Australian Rail Travel Passes

If you are an overseas visitor, there are a number of rail passes available that allow you to travel across Australia by train at low cost. Most passes give you unlimited travel on certain railway networks over a set period of time for a set price, thus, the more you use it, the cheaper each journey becomes. All quoted prices and pass durations were current at the time of publication but may be varied without note by the operator of each service. Please contact each operator direct for current information, prices and conditions of travel. Note: Australian permanent residents are NOT eligible to use the Queensland passes.

About Australia's Railway Network
The Australian railway network is large, comprising a total of 33,819 km (2,540 km electrified) of track: 3,719 km broad gauge, 15,422 km standard gauge, 14,506 km narrow gauge and 172 km dual gauge. Trains are the most comfortable way to travel overland, but trains don t run as frequently or operate to as many destinations as buses. Trains go to the most popular destinations along the east coast including the popular Melbourne-Sydney-Cairns routes and also along major inter-city lines radiating out from Adelaide to Sydney, Canberra (via Sydney), Melbourne, Darwin and Perth.



Discovery Pass

Unlimited journeys on the NSW TrainLink regional rail and coach network. The NSW TrainLink Regional network connects more than 365 destinations across New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory by train and coach. With a Discovery Pass, you can visit as many as you like.

Discovery Pass 14 days $Aus232.00
Discovery Pass 1 month $Aus275.00
Discovery Pass 3 month $Aus298.00
Discovery Pass 6 months $Aus420.00

Trains that accept the Discovery Pass XPLORER XPT





East Coast Discovery Pass

The East Coast Discovery Pass allows unlimited travel in one direction with this six month pass. Simply choose from one of the six sector travel options available (shown below in the table).
East Coast Discovery Pass benefits:
Travel can be taken over a six month period.
Unlimited stop-overs in a single direction of travel (i.e. north or south) in economy seats.
Free travel on coastal coach connections that link the main east coast rail line with Eden, Forster, Port Maccquarie, Yamba, Byron Bay, Surfers Paradise, the Fraser Coast, the Whitsundays and Yeppoon.
One journey on Brisbane's City Network service when in posession of a valid Queensland Rail ticket to connect with a Queensland Rail Traveltrain service.
One journey on Sydney's Cityrail service with a valid Countrylink ticket to connect with a Countrylink service. Exceptional value for money. Freedom and flexibility - travel at your own pace and hop on or off the train when and where you like.

This pass cannot be purchased online. To purchase this pass please see your travel agent or call 13 22 32 (in Australia)

Note: Australian permanent residents are NOT eligible to use this pass.

Trains that accept the East Coast Discovery Pass
The Sunlander
Tilt Train
Xplorer
XPT






Queensland Explorer Pass

The Queensland Explorer Pass offers unlimited travel for one or two months across the Queensland Rail Travel network. See every corner of Queensland; from Cairns in the north, to Brisbane in the south and the Queensland Outback that extends to Charleville, Longreach and Mount Isa.
Travel can be taken over a one or two month period. Unlimited stopovers in any direction of travel in economy seats. Backtracking is allowed. Free travel on coastal coach connections that link the main east coast rail line with the Fraser Coast, the Whitsundays and Yeppoon. Freedom and flexibility-travel at your own pace and hop on or off the train when and where you like.

Qld Explorer Pass 1 Month $Aus299.00
Qld Explorer Pass 2 months $Aus389.00

Note: Australian permanent residents are NOT eligible to use this pass.



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