Unaccompanied Motorail

With Great Southern Rail's Unaccompanied Motorail Service, you can enjoy the convenience of having your vehicle transported by rail to its' final destination.

Size restrictions do apply for large vehicles and trailers, so it is important to be aware of these limitations before booking. Please note that Great Southern Rail are unable to transport motorbikes.

Unaccompanied Motorail bookings are 100% non-refundable, require full payment at time of booking and can only be made within 30 days prior to departure. Click here further Terms and Conditions.

Fares:

Unaccompanied Motorail Vehicle Costs^

1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016

 

Up to 5.5m 5.5 - 7m
Adelaide to Alice Springs  $969 $1938
Adelaide to Darwin $1279 $2558
Adelaide to Perth $1129 $2258
Adelaide to Sydney $799 $1598
Adelaide to Melbourne $279 $558
 
Alice Springs to Darwin $509 $1018
Alice Springs to Adelaide $509 $1018
 
Darwin to Alice Springs $509 $1018
Darwin to Adelaide $739 $1478
 
Melbourne to Adelaide $279 $558
 
Perth to Sydney $1129 $2258
Perth to Adelaide $499 $998
 
Sydney to Perth $1419 $2838
Sydney to Adelaide $569 $1138

 

Please note, credit card fees apply.

How to make your Motorail Booking

Please call 1800 703 357 to make your Motorail Booking. 

Motorail Service Loading Checklist

Please ensure the following tasks have been arranged prior to loading

  • Please ensure vehicle is registered and in road-worthy condition
  • Vehicle covers and tarpaulins are removed from vehicles or trailers
  • All flammable products are removed from the vehicle
  • Your vehicle can travel with as much luggage as you wish, but should not loaded so as to obstruct the drivers view through all windows and vehicle does not sit lower than the manufacturers specifications
  • Roof racks are empty and do not breach the height restrictions of the Motorail service
  • All valuable goods including but not limited to the wallets, jewellery or electrical goods are removed from the vehicle.
  • Check in all applicable Motorail Service loading area according to terminal check in times 
     

Check-in Times:

Adelaide to Perth Thursday and Sunday 4.00pm - 6.30pm
Adelaide to Sydney Tuesday and Friday 7.00am - 8.30am
Adelaide to Alice Springs, Darwin Sunday 8.30am - 11.00am
Adelaide to Melbourne Monday and Friday 6.00am - 6.30am
 
Ex Alice Springs (North Bound) Monday 2.30pm - 4.00pm
Ex Alice Springs (South Bound) Thursday 9.30am - 10.45am
   
Ex Darwin

Wednesday 6.30am - 7.45am

 
Ex Perth Sunday and Wednesday 7.30am - 9.00am
 
Ex Sydney Wednesday and Saturday 10.30am - 12.30pm
 
Ex Melbourne Tuesday and Saturday 5.30am - 6.30am
 

 

Booking Checklist

Please ensure that you have the following information available at the time of booking.

  • Make
  • Model
  • Year of vehicle
  • Registration number
  • Registered State
  • Vehicle measurements including height, width, wheel track inner and outer and undercarriage clearance (refer diagram below)
  • Contact details of person checking in vehicle
  • Contact details of person collecting vehicle

 

Maps:

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
 

Alice Springs Terminal

(George Crescent, Alice Springs, Northern Territory)
For more information about this terminal please click here.

Motorail - Maps - Alice Springs Terminal

Darwin Terminal

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

Motorail - Maps - Darwin Terminal
 

East Perth Terminal

(West Parade, East Perth, off Harold Street or Summers Street, Western Australia)
For more information on this terminal please click here.

Motorail - Maps - East Perth Terminal 

Melbourne Southern Cross Station

(Corner of Collins and Spencer Street, Melbourne, Victoria - Enter from Adderley Street, follow entry road to roundabout taking the first exit to Motorail reception)
For more information about this terminal please click here.

Motorail - Maps - Melbourne Southern Cross Station
 

Sydney Central Station

(Eddy Avenue, Sydney, New South Wales)
For more information on this terminal please click here.

Motorail - Maps - Sydney Central Station

 

 

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