Spirit of Queensland, Timetables and Bookings

Queensland Rail Travel train Holidays
Spirit Of Queensland

Rediscover the luxury of time with a rail journey along Queensland’s coast aboard the Spirit of Queensland. With regular services each week and daylight travel between Proserpine and Cairns, it’s a great way to travel to some of Queensland’s spectacular holiday destinations. Take in the scenic journey in a comfortable reclining Economy Seat providing ample legroom, a fold-down tray, individual reading light and on-demand entertainment. Throughout the journey the onboard café offers a variety of meals and refreshments to purchase. For added comfort and amenities when travelling overnight, the RailBed is the perfect option. Enjoy a comfortable reclinable seat by day and at night a lie-flat bed with all-inclusive dining and extra touches. You will be relaxed from the moment you step aboard to the time you arrive at your destination.


  • Café offering a selection of meals and refreshments
  • Drinking fountains
  • Shower and toilet facilities


  • Comfortable reclinable seat
  • On-demand entertainment
  • Tray table, reading light, drink holder, footrest and 240-volt power point
  • One item of checked-in luggage and one carry-on item


  • Spacious reclinable seat
  • Seat converts to a lie-flat bed at night
  • All-inclusive in-seat dining experience including two course meals with complimentary beverage
  • Linen, pillow, towel and amenities pack provided
  • On-demand entertainment
  • Tray table, reading light, drink holder, footrest and 240-volt power point
  • Two items of checked-in luggage and one carry-on item

For bookings for groups over 10, contact us below. For all other bookings, click here

Route Route: Brisbane to Cairns   Network Map Network Map: Train Stations
Distance Distance: 1681 kms   Departs Departs Brisbane:
Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat
Duration Duration: 25 hrs   Departs Departs Cairns:
Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sun

RailBed: An Australian first, the revolutionary RailBed is a spacious and comfortable seat by day (recline 35°) that includes a state of the art personal entertainment system (18.5 inches) offering on-demand movies and music. In the evening, the onboard team convert your seat to a lie-flat bed (1.7-1.9m length x 51.5cm width, with a 7.5cm mattress).

  • All main meals served directly to your seat
  • 240v powerpoint and USB point, drink holder, reading light and footrest
  • All bed linen (sheets, duvet & pillow), towel and Queensland organic and sustainable amenities pack

Premium Economy Seat: Premium Economy seats have state-of-the-art personal entertainment systems (8.9 inches) offering on-demand movies and music.

  • Premium leather seating
  • Reading light, drink holder, 240v power adapter
  • Seat recline – 30° / Pitch – 1080m

Onboard facilities available to all customers

  • Licensed Club Car providing light refreshments, confectionery and beverages and open 24 hrs
  • Drinking fountains
  • Showers and Toilets located in the end of each carriage
  • Smoking is not permitted


  • RailBed – check in two (2) items not exceeding 20kg each
  • Premium Economy – check in one (1) item not exceeding 20kg each
  • One (1) item of carry on hand luggage free of charge up to 20kg

Disability Access

  • Allocated spaces and accessible seats/RailBeds are available as well as signage with raised text, braille and hearing aid loops
  • Disability accessible shower/toilet located in the first RailBed carriage and first Premium Economy carriage in the direction of travel

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 bookings for groups over 10, contact us by clicking the contact us button. For all other bookings, click here