Spirit Of Queensland
Railbeds, Spirit Of Queensland
Brisbane CBD
Cairns, Queensland
Premium Economy, Spirit of Queensland

Brisbane to Cairns by Train

2 day Rail Journey - from £124

Spirit of Queensland

Designed for comfort and relaxation the Spirit of Queensland is the new way to travel on the classic Queensland journey between Brisbane and Cairns.


  • Scenic rail travel along the Queensland coast
  • Choose to break up your journey along the way
  • Choice of lie-flat Railbed or Premium Economy seating
  • On demand entertainment systems

Your Rail Journey

The Spirit of Queensland train allows you to sit back and admire, as well as explore the beauty of the East Coast. ​​​​​​​​From beautiful iconic beaches and the Great Barrier Reef to laid back towns, this long distance modern rail service travels the length of the coast from Brisbane to Cairns with regular stops at some of the most popular touring destinations.

The route meanders along the coast stopping at quaint Queensland towns and cities such as Rockhampton, Mackay and Townsville as well as Proserpine to access the beautiful Whitsundays and Maryborough West for Fraser Island in the south.

Your Seating Options

Choose to travel in the comfort of the lie flat Railbed or economical Premium Economy

A spacious and comfortable seat by day that converts in to a lie-flat bed at night, similar to an airline business class seat. Enjoy 35 degrees of recline and a wide flat screen TV with on-demand entertainment options including movies and music. At night sleep well on a thick mattress topper and comfortable linen, all included in your fare.

Railbed customers can enjoy all meals served directly to their seat.

Premium Economy
An economical way to travel along the Queensland coastline and take in the passing scenery from your window is in the comfort of a Premium Economy Seat. Enjoy generous legroom and a wide selection of on-demand movies on your personal widescreen display.

Premium Economy customers have access to the Club Car which offers refreshments available to purchase throughout the journey.

Onboard facilities: Club Car allowing guests to purchase refreshments throughout the journey, showers and toilets situated at the end of each of the passenger carriages and water fountains located on every car. RailBed customers have a power outlet next to their seats.

2 day Rail Journey - from £124


  • Upgrade to the lie-flat Railbed which is similar to an airline Business Class seat with in-seat meal service and seat back entertainment from £218
  • Add nights in Brisbane or Cairns before or after your rail journey

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Prices shown are per person based on travel in a Premium Economy seat.

Spirit of Queensland Train Map

Journey Details

BRISBANE TO CAIRNS (year round) 

Departs: 15:45 Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat
Arrives: 16:05 Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun


Departs: 09:00 Mon, Wed, Fri & Sun
Arrives: 09:20 Tue, Thu, Sat & Mon

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