Train Tickets in Australia
Australia is a vast, mysterious country, where bustling cosmopolitan cities give way to the emptiness of the red outback, and where lush tropical rainforests lead to stunning coastline scenery. Visiting Australia is a once in a lifetime opportunity for most of us, and there's no better way to see the country than with an Australia rail pass.
What is an Australia Rail Pass?
Rail Australia boasts an extensive network of train lines right across the country, so it's easy to book train tickets to where you need to go. Overseas visitors to Australia can choose from a variety of Australia rail passes.
New South Wales visitors should consider a Discovery Pass, which allows unlimited train travel within that state, including between Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Canberra, without the need to book train tickets in advance.
Queensland – gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsunday Islands – offers a choice of two rail passes: The Queensland Explorer Pass allows unlimited travel on most Queensland rail services, while the Queensland Coastal Pass allows one-way travel between Brisbane and Cairns, with an unlimited number of stops en route.
What About Great Train Journeys?
Australia has more than its fair share of great train journeys. If you want to book train tickets you'll never forget, consider the Indian Pacific train. This will take you from Sydney to Perth, a distance of 2698 miles, over three nights, crossing the vast emptiness of the Nullarbor Plain on the way.
Alternatively, the famous Ghan train is one of the most civilised ways to visit Uluru. It links Darwin, Alice Springs and Adelaide over two nights, and is a fantastic way to get a real sense of the scale of the enormous distances involved.
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Seeing Australia by train is an experience to savour, so book a Australia rail pass today, and let the adventure begin!
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You can also click on the scrolling boxes at the bottom of the page to
see the fantastic range of rail passes, trains and services on offer
within this diverse and beautiful country.