Travelling with Children

Travelling with Children

Travelling with Children

A child aged 11 years or under will not be permitted to travel unaccompanied on Queensland Rail Travel services. They must be accompanied by a parent/guardian (at least 16 years of age) responsible for the care of the child. In this case the word "accompanied" means they must be booked in the immediate vicinity of one another to ensure clear parent visibility.​​​

All train services offer a range of food and drinks suitable for children in the club car or lounge car. If you're unsure please ask the onboard staff.

Children aged under four (4) years at the time of travel receive a seat free of charge and must occupy the seat allocated directly next to the parent or guardian who is accompanying them. Only one (1) free infant seat applies per adult. If the number of infants travelling are more than the number of adults accompanying them, a child fare must be paid for each additional seat. Reservations staff require the infants name and age to input into the reservation

Baby bottles

Queensland Rail staff will heat bottles in a jug of hot water for the customer. Bottles cannot be heated in microwave ovens

Collapsible baby carriages, child restraint car seats and baby safety capsules

Collapsible baby carriages, child restraint car seats and baby safety capsules can be accepted as part of a customer's luggage allowance as checked in luggage or can be brought onboard and stored in the luggage racks provided. View our luggage policy for more details.

RailBeds

Children aged less than 4 years at time of travel can share a single RailBed with a paying adult without charge. Please note that if sharing a single RailBed with an infant there is very limited room. A maximum of 2 persons can occupy a single RailBed (with one of the occupants being a child under 4 years of age). Please ask your reservations consultant more information on meal options for your child.

Single Sleepers

Children aged less than 4 years at time of travel can share a single sleeping berth with a paying adult without charge. Please note that the single berth sleeping cabins are small in size and there is limited room especially when sharing with a child. A maximum of 2 persons can occupy a single berth cabin (with one of the occupants being a child under 4 years of age). Please ask your reservations consultant more information on meal options for your child.

Twin Sleepers

Children aged less than 4 years at time of travel can share a sleeping berth in a twin sleeper with a paying adult without charge. Please note that the sleeping berths are small in size and there is limited room especially when sharing with a child. A maximum of 4 persons can occupy a twin berth cabin (with two of the occupants being a child under 4 years of age). Please ask your reservations consultant more information on meal options for your child.​

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