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The Ghan

2 day Rail Journey - from £705

Darwin | Alice Springs

An unforgettable journey through the heart of Australia’s Northern Territory, from lush tropical greenery near Darwin to the vast desert landscapes of the Outback.


  • Choice of Gold or Platinum Cabin
  • All meals and drinks included
  • Scenic outback travel
  • Guest lounge and bar


Your Rail Journey

This northern section of the legendary Ghan Railway was only completed in 2004, 75 years after the original Adelaide to Alice Springs service began. The route follows the first ever telegraph line from Adelaide to Darwin and passes through the old outback settlements of Tennant Creek and Katherine. At Katherine enjoy a scenic cruise through the famous Gorge or from May – October embark on an Outback Experience excursion which provides a unique glimpse into the workings of life on a cattle station with ‘Stock Yard’ demonstrations and live music. Alternatively, upgrade your excursion with a scenic helicopter flight over Kakadu National Park.

If you are heading south, choose to break your journey at Alice Springs for one of our inclusive Ayers Rock and Red Centre Explorers. If you are travelling on the Ghan Expedition from Darwin between April to October your journey can be broken in Alice Springs before your onward journey to Adelaide.

Your Cabin

Experience the romance of traditional rail travel in the comfort of your own private cabin.

Gold Service Travel

  • Twin bunk cabin accommodation by night
  • Two seater lounge cabin by day
  • Ensuite facilities (Twin cabins only)
  • All inclusive dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant
  • Drinks including Australian wines, beers and spirits
  • Off train excursions
  • 60kg luggage allowance per guest

Platinum Service Travel

  • Double/twin bed cabin accommodation
  • Two seater lounge cabin by day
  • Full size ensuite facilities
  • All inclusive dining in the Platinum Club Car
  • Drinks including Australian wines, beers and spirits
  • Off train excursions
  • 90kg luggage allowance per guest
  • Platinum transfers at the start and end of your journeys

Both the twin Gold and Platinum cabins have private en suite bathrooms. Single Gold Cabins offer shared bathroom facilities.

2 day Rail Journey - from £705

Save up to 20% when you book 6 months in advance


  • Upgrade to the comfort and luxury of a Platinum Service Cabin with double bed, private ensuite and access to the exclusive Platinum Club Car from £689
  • From April to October, The Ghan runs as a 4 Day Rail Explorer with sightseeing stops in Katherine, Alice Springs and Coober Pedy from £1595

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*Early Bird Offer* Save up to 20% when booking 6 months in advance. Valid on new bookings only. Subject to availability. Price quoted above includes discount

Prices shown are per person based on 2 people travelling sharing a cabin travelling September to November 2020 & February to March 2021. The Ghan does not operate in December and January.

The Ghan Darwin to Alice Springs Map

Journey Details


Departs: 18:15 Monday (year round) and 18:15 Thursday (June – August only)
Arrives: 17:30 Tuesday (year round) and 19:50 Friday (June – August only)
Outback Experience: Katherine

DARWIN TO ALICE SPRINGS (November – February & March only)

Departs: 10:00 Wednesday
Arrives: 09:10 Thursday
Outback Experience: Katherine

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