Fare Types

Fare Types

Queensland Rail Travel has a range of fare options to suit customer needs.

Our Customer Types


Adult

16 years and over

Child 4-15 years inclusive
Infant

0-3 years inclusive

Senior

State or Territory Government Senior Card Holder

Queensland Pensioner

Queensland Pensioner Card Holder utilising rail entitlements

Other Pensioner

Interstate Pension Concession cards accepted

Students

16 years and over enrolled full-time in accredited secondary or tertiary education with approved identification

International Backpacker

International Passport and Backpacker identification

 

All customers receive a complimentary connecting journey onboard Queensland Rail City network service with every ticket purchase. (Please note: this does not include the Airtrain service to or from the Brisbane Airport). You must be able to show a printed long distance ticket or download the ticket to your mobile device for inspection by a Queensland Rail team member for City Network travel. Please check the Translink website to plan a suitable City Network connection.

Click on the fare type below to see if this type suits you.

AChoice:

The following conditions apply for our AChoice Fare:

  Description

  Standard full adult fare
  Travel Option   Available across all travel options - Economy Seats, Business Seats, RailBeds and Twin and Single        Sleepers.
  Availability

  Bookings can be made up to 325 days prior to travel subject to availability. Sector fares apply to all    breaks of journey.

  Payment Conditions

  AChoice fares are not instant purchase (except on the Internet), with hold bookings possible through      our Customer Contact Centre or Travel Centre. Payment deadlines are provided by sales teams based    on the travel date and booking date.

  Internet Bookings

  To make a booking, select adult then AChoice fare type. To arrange a refund for an online booking    contact the Customer Contact Centre.

  Amendment Conditions

  AChoice fares can be changed to another fare under the following conditions:

  • Changes can be made at any time before the scheduled departure date and time shown on the ticket.
  • A fee of $15 per person applies for rebooking
  • This fee doesn't apply if the new fare is greater than the original tickets fare
  • If the new fare is less than the original AChoice fare, the difference in fare is refundable to the customer less the $15 fee
  • Modifications are allowed provided a new booking is made at the time of changing the original.
  • Stored credit is not available.
  • No changes or refunds allowed after the departure date and time shown on the ticket.
  • AChoice fares can be changed to another type of fare but the fare will then be subject to the specific terms and conditions for the new fare type.
  • Name changes are not permitted, tickets are not transferable between customers.

  Cancellation Conditions

  Cancellations must be advised prior to the scheduled departure date and time shown on the ticket.          The following fees will apply:

  • Economy Seats: $25 fee per person one way
  • Business Seats, RailBeds and Twin and Single Sleepers: $50 fee per person one way

  No refund if not cancelled prior to the departure date and time shown on the ticket.

  Ticket refunds are processed at the time of cancelling.

  Services affected by disruptions have a specific refund and rebooking policy that overrides these    conditions. For further information please review our disruptions refund policy.


 

BQuick:

The following conditions apply for our BQuick Fare:

  Description

  Value advance purchase adult fare – limited availability

  Travel Option   Available across all travel options - Economy Seats, Business Seats, RailBeds and                            Twin and Single Sleepers.
  Availability

  Bookings can be made up to 325 days prior to travel subject to availability. Sector fares apply to all    breaks of journey.

  BQuick fare prices are subject to availability and departure times and are not guaranteed until a booking    is made and payment is received in full. Seasonal surcharges and blackout periods apply.

  Payment Conditions

  Instant purchase. Hold bookings are not allowed.

  Internet Bookings

  To make a booking, select Adult from the search screen then select BQuick if displayed as available. To    arrange a refund for an online booking contact the Customer Contact Centre.

  Amendment Conditions 

  BQuick fares can be changed under the following conditions:

  • Changes can be made at any time before the scheduled departure date and time shown on the ticket.
  • A fee of $15 per person applies for rebooking.
  • This fee doesn't apply if the new fare is greater than the original tickets fare.
  • If the new fare is less than the original BQuick fare, the difference in fare is refundable to the customer less the $15 fee.
  • Modifications are allowed provided a new booking is made at the time of changing the original.
  • Stored credit is not available.
  • No changes or refunds allowed after the departure date and time shown on the ticket.
  • BQuick fares can be changed to another type of fare but the fare will then be subject to the specific terms and conditions for the new fare type.
  • Name changes are not permitted, tickets are not transferable between customers.

  Cancellation Conditions

  Cancellations must be advised prior to the scheduled departure date and time shown on the ticket with    the following fees applying.

  • Economy Seats: $25 fee per person one way.
  • Business Seats, RailBeds and Twin and Single Sleepers: $50 fee per person one way.

  No refunds will be provided if the booking is not cancelled prior to the departure date and time shown        on the ticket.

  Ticket refunds are processed at the time of cancelling.

  Services affected by disruptions have a specific refund and rebooking policy that overrides these    conditions. For further information please review our disruptions refund policy.

Children

The following conditions apply for our Child Fares:

  Description

  Children aged 4-15 years inclusive travelling with an adult 16 years or over - save up to 50% off*on    fares
  * The 50% discount is off the full adult AChoice rail fare on Queensland Rail Travel network services.    Meals and upgrades to Twin or Single Sleepers are additional costs. 
  Travel Option   Available across all travel options - Economy Seats, Business Seats, RailBeds and Twin or Single    Sleepers.
  Availability   Bookings can be made up to 325 days prior to travel subject to availability. Sector fares apply to all        breaks of journey.

  Payment Conditions

  Child fares are not instant purchase (except on the Internet), with hold bookings possible through our      Customer Contact Centre or Travel Centre. Payment deadlines are provided by sales teams based    on the travel date and booking date.

  Internet Bookings

  To make a booking, select the number of adults and children, add the child's age then search.
  Unaccompanied Children cannot be booked online. Twin and Single Sleepers can only be booked      online for children accompanied by an adult. 

  To arrange a refund for an online booking contact the Customer Contact Centre.

  Amendment Conditions

  Fares can be changed under the following conditions:

  • Changes can be made at any time before the scheduled departure date and time shown on the ticket.
  • A fee of $15 per person applies for rebooking.
  • A rebook fee of $15 applies for an unaccompanied child booking (1 fee per booking)
  • This fee doesn't apply if the new fare is greater than the original tickets fare.
  • If the new fare is less than the original fare, the difference in fare is refundable to the customer less the $15 fee.
  • Modifications are allowed provided a new booking is made at the time of changing the original.
  • Stored credit is not available.
  • No changes or refunds allowed after the departure date and time shown on ticket.
  • Fares can be changed to another type of fare but the fare will then be subject to the specific terms and conditions for the new fare type.
  • Name changes are not permitted, tickets are not transferable between customers.

  Cancellation Conditions

  Cancellations must be advised prior to the scheduled departure date and time shown on the ticket with     the following fees applying.

  • Economy Seats: $25 fee per person one way
  • Business Seats, RailBeds and Twin and Single Sleepers: $50 fee per person one way

  No refund if not cancelled prior to the departure date and time shown on ticket.

  Ticket refunds are processed at the time of cancelling.

  Services affected by disruptions have a specific refund and rebooking policy that overrides these      conditions. For further information please review our disruptions refund policy.

Infants

The following conditions apply for our Infant Fares:

  Description

  Infants aged 0 – 3 years inclusive.

  Travel Option

  Economy and Business Seats

  A seat is provided free of charge for all infants. 

  Infants must be booked into a seat directly next to the parent or guardian accompanying them    or directly across the aisle in the case of two infants with one parent or guardian.

  RailBeds

  An infant must be booked into their own RailBed, and a child fare applies.

  Infants must be booked into a RailBed directly next to the parent or guardian accompanying them  
  or directly across the aisle in the case of two infants with one parent or guardian.

  Twin Sleepers

  Infants must be booked into the same Twin Sleeper cabin with the parent or guardian accompanying
  them and a child fare applies.
 

  Availability   Bookings can be made up to 325 days prior to travel subject to availability. Sector fares apply to all            breaks of journey

  Payment Conditions

  Fares booked online are instant purchase.

  Hold bookings are available through our Customer Contact Centre or Travel Centre.                              Payment deadlines are provided by the travel consultant based on the travel date and booking date.

  Internet Bookings

  To make a booking for an infant, select the number of adults and the number of children, inputting the      age of the child.

  The fare will be dispalyed based on the age of the child.

  Amendment Conditions

  Fares can be changed under the following conditions:

  • Changes can be made at any time before the scheduled departure date and time shown on the ticket.
  • A fee of $15 per person applies for amendment.
  • An amendment fee will not apply if the new fare is greater than the original tickets fare.
  • If the new fare is less than the original fare, the difference in fare is refundable to the customer less the $15 fee.
  • Modifications are allowed provided a new booking is made at the time of changing the original.
  • Stored credit is not available.
  • No changes or refunds allowed after the departure date and time shown on the ticket.
  • Fares can be changed to another type of fare but the fare will then be subject to the specific terms and conditions for the new fare type.

  Name changes are not permitted, tickets are not transferable between customers.

  Cancellation Conditions

  Cancellations must be advised prior to the scheduled departure date and time shown on the ticket. 

  The following fees will apply:

  • Economy Seats: $25 fee per person one way
  • Business Seats, RailBeds and Twin and Single Sleepers: $50 fee per person one way

  No refund if not cancelled prior to the departure date and time shown on the ticket.

  Ticket refunds are processed at the time of cancelling.

  Services affected by disruptions have a specific refund and rebooking policy that overrides these      conditions. For further information please review our disruptions refund policy.

 

Concessions

The following conditions apply for our Concession Fares:

  Description

  Available to recognised concession card holders

  Travel Option

  These fares are available across all travel options - Seats, RailBeds and Twin and Single Sleepers.

  Availability   Bookings can be made up to 325 days prior to travel subject to availability. Sector fares apply to all          breaks of journey. There may be limited availability of these fares types on some services.

  Payment Conditions

  Hold bookings can be arranged by contacting the Customer Contact Centre or Travel Centre. Payment    deadlines are provided by sales staff based on the travel date and booking date.

  Internet Bookings

  Some concession fares can be booked online. However before making your first online concession          booking, you will need to contact the Customer Contact Centre or your Travel Centre to have your          concession validated in the reservations system.

  Amendment Conditions

  Fares can be changed under the following conditions:

  • Changes can be made at any time before the scheduled departure date and time shown on the ticket.
  • A fee of $15 per person applies for rebooking.
  • This fee doesn't apply if the new fare is greater than the original tickets fare.
  • If the new fare is less than the original fare, the difference in fare is refundable to the customer less the $15 fee.
  • Modifications are allowed provided a new booking is made at the time of changing the original. Stored credit is not available.
  • No changes or refunds allowed after the departure date and time shown on the ticket.
  • Fares can be changed to another type of fare but the fare will then be subject to the specific terms and conditions for the new fare type.

  Name changes are not permitted, tickets are not transferable between customers.

  Cancellation Conditions

  Cancellations must be advised prior to the scheduled departure date and time shown on the ticket with    the following fees applying.

  • Economy Seats: $25 fee per person one way
  • Business Seats, RailBeds, Twin and Single Sleepers: $50 fee per person one way

  No refund if not cancelled prior to the departure date and time shown on the ticket.

  Ticket refunds are processed at the time of cancelling.

  Services affected by disruptions have a specific refund and rebooking policy that overrides these    conditions. For further information please review our disruptions refund policy.

  Restrictions

  Concession cards used to purchase discounted tickets must be carried whilst travelling for presentation    to onboard teams and Authorised Officers on request. Authorised officers may issue Penalty                    Infringement Notices or Warning Notices for customers travelling on a concession fare ticket which      they are not entitled. Fines apply for travel on an invalid concession ticket.

 

Students | Backpackers

The following conditions apply for our Student and Backpacker Fares:

  Description

  Save up to 40% off*

  Available to eligible full time students (16+) and international backpackers

  * The 40% discount is off the full adult AChoice rail fare on Queensland Rail Travel network services.    Meals and upgrades to Twin and Single Sleepers are additional costs.

  Travel Option   Available across all travel options - Economy Seats, Business Seats, RailBeds and Twin and Single        Sleepers.
  Availability   Bookings can be made up to 325 days prior to travel subject to availability. Sector fares apply to all    breaks of journey.

  Payment Conditions

  Fares are not instant purchase (except on the Internet), with hold bookings possible through our    Customer Contact Centre or Travel Centre. Payment deadlines are provided by sales teams based on    the travel date and booking date.

  Internet Bookings

  Not currently available online.

  Amendment Conditions

  Fares can be changed under the following conditions:

  • Changes can be made at any time before the scheduled departure date and time shown on the ticket.
  • A fee of $15 per person applies for rebooking.
  • This fee doesn't apply if the new fare is greater than the original tickets fare.
  • If the new fare is less than the original fare, the difference in fare is refundable to the customer less the $15 fee.
  • Modifications are allowed provided a new booking is made at the time of changing the original.
  • Stored credit is not available.
  • No changes or refunds allowed after the departure date and time shown on the ticket.
  • Fares can be changed to another type of fare but the fare will then be subject to the specific terms and conditions for the new fare type.
  • Name changes are not permitted, tickets are not transferable between customers.

  Cancellation Conditions

  Cancellations must be advised prior to the scheduled departure date and time shown on the ticket with     the following fees applying.

  • Economy Seats: $25 fee per person one way
  • Business Seats, RailBeds, Twin and Single Sleepers: $50 fee per person one way

  No refund if not cancelled prior to the departure date and time shown on the ticket.

  Ticket refunds are processed at the time of cancelling.

  Services affected by disruptions have a specific refund and rebooking policy that overrides these      conditions. For further information please review our disruptions refund policy.

 

Groups | Edusaver

Queensland Rail Travel offers group discounts as an additional service for our valuable customers.

There's nothing like a school group excursion to broaden young minds and bring learning to life through new experiences, great discounts are also available to school groups with our Edusaver Fare.

The following conditions apply for our Group Fares:

  Description

  Group discounts may apply for a group of 10 customers or more travelling together on the same    itinerary.

  Edusaver discounts for school students of up to 70% off* and up to 50% off* for adults/teachers    travelling with the group.

  * The 50 and 70% discount is off the full adult AChoice rail fare on Queensland Rail Travel network    services. Meals and upgrades to Twin and Single Sleepers are additional costs. Edusaver group rates      are also subject to approval on request.

  Travel Option

  Edusaver fares are available in Economy Seats on all services.

  All other group fares are available across all travel options.

  Availability

  Bookings can be made up to 325 days prior to travel subject to availability. Sector fares apply to all      breaks of journey.

  Group booking requests can be made up to 2 years in advance.

  Payment Conditions

  Please view our group policy for specific booking and payment conditions.

  Please view our edusaver policy (PDF, 59KB) for specific booking and payment conditions.

  Booking conditions

  Bookings cannot be made online.

  For more information please contact our dedicated Queensland Rail Travel group reservation    consultants Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

  Contact us 1300 735 307 or grouptravel@qr.com.au.

   Complete the booking request form (PDF, 1MB)

  Restrictions

  Edusaver fares are available to Queensland primary and secondary school groups with a minimum 10    students.

 


Other Fare Types and offers

Queensland Coastal Pass

Queensland Rail offers affordable, flexible rail passes for international visitors. These passes are an exciting option if you are looking to take your time and really experience your journey, with the freedom to travel at your own pace. 

Queensland Coastal Pass

The Queensland Coastal Pass is the most flexible, easy and versatile way to discover the east coast of Queensland by rail. With unlimited stopovers in one direction between Brisbane and Cairns (or vice versa), it's your ticket to the east coast's most popular destinations.

Travel can be taken over a one month period offering unlimited stopovers in a single direction of travel (i.e. north or south) in Economy Seats with free travel on RailBus Coach Connections booked in conjunction with a rail sector (for Hervey Bay and Airlie Beach).

Offer

Queensland Coastal Pass

Travel Dates Bookings can be made up to 325 days prior to travel subject to availability. 
Available Services

Economy Seats on all services.

Upon payment of the applicable difference in fares pass holders may upgrade to Business Seats (Tilt Train only) | RailBeds (Spirit of Queensland only) | Twin and Single Sleepers (Spirit of the Outback only between Brisbane and Rockhampton).

Booking & Payments

Travel passes are instant purchase. Bookings made after a pass has been purchased may be placed on hold. Ticketing deadlines are provided by sales teams based on the travel date and booking date.

Purchase of a Queensland Coastal Pass does not guarantee that the holder will be able to obtain accommodation on any long-distance rail service. Reservations are essential on these services.

Restrictions

Purchasers have six months from the date of purchase to commence travel.

The Queensland Coastal Pass is not transferable to other customers. Available for travel in one direction only (either north or south) on all Queensland Rail Travel coastal long distance services and connecting coach services. Travel on the Kuranda Scenic Rail and Gulflander services is not permitted. Customers may not backtrack to travel on an unused sector.

The pass is only available for purchase by bona fide overseas visitors to Australia, including international visitors on working holiday and student visas. Proof of non-Australian residency may be required - passport, drivers licence, home address, etc can be used to verify this.

Proof of purchase of a Queensland Coastal Pass is required when undertaking the actual travel on the long distance services.

Customers are entitled to one journey on Brisbane’s City network when in possession of a confirmed booking on the Queensland Rail Travel network to connect with a Queensland Rail Travel service.

No refund will be given once a pass has been used to commence travel, nor are refunds allowed on lost, stolen, cancelled or expired passes.

Travel directly from Brisbane to Cairns (or vice versa) is not permitted. A minimum of one break of journey is compulsory.

Any ticketed reservation not cancelled before scheduled departure time of the service will render that sector unavailable for future travel.

Travel is subject to Queensland Rail’s Conditions of Carriage.

Travel Between Travel Pass Period

Price

Brisbane and Cairns (or vice versa) 1 Month $209.00


Download PDF Coastal Pass Fact Sheet

Queensland Explorer Pass

Queensland Rail offers two affordable, flexible rail passes for international visitors. These passes are an exciting option if you are looking to take your time and really experience your journey, with the freedom to travel at your own pace. 

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 with unlimited stopovers in any direction of travel in Economy Seats. Backtracking is allowed and free travel on RailBus Coach Connections booked in conjunction with a rail sector (for Hervey Bay, Airlie Beach, Winton, Quilpie and Cunnamulla).

Offer

Queensland Explorer Pass

Travel Dates Bookings can be made up to 325 days prior to travel subject to availability. 
Available Services

Economy Seats on all services.

Upon payment of the applicable difference in fares pass holders may upgrade to:
Business Seats (Tilt Train only) | RailBeds (Spirit of Queensland only) | Twin and Single Sleepers (Spirit of the Outback only).

Booking & Payments

Travel passes are instant purchase. Bookings made after a pass has been purchased may be placed on hold. Ticketing deadlines are provided by sales teams based on the travel date and booking date.

Purchase of a Queensland Explorer Pass does not guarantee that the holder will be able to obtain accommodation on any long-distance rail service. Reservations are essential on these services.

Restrictions

Purchasers have six months from the date of purchase to commence travel.

The Queensland Explorer Pass is not transferable to other customers. Available for unlimited travel in all Queensland Rail Travel long distance services and connecting coach services. Travel on the Kuranda Scenic Rail and Gulflander services is not permitted.

The pass is only available for purchase by bona fide overseas visitors to Australia, including international visitors on working holiday and student visas. Proof of non-Australian residency may be required - passport, drivers licence, home address, etc can be used to verify this.

Proof of purchase of a Queensland Explorer Pass is required when undertaking the actual travel on the long distance services.

Customers are entitled to one journey on Brisbane’s City network when in possession of a confirmed booking on the Queensland Rail Travel network to connect with a Queensland Rail Travel service.

No refund will be given once a pass has been used to commence travel, nor are refunds allowed on lost, stolen, cancelled or expired passes.

Any ticketed reservation not cancelled before scheduled departure time of the service will render that sector unavailable for future travel.

Travel is subject to Queensland Rail’s Conditions of Carriage.

Travel Between Travel Pass Period

Price

Queensland Rail Travel Network

1 Month $299.00
Queensland Rail Travel Network 2 Months

$389.00

Download PDF Explorer Rail Pass Fact Sheet

Northern XPlorer Fare

Whether you’re planning to see family or take a holiday, this summer take the train for just 50-dollars one-way between Townsville to Cairns, it’s that easy!

Adult fares $50*

Offer

Northern XPlorer Fare

Travel Dates Bookings can be made up to 325 days prior to travel subject to availability.
Available Services

Available aboard the Spirit of Queensland (Premium Economy Seats) for journeys between Cairns and Townsville and vice versa.

Conditions

Sector fares apply to all breaks of journey.

Booking & Payments

Instant purchase. Hold bookings not allowed.

Bookings can be made up to 325 days prior to travel subject to availability.

Not valid with any other offers, discounts or concessions.

Cancellation and amendment conditions and fees apply.

Cancellation fees are $25 per person in these cases.

No refund applies if not cancelled prior to the first departure date and time shown on ticket.

Amendments to travel dates are allowed in advance subject to fees - $15 per person.

Restrictions

* Conditions apply: Prices and discounts are subject to availability. Queensland Rail Travel reserves the right to make changes without notice.