The Journey: Adelaide to Darwin or Darwin to Adelaide – two nights and three days via Alice Springs, each way.
The Ghan celebrated it’s 80th Anniversary in 2009.
Length of Journey: 54 hours - 2,979km one way.
Service: Departs weekly on Wednesday from Darwin and Sunday from Adelaide. A second service departs Saturday from Darwin and Wednesday from Adelaide, June through August. A fortnightly service operates in December and January.
Off Train Explore and Discover Stops: Off train touring is offered in Alice Springs and Katherine and is inclusive with Platinum Service and Gold Service fares.
Symbol: The Ghan’s symbol is a camel and its handler, in recognition of the pioneering Afghan cameleers.
Service Levels and number of berths per average train: Platinum Service: 20 berths.Gold Service: 192 berths.Red Service Day/Nighter Seats: 96 Seats.Plus Locomotive, Power Vans,Luggage Vans and Motorail.
Average speed of train: 85km/hour (max speed 115km/hour).
Average length of train (meters): 710m including two Locomotives and Motorail.
Average weight of train (tons): 1344t excluding Locomotive.