Outback Summer Fare

Looking for a great value rail fare this summer?

Remember the last time you packed your bags for an outback adventure?  Now's the time to head west with a great value rail fare this summer.

Whether you're taking a journey across the Great Dividing Range, through rich farmland regions to Charleville; inland, from tropical Townsville to the earthy hub of Mount Isa, or trekking into the rugged outback to Longreach. The time's come to jump on board and explore the outback with Queensland Rail Travel and great summer rail savings!

Celebrate 2019 being the Year of Outback Tourism.

    • When one person travels in a First Class Sleeper, the second person travels FREE*
    • 2FOR1 Economy Seats on any sector aboard our western services
    • Take a mate for just $189* extra with our Companion Fare in a First Class Sleeper for travel between 01 and 30 November 2019 or 01 and 31 March 2020

* Conditions apply. Prices are per person, unless otherwise stated, seasonal surcharges and restrictions apply. First Class 2FOR1 valid for travel 01 December 2019 to 29 February 2020, on sale now until 29 February 2020. Economy Seat 2FOR1 valid for travel 01 November 2019 to 31 March 2020, on sale now until 31 March 2020. 2FOR1 offer available aboard the Spirit of the Outback, The Westlander and The Inlander only, RailBus Coach Connections are included in the fare price where applicable. Travel aboard the Spirit of the Outback valid for sectors commencing or ending west of Rockhampton. Cancellation and amendment fees may apply. Queensland Rail Travel reserves the right to make changes without notice, click here for fare type terms and conditions.

Journey Information  

The heart and soul of Queensland's Outback. The Spirit of the Outback travels from Brisbane to Longreach twice a week, with RailBus Coach Connections to Winton.
RouteRoute: Brisbane to Longreach
DurationDuration: 26 hrs
Journey west to the Great Dividing Range. The Westlander travels from Brisbane to Charleville twice a week, with RailBus Coach Connections to Quilpie and Cunnamulla.
RouteRoute:Brisbane to Charleville
DurationDuration:17 hrs
Take the track less travelled. The Inlander travels from Townsville to Mount Isa twice a week.
RouteRoute:Townsville to Mount Isa
DurationDuration:21 hrs