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Queensland Rail Travel

Explore the Sunshine State by rail.

Queensland Rail Travel encompasses a vast passenger rail network connecting people all around the state with affordable travel.

Whether you are travelling a short distance or the length & breadth of the state, rail travel offers an experience where the journey is as much a part of your holiday as the destination.



​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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 arr​ive at your destination.

Route: Brisbane - Cairns & v.v

  • Duration: 24 hours
  • Distance: 1681 kms
  • Frequency: Departs Brisbane, Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat at 3.45pm
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​​​​​​​​​​Travelling between Brisbane and Rockhampton, sit back, enjoy a smooth and comfortable ride and avoid the traffic onboard the Tilt Train. The Tilt Train connects passengers with some of Queensland's most iconic tourist destinations along the coastline with a quick and convenient way to access the Southern Great Barrier Reef, Capricorn Coast, Bundaberg Burnett, Fraser Coast and South East Queensland regions.​

Take the RailBus Coach Connection service and discover more of the Quee​​nsland coast.

Route: Brisbane - Rockhampton

  • Duration: 7 hours 25 mins
  • Distance: 639 kms
  • Frequency: Departs Brisbane Tues, Fri & Sun at 11.00am
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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The perfect Outback Queensland experience begins onboard the Spirit of the Outback, a journey through ever-changing scenery and rugged terrain between Brisbane and Longreach.

With blue summer skies and rich golden soil to be seen into the horizon, the Spirit of the Outback provides the perfect opportunity to explore in comfort as the outback comes to life in front of your eyes.​

From metropolis Brisbane your outback expedition begins, travelling through the vast regions with historic authentic outback towns along the way, this journey is another legend in the making.

Route: Brisbane - Longreach

  • Duration: 24 hours
  • Distance: 1325
  • Frequency: Twice Weekly
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​The Inlander offers forward facing seats perfect for relaxing as you watch the vast landscapes disappear over the horizon. Throughout the trip a complimentary in-seat snack pack will be delivered to each seat depending on the journey travelled. Light refreshments are available for purchase in the Economy Lounge.

Route: Townsville - Mount Isa

  • Duration: 21 hours
  • Distance: 977
  • Frequency: Twice Weekly
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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Discover the true pioneering spirit of Queensland's famous outback as you follow in the path of Queensland's famed explorers onboard The Westlander. From Brisbane travel across the Great Dividing Range, through the rich farmlands of the Darling Downs to Charleville, this scenic journey travels through some of the state's most established wine producing regions


Route: Brisbane - Charleville

  • Duration: 17 hours
  • Distance: 777
  • Frequency: Twice Weekly
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