The Spirit of Queensland combines modern comfortable seating and entertainment options with the charm of long-distance rail travel.   Onboard you can relax and take in the magnificent scenery, whilst enjoying locally inspired menus and drinks served to your seat.

Travelling between Brisbane and Cairns five times a week, the Spirit of Queensland redefines the modern rail travel experience with a comfortable and convenient way to access spectacular holiday destinations such as the Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsundays, Townsville and Cairns and everywhere in between.



  • In Seat Entertainment
  • In Seat Service
  • Bed Linen
  • Amenities Pack
  • Power Adapter

Rail Bed Meal inclusions:

Breakfast – A choice from two hot breakfast options all served with juice, filtered coffee and a selection of assorted teas
Lunch – A choice of main meal and dessert options
Dinner – A choice of main meal and desserts options


Luggage Guidelines:

  • Economy Seats, Premium Economy Seats, and Economy Single Sleeper are allowed one item per passenger.
  • First-Class Sleepers, RailBeds, and Business Seats are allowed two items per passenger.
  • In addition to your checked-in luggage, you may bring one carry-on bag.

Check-in Times:

  • Ticket offices and luggage check-in facilities open one hour prior to the train’s scheduled departure time and close thirty minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.
  • Hot dishes, snacks, and drinks are available.
  • First-class fares include a meal at their seat.
  •  In Railbed class, the seats are flatbed (a bit like some airlines) and meals are served at your seat.
  • Seats are three abreast, whereas Premium Economy seats are four abreast.
Notable Scenery:
  • The Kuranda Scenic railway passes rainforest, waterfalls, and gorges.