a fantastic way to backpack in Australia by train?
Point to point – no hassle travel from A > B


Point to Point Fares - for travel from 1 April 2015 to 31 December 2015

  Adult Everyday Fare Backpacker
Everyday Fare
The Ghan      
Adelaide - Darwin/Katherine
or vv
 $929  $549  $380
Adelaide - Alice Springs or vv  $469  $279  $190
Alice Springs - Darwin or vv  $469  $279  $190
Indian Pacific      
Sydney - Perth or vv  $939  $559  $380
Adelaide - Perth
or vv
 $589  $349  $240
Sydney - Adelaide
or vv
 $399  $229  $229
The Overland      
Melbourne to Adelaide or vv  $139  $79  $60

Terms and Conditions Apply

*Save based on Backpacker Everyday Fare applied to the Adult Everyday Fare. All fares are based on Red Service Day/Nighter seat service. For bookings on The Ghan and Indian Pacific, a $50 deposit per person per rail leg is required within 7 days of booking with full payment required 45 days prior to departure. For bookings on The Overland, full payment will be required at the time of booking. Amendments can be made up to 14 days before departure. Credit card fees and cancellation fees apply. For full terms and conditions of carriage please click here.

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