The Ghan (Adelaide to Darwin)
Great Southern Railway's 'The Ghan' train runs once or twice each week from Adelaide to Darwin through the heart of Australia. The Ghan has Platinum, Gold and Red class sleeping accommodation, as well as economy seats. The train has all the luxuries you would expect of one of the world's great railway journeys - lounge cars, dining cars and buffet cars. You can even take your car on board with GSR's Motorail service. This is a real adventure that showcases much of the diversity that Australia has to offer. You even have the opportunity for side trips and tours of major towns along the way.
Trains depart Adelaide just after noon every Sunday, and also Wednesdays in winter, travel through the night before arriving in Alice Springs mid the following day. After a few hours stopover the train continues its Northward journey that evening, arriving Katherine the following morning for a few hours stopever, then in the afternoon the final leg of the journey takes you to the tropical capital of Darwin. The return trip leaves Darwin every Wednesday morning (and Saturdays in winter), travels to Katherine for an afternoon side trip, then overnight to Alice Springs for another side trip the following morning, then overnight again before arriving Adelaide Parklands Terminal around midday the following day. Advance reservations are essential.