An Introduction to Australia Rail Passes


Choose from 4 rail passes to travel the Land Down Under

From the eastern coastlines of Queensland and New South Wales to the vast Outback, Australia offers many exotic landscapes to explore. With 4 great rail passes to choose from, you can be sure there’s one to the region of your choice.

Queensland Coastal Pass

The Queensland Coastal Pass (formely East Coast Discovery Pass) is your ticket to the east coast’s most popular destinations whether you’re heading north to Cairns or south to Brisbane. The Pass is valid for a one month or two month period, allows for unlimited stopovers in a single direction of travel and includes free travel on coastal coach connections to Fraser Coast, the Whitsundays and Yeppoon.

Queensland Coastal Pass

Queensland Explorer Pass

The Queensland Explorer Pass offers unlimited travel across Queensland for a one or two month period.  Ride on the famous Sunlander from Cairns in the north to Brisbane in the south. You can even board the Westlander, the Spirit of the Outback or the Inlander to destinations in Queensland’s outback such as Charleville, Long Reach and Mount Isa.

Queensland Explorer Pass

Discovery Pass

The Discovery Pass is ideal for travelers looking to discover Australia’s south east region. The pass offers connections by train and coach to over 365 destinations across New South Wales including Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Canberra. Choose a 14-day, 1, 3 or 6-month pass and make the most of your stay.


2 Responses
  1. Shirley Brown

    We are from Canada and are inquiring about a train pass Fromm Brisbane to Cairns. Or possible Brisbane to Melbourne. We would like to travel probably March 01 to April 01. Is this possible and what would be the cost for 2 seniors

  2. ACP Rail

    Hello Shirley,

    For Queensland Rail, we offer passes that cover either one direction such as the Coastal Pass (Brisbane-Cairns / Cairns to Brisbane) or the Explorer pass which doesn’t restrict you to one direction of travel for those same routes.

    You can search for prices for 2 seniors in your preferred currency on our website:

    Hope this information helps!

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