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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 can only be booked within 30 days of travel.

Fares:

Unaccompanied Motorail Vehicle Costs^

 

Fares valid until 31 March 2015
Up to 5.5m 5.5 - 7m
Adelaide to Alice Springs 
$949 $1265
Adelaide to Darwin $1189 $1585
Adelaide to Perth $949 $1265
Adelaide to Sydney $699 $932
Adelaide to Melbourne $259 $345
 
Alice Springs to Darwin $499 $665
Alice Springs to Adelaide $499 $665
Alice Springs to Melbourne
$758 $1010
Alice Springs to Perth $1448 $1930
Alice Springs to Sydney $1198 $1597
 
Darwin to Alice Springs $499 $665
Darwin to Adelaide $649 $865
Darwin to Melbourne $908 $1210
Darwin to Perth $1598 $2130
Darwin to Sydney $1348 $1797
 
Melbourne to Adelaide $259 $345
Melbourne to Perth $1208 $1610
Melbourne to Sydney $958 $1277
Melbourne to Darwin $1448 $1930
Melbourne to Alice Springs $1208 $1610
 
Perth to Sydney $989 $1319
Perth to Adelaide $449 $599
Perth to Melbourne $708 $944
Perth to Darwin $1638 $2184
Perth to Alice Springs $1398 $1864
 
Sydney to Perth $1299 $1732
Sydney to Adelaide $499 $665
Sydney to Melbourne $758 $1010
Sydney to Darwin $1688 $2250
Sydney to Alice Springs $1448 $1930

 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
1.30pm - 4.30pm
Adelaide to Sydney 7.00am - 8.30am
Adelaide to Alice Springs, Darwin 8.30am - 11.00am
Adelaide to Melbourne 6.00am - 6.30am
 
Ex Alice Springs (North Bound) 2.30pm - 4.00pm
Ex Alice Springs (South Bound) Thursday 9.30am - 10.45am
Sunday 12.00pm - 1.15pm
   
Ex Darwin

Wednesday 6.30am - 7.45am
Saturday 5.45am - 7.00am
Tuesday 7.30pm - 8.30pm or to arrange by appointment call (08) 8947 4480

 
Ex Perth 7.30am - 9.00am
 
Ex Sydney 10.30am - 12.30pm
 
Ex Melbourne 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

(Berrimah Road, 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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