Spirit of the Outback

​​​​​​​​​​​​Spirit of the Outback

Brisbane to Longreach

Head to the heartland of Queensland’s outback aboard the Spirit of the Outback.

The journey between Brisbane and Longreach offers a unique insight into the history and cultures of Australia. Wonder at the ever-changing landscape – as the train makes its way to and from the very heart of the Queensland Outback. Travel the full journey ​or stop for a few days in the many towns along the way. No matter your destination, the adventure is aboard Spirit of the Outback.

​​Customers travelling in Economy seats are able to purchase meals, snacks and beverages from a dedicated servery and return to their allocated seat to enjoy.

Train travel has so many benefits, but trains can be tricky to travel on. We want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable journey. Find out more about travelling safely with us on our Safety page – Travel Safe.

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​Timetable information​

From 2 September 2024, the timetable for the Spirit of the Outback will change. ​

For specific information on train times, visit the Timetables page​​.

Note: The following timetable schedule below is for travel up to 1 September 2024.​​​


​​ Route: Brisbane to Longreach  Network Map Network MapTrain Stations
Distance: 1325 kms  Timetable departs Brisbane: Tue at 6.10pm and Sat at 4:10pm


Duration: 26 hrs  Timetable departs Longreach:​Mon and Thu at 8:10am


RailBus Coach Connections to/from Longreach to Winton available​

  
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Brisbane to Longreach
<strong>Brisbane to Longreach</strong><br>
BQuick fare from $427<sup>*</sup>
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Bundaberg to Emerald
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Brisbane to Emerald
<strong>Brisbane to Emerald</strong><br>
BQuick fare from $392<sup>*</sup>
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<div class="col-xs-12 has-link"><img src="/MediaAssets/Icons/Train/Tuckerbox.png" alt="" style="width: 35px; height: 32px; margin-right: 8px;"/><a style="color: #0072bb;" href="/Pages/Onboard%20Menu.aspx"><u>Tuckerbox Restaurant</u></a></div>
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<div class="col-xs-12"><img src="/MediaAssets/Icons/Train/Amenities.png" alt="" style="width: 35px; height: 35px; margin-right: 8px;"/>Amenities Pack</div>
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Longreach to Nambour
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<div class="col-xs-12"><img src="/MediaAssets/Icons/Train/ben-linen.png" alt="" style="width: 35px; height: 35px; margin-right: 8px;"/>Bed Linen</div>
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<div class="col-xs-12"><img src="/MediaAssets/Icons/Train/Amenities.png" alt="" style="width: 35px; height: 35px; margin-right: 8px;"/>Amenities Pack</div>
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<div class="col-xs-12"><img src="/MediaAssets/Icons/Train/powerpoint.png" alt="" style="width: 35px; height: 35px; margin-right: 8px;"/>Power Adapter</div>
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Please contact us on 1800 872 467 to enquire about booking availability.

​* Conditions apply: Prices are per person one-way, subject to availability. Queensland Rail Travel reserves the right to make changes without notice.​​

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