Zebedee Springs, The Kimberley, Western Australia © Tourism Australia

Australia Recommends 2024

Sydney, NSW © Tourism Australia

Come and Say G'day

Uluru, NT

G'day, the short film

Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Victoria © Tourism Australia

Discover your Australia

Kangaroo Island, South Australia © Tourism Australia

Travel videos

Elysian Retreat, Whitsundays, QLD © Tourism Australia

Deals and offers

Jacarandas and Sydney Harbour at sunset, Sydney, NSW © Destination NSW

Australian Capital Territory

Bondi, Sydney, NSW © Georges Antoni and Ken Butti

New South Wales

West MacDonnell Ranges, NT © Tourism Australia

Northern Territory

Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, QLD © Tourism Australia

South Australia

Cradle Mountain, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, TAS © Pierre Destribats

Western Australia

Aerial shot of Emily Bay on Norfolk Island © Rose Evans (Norfolk Island Tourism)

External Territories

Bondi Beach, Sydney, NSW ©  Daniel Tran

The Whitsundays

Kangaroo, Lucky Bay, Cape Le Grand National Park, WA © Tourism Western Australia

Mornington Peninsula

Paddleboarding, Noosa, QLD © Tourism and Events Queensland

Port Douglas

Cape Byron Lighthouse, Byron Bay, NSW © Destination NSW

Ningaloo Reef

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Coast, QLD © Tourism Whitsundays

Airlie Beach

Remarkable Rocks, Kangaroo Island, South Australia. © South Australian Tourism Commission

Kangaroo Island

The Basin, Rottnest Island, Western Australia © Tourism Western Australia

Rottnest Island

Lake McKenzie, K’gari (Fraser Island), QLD © Tourism & Events Queensland

Hamilton Island

Lord Howe Island, NSW © Trevor King, Destination New South Wales

Lord Howe Island

Tiwi Design, Tiwi Islands © Tourism NT/Shaana McNaught

Tiwi Islands

Little penguins, Phillip Island Nature Park, VIC © Phillip Island Nature Park

Phillip Island

Bruny Island Paddle, Southern Sea Ventures, Bruny Island, Tasmania © Southern Sea Ventures

Bruny Island

Cape Naturaliste, near Dunsborough, WA © Tourism Western Australia

Margaret River

St Hugo Wines, Barossa Valley, SA © Tourism Australia

Barossa Valley

Grampians National Park, Victoria © Robert Blackburn, Visit Victoria

The Grampians

Audrey Wilkinson, Hunter Valley, NSW © Audrey Wilkinson

Hunter Valley

Sea turtle, Lady Elliot Island, Great Barrier Reef, QLD © Tourism & Events Queensland

McLaren Vale

Glass House Mountains, Sunshine Coast, QLD © Tourism and Events Queensland

Glass House Mountains

Bubble Tents, Capertree, Mudgee Region, NSW © Australian Traveller

Alice Springs

Cable Beach, Broome, Western Australia © Tourism Australia

Uluru and Kata Tjuta

The Kimberley, WA © Tourism Australia

The Kimberley

The Arkaba Walk, Elder Camp, Flinders Ranges National Park, SA © Adam Bruzzone, South Australian Tourism Commission

Flinders Ranges

Jim Jim Falls, Kakadu National Park, NT © Jarrad Seng, all rights reserved

Kakadu National Park

Eyre Peninsula, SA © David Edgar

Eyre Peninsula

Hamersley Gorge , Karijini National Park, WA © Tourism Western Australia

Karijini National Park

Monkey Mia, Shark Bay World Heritage Area, WA © Tourism Western Australia

Great Barrier Reef

Blue Mountains, NSW © Destination NSW

Blue Mountains

Cassowary in Daintree Rainforest, Queensland © Tourism and Events Queensland

Daintree Rainforest

Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road, VIC © Greg Snell, Tourism Australia

Great Ocean Road

Spicers Peak, Scenic Rim, QLD © Tourism and Events Queensland

Purnululu National Park

Boat Shed, Lake Dove and Cradle Mountain, Cradle-Mountain Lake St Clare National Park, TAS © Adrian Cook

Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park

Wangi Falls, Litchfield National Park, NT © Tourism NT, Dan Moore

Litchfield National Park

Saffire Signature Experiences, Freycinet Marine Oyster Farm, Coles Bay, Freycinet National Park, TAS © Tourism Tasmania

Aboriginal experiences

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC © Robert Blackburn, Visit Victoria

Arts and culture

WOMADelaide 2019, Adelaide, SA Ⓒ Grant Hancock

Festivals and events

Detour Restaurant, Brisbane, QLD © @detourrestaurant and @dine.agency

Food and drink

Raging Thunder, Tully, QLD © Tourism Australia

Adventure and sports

Three Capes Track, Tasman National Park, TAS © Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service

Walks and hikes

Great Ocean Road, VIC © Tourism Australia

Road trips and drives

Waterline Charters, Wessel Islands, NT © Aussie Fly Fisher

Beaches and islands

Nature's Window, Kalbarri National Park, WA © Tourism Australia

Nature and national parks

Wombat, Symbio Wildlife Park, Helensburgh, NSW © Destination NSW

Eco-friendly travel

Group of friends participate in a body clay ritual at Peninsula Hot Springs © Peninsula Hot Springs

Health and wellness

The Dune Pavilion Deck with views of Uluru at Longitude 131 in the Northern Territory © Baillies Longitude 131

Family travel

Table Cape Tulip Farm, Wynyard, Tasmania © Tourism Australia

Family destinations

Hellfire Bay, Esperance, Western Australia © Tourism Australia

Family road trips

Merewether Baths, Newcastle, NSW © Destination NSW

Backpacking

Ellery Creek Big Hole, West MacDonnell Ranges, Northern Territory © Tourism NT/Salty Aura

Work and holiday

Sand Dune Adventures at Stockton Beach, Port Stephens, NSW © Tourism Australia

Beginner's guide

Man in a wheelchair looking up at the canopy of the Daintree Rainforest in Queensland © Tourism and Events Queensland

Accessible travel

 Mrs Macquarie's Chair, Sydney, NSW © Destination NSW

Planning tips

indian pacific train travel

Trip planner

Cape Tribulation, Tropical North Queensland, QLD © Tourism Australia

Australian budget guide

 Aerial of car driving through palm trees in Tropical North Queensland © Tourism and Events Queensland / Sean Scott.

Itinerary planner

Kangaroo, Lucky Bay, Esperance, WA © Australia’s Golden Outback

Find a travel agent

Beach House on Wategos Beach, Byron Bay, NSW © Tourism Australia

Find accommodation

Indian Pacific, Lake Hart, SA © Andrew Gregory

Find transport

Snowy region, Jindabyne, NSW © DPIE-Murray Van Der Veer

Visitor information centres

Deals and travel packages

Sydney Airport, New South Wales © Sydney Airport

Visa and entry requirements FAQ

Passengers using SmartGate © Australian Border Force

Customs and biosecurity

Uluru, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, NT © Tourism NT/Matt Cherubino

Working Holiday Maker visas

Bronte Baths, Bronte Beach, Sydney, NSW © Tourism Australia

Facts about Australia

Prairie Hotel, Parachilna, SA © South Australian Tourism Commission

Experiences that will make you feel like an Aussie

Great Barrier Reef, QLD © Georges Antoni / Tourism Australia

People and culture

Castle Hill, Townsville, QLD © Tourism and Events Queensland

Health and safety FAQ

Sorrento Pier, VIC © Visit Victoria, Ewen Bell

Cities, states & territories

Mount Lidgbird and Mount Gower, Lord Howe Island © Tom Archer

Iconic places and attractions

  Wildflowers, near Hamelin Pool, WA © Tourism Western Australia

When is the best time to visit Australia?

Ringer Reef Winery, Bright, VIC © Visit Victoria

Seasonal travel

Human Progress Pride flag, Sydney, NSW © Daniel Boud

Events and festivals

Silverdale Olive Orchard, Coral Coast, WA © Australia's Coral Coast

School holidays

Sydney New Year's Eve, Sydney Harbour, NSW © Destination NSW

Public holidays

Sydney Harbour, Sydney, NSW © Destination NSW

How to get to Australia's most iconic cities

Gantheaume Point, Broome, WA © Tourism Australia

How long do I need for my trip to Australia?

Self-drive, Marrawah, TAS © Tourism Tasmania

How to travel around Australia

Car driving on road next to the ocean in Lagoons Beach Conservation Area © Pete Harmsen/Tourism Tasmania

Guide to driving in Australia

Maui Motorhome parked on the coastline in Tasmania © Tourism Australia

How to hire a car or campervan

Family strolling alongside Tilligerry Creek © Destination NSW

How to plan a family road trip

 Car drives along the Matilda Way in Outback Queensland © Tourism and Events Queensland

How to plan an outback road trip

wishlist

4 days on board the Indian Pacific train

Traverse the continent on this epic train trip between Sydney and Perth, exploring Australia's outback in style.

By Alissa Jenkins

Few train journeys are as epic as the  Indian Pacific . From  Sydney  on Australia's east coast across the entire continent to  Perth  in the west, it passes through landscapes as varied as the spectacular  Blue Mountains  and the endless flat, otherworldly stretches of the  Nullarbor Plain . Expect comfortable cabins, excellent food and fascinating day trips, which differ on the return route.

What to expect

  • Get a glimpse into Broken Hill's rich art history
  • Sample some of South Australia's finest food and wine
  • Witness the otherworldly landscape of the Nullarbor Plain
  • Time: 4 days
  • Distance: 4,352 kilometres (2,704 miles)
  • Transport: train
  • Nearest major city: Sydney, Perth and Adelaide
  • Price: $$$$

4 days on board the Indian Pacific train

Day 1: Sydney to outback New South Wales

Queen Adelaide Restaurant, Indian Pacific © Journey Beyond

Queen Adelaide Restaurant, Indian Pacific © Journey Beyond

Afternoon Board at Sydney 's  Central Station  and settle into your cabin, where you'll spend the afternoon taking in the scenery as it transforms from skyscrapers and traffic lights to the forested valleys and sandstone cliffs of the stunning  Blue Mountains . Your on-board radio includes an audio commentary option.

The journey's eastbound service (Perth to Sydney) includes an off-train excursion in the majestic Blue Mountains , which includes visits to the majestic Three Sisters at Echo Point and the spectacular Jamison Valley.

Evening As the sun sets behind mountain ranges you will begin to enter the more arid regions of New South Wales , characterised by hardy mulga (a small native Australian tree) and vast plains. After dinner in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant , meet fellow guests in the  Outback Explorer Lounge  for a welcome drink.

Day 2: Broken Hill to Adelaide

Indian Pacific, outback SA © Journey Beyond

Indian Pacific, outback South Australia © Journey Beyond

Morning The day begins in  Broken Hill , formerly a booming mining town, which has inspired an array of artists over the years with its distinctive desert landscape. On a one-hour walking tour, explore the city's iconic  Living Desert Sculptures  then visit the  Pro Hart Gallery,  where you'll learn all about one of Australia's most celebrated artists, whose works capture the spirit of the outback.

Afternoon After an onboard lunch, the journey continues into the green and golden fields of South Australia 's food bowl. You have a choice between several off-train excursions. You can opt to spend the afternoon and evening in the picturesque  Barossa Valley  or McLaren Vale wine region, the charming heritage town of Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills or a private guided tour of the South Australian Museum . All tours include drinks and dinner. Afterwards, all guests rejoin the train in Adelaide to begin the journey across the Nullarbor Plain. 

On the eastbound service, which includes a morning stop in Adelaide , your excursion options include an Adelaide city sights coach tour, a progressive breakfast at the famous Adelaide Central Markets , a guided tour of Adelaide Oval or a city and river precinct walking tour.

Day 3: Nullarbor Plain to Rawlinna

Off-train dinner at Rawlinna, Indian Pacific, WA © Journey Beyond

Off-train dinner at Rawlinna, Indian Pacific, Western Australia © Journey Beyond

Morning You’ll be greeted at sunrise by the striking, raw beauty of the Nullarbor. Taking its name from the Latin for "no trees", this vast outback plain has bewildered and inspired generations of Australians and visitors alike. A seemingly endless expanse of rusty earth and hardy outback shrubs, the Nullarbor covers 200,000 square kilometres (77,000 square miles) of South Australia and Western Australia and is considered a "bucket list"' experience. 

Afternoon Having entered Western Australia , celebrate crossing Australia's most famous plain with a special dinner in the remote outpost of Rawlinna. Here, guests are invited to disembark and partake in a traditional long-table dinner under the bright stars of the outback sky (seasonal). Surrounded by nothing but vast sheep stations (the nearest town, Kalgoorlie , is more than 400 kilometres, or 250 miles away), this is one alfresco dining experience to remember.

The Indian Pacific eastbound service (Perth to Sydney) offers an additional excursion in the wild west gold rush town of Kalgoorlie.

Day 4: Outback Western Australia to Perth

Indian Pacific, Adelaide, SA © Journey Beyond

Indian Pacific, Adelaide, South Australia © Journey Beyond

Morning The scenery transforms again as the Indian Pacific continues through the picturesque  Avon Valley , a patchwork of rolling hills and winding streams. After passing fertile farmland and the occasional hot air balloon, the journey nears the end as Perth's outer city limits come into view.

Afternoon When the Indian Pacific arrives in the west after its epic transcontinental crossing, you have the choice to be transferred directly to your accommodation or to take an optional upgrade tour to explore Perth . On the Perth tour, you'll admire magnificent city views from Kings Park , travel along the Swan River and picturesque foreshore parklands, see Subiaco with its trendy boutiques and restaurants, and Claremont with its upmarket shopping and famous 'Millionaire's Row.' You'll also enjoy city landmarks like the WACA Cricket Ground , Town Hall, Perth Mint , Parliament House, Crown Casino and Barracks Arch .

Perth provides seamless transport options to access beautiful Rottnest Island and its adorable quokkas, the groovy culture and art scene of portside Fremantle , the vineyards of the Swan Valley and charming Cottesloe Beach where you can enjoy a swim in the Indian Ocean. To enjoy the rich heritage of Perth, visit Barrack Square to see The Bell Tower, Perth Mint, the WA Maritime Museum and roam the winding streets of Fremantle before touring its World Heritage-listed prison .

Explore more nearby

Forest Caves Beach, Phillip Island, Victoria © Visit Victoria

We use cookies on this site to enhance your user experience.  Find out more . By clicking any link on this page you are giving your consent for us to set cookies.

Acknowledgement of Country

Indigenous symbol - Natural Beauty

We acknowledge the Traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Owners of the land, sea and waters of the Australian continent, and recognise their custodianship of culture and Country for over 60,000 years.

  • New Zealand (English)
  • United States (English)
  • Canada (English)
  • United Kingdom (English)
  • India (English)
  • Malaysia (English)
  • Singapore (English)
  • Indonesia (Bahasa Indonesia)
  • Deutschland (Deutsch)
  • France (Français)
  • Italia (Italiano)
  • 中国大陆 (简体中文)

*Product Disclaimer:  Tourism Australia is not the owner, operator, advertiser or promoter of the listed products and services. Information on listed products and services, including Covid-safe accreditations, are provided by the third-party operator on their website or as published on Australian Tourism Data Warehouse where applicable. Rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available prices of products and services. Please visit the operator’s website for further information. All prices quoted are in Australian dollars (AUD). Tourism Australia makes no representations whatsoever about any other websites which you may access through its websites such as australia.com. Some websites which are linked to the Tourism Australia website are independent from Tourism Australia and are not under the control of Tourism Australia. Tourism Australia does not endorse or accept any responsibility for the use of websites which are owned or operated by third parties and makes no representation or warranty in relation to the standard, class or fitness for purpose of any services, nor does it endorse or in any respect warrant any products or services by virtue of any information, material or content linked from or to this site.

  • Onboard Experience
  • Train Journeys
  • Holiday Packages
  • Train & Cruise
  • Train Journey
  • Before You Go
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Stations & Terminals
  • Travel Update
  • Special Offers
  • Join The Travel Club
  • Newsletter Sign-Up
  • Rail Holiday Brochures
  • Journey Beyond Group
  • Gift Vouchers

indian pacific train travel

The Indian Pacific Experience

indian pacific train travel

Sign up to receive the latest news and offers

Ready to book.

To see all available options for The Overland, please press the button below to be redirected to our online booking engine.

Great Southern Rail Journeys are only available in January and December

To book this package please call or email [email protected] .

Grounded Life Travel

The Indian Pacific Train In Australia: 12 Things You Need To Know Before Riding

Wendy Edwards

Have you ever wanted to go to Australia? If you are reading this, then I’m sure it has been high on your bucket list for quite some time. This mysterious, wondrous continent is fascinatingly rugged, yet beautifully refined simultaneously. There’s mountains, prairies, deserts and green open spaces to wander.

Once you get to Australia, there’s the perplexing decision on how to see this stunning part of the world. Why not do something extraordinary and take a train? The Indian Pacific Train is the perfect way to introduce yourself to the sights and culture of such a vibrant and dynamic country. Treat yourself and take an adventure on the rails of the outback!

Indian Pacific Railway

  • 1.0.1 Sydney to Adelaide
  • 1.0.2 Sydney to Perth
  • 1.0.3 Adelaide to Perth
  • 2 How much does it cost to ride the Indian Pacific train in Australia?
  • 3 Is the Indian Pacific all-inclusive?
  • 4.0.1 Gold Service
  • 4.0.2 Platinum Service
  • 4.0.3 Chairman’s Service
  • 5 Can I put my car on the Indian Pacific?
  • 6 What is the difference between Gold and Platinum Class on the Indian Pacific?
  • 7 What is the best cabin on the Indian Pacific?
  • 8 Where does the Indian Pacific start and finish?
  • 9 What towns does the Indian Pacific stop at?
  • 10 Which is better, the Indian Pacific or the Ghan?
  • 11 What is the dress code on the Indian Pacific?
  • 12 Is The Indian Pacific Worth It

How long is the trip on the Indian Pacific train?

The Indian Pacific train will take you across the continent in four days and three nights covering 2,704 miles between Sydney and Perth, Australia.

You can take the transcontinental trip from Sydney to Perth and see the entirety of landscape of Australia. However, if you are pressed for time or would just like the option of a shorter trip, there are three separate itineraries in which to choose.

Sydney to Adelaide

Travel through beautiful rock formations, the infamous outback and the hauntingly beautiful Blue Mountains in a two day and one night journey. Take the option of off-the-train experiences such as Broken Hill’s Gem mining town and expand on your trip’s potential to fulfill your dreams.

Sydney to Perth

In four days and three nights, this transcontinental journey will take you on the path of a pioneer. Through the bush, the goldfields, the coast, ghost towns and wineries, you will be on your own personal trek to explore the vast expanse that is the entirety of the continent. Nine meals are included in the journey, but take advantage of the stops that are planned and learn more about the culture of each city through its food, music and history.

Adelaide to Perth

For those enthused by the outback and spending time in it, coupled with the best foodie element in train travel, this three day and two night excursion is perfect. Stop and have a dinner under the desert stars, see a sheep station and how farmers live and thrive in the environment.

All trip packages include boarding, meals, wine and excursions along with the best company a traveler could ask for. There are also optional excursions for an additional fee available should you choose to add on an adventure.

How much does it cost to ride the Indian Pacific train in Australia?

The cost for an Indian Pacific train excursion ranges from $875 per person to $2,345 per person and beyond.

Each train trip varies with each package. The longer the trip, the more side excursions and meals will be included. The longest trip is four days and three nights, while the shortest trip is two days and one night.

Is the Indian Pacific all-inclusive?

The Indian Pacific is all-inclusive with meals and excursions included in the price.

You will enjoy three meals a day aboard the Indian Pacific. For those times that you need a snack, head to the Outback Explorer lounge for a beverage and a bite to eat. Platinum passengers can enter the Platinum Club and partake in cocktails, barista services and hor de vours between meals.

What are the cabins like on the Indian Pacific?

The cabins on board the Indian Pacific are luxurious and comfortable. There are three levels of cabins that can be reserved depending on what accommodations you require. Although there are different levels of services and cabins, all accommodations excel in comfort and style adding to the enjoyment of your vacation.

Gold Service

Gold service allows for either twin or single accommodations. Twin berths feature en suite bathrooms, while single berths have shared toilets and showers in each carriage. Beds convert to either a double or triple seat during the day depending on berth size. Meals can be enjoyed in-room or in the dining car. The Gold Service is the most popular service chosen by travelers.

Platinum Service

Platinum service allows for extras such as a full-sized ensuite cabins with views on either side of the train, premium toiletries and use of the First Class Platinum Carriage. Comfortable seating with ottomans and tables by day, fold down to single or double beds by night. This is a service for the most discerning traveler.

Chairman’s Service

The Chairman’s Service will welcome you to the most luxurious rail carriage in Australia. This carriage accommodates up to eight people and includes three Platinum Double cabins and one Platinum Twin cabin. Enjoy a lounge that is reminiscent more of a grand living room than a train berth. Access to all Platinum Level shared amenities is granted for times you want to mingle with others.

Can I put my car on the Indian Pacific?

You can transport your car on the Indian Pacific if the need shall arise from April to September.

Take the train to your destination and unload your transported car for the road trip of a lifetime back to where you began. On the Indian Pacific you can transport your car from April to September. Load all your needed holiday gear into your car and let the vacation continue once you reach your destination by train.

What is the difference between Gold and Platinum Class on the Indian Pacific?

The difference between Gold and Platinum Class on the Indian Pacific is cabin and bed size along with the quality of products offered during your stay. Platinum Class also offers a separate First Class lounge for passengers.

What is the best cabin on the Indian Pacific?

The best cabin on the Indian Pacific is the Chairman’s service. The Chairman’s Service allows for a large family or group to stay in a carriage with an adjoining private lounge with plush seating, fine fabrics and views on the right and left sides of the train. The lounge is spacious and luxurious and allows for a traveling party to have a private experience as well as join in on First Class amenities afforded Platinum passengers.

Where does the Indian Pacific start and finish?

The Indian Pacific starts in Sydney, Australia and ends in Perth, Australia. However, there are excursions that make stops at other towns in between these cities. Depending on which excursion you choose, your start and finish will be in either Sydney, Adelaide or Perth, Australia.

What towns does the Indian Pacific stop at?

The Indian Pacific train stops at Broken Hill, Adelaide, Cook and Rawlinna going Westbound and Kalgoorlie, Rawlinna, Cook, Adelaide, Broken Hill, and the Blue Mountains going Eastbound. Each town will have a new and different experience for you to enjoy.

Which is better, the Indian Pacific or the Ghan?

The Indian Pacific is a better train than the Ghan because it is a transcontinental trip that will take you from the Pacific Ocean on the Eastern coast, to the Indian Ocean on the Western Coast. However, if you would like to see the country from North to South, the Ghan is as equally grand and opulent.

What is the dress code on the Indian Pacific?

There is no dress code aboard the Indian Pacific. However, you may want to pack warm comfortable clothes as the air conditioning can get cool. Likewise, you need to pack a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen for your outdoor excursions in which you will be participating.

Is The Indian Pacific Worth It

Even though the expense and time involved to ride the Indian Pacific is high, it is one of the great rail journeys in the world and is totally worth doing. A ride on the Indian Pacific in Australia is not to be missed and should be added to your list of must try experiences.

Wendy Edwards

Wendy Edwards

You might also like.

indian pacific train travel

The Overland Train: 10 Things You Need to Know Before Riding

indian pacific train travel

Best Train Journeys in Australia

Kuranda scenic railway: 12 things you need to know before riding.

indian pacific train travel

Spirit Of The Outback: 10 Things You Need To Know Before Riding

indian pacific train travel

The Ghan: 11 Things You Need To Know Before Riding This Australian Train

indian pacific train travel

  • Peace of Mind
  • Value of a personal travel manager
  • Specialist advice
  • Travel Tools
  • Personal Travel Savings Fund
  • Travel Gift Certificates
  • TravelManagers App
  • Pelikin Travel Money Card
  • $1,500 off expedition cruises
  • Tours: save up to $1,093
  • TTC Tour Brands Sale
  • Win $500* spending money
  • Cruise Packages
  • Middle East
  • North & Central America
  • South America
  • Destinations
  • Special Interest
  • Travel Tips
  • Customer stories
  • Sign up for newsletter
  • Find a personal travel manager

Stop by stop on the Indian Pacific Railway | TravelManagers Australia

Stop by stop on the Indian Pacific Railway: Perth – Adelaide – Sydney

Share

From ocean to ocean, east to west, Australia’s vast landscape showcases diverse and remarkable environments not often seen within a single nation. The journey from Perth to Sydney is no small feat, being comparable to a journey from Portugal to Estonia, passing through seven different countries along the way. Thankfully, you don’t need to embark on a 40 plus hour drive from coast to coast to witness the many wonders southern Australia has to offer. The Indian Pacific train journey between Perth and Sydney not only showcases our dynamic urban cities and smaller hidden gems, but takes you on a luxurious journey through the tastes, sights and sounds of the land we call home.

What is the Indian Pacific?

The Indian Pacific is a luxurious, 774m train that journeys between Sydney and Perth. It’s one of the world’s great train journeys along with its sister, The Ghan. Named after the two oceans surrounding the east and west of Australia, the 4,352km cross-country train ride includes the longest stretch of straight railway track in the world.

How long does the Indian Pacific train journey take?

The Indian Pacific train journey takes 65 hours to travel from Sydney to Perth, broken up over 4 days and 3 nights. Shorter journeys are also available, including Sydney to Adelaide (2 days, 1 night), and Adelaide to Perth (3 days, 2 nights).

Indian Pacific Railway - Train Heading East Towards Broken Hill | TravelManagers Australia

What is the route of the Indian Pacific?

The westbound route from Sydney to Perth stops at Broken Hill, Adelaide, Cook and Rawlinna before terminating in Perth.

The westbound route from Perth to Sydney stops at Kalgoorlie, Rawlinna, Cook, Adelaide, Broken Hill, and the Blue Mountains before terminating in Sydney.

Where does the Indian Pacific stop?

And while the cities themselves showcase our dynamic and unique urban cultures, it’s the visits to smaller towns such as Rawlinna, Cook and Broken Hill that expand your horizons and give a fuller picture of what the Australian culture is all about.

Perth, Western Australia | TravelManagers Australia

Australia’s only Western capital city is far different from its eastern counterparts. Boasting a laid-back culture with almost constant blue skies, Perth is a youthful city filled with natural wonders, a thriving art scene, exceptional food and wine, stimulating entertainment and fascinating local history. Each day brings you the opportunity to try a new trendy café, Perth, Western Australia discover the secrets of generations past, soak in the sun at a picturesque beach, stroll through lush gardens, and dine with a view before enjoying the evening’s entertainment. Once you have had your fill of city life, a visit to the Swan Valley wine region and Rottnest Island is a must, where you will enjoy sampling exceptional food and wine while breathing in the fresh air and marvelling at mother nature’s beauty.

Kalgoorlie, Western Australia | TravelManagers Australia

Located 595km east of Perth is the historic goldfields town of Kalgoorlie. When the first gold deposits were found in the nearby town of Coolgardie in 1892, people flocked to the area to mine the precious metal. Little did they know, neighbouring Kalgoorlie would turn out to be one of the richest gold deposits in the world. Since its discovery, the mine has grown to become the second-largest open cut gold mine in Australia and is still operational today. The Super Pit, as it’s colloquially known, is the main attraction of the town, followed by the many buildings and monuments in town that document the rich history of the region, such as Kalgoorlie Town Hall, The Museum of the Goldfields, and Hannans North Tourist Mine.

Indian Pacific Railway - Rawlinna Dinner Under the Stars | TravelManagers Australia

Rawlinna is a small former railway town now better known as Australia’s largest sheep station. Exclusive to the Indian Pacific journey, guests are given the unique opportunity to disembark and enjoy a luxurious dining experience with drinks and canapes under the stars.

Indian Pacific Railway - Cook Pub Walk | TravelManagers Australia

Cook is an old, abandoned railway town, with only a handful of permanent residents. Today it acts as a swap over town for train crews working for Pacific National, the freight company who owns the Trans-Tasman Rail Line. Westbound guests on board the Indian Pacific have some time to explore the old town with a map as your guide, while eastbound guests are treated to an Aussie outback lunch.

Adelaide Hills, South Australia | TravelManagers Australia

World-class food and wine, exceptional entertainment, picturesque beaches and a thriving arts culture; Adelaide has it all. Foodies will easily get lost in the thriving restaurant and bar scene and the award-winning wineries located in the Barossa and Adelaide Hills wine regions, located just outside the city. Adelaide Central Market also provides an exceptional journey for your tastebuds, showcasing a range of authentic Asian cuisine and artisan produce from various regions of South Australia. Sports fans can enjoy either watch a game or attend a tour at Adelaide oval, beach bums have 30km of pristine coastline to explore, music lovers and night owls can enjoy the abundant festival, live music and events calendar while art and culture lovers can browse impressive art galleries and museums such as the Art Gallery of South Australia, the South Australian Museum, the University of South Australia’s Samstag Museum of Art and the University of South Australia’s MOD (science and technology museum).

Broken Hill

Indian Pacific Railway - Pro Hart Gallery, Broken Hill | TravelManagers Australia

Broken Hill is Australia’s oldest mining town. Discovered by Charles Rasp in 1883, the area was a rich source of silver, lead and zinc, and has produced tens of millions of tonnes of these minerals over the past 120 years. The mine is still active today, though at a much smaller scale, with only two companies currently operating in the area. The rich history of the town is thoroughly documented at various museums and memorials, such as the Line of Lode Miner’s Memorial, Albert Kersten Mining and Mineral Museum and White’s Mineral Art and Living Mining Museum. The town is a true representation of the Australian outback, with red, rocky terrain and desert that meets the horizon. It is also home to a thriving art scene, with galleries such as the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, Pro Hart Gallery and Willy Nilly Art displaying a mix of modern and indigenous pieces. To see the desert and art come together, make sure to visit the Living Desert Sculptures. Twelve sandstone sculptures line the hilltop at the centre of the Living Desert Reserve, highlighting the spectacular view over the desert.

Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains, New South Wales | TravelManagers Australia

Home to vast panoramic views, clean fresh air, quaint country living and luxurious retreats, the Blue Mountains is where you come to escape modern life and recharge your batteries. Whether a spa day, a hike through the mountains, a visit to local landmarks or sampling local artisan goods is more your style, you’ll be able to slow down, bask in the sea of green that surrounds you and leave feeling refreshed and revitalised for the journey ahead. Must-see attractions include Echo Point Lookout (The Three Sisters), Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens, Katoomba Falls and Leura Mall.

Sydney, New South Wales | TravelManagers Australia

The home of some of Australia’s most iconic landmarks, Sydney showcases the best city life has to offer. An essential part of any trip to Sydney is of course visiting Sydney Harbour, including the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. The two landmarks are connected by a beautiful walk along the water, taking you past Sydney Botanic Gardens, the Museum of Contemporary Art and countless exceptional restaurants and bars. The suburbs surrounding the harbour have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to things to see and do, which each suburb having its own unique personality and offering. For those seeking Sydney’s famous beaches, a trip to Bondi, Manly or Cronulla is a must, while those looking for arts, culture and nightlife can find it in Glebe, Alexandria, and Newtown. Fine dining can be found in Barangaroo and Circular Quay, while entertainment and shopping for families and young adults can be found in Darling Harbour, Town Hall, and Haymarket. The bottom line is, when in Sydney, there’s always something to entertain.

What cabin options are there onboard the Indian Pacific?

Gold service.

Indian Pacific Railway - Gold Twin Cabin by Night | TravelManagers Australia

Gold service accommodation is the most popular option on the Indian Pacific, available in twin-share, superior twin-share, single and gold access for the mobility impaired. By day your cabin is the perfect place to relax after your off-train activities and watch the scenery pass you by, and by night it transforms into a comfortable sleeper cabin where you are rocked to sleep by the train as it makes its way to your next destination.

Gold service includes all-inclusive dining with Australian wines, beers, base spirits and non-alcoholic beverages, 60kg of luggage per person, and a private en suite (all except gold single).

Platinum Service

Platinum service accommodation is the next level of luxury for those who like to stretch their legs and indulge in a more sophisticated experience. These more spacious suites are available in double and twin single (twin-share) and give guests window views of both sides of the train.

Platinum service includes access to the exclusive Platinum Club for dining and socialising, continental breakfast and refreshments served in your cabin, all-inclusive dining with Australian wines, beers, base spirits and non-alcoholic beverages, 90kg of luggage per person, and a private en suite.

Ask your personal travel manager for an in-depth comparison and for recommendations on the best option for you.

How to book a ticket on board the Indian Pacific

Your premium, personalised service does not need to start and finish with your holiday. Our personal travel managers have the experience, knowledge and resources to tailor your travel experience to your unique wants and needs and to transform your next holiday from exciting to extraordinary.

For more information on the Indian Pacific, or to book your journey, find your own personal travel manager today.

We at Travel Managers Australia recognise the traditional owners of the country where we live and work. We recognise and celebrate the diversity of Indigenous people and their enduring cultures and connections to the land and waters of New South Wales.

Facebook

The Professional Hobo

Taking the Indian Pacific Train Across Australia: PART ONE

Last Updated: June 6, 2020

Indian Pacific

Sharing is Caring!

My reasons for taking the Indian Pacific train across Australia in the way that I did are not why most normal folk would have.

In reflecting on my three-day adventure riding The Ghan from Darwin to Adelaide , I was surprised at how quickly the time passed. I had figured that, despite my love of long-distance train travel , riding a train for 3,000kms (followed shortly thereafter by a further 1,000km by train from Adelaide to Melbourne and a few hundred kilometres of commuter trains after that) could devolve into a lacklustre experience; translation: it could get boring .

But to my surprise and delight (and almost disappointment), my time on The Ghan flew by. Between the well-timed whistle stops in Katherine and Alice Springs and the always-lingering conversations over mealtimes, I disembarked the train with very few of my pre-determined “train projects” complete.

So this time, I needed to challenge myself: I wanted to construct a train trip that gave me more than enough time to do everything: to take in the vast and changing landscapes of Australia, to meet interesting characters on the train, to read, to write, to sleep, and just possibly, to experience boredom.

I actually wanted to see if it’s possible to become bored on a train.

With this (somewhat misguided) motivation in mind, I became the architect of a train trip that most people wouldn’t dream of – neither in their fantasies nor their nightmares. In fact, on announcing my itinerary to even the staff working on the Indian Pacific (being people who I’d figure could best understand my passion for train travel), one girl responded initially with a blank stare indicating a lack of comprehension, then a flicker of both admiration and confusion accompanied by the comment “Boy, you really do like train travel, don’t you?”

Yes, yes I do.

My plan of attack? To take the overnight train from Melbourne to Sydney (11 hours, and 1,000kms). After a couple of days catching up with Sydney friends, I would board the Indian Pacific in Sydney and ride it the 4,000kms to Perth (stopping enroute in Broken Hill, Adelaide, Cook, and Kalgoorlie). After a whopping 24-hour stop in Perth (with a whirlwind tour aided by a fellow travel writer), I would re-board the Indian Pacific and ride it all the way back the 4,000kms and four days to Sydney to arrive in the morning, spend the day in Bondi with a friend, then board the last of my overnight trains back to Melbourne to complete my train journey that, after all is said and done, nears 11,000kms by train in 11 days .

If boredom can elude me in 11,000kms over 11 days, then I will have met my match in trains.

Taking the Indian Pacific Train across Australia is an adventure on any day; but the way I did it broached on madness. #IndianPacific #traintravel #Australia #SydneytoPerth #traveladventures #TheProfessionalHobo

This article was originally published in 2010 and has since been updated for accuracy of links and formatting.

This Indian Pacific Train Travel Series

This Indian Pacific series is intended to give you a sense of what it’s like to travel on the Indian Pacific; from the people you meet, to the scenery you pass by, to simply living life on a train. Long-distance train travel is much less about the destination, and much more about the journey (which is how I justify spending only 24 hours in Perth; something I’ll explain later).

So without ado, please enjoy this multi-part series about riding the Indian Pacific train across Australia (and back)!

INDIAN PACIFIC: DAY ONE

The Indian Pacific train

Settling in: Meeting Characters

Interestingly, not all passengers are traveling all the way through to Perth. Joe, for example, is simply taking the train the one night from Sydney to Adelaide, as he’s doing a reconnaissance mission in preparation for a move to Sydney. I meet a few other people who are only using the Indian Pacific as a (luxury) commuter train of sorts between Sydney and Adelaide to visit family or do business. I’m told that new passengers will also be getting on in Adelaide for the long haul to Perth.

In fact, there doesn’t seem to be any one theme that defines the people who are accompanying me on this journey. There’s Armand from France: a 20 year old backpacker taking a break from university; and Manuel from Germany, who is a 36 year old engineer and taking a four month career break (something that he does regularly) to travel through Australia and New Zealand.

There’s 29 year-old Mark from the States on a lightning-fast Aussie vacation to attend a friend’s wedding in Perth, an Australian couple in their 40s relaxing on vacation, and a couple in their 70’s who are from different countries and enjoying their rare time together on the Indian Pacific. I will get to know some of these people better (as will you) as the trip goes on.

And of course, not all characters are friend-material, which makes the ride even more interesting.

At one point before dinner, I make a trip to the lounge car with my computer and camera, setting up at one of the available tables with power points. While my computer is loading, I turn around to get a shot of the lounge car with my camera. The woman seated just to the left of my shot lets out a little scream.

“Not in my direction! I’m sensitive to cameras,” she says in a sour tone, as she gets up to move behind me and my camera, face pursed the entire time.

“You weren’t even in the shot. I don’t tend to take portraits of people I don’t know,” I respond, immediately feeling defensive given this woman’s tone, but trying to remain cool.

“You should read more about EMFs. They’re very bad,” she starts, telling me that only once it becomes a problem do we realize how badly EMFs affect our lives. In an attempt to gain some sort of common ground, I respond by demonstrating an understanding of what she’s referring to by discussing the earth’s magnetism, the presence of harmful waves in technology and urban development, and how our bodies respond to it all. “Oh. Well, I’m not talking about the earth’s magnetism here. I’m talking about EMFs”.

Right. I must be thinking about the other electro-magnetic fields she’s referring to.

Moving on, she surveys my electronic domain. “I’m sensitive to that stuff too,” she says with a leering gesture towards my laptop. “Are you planning on staying there?”

As I’ve obviously already staked a claim of sorts in this corner of the train next to this delightful woman, it seems is a rhetorical question.

“Um, yes, as you can see, it was my plan to work here. But if you are sensitive, would you like me to move to the other end of the car? Would that help you?”

In the end, apparently moving my operation to the other end of the car (where, incidentally, there are no power points) is what this sour woman wants. I find it annoyingly ironic when I catch her no more than 15 minutes later….with a camera in her hands.

This woman doesn’t ruin my day, however. Instead I revel in how the differences between people make this world such an interesting place . I celebrate the connections I’ve made already on the train in such a short period of time; some of which I expect to nurture into deeper relationships as we journey across the Australian outback together.

At the end of my first day of riding the Indian Pacific, I’ve not even seen an inkling of the boredom-monster; in fact as usual the time has passed a little too quickly while I’ve gazed out over the Blue Mountains outside Sydney, chatted with fellow passengers, and even written a few small articles.

I go to bed excited for my trip to la-la-land, inspired by the gentle canter of the train.

Note: I received a complimentary pass   from Great Southern Rail  for this journey. 

There’s More to this Indian Pacific Adventure Series!

10 thoughts on “Taking the Indian Pacific Train Across Australia: PART ONE”

But I gotta say, seeing how you like long train trips by going Ausrail is rather cheating isn’t it? 😉

This series isn’t complete until you’ve reported from India! May I suggest Delhi – Bangalore? 2nd Class.

Hi Nora, the ultimate no-flying trip is from Singapore to Fairbanks, Alaska. And this is the itinary: 1) Singapore – Kuala Lumpur – Bangkok by train 2) Bangkok – Phmon Penh by train/bus for Cambodian section 3) Phmon Penh – Saigon by train/bus for Cambodian section 4) Saigon – Hanoi by train 5) Hanoi – Beijing by train 6) Beijing – Moscow by Transsib 7) Moscow – Cologne by train 8) Cologne – Brussels – London – Southampton by high-speed trains 9) Southampton – NYC by boat, the Queen Mary 2. Operator Cunard Line. Travel time 7 days 10) NYC – Toronto by train, the Maple Leaf train 11) Toronto – Jasper by the Canadian transcontinental 12) Jasper – Prince Rupert by the Skeena train 13) Prince Rupert – Whittier by the Alaska Marine Highway 14) Whittier – Anchorage by Alaska Railroad 15) Anchorage – Fairbanks by Alaska Railroad

Yours, Joost 🙂

But a trying how long you can take the train without boring is no cheating, it’s a good experience between you and yourself. After all, could you remember you once had a settled life and job?

@Buzz – How on earth is it cheating? 🙂 Do you mean that by traveling by train in a western country, I’m cheating? Or by using the Ausrail pass? The Ausrail pass is the best – and cheapest – way to experience Ausralia’s rail system; for one price, you get unlimited access to the rail networks. That’s just good sense! 🙂

As for Delhi to Bangalore in 2nd class, I’m not above that, by any stretch. But I hope you don’t measure travel stripes by uncomfortable hardships borne or the number of bugs accidentally eaten in your sleep…it’s a backpacker-elitist approach, along the lines of people suggesting who “real travelers” are by virtue of how far “off the beaten path” they get.

@Joost – Awesome itinerary! So far, I’ve done bits of it in pieces: 1) Singapore – KL – Bangkok 10) NYC – Toronto (I grew up taking this train every summer to visit my grandparents…it’s what kindled my love of long-distance train travel!) 11) Toronto – Jasper 12) Jasper – Prince Rupert

An in fact, there’s a ferry from Prince Rupert that travels up the inside passage to Skagway, Alaska. I’d be tempted to take this option instead; it’s cheap and apparently quite stunning. (Then again, I’d imagine Alaska Railroad would be equally stunning. Have you done it?)

Please don’t take yourself or me so seriously; like I said, “all good”.

You emphasized (in bold): “I actually wanted to see if it’s possible to become bored on a train.”

I was suggesting, and used a , that Ausrail might not be the best place to investigate that question. I took the Ghan a few years ago, and it was so nice I didn’t want to get off. A similar length trip I did in India was … “different”. It was physically not possible to disembark the train at times due to so many bodies being crammed in the aisles.

So as I said, I look fwd to your continued investigation of long train trips in all their variety.

@Buzz – I get it! Slight misunderstanding…sorry about that! Thanks for clarifying. 🙂 I too, look forward to the next big train ride! BTW: Happy New Year…

Sounds great Nora, can I ask please how much was your trip and what does the Auspass get you? Do you just pay a sleeper supp per night? I haven’t done either yet, but have read that the Trans Siberian can be quite boring if done without any stops. Quite monotonous scenery for most of Siberia I suppose.

I hope the sour woman got her commupence later!

@Jools – As for the sour woman, I pretty much avoided each other for the rest of the journey, but we were at least polite to each other! 🙂

🙂 I thought it was going to be a travel guide – that’s great for people travelling through Australia, but I’m glad you focused on one of the characters.

It’d be good to hear a little description about that woman – an insight into her look and your thoughts on the reasons she acted that way. I’ve met many people like that – they impose their culture and expect it to be adhered to, without any consideration for yours. A little compromise would be nice. It’s interesting to study these people and also remain civil when they act like an imbecile. But meeting a variety of people, does make life interesting.

I was wondering, apart from the international travelling-folk on the train, what were the aussies like – sociable or not so? I talk from a British point of view; passengers sit with a ‘distraction-device’, such as a newspaper, mobile or book to avoid any eye-contact with fellow passengers. Nobody wants to interact, so it’s rather difficult to under the characters, except for making a sweeping judgement.

@Darren – I found that most of the passengers on the Indian Pacific – Aussie or International – were quite sociable. There’s a difference between sitting on a local subway behind a “distraction-device”, and sitting on a train like the IP, which for many who take it – IS the destination of sorts. When you’re on vacation, you tend to open up a little more easily I find.

Leave a Comment Cancel reply

Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.

indian pacific train travel

Indian Pacific Packages

Indian Pacific to Perth Short Break

Indian Pacific to Perth Short Break

Indian Pacific Sydney to Perth with 2 nights in Perth, all flights and personalised transfers. All off-train activities included, like touring in Broken Hill, Barossa, Adelaide, Cook and Rawlinna. Your own private Gold Class cabin (with en suite) and delicious meals included.  Experience one of the world's most epic and unforgettable trans-continental train journeys in this 6 day package to Perth. Cross the Nullarbor aboard the Indian Pacific and enjoy 2 days in Perth to explore the city at your own pace. Full Details

  • Full Inclusions
  • Indian Pacific

Indian Pacific to Perth Discover

Indian Pacific to Perth Discover

Indian Pacific from Sydney to Perth with 4 nights, Perth & Fremantle touring, a Rottnest Island day, Swan River & Rottnest cruise, all flights and personalised transfers. All off-train activities included, like touring in Broken Hill, Barossa, Adelaide, Cook and Rawlinna. Cross the Nullarbor in your luxurious private Gold Service Cabin onboard the Indian Pacific on your incredible journey to Perth. Enjoy a Perth city and Fremantle tour and take in spectacular views of the city skyline from Kings Park. Cruise the Swan River to Fremantle and then Rottnest Island to meet the famous quokkas, take in the history, spectacular beaches and landscapes on WA’s island paradise. See the magnificent Swan River, Indian Ocean, Fremantle harbour, the WACA, Watertown Discount Shopping Centre, the Bell Tower, the Perth Mint and much more. Full Details

Indian Pacific to Perth All-Inclusive

Indian Pacific to Perth All-Inclusive

Indian Pacific Sydney to Perth with 6 days luxury coach touring in Perth, featuring Margaret River, Pinnacles Desert, Perth, Fremantle & Swan River Lunch Cruise. Combine the adventure of crossing the Nullarbor aboard the Indian Pacific with unforgettable luxury coach touring in extraordinary Western Australia. Visit Margaret River, famous for its wineries, beaches, breweries, seasonal wildflowers, and local produce. Discover the amazing moonscape of the Pinnacles Desert and enjoy a lunch cruise down the Swan River to Fremantle. Full Details

Indian Pacific with Perth and Margaret River Overnight Touring

Indian Pacific with Perth and Margaret River Overnight Touring

Combine the Indian Pacific journey from Sydney to Perth with our incredible Perth & Margaret River overnight touring, including gourmet food and wines, flights and transfers. Immerse yourself in Margaret River’s dramatic scenery and experience the best wineries, galleries, breweries, gourmet produce, forests, caves and lighthouses with our passionate local guide. Discover the rapidly developing Perth and bohemian port city of Fremantle. Everything is included train, all flights, tours, hotels, and personalised transfers.  Full Details

Indian Pacific to Perth All-Inclusive with Wildflower Discovery

Indian Pacific to Perth All-Inclusive with Wildflower Discovery

Indian Pacific Sydney to Perth with 7 days luxury coach touring in Perth, featuring our special wildflower discovery day.  Spring is undoubtedly the best time to visit WA with thousands of amazing wildflowers colouring the landscape.  Departures available between September and November with frequent stops on a dedicated wildflower day tour, plus discover the amazing moonscape of the Pinnacles Desert, the world famous Margaret River region, Busselton Jetty, the bohemian port town of Fremantle and enjoy a special lunch cruise down the iconic Swan River. Full Details

Indian Pacific to Perth All-Inclusive with Margaret River Stay

Indian Pacific to Perth All-Inclusive with Margaret River Stay

Indian Pacific Sydney to Perth with 7 days touring in Perth featuring 3 days of immersive gourmet small-group touring through the Margaret River region along with coach tours of Pinnacles Desert, Perth, Fremantle and a Swan River Lunch Cruise. Really discover one of Australia’s most famous wine regions in this package that encapsulates the Indian Pacific and overnight Margaret River touring.  Enjoy a sunset kangaroo safari (seasonal) and a special brewery lunch with the opportunity to buy wine direct from the maker. Experience a personalized wine tour, chocolate and cheese tasting and feast your senses on what the Margaret River region has to offer. Full Details

Indian Pacific to Adelaide Discover

Indian Pacific to Adelaide Discover

Indian Pacific to Adelaide with 4 nights in Adelaide, an Adelaide city tour, a Hahndorf, Mt Lofty Ranges & Adelaide Hills Tour, river cruise and flights Enjoy the journey to Adelaide aboard the Indian Pacific in your private Gold Class cabin (with ensuite) and included off-train excursions in either Kalgoorlie or Broken Hill and all delicious meals. Enjoy amazing touring of Adelaide and visit icons such as the Adelaide Oval, Victoria Square, the Terraces, King William Street Boulevard Colonel Lights Lookout, Haigh’s Chocolates Montefiore Hill and more. Full Details

Indian Pacific to Adelaide All-Inclusive

Indian Pacific to Adelaide All-Inclusive

Indian Pacific to Adelaide with 6 days of luxury all-inclusive coach touring in Adelaide, featuring Barossa, Murray River paddlesteamer cruise, Victor Harbor and McLaren Vale. Experience the majesty of the Indian Pacific in your private Gold Class cabin on your journey to Adelaide. Enjoy a special winery lunch and a special lunch cruise along the Murray River in a restored Paddle-Steamer. Explore the seaside towns of Victor Harbor and McLaren Vale, as well as the Fleurieu Peninsula. Discover the world famous wine making region of the Barossa Valley and the Germanic Lutheran township of Hahndorf on this 7 day package envisaging the best of South Australia. Full Details

Indian Pacific to Adelaide Discover with Proud Mary 3 Day Murray River Cruise

Indian Pacific to Adelaide Discover with Proud Mary 3 Day Murray River Cruise

Combine the Indian Pacific with a gourmet 3 day Proud Mary cruise through the Murray River system. This superbly appointed riverboat features gourmet local produce, spacious river-view cabin with a private balcony, amazing shore excursions, abundant wildlife, magnificent scenery, willow-lined banks, gorgeous beaches and towering cliffs. Enjoy 4 nights in Adelaide with an Adelaide city tour, flights and personalised transfers. Watch the landscapes change from the lush Blue Mountains to the rolling landscapes of South Australia onboard the Indian Pacific. Enjoy an included off-train excursion in Broken Hill whilst on board the Indian Pacific as well as guided shore excursions and nature walks while on board the Proud Mary. Enjoy splendid gourmet dining in this magnificent train and cruise package.  Full Details

Indian Pacific to Adelaide Discover with 4 Day Murray River Cruise

Indian Pacific to Adelaide Discover with 4 Day Murray River Cruise

Combine the Indian Pacific with this iconic 4 day Murray Princess paddlewheeler cruise. Experience the mighty Murray River with amazing shore excursions included. Enjoy the Indian Pacific to Adelaide with an Adelaide tour and time to enjoy the city at your own pace before your 3 night Murray River Cruise aboard aboard the famous Murray Princess through the incredible Murray River system. Discover the flora and fauna of this amazing region with guided nature walks, discovery tours, and on board presentations. Learn about the history of the towns along the river such as Murray Bridge and Mannum while you wind your way along the river. Full Details

  • Murray Princess

Indian Pacific to Adelaide All-Inclusive with Proud Mary 3 Day Murray River Cruise

Indian Pacific to Adelaide All-Inclusive with Proud Mary 3 Day Murray River Cruise

Combine the Indian Pacific with 3 days of all-inclusive Adelaide touring plus a 3 day gourmet southern Murray River cruise aboard the Proud Mary. Enjoy one of Australia’s greatest rail journeys aboard the Indian Pacific with included off-train excursions and stops. Tour Adelaide, Barossa Valley and Victor Harbor. Board the superbly appointed Proud Mary riverboat featuring gourmet local produce, spacious river-view cabin with a private balcony, amazing shore excursions, abundant wildlife, magnificent scenery, willow-lined banks, gorgeous beaches and towering cliffs as you cruise to Teal Flat from Murray Bridge. Enjoy guided shore excursions and nature walks and you can even visit the Wheelhouse at any time and see first hand how the boat is operated. Enjoy full day luxury coach touring to the famous Barossa Valley and the Fleurieu Peninsula as well as an Adelaide city tour with a cruise on the River Torrens. This is truly the ultimate South Australia experience.   Full Details

Indian Pacific to Adelaide All-Inclusive with 4 Day Murray River Cruise

Indian Pacific to Adelaide All-Inclusive with 4 Day Murray River Cruise

Combine the Indian Pacific with 6 days of all-inclusive Adelaide touring plus a 4 day Murray River Paddlewheeler cruise aboard the famous Murray Princess.  Experience Barossa,  McLaren Vale, Victor Harbour and cruise the mighty Murray River for 4 days with amazing shore excursions included.  Journey to South Australia aboard the Indian Pacific then discover some of Australia’s most famous wine producing regions in the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale. Explore the seaside resort town of Victor Harbour on the Fleurieu Peninsula where the Murray River meets the ocean. Visit Hahndorf and feel the heavy German influence of the Lutheran settlers. Full Details

Indian Pacific with Perth, Margaret River & South Self-Drive

Indian Pacific with Perth, Margaret River & South Self-Drive

Indian Pacific Sydney to Perth with a self-drive tour through Margaret River, Albany and Pemberton with seasonal wildflowers (Sept-Nov) and 3 nights in Perth. Experience crossing the Nullarbor aboard the Indian Pacific before enjoying a Perth welcome tour and an unforgettable 5 day self-drive tour around spectacular South Western Australia. Visit the National ANZAC Centre, Cape Leeuwin, the most westerly point in Australia as well Busselton Jetty, the longest wooden jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. Full Details

Indian Pacific to Perth Wildflower Discovery

Indian Pacific to Perth Wildflower Discovery

Indian Pacific Sydney to Perth with a specialised wildflower tour, a Perth & Fremantle Tour and a Swan River Cruise.  Spring is undoubtedly the best time to visit WA with thousands of amazing wildflowers colouring the landscape. Departures available between September and November with frequent stops on a dedicated wildflower day tour.  Enjoy 4 nights in Perth, a Perth & Fremantle tour, Swan River cruise, flights and transfers. Your on-board botany expert will show you many of WA's 15,000 species of remarkable wildflowers.  Take in Perth’s surrounds as you identify some of the rarest and most famous wildflowers of Western Australia on your immersive wildflower tour. Enjoy a tour of Perth and the bohemian port town Fremantle as well a cruise along the Swan River back to Perth. Experience included off-train excursions and activities in Broken Hill and Adelaide whilst on the Indian Pacific.  Full Details

Indian Pacific to Perth All-Inclusive with Rottnest Island

Indian Pacific to Perth All-Inclusive with Rottnest Island

Indian Pacific Sydney to Perth, featuring a day on famous Rottnest Island plus all-inclusive Perth touring to Margaret River, Pinnacles Desert, Swan River and Fremantle.  Meet the famous quokkas on Rottnest Island, take in the history, spectacular beaches and landscapes on WA’s island paradise. This 10 day train and touring package includes all off-train excursions and activities while on the Indian Pacific. In Perth enjoy Special Lunches, a magnificent cruise and more. All flights, Western Australia luxury touring, accommodation, many meals and your personalised transfers are included. This is the perfect getaway to Western Australia and Rottnest Island. Full Details

Indian Pacific with Perth & Broome Discover

Indian Pacific with Perth & Broome Discover

Experience the legendary Indian Pacific from Sydney to Perth along with a stay in tropical Broome. Enjoy time in Perth with Perth & Fremantle touring, a Rottnest Island day and Swan River & Rottnest cruises before flying to amazing Broome for a relaxing stay with a town tour, pearl farm tour & cruise and a famous Cable Beach sunset camel ride. This all-inclusive package features Indian Pacific, all flights, hotels, tours, cruises and transfers. Discover two of Australia’s most remarkable destinations in this 12 day package to the West. Explore Perth and Broome at your own pace.   Full Details

Indian Pacific with Perth & Broome All-Inclusive

Indian Pacific with Perth & Broome All-Inclusive

Combine a magical Indian Pacific rail journey with all-inclusive touring in both Perth and Broome, featuring Margaret River, Pinnacles Desert, Swan River, Cable Beach sunset camel ride, Willie Creek Pearl Farm, spectacular Dampier Peninsula plus more. This fully-inclusive package has all flights, Indian Pacific Sydney to Perth along with 5 nights in Perth with luxury coach touring, accommodation and meals, before flying to Broome for 6 nights with luxury coach touring, meals and accommodation. Combine the experience of crossing the Nullarbor on the Indian Pacific with luxury coach touring in Perth and Broome. Explore Perth, Margaret River, the Pinnacles Desert, Willie Creek Pearl Farm, the Dampier Peninsula and Broome as well as taking a world famous sunset camel ride along Cable Beach.  Full Details

Indian Pacific to Sydney Discover

Indian Pacific to Sydney Discover

Indian Pacific to Sydney with 4 nights in Sydney, city tour, Harbour story cruise, all flights and personalised transfers. Everything is included. Enjoy the Indian Pacific in your private Gold Class cabin (with ensuite) with included off-train excursions and delicious meals along the journey. Experience this grand Indian Pacific adventure before arriving in Australia’s largest city. Visit some of the most iconic landmarks of Australia such as Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Bondi Beach, Darling Harbour, Circular Quay, Kings Cross and Hyde Park as well as having time to explore the city at your pace.  Full Details

Indian Pacific to Sydney All-Inclusive

Indian Pacific to Sydney All-Inclusive

Indian Pacific to Sydney with 6 days of all-inclusive touring at its best featuring the Blue Mountains, Hunter Valley, Darling Harbour cruises and Taronga Zoo. Experience the luxurious Indian Pacific with your private Gold Class cabin to Sydney and enjoy luxury coach touring in Australia’s largest city. Enjoy a sunset dinner cruise in Darling Harbour, special winery lunch in the Hunter Valley, the world famous Taronga Zoo plus more.   Full Details

Indian Pacific to Perth with Rottnest Island

Indian Pacific to Perth with Rottnest Island

Indian Pacific Sydney to Perth with an amazing Rottnest Island experience and Perth & Fremantle touring.  Cruise to Rottnest Island to meet the famous quokkas, take in the history, spectacular beaches and landscapes on WA’s island paradise.  Includes all off train experiences, private Gold Class cabin, luxury coach touring, flights, hotel, transfers and more in this 8 day train and touring package.  Discover Rottnest Island, Perth and the bohemian seaside town of Fremantle. This is an amazing getaway to extraordinary Western Australia. Full Details

Indian Pacific with Adelaide & Perth Discover

Indian Pacific with Adelaide & Perth Discover

Experience the Indian Pacific along with stays and tours in both Adelaide and Perth. Journey on the Indian Pacific from Sydney to Adelaide, enjoy 7 nights in Adelaide with an Adelaide city tour, a Hahndorf, Mt Lofty Ranges & Adelaide Hills Tour, river cruise, then Indian Pacific on to Perth and 4 nights in Perth with Perth & Fremantle touring, a Rottnest Island day, Swan River & Rottnest cruise. Combine a stay in two of Australia's most fascinating cities along with the famous trans-continental journey across Australia aboard the Indian Pacific. Enjoy coach tours in both, Adelaide and Perth as well as free time to explore each city.  Full Details

Indian Pacific with Perth, Margaret River & South Luxury Touring

Indian Pacific with Perth, Margaret River & South Luxury Touring

Combine the Indian Pacific with luxury overnight touring through extraordinary Margaret River, Albany & Pemberton plus a day on Rottnest Island and touring of Perth & Fremantle.  Combine the excitement of travelling on the Indian Pacific with the experience of discovering Western Australia.  Enjoy 5 days touring based in Perth plus a 4 day overnight luxury coach tour. Explore Margaret River, the South West, Rottnest Island and Perth on your 12 day escape to the West. See the longest wooden jetty in the Southern Hemisphere in Busselton and Australia’s largest mainland lighthouse at Cape Leeuwin. Meet Quokkas on Rottnest Island and enjoy a cruise down the Swan River. Full Details

Indian Pacific with Adelaide & Perth All-Inclusive

Indian Pacific with Adelaide & Perth All-Inclusive

Combine the Indian Pacific with all-inclusive touring in both Adelaide and Perth - featuring Barossa, Murray River paddlesteamer, Victor Harbor, McLaren Vale, Margaret River, Pinnacles Desert, Swan River cruise plus more. Journey on the Indian Pacific from Sydney to Adelaide, 7 nights in Adelaide with extensive South Australia luxury coach touring, Indian Pacific from Adelaide to Perth and 5 nights in Perth with extensive West Coast luxury coach touring. Enjoy the epic journey from Sydney to Perth with luxury coach touring in Adelaide along the way. Discover the Barossa Valley, Victor Harbor, McLaren Vale and a special Murray River cruise before continuing your journey to Perth and touring the Margaret River region, the Pinnacles Desert and cruising down the Swan River to Fremantle. Full Details

Indian Pacific with Perth, Monkey Mia & Kalbarri Premium Coach Touring

Indian Pacific with Perth, Monkey Mia & Kalbarri Premium Coach Touring

Combine the luxurious Indian Pacific with premium overnight coach touring up the extraordinary West Coast. Experience premium touring at it's best visiting Monkey Mia to see the friendly dolphins that call the area home, experience Kalbarri National Park, explore Geraldton and see the moving HMAS Sydney Memorial on your 6 day premium tour. Everything is included: flights, most meals, personalised transfers and more. Enjoy all off-train excursions and shorts stop while on board the Indian Pacific as well as all meals on board the train.  Full Details

Ghan & Indian Pacific with Darwin, Broome & Perth All-Inclusive

Ghan & Indian Pacific with Darwin, Broome & Perth All-Inclusive

Combine The Ghan and Indian Pacific trains, with all-inclusive touring in Darwin, Broome and Perth, featuring Kakadu, Litchfield, Jumping Crocs, a famous Cable Beach camel ride, Cruise to Dampier Creek and Roebuck Bay, the Dampier Peninsula, Willie Creak Pearl Farm, Margaret River, Pinnacles and Swan River lunch cruise. This is the ultimate train package! Experience the magic of The Ghan from Adelaide to Darwin, 5 nights with luxury coach touring in Darwin, 6 nights with luxury coach touring in Broome and 8 nights with luxury coach touring in Perth before boarding the Indian Pacific back across the continent to Sydney. Experience Australia’s two great train journeys, The Ghan to Darwin and the Indian Pacific to Sydney with luxury coach touring of everything in between. Discover Kakadu, Katherine, Litchfield, Broome, Dampier Peninsula, Margaret River, the Pinnacles Desert and Fremantle before taking the Indian Pacific back to Sydney.    Full Details

Ghan & Indian Pacific with Darwin, Kimberley, West Coast & Perth Luxury Touring

Ghan & Indian Pacific with Darwin, Kimberley, West Coast & Perth Luxury Touring

Combine the Ghan and Indian Pacific with 20 days of luxury West Coast & Kimberley touring between Perth and Darwin.  Ghan to Darwin with 20 day luxury coach touring from Darwin to Perth and the Indian Pacific back to Sydney. Experience two of Australia’s great train journeys, the Ghan and the Indian Pacific, along with luxury coach touring between Darwin and Perth via Katherine, Kununurra, El Questro, Halls Creek, Fitzroy Crossing, Broome, Exmouth, Monkey Mia, Karijini, Kalbarri, Geraldton and Carnarvon. Full Details

Contact a Specialist Consultant

Send us a message here or call 1800 73 2000​

Thank You. A Specialist Consultant will respond soon.

indian pacific train travel

Domestic border restrictions have ended for nearly all States, meaning you:

  • don’t need to apply for a border pass
  • won’t need a Covid test
  • won’t need to quarantine

However, some States and service operators do require proof of vaccination. So all that is required to travel for most Discover Australia packages is to be fully vaccinated. Even WA has now opened up! It is expected that any remaining temporary restrictions will end or ease over coming weeks – since all governments have detailed strategies to live with Covid and to enable their tourism industry to flourish again. See current travel requirements here .

Many travel insurance providers are now offering good cover for Covid, including:

  • Travel disruptions and additional expenses due to Covid
  • Positive Covid test before travel
  • Positive Covid test during travel (including need to change travel arrangements / isolation)
  • Cancellation Cover
  • Medical expenses cover

Insurance cover can be very inexpensive, like only $150 for three weeks in Europe # . We strongly recommend taking out travel insurance with Covid cover. Following are some insurance companies: Medibank | TID | AHM | NIB Book now to secure the best deal and biggest savings. Use part of your Early Bird savings to pay for your travel insurance!

indian pacific train travel

#Peace of Mind Guarantee valid for new bookings confirmed from 10 February until withdrawn. See Booking Conditions for details, inclusions and exclusions. #1 You can choose to postpone your holiday to a future date; since prices vary by travel date some alternative dates may be at a higher price. Choosing to postpone closer to travel may incur supplier change fees, but no fees from us. #2 If your holiday is disrupted due to Covid by us (or a service provider) you will receive a Travel Credit to re-book a holiday. The information provided in relation to insurance and travel requirements is believed to be accurate and is provided in good faith without responsibility taken for it. Official national websites detail exact and current requirements, that can change. We don’t sell insurance or recommend any particular insurance company. As always study the relevant insurance PDS to see what cover matches your needs.

Great Trains Logo

Adelaide to Perth

Departures per week.

The Indian Pacific departs weekly all year round.

Day of departure

The Indian Pacific departs Adelaide on Thursdays at 9.40 pm . There is a pre journey dinner in Adelaide prior to departure, check in here between 5.00 - 6.00 pm .

Depart Adelaide, Thursday at 9.40 pm , arrive Perth on Saturday at 3.00 pm

Adelaide to Perth

  • Pre journey dinner in Adelaide
  • All meals and beverages onboard
  • Afternoon experience at Cook
  • Dinner under the stars at Rawlinna

indian pacific train travel

Begin your journey with us at a beautiful Adelaide restaurant where you’ll enjoy a sumptuous dinner featuring modern Australian cuisine before transferring to Adelaide Parklands Terminal for a late evening departure. Sleep comfortably as you head north-west, and awake in the vast expanse and beauty of the Nullarbor Plain.

Nullarbor Plain

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and then marvel at the ever-changing landscape before settling down to a regionally inspired lunch. Dinner under the stars awaits at Rawlinna (seasonal), the remote and beautiful outpost that borders a ‘little’ sheep station of a mere 2.5 million acres (8,000 square kilometres).

Avon Valley and Perth

After a restful sleep, you’ll be greeted by daybreak and breakfast in the picturesque rolling hills of the Avon Valley. Then enjoy a delightful lunch as you head to your final destination of Perth, arriving mid-afternoon.

Adelaide to Perth

Pricing (per person)

High season.

September, October, November 2024

  • Flexible Fare $ 5,940
  • Everyday Fare $ 5,400
  • Flexible Fare $ 3,515
  • Everyday Fare $ 3,195 Advance Purchase $ 2,895
  • Gold Single
  • Flexible Fare $ 3,055
  • Everyday Fare $ 2,775 Advance Purchase $ 2,500

Shoulder Season

Jan, Feb, March, April, May, Aug, Dec 2024

  • Flexible Fare $ 5,435
  • Everyday Fare $ 4,940
  • Everyday Fare $ 2,775 Advance Purchase $ 2,500
  • Flexible Fare $ 2,545
  •  Everyday Fare $ 2,315 Advance Purchase $ 2,085

June, July 2024

  • Flexible Fare $ 4,525
  • Everyday Fare $ 4,115
  • Gold Twin  Flexible Fare $ 2,705
  • Everyday Fare $ 2,460 Advance Purchase $ 2,215
  • Gold Single  Flexible Fare $ 2,120
  • Everyday Fare $ 1,925 Advance Purchase $ 1,735

September, October, November 2025

  • Platinum Flexible Fare $ 6,590
  • Everyday Fare $ 5,690
  • Flexible Fare $ 3,990
  •  Everyday Fare $ 3,590 Advance Purchase $ 3,090
  • Flexible Fare $ 3,690
  • Everyday Fare $ 3,290 Advance Purchase $ 2,890

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Aug, Dec 2025

  • Flexible Fare $ 5,990
  • Everyday Fare $ 5,190
  • Flexible Fare $ 3,490
  • Everyday Fare  $ 3,090 Advance Purchase $ 2,690
  • Flexible Fare $ 3,190
  • Everyday Fare $ 2,890 Advance Purchase $ 2,490

June, July 2025

  • Flexible Fare $ 4,990
  • Everyday  $ 4,395
  • Gold Twin  Flexible Fare $ 3,090
  • Everyday Fare $ 2,790 Advance Purchase $ 2,390
  • Flexible Fare $ 2,890
  • Everyday Fare $ 2,490 Advance Purchase $ 2,190

Call Now - 1300 872 465

indian pacific train travel

| Website by Darwin Web Design

COMMENTS

  1. Official Site of the Indian Pacific

    To book this package please call or email [email protected]. Call 1800 703 357. A journey aboard the iconic Indian Pacific train will whisk you between Adelaide and Perth in comfort and style. With routes between the Indian and Pacific oceans, step onboard for an all-inclusive rail holiday you'll never forget.

  2. Official Site of the Indian Pacific

    1800 703 357 (In Australia) +61 8 8213 4401 (Outside Australia) Contact Us Form. Monday - Friday 8.00am - 6.00pm (ACST) Saturday & Sunday 9.00am - 5.00pm (ACST) Train Journeys. The Ghan. Indian Pacific. Great Southern.

  3. The Indian Pacific Train: Sydney to Perth

    By Alissa Jenkins. Few train journeys are as epic as the Indian Pacific.From Sydney on Australia's east coast across the entire continent to Perth in the west, it passes through landscapes as varied as the spectacular Blue Mountains and the endless flat, otherworldly stretches of the Nullarbor Plain.Expect comfortable cabins, excellent food and fascinating day trips, which differ on the return ...

  4. Indian Pacific

    * Guest who join Indian Pacific in Adelaide (for travel to Perth) are invited to a complimentary pre-departure new Flavours of South Australia Welcome Dinner experience, Adelaide followed by a transfer to the terminal for departure. ** Off Train Excursion - Enjoy extended touring options at key destinations along the rail route.

  5. Indian Pacific Holiday Packages

    17 Nights. From $7,020 PP. 2024 Packages. Choose from our expertly curated holiday packages to further connect with the unique locations The Indian Pacific travels through. Gems Of The South West & Indian Pacific 2024 From $8,870 PP. 11 Days. 10 Nights. From $8,870 PP. Great Western Wonders 2024 From $8,615 PP.

  6. About the Indian Pacific

    It took more than half a century before the Indian Pacific completed the first unbroken journey from coast to coast, and more than 10,000 people welcomed the historic train in Perth. 1982 A group of railway volunteers issues a cheeky challenge to the treeless Nullarbor, meeting at the outpost of Cook to plant 600 saplings.

  7. Official Site of The Ghan, Indian Pacific & Great Southern

    Great Southern Rail Journeys are only available in January and December. Book Now See available options. Or Call 1800 703 357. To book this package please call or email [email protected]. Call 1800 703 357. It's Australia by Train. On The Ghan, Indian Pacific, Great Southern & The Overland. Book your all inclusive journey today.

  8. The Indian Pacific 2024 Timetable

    The Indian Pacific 2024 Timetable. Home / Guest Information / Timetables / The Indian Pacific 2024 Timetable.

  9. Indian Pacific

    The Indian Pacific is a weekly experiential tourism passenger train service that runs in Australia's east-west rail corridor between Sydney, on the shore of the Pacific Ocean, and Perth, on the shore of the Indian Ocean - thus, like its counterpart in the north-south corridor, The Ghan, one of the few truly transcontinental trains in the world.It first ran in 1970 after the completion of ...

  10. The Indian Pacific Experience

    1800 703 357 (In Australia) +61 8 8213 4401 (Outside Australia) Contact Us Form. Monday - Friday 8.00am - 6.00pm (ACST) Saturday & Sunday 9.00am - 5.00pm (ACST) Train Journeys. The Ghan. Indian Pacific. Great Southern.

  11. Great Trains

    The Indian Pacific. One of the worlds great rail journeys travelling between Sydney, Alice Springs and Perth. Travel in Platinum Double/Twin, Gold Twin or Gold Single Service Cabins. The Indian Pacific departs weekly from Sydney (Wednesdays) and Perth (Sundays). The fare includes all meals, beverages and off train touring at Broken Hill, Adelaide and the Nullabor.

  12. The Indian Pacific Train In Australia: 12 Things ...

    The Indian Pacific train will take you across the continent in four days and three nights covering 2,704 miles between Sydney and Perth, Australia. You can take the transcontinental trip from Sydney to Perth and see the entirety of landscape of Australia.

  13. Indian Pacific

    Travel the Indian Pacific from Perth to Sydney. The ultimate in luxury train travel, this three night, four day rail journey takes you across Australia from the Indian to Pacific Ocean, visiting Kalgoorlie, the Nullabor, Adelaide, Broken Hill and the Blue Mountains along the way. Your choice of Platinum Twin or Platinum Double Cabins, or Gold Twin or Gold Single Cabins.

  14. Indian Pacific

    Travel the Indian Pacific from Sydney to Perth. The ultimate in luxury train travel, this three night, four day rail journey takes you across Australia from the Pacific to Indian Ocean, visiting Broken Hill, Adelaide and the Nullabor along the way. Your choice of Platinum Twin or Platinum Double Cabins, or Gold Twin or Gold Single Cabins. This journey includes all meals and beverages while ...

  15. Indian Pacific Train Fares & Ticket Prices 2023

    View the Indian Pacific fare prices below, or call the Aussie Trains team on 13 44 26 to purchase Indian Pacific train tickets. CALL 13 44 26 FOR INDIAN PACIFIC TRAIN BOOKINGS. SYDNEY TO PERTH. From Sydney to Perth, enjoy views of the towering Blue Mountains, experiences in the silver city of Broken Hill, South Australia's famous wine regions ...

  16. The Indian Pacific

    Month commencing Tuesday 21st May 2024Outbound services. Retrieving Timetable... Timetable for Train The Indian Pacific by Journey Beyond Rail showing all stops and current scheduled locations of all trips.

  17. What it's like onboard the Indian Pacific

    A complete guide to the Indian Pacific Train - what to expect, the cabins, the food, the excursions, the scenery and all aspects of life onboard the train that make it one of the most incredible train journeys in the world. ... I've always loved train travel - watching as the scenery changes little by little. There's something much more ...

  18. Stop by stop on the Indian Pacific Railway

    The Indian Pacific train journey takes 65 hours to travel from Sydney to Perth, broken up over 4 days and 3 nights. Shorter journeys are also available, including Sydney to Adelaide (2 days, 1 night), and Adelaide to Perth (3 days, 2 nights). ... Ask your personal travel manager for an in-depth comparison and for recommendations on the best ...

  19. Indian Pacific train journey, Sydney to Perth: Six highlights

    THE WILDLIFE. The symbol of the Indian Pacific is the magnificent wedge-tailed eagle with its mighty wingspan. It's a more than appropriate choice considering this is the single train that spans a ...

  20. Great Trains

    The Indian Pacific runs year round between Sydney, Adelaide and Perth. The Indian Pacific service options include Platinum, Gold Twin, Gold Suite, Gold Premium Twin, Gold Twin or Gold Single Service. Fares vary according to the time of year, the following seasons apply: These rates are stated below. Give us a call and we can ensure we offer you ...

  21. Taking the Indian Pacific Train Across Australia: PART ONE

    This Indian Pacific series is intended to give you a sense of what it's like to travel on the Indian Pacific; from the people you meet, to the scenery you pass by, to simply living life on a train. Long-distance train travel is much less about the destination, and much more about the journey (which is how I justify spending only 24 hours in ...

  22. Indian Pacific

    The Indian Pacific traverses the longest stretch of straight railway in the world. From the shores of the Indian Ocean to the Pacific coast, the Indian Pacific takes you on a transcontinental adventure like no other. Over four days and three nights, between Perth, Adelaide and Sydney, this journey provides the opportunity to experience the ...

  23. Indian Pacific Packages

    Indian Pacific to Perth Discover. 8 Day Train + Touring Package. Indian Pacific from Sydney to Perth with 4 nights, Perth & Fremantle touring, a Rottnest Island day, Swan River & Rottnest cruise, all flights and personalised transfers. All off-train activities included, like touring in Broken Hill, Barossa, Adelaide, Cook and Rawlinna.

  24. Indian pacific train tickets & fares

    FROM $5,220 PP. ENQUIRE NOW. Emblazoned with the striking Wedge-Tailed Eagle motif that symbolises the scope, range and significance of this epic 4,352Km transcontinental crossing, the Indian Pacific truly is a journey of contrasts. The journey is punctuated by a range of wonderful Off Train Experiences that allow guests to immerse themselves ...

  25. What Is the Indian Pacific, Australia's Greatest Train?

    The incredibly-long journey spans Australia in a whopping 2,704 miles. The wedge-tailed eagle, whose huge wingspan symbolizes the epic trip of an experience that spans a continent, is the emblem of the Indian Pacific. The Indian Pacific train travels between the coasts of two of the world's largest seas, giving it its name.

  26. Indian Pacific

    Travel the Indian Pacific from Adelaide to Perth. The ultimate in luxury train travel, this two night, three day rail journey takes you from Adelaide to Perth, visiting the Nullabor along the way. Your choice of Platinum Twin or Platinum Double Cabins, or Gold Twin or Gold Single Cabins. This journey includes all meals and beverages while onboard.