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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Longreach to Nambour
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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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