Queensland Explorer Pass
The Queensland Explorer Pass gives you unlimited travel on most Queensland Rail Travel Train services in Queensland. Queensland has the best trains in Australia and this pass is valid on the fast Tilt Trains between Brisbane and Rockhampton and the new Spirit of Queensland trains that run between Brisbane and Cairns.
Where can I use this rail pass?
This pass is valid for unlimited travel on Queensland Rail Travel Train services including the following rail services:
- Tilt Train (Brisbane–Rockhampton)
- The Spirit of Queensland (Brisbane–Cairns)
- The Spirit of the Outback (Brisbane–Longreach via Rockhampton)
- The Inlander (Townsville–Mount Isa)
- The Westlander (Brisbane–Charleville)
This pass includes the following connecting coach services:
- Maryborough–Hervey Bay
- Proserpine–Airlie Beach
The Queensland Coastal Pass includes one journey on Brisbane’s City rail network to connect with a Queensland Rail Travel Train service. This includes travel as far south as the Gold Coast.
When is the Queensland Explorer Pass valid?
This pass is valid for one or two months travel in economy seating.
Who can use this rail pass?
The Queensland Coastal Pass is only available to overseas visitors to Australia. People travelling with this rail pass must be able to prove that they are not an Australian resident (a passport or drivers licence issued outside Australia will usually be sufficient proof).
More details about the Queensland Explorer Pass
Click below for the latest prices for the Queensland Explorer Pass and details about ordering your rail pass online.
Other important details about this rail pass
After purchasing the Queensland Coastal Pass you will receive a voucher that you need to exchange for the actual travel pass at a ticket office exchange location in Australia prior to commencing your first journey. Your exchange voucher will be emailed to you but it is best to allow 3–5 business days for your order to be processed prior to emailing your voucher.
Seat reservations must be made prior to each leg of travel.
The Queensland Coastal Pass is valid for economy class travel on most rail services. However it does cover premium economy travel on the Spirit of Queensland for bookings made within seven days of travel. Seat bookings made outside this time will incur an upgrade charge.
Pass holders may upgrade to business seats on the Tilt Train (between Brisbane and Rockhampton), RailBeds on the Spirit of Queensland and available sleeping berths upon payment of an upgrade fee.
Travel on the fast Tilt Train is only available between Brisbane and Rockhampton (and intermediate stops).
This rail pass cannot be used on heritage railways and tourist services such as the Kuranda Railway.
The Queensland Coastal Pass is only valid for travel on services operated by Queensland Travel Train. It is not valid for travel on Great Southern Railway, NSW TrainLink, V/line or TransWA services.