Spirit of Queensland


The Spirit of Queensland combines modern seating and entertainment options with the charm of long-distance rail travel. Contemporary, comfortable and designed for relaxation.


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.


So wherever you’re heading, the Spirit of Queensland will have you relaxed from the moment you step aboard to the time you arrive at your destination.


  • Distance: 1681 kms
  • Travel Time: 25 hrs
  • Departs Brisbane: Mon, Tue, Wed Fri & Sat at 3.45pm
  • Departs Cairns: Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri & Sun at 8.35am

Details valid from 1st December 2021 and are subject to change.

Cancellation Policy – If we are unable to run the tour due to COVID-19, we will provide a full credit for payment made by you, for one of our later tours.