The Spirit of Queensland combines modern seating and entertainment options with the charm of long-distance rail travel. Contemporary, comfortable and designed for relaxation.
Travelling between Brisbane and Cairns five times a week, the Spirit of Queensland redefines the modern rail travel experience with a comfortable and convenient way to access spectacular holiday destinations such as the Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsundays, Townsville and Cairns and everywhere in between.
So wherever you're heading, the Spirit of Queensland will have you relaxed from the moment you step aboard to the time you arrive at your destination.
The Spirit of Queensland is now operating with social distancing measures in place.
Queensland Rail Travel is committed to supporting Queenslanders by preventing the spread of COVID-19. More information here.
Route: Brisbane to Cairns|| ||
Network Map: Train Stations|
Distance: 1681 kms|| ||
Mon, Tue, Wed Fri & Sat at 3.45pm
Duration: 25 hrs|| ||
Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri & Sun at 8.35am
RailBus Coach Connections to/from Airlie Beach and Hervey Bay available.
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Planning a rail holiday for 2021?
For information about rail holidays travelling in 2021, please contact our Holidays Team or visit one of our Travel Centres. Please note the 2020/21 Rail Holiday Brochure is valid for travel to 31 March 2021. A new brochure for the travel season from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 will be available online soon.