The Ghan

Adelaide- Alice Springs - Darwin

  • Journey name: Adelaide- Alice Springs - Darwin  
  • Duration: Upto 5 days


Travel from Australia’s south to north on one of the world’s greatest train journeys. Board in Adelaide and watch South Australia’s rolling green hills make way for desert, the rusty Red Centre and finally the tropical splendour of the Top End. Or get on in Darwin and see the landscapes dance in the opposite direction. Explore the famous outback towns of Alice Springs and Katherine on a whistle stop tour. Visit sacred Aboriginal sites around Alice Springs or take a scenic helicopter flight over Simpsons Gap. Cruise down the Katherine Gorge, canoe down Katherine River or choose from other tailored Ghan adventures.

Train Departure Schedule:

2016 : October - December , April - June , July - September 2017 : January - March

Journey Dates:

  • Adelaide – Alice Springs - Darwin

    Operates All Year






    Sun – 12.15 pm


    Mon – 6.00 am

    Mon – 8.00 am

    Alice Springs

    Mon – 1.45pm

    Mon – 6.00pm


    Tues – 9.00am

    Tues – 1.00pm


    Tues – 5.00pm



Places Covered:

Adelaide, Alice Springs, Katherine, Darwin

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  • Accommodation
  • All Meals (except in Red Service)
  • Fuel Price surcharge
  • GST

Terms and Conditions:

  • All fares are inclusive of a fuel price surcharge.
  • Return fares are generally double the one-way fare
  • All fares are in Australian Dollars and are inclusive of GST

Route Map

  • One of the great train journeys of the world
  • Unsurpassed views of Australia
  • North to South (or reverse) through the centre of Australia
  • Visit two of Australia's must see jewels: the Red Centre & the Top-End
  • A range of Whistle stop and optional tours to choose from