Queensland Rail Travel Train Information

An Australian holiday experience with Queensland Rail offers you the largest and most comprehensive range of holiday options in Australia incorporating the most memorable long distance and travel train and tilt train experiences.

Travel in style, make new friends, learn about Australia’s history and kick back and enjoy the scenery in comfort on one of Australia’s iconic rail journeys.

There is no better way to see our amazing country than with rail – travelling in style and comfort through some of Australia’s most scenic landscapes. Queensland Rail is more than just rail. Let us combine car hire, rail, tours and accommodation to help you plan your Travel train and Tilt train holiday.



The new Spirit of Queensland combines modern seating and entertainment options with the romance of long distance rail travel. Contemporary, comfortable and designed for relaxation, the newest addition to the Queensland Rail Travel fleet has two dedicated RailBed Cars, a shared Club Car and three Premium Economy Seat Cars.

The Spirit Of Queensland Timetable & Information


The Tilt Train is fast becoming the most popular way to explore Queensland’s wealth of coastal destinations in comfort and style. After all, the Tilt Train is Australia’s most modern train and makes it so easy to reach the gateways to great holidays.

The Tilt Train Timetable & Information

Queensland Rail Travel tilt


If you really want to experience the Queensland Outback, there’s no better way than aboard the Spirit of the Outback. This fascinating 1,300km journey between Brisbane and Longreach takes you back in time to give you a unique insight into the history and culture of early Australia.

Spirit Of The Outback Timetable & Information

Queensland Rail Travel spirit


Discover the pioneering spirit of Australia’s Outback with a journey aboard The Westlander. This scenic journey from Brisbane travels across the Great Dividing Range and through the rich farmlands of the Darling Downs before arriving in Charleville, the largest town in south-west Queensland.

The Westlander Timetable & Information

Queensland Rail Travel westlander


This historic little train takes you on a journey with a difference from remote Normanton to far flung Croydon through the tough and inhospitable Gulf Country. The Gulflander only carries a small number of passengers, so there’s always a friendly casual atmosphere on board.

The Gulflander Timetable & Information

Normanton Railway Shed With Gulflander Train


The Savannahlander is a classic 1960 Rail Motor which travels between Cairns and Forsayth, giving passengers a great rail experiences as it rattles its way from the coast, up the scenic Kuranda Railway, through rainforests, then through the savannah to outback Australia.

The Savannahlander Timetable & Information

Savannahlander Front View 4 s


A historic journey from the tropical city of Townsville to the mining centre of Mount Isa, The Inlander offers the opportunity to experience the heritage and natural treasures of North Queensland’s rugged, yet beautiful inland.

The Inlander Timetable & Information

QLD Rail Inlander Train

Kuranda Scenic Railway

​​​​​​​​​​​Imagine all that natural wonder so close that you can almost touch it, your senses alive with the heady organic fragrance and untamed sounds of the dense rainforest.

Kuranda Scenic Railway Timetable & Information

Kuranda Scenic Railway Sign Next To Train

Travelling by train around Queensland is something you must do if you are spending time travelling around the beautiful part of Australia. QLD is lucky enough to have a variety of trains taking you all across the coast and outback. The trains are comfortable, easy and a great experience for any type of traveller from backpackers to families.

For more information on Queensland Rail services, pricing and schedules please contact us.

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For group bookings please contact us by clicking here.

For standard bookings or to call QLD Rail Travel on 300 131 722 from 7am to 7pm (AEST)