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.

Please note: The Economy Single Sleeper carriages are currently out of service for maintenance and may not be available for your desired travel dates. 

​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 – Act safe. Arrive safe.

Take the Spirit of the Outback Virtual Tour


For specific information on train times, visit our Timetables page​​.​


​​ Route: Brisbane to Longreach  Network Map Network MapTrain Stations
Distance: 1325 kms  Timetable departs Brisbane: Tue at 6.30pm 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
<strong>Bundaberg to Emerald</strong><br>
BQuick fare from $315<sup>*</sup>
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Brisbane to Emerald
<strong>Brisbane to Emerald</strong><br>
BQuick fare from $392<sup>*</sup>
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<div class="col-xs-12"><img src="/MediaAssets/Icons/Train/ben-linen.png" alt="" title="Bed Linen" style="width: 35px; height: 35px; margin-right: 8px;"/>Bed Linen</div>
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<div class="col-xs-12"><img src="/MediaAssets/Icons/Train/Amenities.png" alt="" title="Amenities Pack" style="width: 35px; height: 35px; margin-right: 8px;"/>Amenities Pack</div>
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<div class="col-xs-12"><img src="/MediaAssets/Icons/Train/powerpoint.png" alt="" title="Power Adapter" style="width: 35px; height: 35px; margin-right: 8px;"/>Power Adapter</div>
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<div class="col-xs-6 col-sm-4 qrt-icon-container has-link"><img src="/MediaAssets/Icons/Train/toilets.png" alt="" title="Toilet" style="width: 30px; height: 32px; margin-right: 5px;"/><a href="/Pages/Facilities.aspx">Toilet</a></div>
<div class="col-xs-6 col-sm-4 qrt-icon-container has-link"><img src="/MediaAssets/Icons/Train/drink-fountain.png" alt="" title="Drink Fountain" style="width: 30px; height: 32px; margin-right: 5px;"/><a href="/Pages/Facilities.aspx">Drink Fountain</a></div>
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Longreach to Nambour
<strong>Longreach to Nambour</strong><br>
BQuick fare from $420<sup>*</sup>
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<div class="row">
<div class="col-xs-12"><img src="/MediaAssets/Icons/Train/ben-linen.png" alt="" title="Bed Linen" style="width: 35px; height: 35px; margin-right: 8px;"/>Bed Linen</div>
</div>
<div class="row">
<div class="col-xs-12"><img src="/MediaAssets/Icons/Train/Amenities.png" alt="" title="Amenities Pack" style="width: 35px; height: 35px; margin-right: 8px;"/>Amenities Pack</div>
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<div class="col-xs-12"><img src="/MediaAssets/Icons/Train/powerpoint.png" alt="" title="Power Adapter" style="width: 35px; height: 35px; margin-right: 8px;"/>Power Adapter</div>
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</div>
<div class="col-md-6" style="vertical-align:top;"><h2 class="inclusions-facilities">Onboard Facilities</h2>
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<div class="col-xs-6 col-sm-4 qrt-icon-container has-link"><img src="/MediaAssets/Icons/Train/servery.png" alt="" title="Servery" style="width: 30px; height: 32px; margin-right: 5px;"/><a href="/Pages/Menu.aspx">Galley</a></div>
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<div class="col-xs-6 col-sm-4 qrt-icon-container has-link"><img src="/MediaAssets/Icons/Train/seat.png" alt="" title="Travel Options" style="width: 30px; height: 39px; margin-right: 5px;"/><a href="/Pages/Travel.aspx">Travel Options</a></div>
<div class="col-xs-6 col-sm-4 qrt-icon-container has-link"><img src="/MediaAssets/Icons/Train/toilets.png" alt="" title="Toilet" style="width: 30px; height: 32px; margin-right: 5px;"/><a href="/Pages/Facilities.aspx">Toilet</a></div>
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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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