Brisbane to Whitsundays

Rail Journey - from £108

Spirit of Queensland

Journey from the bustling city of Brisbane to the relaxed and laid back picture perfect paradise of the Whitsundays  on board the Spirit of Queensland train.


  • Premium economy travel
  • Lie Flat Railbed option
  • Scenic rail travel
  • Sit back and relax
  • On demand entertainment system

Your Rail Journey

Join the Spirit of Queensland for a picturesque overnight journey from the bright lights of Brisbane to the island jewels of the Whistsundays. Sit back and relax as you travel past the sweeping coastline and lush green fields of Southern Queensland.

On your arrival or departure from Prosperpine Station, a complimentary coach transfer will take you to the lively coastal resort of Airlie Beach, the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands. Enjoy an extended stay in the region to allow you time to explore the islands including Whitehaven Beach and the famous natural formation of Heart Reef which is best viewed from the air on a scenic flight.

Your Seating

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

Premium Economy
Enjoy generous leg room and a wide selection of on-demand movies on your personal in seat widescreen display.

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

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.

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.

Rail Journey - from £108


  • 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 £79
  • Add nights in Brisbane before or after your Rail Journey from £36
  • Add nights in Airlie and the Whitsundays before or after your Rail Journey from £49

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Prices shown are per person based on Premium Economy seating


Watch Australia unfold in front of your eyes as you travel in style on an epic rail journey. Coast to coast or city to city, there is no better way to travel.


Brisbane to Whitsundays (Year round) 

Departs: 15:45 Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat
Arrives: 06:22 Next Day

Whitsundays to Brisbane (Year round)

Departs: 18:11 Mon, Wed, Thu, Sat & Sun
Arrives: 09:20 Next Day

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