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Indian Pacific

Indian Pacific

Travelling between the Indian and Pacific oceans for over 40 years, this truly is one of the world's great train journeys. Named after the two great oceans it joins and symbolised by the magnificent wedge-tailed eagle that so often soars above it, the mighty Indian Pacific traverses 4,352km (2,698 miles) between Perth and Sydney.

More than three million guests have already enjoyed this epic journey, which spans a continent, travelling the whole distance in three days and three nights. Setting off from Perth, your train climbs through the scenic Avon Valley and into Western Australia's expansive wheat belt, before arriving late evening at your first stop in the city of Kalgoorlie.

Next day, you'll discover the landscape takes on a richer hue as the journey moves through the mallee scrub into the ancient Nullarbor Plain, with the landscape unmarked by the passing millennia. Stepping off during a brief pause at Cook in the middle of the Nullarbor Plain, you will experience Australia's vast open spaces from a unique perspective. Arriving in Adelaide the following morning you can choose to break your journey for a few days touring this picturesque city, or continue directly on to Broken Hill, with its countless tales of riches won and lost. From here you'll travel through some of Australia's most productive farming country and into the arid outback as the sun sets. Next morning is the finale of your journey through the spectacular Blue Mountains. Naturally, you can also do this journey from Sydney to Perth – it’s just as unforgettable.

Route: Sydney - Adelaide - Perth • Duration: Three nights in either direction • Distance: 4,352 kms (2,698 mi)

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You can save up to $640pp* on the Indian Pacific and up to $590pp on The Ghan when you purchase your train journey aboard one of these great trains 6 months prior to travel.

Our Advance Purchase Fares offer a discount of 25% off Gold Service Everyday Fares for bookings made 6 months in advance. We have also introduced a 10% Advance Purchase Fare on Platinum Service. Both fares aer limited by departure and direction.

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Great Southern Rail has rewarded ntstandby for its outstanding sales and service for passengers travelling on Indian Pacific and has (once again) welcomed it to the Great Southern Rail Chairmans Club.

Ntstandby has been presented with the Chairman's Club Trophy and has been named in the Top 20 in this nationwide award for sales and service for Great Southern Rail.

The award confirms that ntstandby are experts in providing travel advice and service for passengers travelling on Indian Pacific.

Indian Pacific Darwin Hotel/Station Transfers

Platinum Service guests on Indian Pacific receive complimentary pickup and drop-off transfers up to a 50km radius from the train station.

Gold Service guests on Indian Pacific are offered a complimentary coach transfer service between the Darwin Rail Terminal and selected hotels on arrival into (or departure from) Darwin.

For Red Service guests on Indian Pacific, a coach transfer to the Darwin Rail Terminal is available at a cost of per person. The transfer departs from the Transit Centre, Mitchell St (behind Mantra on the Esplanade) at 8.45am on Wednesdays (and 7.45am on Saturdays) on dates that Indian Pacific is operating. On arrival of Indian Pacific into Darwin this transfer service is also available from the Darwin Rail Terminal.

Please refer to Indian Pacific coach service transfer schedule for the pick up times.

Off Train Excursion information

Off train tours in Broken Hill, Adelaide, Cook and Kalgoorlie are exclusively tailored for guests travelling on the Indian Pacific. These tours are specifically designed so that guests can get the most out of the short stopover.

Platinum and Gold Service passengers will receive a little booklet onboard at the commencement of their trip, highlighting detailed information about the touring options available to them, simply book your spot on the chosen tour at the Outback Explorer Lounge at your leisure during the trip. Red Service guests will still have the option to pay for the off train excursions via the Matilda Cafe onboard.

Please refer to the Off Train Tour information. Note - these tours can not be pre booked, they can only be booked on board.


Platinum Service and Gold Service guests on the Indian Pacific enjoy all on-board meals, beverages and off-train excursions as standard inclusions to their fare. Red Service Guests are able to purchase meals, drinks and touring on board.

Indian Pacific Holiday Packages

Travelling through the fiery heart of Australia, Indian Pacific makes its way north from Adelaide towards the tropical city of Darwin (or vice versa). Marvel at the ever changing scenery of this great southern land. The landscape changes from the wheat fields of the south, to the arid desert of Central Australia and on to the lush tropics of the Top End.

Whether looking for a holiday packed with exploration and adventure, or one of ultimate rest and relaxation, there is a holiday package on Indian Pacific to suit any traveller. Take advantage of guided touring and accommodation to discover world famous regions such as Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kings Canyon, Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and much more.

Select Indian Pacific journey of your choice from the blue search box above (top left).

Indian Pacific Timetables

Sydney - Adelaide - Perth (April 2014 - March 2015)

    Perth - Adelaide - Sydney (April 2014 - March 2015)

Sydney - Adelaide - Perth (April 2015 - March 2016)

   Perth - Adelaide - Sydney (April 2015 - March 2016)

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