Rail travel is a convenient, affordable and scenic way to explore Australia.
Travelling options range from budget to luxury and rail passes can reduce your costs if you plan to see large sections of the country.
Australia’s two most iconic rail journeys are The Indian Pacific and The Ghan, which cover the country east to west and north to south.
The Rail Explorer Pass gives unlimited travel aboard The Ghan, Indian Pacific and Overland in red class (economy) in any direction for a two or three month period.
Backpacker/Student fares in red class are available on The Ghan, Indian Pacific and Overland trains. A valid student or backpacker association ID is required when travelling. Refer to the useful links below for more information.
A Discovery Pass gives you unlimited economy travel to more than 365 Regional destinations across NSW, Victoria, Queensland and the ACT on the regional train and coach network for 14 days or one, three or six months.