The Overland: Melbourne to Adelaide

Duration (in days): 1

From: Melbourne

To: Adelaide (or vice-versa)



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The Overland is a relaxing interstate rail journey between the cities of Adelaide and Melbourne in Australia. This daylight service enables you to enjoy panoramic views along the route, with a choice of either Red or Red Premium Service, both featuring comfortable reclining seats with arm rests and tray tables.

Passing through classic Australian country towns including Murray Bridge, Bordertown, Nhill, Horsham and Geelong. Services are available twice a week in either direction, you'll also have the opportunity to disembark and explore along the route, then simply re-join the train on another scheduled service that suits your holiday timetable.

This rail journey links Melbourne with two of Australia’s Great Train Journeys; the Indian Pacific between Sydney and Perth (via Adelaide) and The Legendary Ghan, between Adelaide and Darwin, opening up exciting train travel all over Australia from either Adelaide or Melbourne.

*Are you a student or backpacker? Ask us about discounted rates which are available with a student or youth travel card.*




The train departs Adelaide on Monday & Friday and departs Melbourne on Tuesday & Saturday.

Red Service

*For passengers with a valid student or youth travel card backpacker/student fares are applicable*

  • Reclinable Day/Nighter Seat per guest
  • 45 degree recline
  • Two abreast seating
  • Rotatable to allow adjacent guests to face each other
  • Ample 49cm leg room
  • Communal shower and toilet facilities per carriage, with towels and soap provided
  • Access to the licensed cafe with meals, beverages and snacks for purchase and power outlets available to charge mobile devices
  • Free Platform magazine
  • Due to cabin space constraints, it is recommended guests take an overnight bag containing all requirements for their journey in their cabin and check in all other luggage. Guests are permitted to check in a maximum of 40kg of luggage free of charge (two items not exceeding 20kg each). Checked in luggage cannot be accessed during the journey.

Red Premium Service

Also includes:

  • 2 and 1 across aisle seating (36 per carriage)
  • Additional leg room (67cm between seats)
  • Limited a-la-carte in-seat dining served via trolley service
  • Individual reading light
  • Complimentary orange juice/water offered on boarding
  • Additional luggage item up to 10kg per person
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