Taking Your Car - The Ghan

Bookings for Motorail can only be made by calling 13 21 47 or emailing salesenquiries@gsr.com.au

Accompanied Fares

Motorail services are available between Adelaide and Perth (and v.v.) and Adelaide and Darwin (and v.v.). From 1 November 2015 Motorail services to and from Sydney, Melbourne, and Alice Springs will no longer be available.

Valid from 02 August 2015 until 31 March 2016


Gold and Platinum Service

Red Service

Up to 5.5m
Up to 5.5m

Adelaide – Darwin

$629 $1258 $1019 $2038

Darwin - Adelaide


$718 $589 $1178


Check-in Times on Day of Travel

Valid until 31 March 2016


Check-in Times

Adelaide - Darwin

Sunday 8.30am - 11.00am

Darwin - Adelaide

Wednesday 6.30am - 7.45am

Maximum Height, Width and Wheel Track Restrictions: 

Motorail - Specs Diagram PNG


A - Vehicle width must not exceed 2.20m, including mirrors
B - Please refer to table below for height specifications
C - Wheel track inner must be greater than 92cm
D - Wheel track outer must not exceed 1.90m
E - Undercarriage clearance height must be greater than 13cm

Height Restrictions:

Maximum width: 2.2m.

Maximum height (including roof racks):

  • Adelaide - Alice Springs or v.v. 2.0m
  • Darwin - Alice Springs or v.v. 2.0m
  • Adelaide - Darwin or v.v. 2.0m

Vehicle Types Carried:

  • Cars
  • Campervans and Camper Trailers (subject to approval)
  • Trailers
Height/width and wheel track restrictions apply

Please note:

Roof racks, wind deflectors, louvers etc must be removed before loading. The length of any towbar should be included. Caravans, including pop tops and boats are not able to be conveyed by Motorail. Vehicles must be roadworthy at time of loading and capable of being driven onto carrier.

Accompanied Motorail bookings are subject to the same booking, payment, cancellation and amendment Terms and Conditions as per the fare type booked.

Motorail Conditions of Carriage


Adelaide Parklands Terminal

(Off Richmond Road or Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Keswick)
For more information about this terminal please click here.

Motorail - Maps - Adelaide Parklands Terminal 2

Darwin Terminal

(Salloo Street, East Arm, Northern Territory)
For more information about this terminal please click here.

Motorail - Maps - Darwin Terminal

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