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The Ghan Adelaide To Alice Springs (Reversible)

FROM: $2015
2D
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Pricing Options

$2015 AUD / Person - Gold Single (Between: 13 Jun 2024 and 31 Aug 2024)
$2245 AUD / Person - Gold Twin (Between: 13 Jun 2024 and 31 Aug 2024)
$2695 AUD / Person - Gold Premium Twin (Between: 13 Jun 2024 and 31 Aug 2024)
$4110 AUD / Person - Platinum (Between: 13 Jun 2024 and 31 Aug 2024)
$7400 AUD / Person - Platinum Sole Occupancy (Between: 13 Jun 2024 and 31 Aug 2024)

Traverse the rugged terrain of South Australia and the Northern Territory aboard the Ghan!

  • Travel from Adelaide to Alice Springs or vice versa
  • Treat yourself to a luxurious train journey with incredible service
  • All-inclusive, regionally-inspired meals and high-end beverages
  • Sunrise experience in Marla and lots of breathtaking Outback scenery

Save money by booking your journey at least 6 months prior to travel with advanced purchase rates! Chat with our travel agents for more info. 

The Ghan from Adelaide to Alice Springs provides guests with an upscale Outback experience. Hop aboard the iconic railway and travel in style through the remote landscapes of South Australia and the Northern Territory. Sleep in a luxurious private cabin, enjoy delicious, hand-crafted meals, sip on fine wines and premium beverages, and relax as you make your way through the heart of the Outback. 

Highlights

  • 2-day, 1-night journey aboard the iconic Ghan train
  • Travel from Adelaide to Alice Springs or vice versa
  • Panoramic windows to view the Outback scenery
  • Comfortable cabins with air-conditioning
  • Regionally-inspired menu and delectable meals
  • Fine wines and high-quality beverages included
  • Off-train sunrise experience in Marla, SA
  • Elegant furnishings and lounge areas
  • Travel through the Outback in comfort and style

The Ghan train travelling through the red centre outback

Sample Itinerary

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Depart Adelaide

Head to Adelaide, South Australia to board the legendary Ghan train for your Outback adventure! Meet the friendly, attentive staff, check in to your lovely private cabin, and mingle with your fellow guests. Spend the evening indulging in exquisite beverages, enjoying a multicourse dinner, and admiring rural South Australia's landscapes.


Marla Sunrise Experience

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Depart Adelaide

Head to Adelaide, South Australia to board the legendary Ghan train for your Outback adventure! Meet the friendly, attentive staff, check in to your lovely private cabin, and mingle with your fellow guests. Spend the evening indulging in exquisite beverages, enjoying a multicourse dinner, and admiring rural South Australia's landscapes.


Marla Sunrise Experience

On the morning of day 2, guests can get off the train to watch the sunrise over the desert in Marla, SA. Warm up by a campfire and soak in the magic of a tranquil sunrise in the midst of the Outback. Head back on the Ghan for a delicious brunch as you cross the border into the Northern Territory. 

women standing by a campfire in front of the ghan train


Arrive in Alice Springs

After travelling through the breathtaking mountains of the Macdonnell Ranges, you'll arrive in Alice Springs in the afternoon. You can also book this trip in reverse from Alice Springs to Adelaide, and book extra excursions and experiences in Alice Springs for before or after your journey. 

The Ghan Adelaide to Alice Springs Map

Accommodation

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The Ghan offers Gold, Gold Premium, and Platinum cabins that you can choose upon booking.

Read our detailed guide to accommodation and fare options for more information about cabin options!

lady having breakfast in a premium cabin on the ghan

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The Ghan offers Gold, Gold Premium, and Platinum cabins that you can choose upon booking.

Read our detailed guide to accommodation and fare options for more information about cabin options!

lady having breakfast in a premium cabin on the ghan

Departs/Returns

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The Ghan runs between Adelaide and Alice Springs from March and November. 

Adelaide to Alice Springs (March to November)

  • Depart Adelaide: Sundays at 12:15pm
  • Arrive Alice Springs: Mondays at 1:45pm...

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The Ghan runs between Adelaide and Alice Springs from March and November. 

Adelaide to Alice Springs (March to November)

  • Depart Adelaide: Sundays at 12:15pm
  • Arrive Alice Springs: Mondays at 1:45pm

Adelaide to Alice Springs (April to October)

  • Depart Adelaide: Wednesdays at 12:10pm
  • Arrive Alice Springs: Thursdays at 1:45pm

Alice Springs to Adelaide (March & November only)

  • Depart Alice Springs: Thursdays at 12:45pm
  • Arrive Adelaide: Fridays at 1pm

woman admiring sunrise on the ghan train outback australia

More Information

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What To Bring

  • Comfortable clothes for the duration of your journey
  • Personal toiletries and medications
  • Photo ID for check-in
  • Day bag or backpack for off-train experiences
  • Sun protection including hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Chargers
  • Water bottle (though bottled water is provided)
  • Card for optional upgrades
  • Headphones, books, or entertainment for the journey

What's Included

  • 2 days and 1 night aboard the Ghan
  • Travel from Adelaide...

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What To Bring

  • Comfortable clothes for the duration of your journey
  • Personal toiletries and medications
  • Photo ID for check-in
  • Day bag or backpack for off-train experiences
  • Sun protection including hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Chargers
  • Water bottle (though bottled water is provided)
  • Card for optional upgrades
  • Headphones, books, or entertainment for the journey

What's Included

  • 2 days and 1 night aboard the Ghan
  • Travel from Adelaide to Alice Springs or vice versa
  • All-inclusive meals, fine wines, and beverages
  • Off-train experiences in Marla

What's Extra

  • Souvenirs
  • Travel insurance (recommended)

Terms and Conditions

Terms & Conditions

All information provided at any time by Outback Tours and our affiliates is subject to these Terms & Conditions. This includes but is not limited to tour information, pricing, blog posts, travel advice, itinerary information and availability.


Your Responsibilities

Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip. 

You must reconfirm all booked tours and itineraries prior to travel as specified on your voucher or ticket. If applicable, notes such as dietary requirements, pick-up locations and additional fees should also be confirmed at this time. Reconfirmations cannot be actioned through Outback Tours/Mr Travel and must be done so directly through the Service Operator as specified on each ticket.

It is your responsibility to notify us of ticket discrepancies. Please read through the details on your voucher thoroughly to ensure all details such as passenger names, ages and dates of travel on vouchers/tickets are correct.

It is the responsibility of all passengers travelling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and the individual tour check-in agent, before boarding, of any medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.

You need to allow adequate time to check-in prior to the specified departure time. Please refer to the specific tour page for full check-in instructions. Guests unable to attend their ticketed tour, transport or accommodation due to delay or lateness will not be eligible for a refund.

If you are undertaking any scuba diving activities, please read and meet the scuba diving medical requirements and information before travel.


Prices/Extra Costs

All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices and extra costs. Extra costs may include EMC fees, Stingersuit/Wetsuit Hire, Luggage Storage, Insurance, Linen Hire, National Park Fees, Fuel Levies, Dietary Fees, etc. Bonds may also apply.

We will also endeavour to communicate these extra costs with you at the time of booking, and on your ticket. However, it is your responsibility to confirm which (if any) additional costs apply with each Service Operator upon reconfirming your trip.


Accountability/Misconduct

All Service Operators have the right to provide client feedback and to cancel bookings based on feedback from other Service Operators. 

Please enjoy your travel experience in a kind and responsible manner.

Outback Tours/Mr Travel will treat this as any normal client cancellation and therefore the cancellation fees stated in the Client Cancellation Policy will apply.


Travel Risk/Insurance

It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to the actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We highly recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. You should also ensure your travel insurance will cover special circumstances including weather events preventing guests from travelling to their tour departure destination and cancelled flights due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Guests embarking on activities such as scuba diving, jet skiing, skydiving and hiking experiences should purchase insurance appropriate for the risks involved with these activities. 


Transport

It should be noted that any transport you have booked (buses, flights and ferries) through Outback Tours is non-refundable and non-transferable. It might be possible to change flights however do note this must be done directly with the flight operator and we are unable to offer any support with this. This may incur change fees or cancellation fees, it depends on the T+Cs of the flight operators themselves. As we acted as a booking agent for you, it is possible to liaise with the airline directly should there be any unexpected events and the airline is forced to cancel your flights. If there are any changes to your flight times or days, we will get notified and send this email directly to you in a reasonable time.


Merchant Fees

Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.


Other

Terms and Conditions (including the Cancellation Policy) are subject to change.

All ticket/voucher reissues attract a $20 administration fee.


Transfers

The Service Operator reserves the right to limit courtesy transfers to select local accommodations. Private residences or Airbnb properties may be asked to meet at the closest confirmed location. Failure to meet at the specified pick-up location may be treated as “No Show”, for which the Client Cancellation Policy applies. Not all tours offer transfers, please refer to the individual product to see if this is applicable to your tour.


Itinerary tours, accommodation and transport subject to change

Any specific accommodation, tours, transport, activities or product listed in our itineraries is subject to change according to availability. Our travel agents will do their best to secure you the specific listed accommodation, however, if not possible according to availability, Outback Tours reserves the right to swap and substitute certain products for similar experiences, accommodation or transport that works with your timeframe.


Information & Advice

All information, advice or pricing provided by Outback Tours and our affiliates, or through any of our team, is subject to change. Outback Tours articles and products are provided online for general information purposes only and are intended as guides. Any advice interpreted from information on the website (including but not limited to financial, immigration, employment and tax information) is not specialist advice and does not constitute legal, tax or other professional instruction. Outback Tours does not guarantee that any information provided is up-to-date or accurate. Please obtain professional advice before actioning any advice, including but not limited to tax, immigration, employment, travel restrictions and finances.

Open Date Vouchers / Gift Certificate:

Shipping Costs are in addition to the ticket price and will be added at check-out. Shipping costs are non-refundable and do not makeup part of the ticket value. 

E-Vouchers incur no shipping fees.

You have 5 years to use the value of the voucher. Seasonal Price Rises will apply if travelling out the current seasons pricing. Vouchers can be exchanged for free up to the full value of the voucher excluding credit card fees and charges.

Cancellations

Client Cancellations

All cancellations forfeit 25% of the recommended retail price (RRP) - not the discounted/sale price. No shows or client cancellations made within 60 days of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price

Transfers between tours can be made at the suppliers' discretion, however, it should be noted that supplier fees may apply. Tour transfers also incur a $20 administration fee. 

It is compulsory that all cancellation requests are in writing and sent via email to: admin@mr-travel.com. Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.


Supplier Cancellations

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices, alter itineraries, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport and vary itineraries and services if necessary.

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Service Operator. If the Service Operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus a 20% administration fee and any associated card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.

All add-on activities (including but not limited to scuba diving, stand-up paddleboarding, helmet diving, guided snorkel tours, banana boat rides and waterslides) are subject to availability and price changing, and may not be available during your tour without notice. Guests are not eligible for refunds on the grounds of non-operating extra activities.

In the unlikely event of your trip being cancelled or stood down, all guest communication is required to go through our Online Store via telephone or email. While there is a Sailing Whitsundays retail outlet located Airlie Beach, please be aware that they operate as a separate entity and are unable to access reservations made by the Outback Tours/Mr Travel online department.


Refunds

All refunds are in Australian Dollars and must be made to the card of payment. Outback Tours/Mr Travel is not liable for exchange rate fluctuations or fees, or any other merchant/bank fees associated with domestic and/or international transactions.

Where a full refund is applicable, there is the option to transfer the whole cost of the tour to another tour or “Credit” to avoid the administration fee. A transfer fee of $20 will apply.

You will be emailed confirmation once the refund has been processed. Once the refund has been processed, it may still take time for the banks to clear the amount. Please allow 7-10 business days for the funds to clear into Australian accounts and up to 21 business days for international accounts.


Thank you for booking with our Australian travel experts here at Outback Tours/Mr Travel. If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Happy travels! 

Frequently Asked Questions

Are flexible bookings available?

Yes, the Ghan offers saver, everyday, and flexible fares. Flexible fares allow for free cancellations and changes to your reservation up to 1 day before departure! Find more info about the different fare types in this detailed guide

What are the price differences between cabins and flexible vs. saver fares?

The Ghan has a huge variety of price options based on cabin choice and whether you want a flexible fare. The prices that you can book on this product are everyday fares. Contact our travel experts to enquire about your options, or refer to this 2024 rates sheet!

Adelaide to Alice Springs Ghan Rates Sheet 2024

Can we smoke onboard?

No, smoking is not permitted on the Ghan.

What is the temperature on the train?

The train is air-conditioned and stays at a consistent 22 degrees. Compared to the hot desert weather outside, it may feel chilly so bring a light jacket or sweater to stay warm if needed. 

Do we need to bring money?

Your journey on the Ghan is all-inclusive! But if you wish to purchase any souvenirs or additional experiences, please bring card for payment as the Ghan is cashless.

Is there Wifi or phone reception?

While travelling through the remote Outback landscapes, Wifi and mobile phone service can be spotty. There may be reception in some places, but expect to lose signal throughout the journey. Take this opportunity to disconnect and enjoy the Outback scenery instead!

What clothes should we pack?

For on the train, pack some warm layers as the cabins are air-conditioned. Some people like to dress up for meals on the train as well, though it's not mandatory. Comfortable shoes are recommended for walking between cabins!

For off the train, pack comfortable clothes for outdoor adventures. Sun protection is essential in the Outback, as are layers and being prepared for all types of weather. 

Are food and drinks included?

Yes, your journey on the Ghan includes all meals and beverages. There is an amazing selection of regionally-inspired, handcrafted meals and fine wines to choose from.

Can my dietary requirements be catered for?

Yes, as long as you let us know in advance at the time of booking!

What amenities are in the cabins?

Each cabin has a hairdryer, charging ports, and travel-sized amenities including shampoo, conditioner, and lotion.

Where does this train journey go?

This Ghan route travels from Adelaide to Alice Springs, or vice versa. There is an off-train early morning experience in Marla.

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