How much is a ticket on the Ghan Australia?

The Ghan Expedition fares are: Gold Single $3,489 / $3,689, Gold Twin $3,699 / $3,889, and Platinum $5,799 / $5,999. Gold Superior fares are available on request. All off-train excursions are included in the price, as are drinks at meals and in the lounge cars.

How much does a trip on The Ghan cost?

The Ghan – Fares 2020 / 2021

THE GHAN AUD $ Per person One Way HIGH SEASON 03 May 2020 to 31 August 2020 (Northbound only)
GOLD SERVICE SINGLE EVERYDAY ADVANCE PURCHASE
Adelaide – Alice Springs or vv $1,599.00 $1,269.00
Alice Springs – Darwin or vv $1,599.00 $1,269.00
Adelaide – Darwin or vv $2,779.00 $2,229.00

Do seniors get a discount on The Ghan?

Hi Andrew, while there is no longer a seniors’ concession available, there is an Advance Purchase fare available when booking six or more months in advance, which offers a reduced rate.

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How long is The Ghan train trip?

Named after Afghan cameleers who traversed the route long before the train line was built, The Ghan travels an epic 2,797 kilometres (1846 miles) between Adelaide and Darwin, stopping en-route at Alice Springs and Katherine.

What months does The Ghan run?

The Ghan runs from February to November inclusive between Adelaide, Alice Springs and Darwin. It does not run during December and January.

Is the Ghan expensive?

It is expensive about $500 US per person per day or a total of about $3000 US for two people for three days. However, if you factor in the alternative (airfare to and from Alice Springs, two nights’ accommodations and 4-star dining for three days) it’s not entirely unreasonable.

Is a train cheaper than flying?

Train travel is often cheaper than flying (especially since you can take more with you before paying extra baggage fees). And it can be more convenient than driving — especially if you’d be driving in an unfamiliar place or having to drive for hours and hours nonstop to get to your destination.

Are meals included on the Ghan?

The Ghan is a luxury experience and from the moment you’re picked up at your hotel you’re treated like a VIP. … Once you have booked your trip on The Ghan, everything is included: the food, the wine, the excursions and the entertainment.

What are the cabins like on the Ghan?

Accommodation on The Ghan. Each Platinum Each cabin has a double bed, a spacious en suite bathroom and full room service; they have all the modern comforts in a classic style, with a distinctly Australian character. By day, cabins are set up lounge-style with a moveable table and two armchairs.

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What is included on The Ghan?

Your fare includes your cabin, all meals are included as are beverages (beer, wine, basic spirits, soft drinks). Off train touring is included between Darwin and Adelaide and between Sydney and Perth. There are a few optional extras (such as helicopter flights) which you can pay for once onboard if you wish to.

What is there to do on the Ghan?

Adelaide and Darwin on The Ghan

Spend a few nights at the Hilton Darwin and go on a sunset sailing trip around the harbour, tour WWII oil storage tunnels, check out the Australian Aviation Heritage Centre or explore Litchfield National Park.

What is the difference between gold and platinum on the Ghan?

Gold Service offers complimentary shuttle bus transfers in Darwin to selected hotels in the city centre. Platinum guests enjoy complimentary private transfers at the beginning and end of the journey for guests within 60km of the Adelaide, Sydney, Alice Springs and Perth rail terminals.

What is the difference between the Ghan and the Ghan expedition?

There are two choices of itinerary on The Ghan: The Ghan Expedition (4 days/3 nights) or The Ghan (3 days/2 nights). … The main difference between the two is that the expedition version includes an additional day in Coober Pedy. You can also do one night journeys if you are very limited on time.

Do you sleep on the Ghan?

This is your private oasis, a superbly comfortable overnight room to recline and let the rhythm of the tracks sway you to sleep ahead of your next adventure. During the day, relax on the three-seater lounge that converts to your upper and lower sleeping berth at night.

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What is the cheapest time of day to travel by train?

In that case, the cheapest train tickets are available when you travel during off-peak rather than peak times. Quieter off-peak periods are usually between 10 am and 4 pm, and after 7 pm, it can be worth travelling earlier or later than planned.

How many passengers are on the Ghan train?

With two locomotives pulling 44 carriages, many of its 348 passengers and 55 crew felt privileged to be part of the journey. “We’ve always dreamed of doing this trip,” said husband and wife John and Anne from central Victoria.