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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 2 fantastic ways to backpack in Australia by train?
1. Point to point – no hassle travel from A > B
2. Rail passes – click here for more information

Point to Point Fares

  Adult Everyday Fare
Everyday Fare
The Ghan      
Adelaide - Darwin/Katherine
or vv
 $889  $499  $101
Adelaide - Alice Springs or vv  $449  $269  $70
Alice Springs - Darwin or vv  $449  $269  $70
Indian Pacific      
Sydney - Perth or vv  $899  $499  $400
Adelaide - Perth
or vv
 $569  $329  $240
Sydney - Adelaide
or vv
 $389  $219  $170
The Overland      
Melbourne to Adelaide or vv  $129  $69  $60

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Terms and Conditions Apply

*Save based on Backpacker Standard Fare applied to the Standard Adult Fare. All fares are based on Red Service day/night seat service. For bookings made from 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015 for travel until 31 March 2015. All fares are available in opposite direction. To break your journey with stopovers, sector fares will be applicable. Great Southern Rail's special Motorail offer is not valid in conjunction with this offer. All fares include a Fuel Price Surcharge and tickets valid for date of travel only. Bookings can only be made on Great Southern Rail’s website at and full payment will be required at the time of booking. Booking, amendment and credit card fees may apply. Prices are subject to change without notice, available for instant purchase. Non refundable. Conditions apply.

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