Spirit of Queensland Railway

Dining Car
Railbed Dining
Premium Ecconomy
Dining Car

Travel in comfort along Queensland's stunning coastline onboard the Spirit of Queensland. With several departures per week between Brisbane and Cairns, this is a great rail experience and a fantastic option to access some of Queensland`s most popular destinations including the Whitsundays, Townsville and Cairns and a number of regional centres filled with character.


If you are after the latest in long distance comforts Spirit of Queensland has to offer, then the RaiBed is the one to choose. With Spirit of Queensland's modern state of the art features, you will enjoy travelling in your spacious seat by day and lie flat bed (RailBed) by night with all linen provided including sheets, duvet and pillow for your comfort.

As you pass the gorgeous scenery during the day you will be able to enjoy many other features on-board including breakfast, lunch and dinner, on demand movies to view on a large screen, music, audio books, towel, Queensland organic amenity pack, reading light, footrest and drink holder. The club car is also available to purchase a light snack or refreshment between your meals.

Along with the new RailBed Innovation, The Spirit of Queensland boasts a new state of the art entertainment system including an 18.5 inch screen, a 240V powerpoint and a USB point to add to your experience. Railbed seats recline at 35 degrees with a pitch of 2065mm; the bed length is 1900mm for the window seat or 1700mm for the aisle seat and width of 515mm.

Premium Economy

Spirit of Queensland's Premium Economy seats are an excellent alternative to the new RailBed featuring full leather seats that recline at 30 degrees with a pitch of 1080mm. These seats also provide the latest in seating technology with generous leg room and features state of the art personal entertainment system with a screen size of 8.9 inches, offering on-demand movies, music and audio books.


Club Car: Where you can purchase and enjoy light refreshments, confectionery and beverages

Water Fountains: Are located at the end of all passenger carriages


Brisbane to Cairns v.v.

Departs 5 times a week, below timetable is valid for travel from 15 October 2018.

StationTimes StationTimes
Mon - Tues - Wed - Fri - Sat  Mon - Wed - Thur - Fri - Sun
Brisbane3.45pm Cairns8.35am
-- Townsville2.54pm
 Tues - Wed - Thu - Sat - Sun Proserpine6.11pm
Mackay4.54am Mackay7.56pm
Proserpine6.32am  Tues - Thur - Fri - Sat - Mon
Townsville9.53am --
Cairns4.30pm Brisbane9.20am

Additional Info

Children: Children 0-3 years can share a RailBed with another customer. Only 1 infant may share a seat with a passenger. Infants who occupy a seat will be charged at the child rate. A maximum of 2 children are permitted to travel in a RailBed, one must be under the age of 4. Children over the age of 12 years must be accompanied by a person over the age of 15 years.

Motor Vehicles: TravelOnline does not provide vehicle transport services.

Ticketing and payment: Bookings made more than 60 days from the date of travel require payment in full within 30 days. Bookings made less than 60 days but more than 7 days from the date of travel have a payment deadline of half the number of days from the date of travel. For bookings made less than 7 days from the date of travel, payment is required in full within 24 hours.

Luggage: Railbeds - 2 items of luggage not exceeding 20kg each, plus one item of hand luggage.
Premium Economy - 1 item of luggage not exceeding 20kg each, plus one item of hand luggage.

Carry On Items: Must be able to fit under the seat or in the overhead luggage racks. Items must not be larger than 23cm x 34cm x 48cm or weight more than 20kg. Larger items should be stored in the luggage racks at the end of the carriage. Carry on items must be placed under a seat, in a sleeping berth or in luggage racks overhead or at the end of the carriage.

Excess Luggage: Subject to availability and provided items meet the weight and size restrictions, excess luggage charges of $15.00* per item may apply (price subject to change without notice).

Showers & Toilets: Available at the end of all passenger carriages