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Australia Trains: Tour, Trip & Rail Only
Australia Trains: Tour, Trip & Rail Only
General Information & Rail Passes

 

Rail Reservations
The XPT and XPLORER
Magnificent views, a warm and friendly atmosphere, and a journey in comfort are all trademarks of traveling with CountryLink. When you board one of the XPTs or XPLORER you can be confident that your trip with one of the world's best rail fleets will be an experience to remember. Through huge windows, the panorama and drama of the Australian landscape will unfold before you. Once aboard, the most you'll have to do is decide which snacks, meals or refreshments you'd like to enjoy. Our on-board crews are trained to help make your journey an enjoyable one, so don't hesitate to ask them for any assistance. CountryLink is proud to show you the wonders of New South Wales, Brisbane and Melbourne and wishes you a very special journey. Now sit back, relax and share the CountryLink XPT/XPLORER experience.

The CountryLink XPT (Xpress Passenger Train) was first introduced to New South Wales in 1982. In 1993, brand new carriages were delivered and the existing carriages were completely refurbished with new seats, carpet and curtains. The CountryLink XPT travels from Sydney to Brisbane, Melbourne, Dubbo and Grafton. Based on British Rail's Intercity 125, the CountryLink XPTs were built in Australia and have been adapted to Australian conditions.

On 18 Sept. 1992 at Culcairn, north of Albury, New South Wales, the CountryLink XPT set a new speed record of 193 km/h. Its maximum operating speed is 160 km/h.


The CountryLink XPLORER is proud to show you the wonders of New South Wales and wishes you a very special journey. Now sit back, relax and share the CountryLink XPLORER experience.

The first CountryLink XPLORER set sail in October 1993 bound for Tamworth. Now the fleet links Sydney with Tamworth, Armidale, Moree, Broken Hill and Australia's national capital, Canberra.

Built in Victoria, Australia, the XPLORER's use technology proven in both Australian and European rail service. Whisper quiet and environmentally friendly, CountryLink XPLORER's can separate and run as two, three or five car sets. Click here for more information
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Valid through March 31, 2013

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Sleeping Berths
Coach Seats
First
XPT
     
Sydney to Brisbane
$216
$128
$91
Sydney to Broken Hill
N/A
$118
$97
Sydney to Melbourne
$216
$128
$91
 
XPLORER
Sydney - Canberra
-
$56
$40
Sydney - Broken Hill
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$118
$97
 
Prices are per person and in the Australian dollar and do not include taxes and fees. Prices and schedules are subject to change without notice.
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Valid through March 31, 2013

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XPT
Service
Departure
Arrival
Change At
Brisbane to Sydney

Day train

Night train

7:30 am

3:10 pm

9:06 pm

6:52 am*

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Casino

Melbourne to Sydney

Day train

Night train

8:30 am

7:55 pm

7:54 pm

6:55 am*

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Sydney to Brisbane

Day train

Night train

7:15 am

4:12 pm

10:34 pm

6:30 am

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Casino

Sydney to Melbourne

Day train

Night train

7:42 am

8:40 pm

6:55 pm

7:35 am*

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XPLORER
Departure
Arrival
Broken Hill to Sydney
7:30 am
9:06 pm
Canberra to Sydney

6:43 am

11:55 am

5:03 pm

11:02 am

4:21 pm

9:23 pm

Sydney to Broken Hill
8:30 am
7:54 pm
Sydney to Canberra

6:58 am

12:05 pm

6:11 pm

11:23

4:25 pm

10:29 pm

Casino indicates coach connection as part of the journey. Time tables are subject to change without notice. Please reconfirm at the time of booking. (*) Overnight train.

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Australia Tours and Trains


Click on the below options for more information

Tours and trips


Amazing tours throughout Australia

Rail Trip Only


Great Australian Train Adventures
Visit Ayers Rock on many of our Australian Train tours. CLICK HERE for more information
Australia is a big country and we know of no better way for tourists to see more and enjoy the experience of Australia than by traveling on some of the great rail journeys in the world. Australia has an extensive rail network that provides this opportunity to travel the country and see the real Australia in comfort and safety. [More Information]
The Indian Pacific. One of many amazing Austalian trains CLICK HERE for more information
Australia presents different styles of train travel, and this product diversity provides a wide range of travel options to satisfy anyone’s travel plans – from the discerning First Class traveler to the Economy traveler. So whether train travel is used as part of the vacation or as a means of getting around. [More Information]
Click here for more information and options
Click here for more information and options
Information & Reservations
1-800-717-0108 or 503-292-5055
Rail News & Updates
 
Rail Australia
To step aboard The Australian rail system is to step into a different world, a world “down under,” as it is fondly described. Ride on rails that will bring you a journey filled with rugged terrain, luxury, and overall warmth that can be found nowhere else on the planet.
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