The Ghan - Outback to Island : FAQs

What time can I check in for my train departure? 

Check in for your rail journey opens approximately two hours prior to your scheduled departure time. You are required to check in at least 60 minutes prior to departure. 

Can I fly out the same day as the train arrives?

We recommend you allow for an overnight stop before connecting to domestic or international flights. Trains can sometimes be delayed or run behind schedule. 

Do I need cash or credit cards onboard? 

As the Great Southern Rail journeys are all-inclusive you will not need to buy anything unless you choose to purchase an Off Train Excursion upgrade or souvenirs, which you can do onboard utilizing EFTPOS or credit card facilities. Great Southern Rail are unable to provide any cash out onboard the trains. 

Is medical assistance available onboard? 

Staff members onboard are trained to administer basic first aid, however they are not able to provide assistance with ongoing medical conditions during a journey. Guests requiring medical attention or mobility assistance onboard are required to arrange for their own carer to travel with them.