The Westlander, Timetables and Bookings

Queensland Rail Travel train Holidays

The Westlander will allow you to feel the pioneering spirit that Queensland’s outback has to offer. Queensland’s south-west region of the outback is open to you. Travel from Brisbane across the Great Dividing Range through the rich farmlands of Darling Downs and Charleville. Enjoy Onboard Experiments

* Food Options Relax and enjoy the changing landscapes at the Westlander Lounge. You can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee in the self-service area. Light snacks and beverages are also available.

* Accessibility Access is restricted due to narrow doors or corridors. With assistance from an onboard crew member, a small manual wheelchair (350mm in width and weighing 100kg) can be used onboard. However, there are size restrictions for mobility devices that can be stored in the luggage compartment.

RouteRoute: Brisbane to Charleville Network MapNetwork Map: Train Stations
DistanceDistance: 777 kms DepartsDeparts Brisbane:
Tue & Thu
DurationDuration: 17 hrs DepartsDeparts Charleville:
Wed & Fri

RailBus Connection:
Available between Charleville
and Cunnamulla and Quilpie

For more information, please contact our reservations team.

Checked Luggage Allowance

Economy Seat: One 20kg item per customer

Customers are allowed one item of carry on hand luggage.

Optional Travel

Economy Seat – Enjoy a generous recline and a fold down table. Throughout the journey, a complimentary snack pack in-seat is provided at all meal times.

Amenities Toilets and showers are available at the ends of all Economy and Sleeper Seat carriages.

Please note, smoking is not permitted on any service.

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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