Taking your car The Ghan - 2017-2018

Bookings for Motorail can only be made by calling 13 21 47 or emailing salesenquiries@gsr.com.au

Download our handy Motorail Guide by clicking here.

Accompanied Fares

Motorail services are available between Adelaide and Perth (and v.v.) and Adelaide and Darwin (and v.v.). Please note that Motorail service is not available on The Ghan in either direction, from 3rd May to 28th October 2017.

Valid from 31 March 2017


Gold and Platinum Service

Up to 5.5m

Adelaide – Darwin


Darwin - Adelaide



Check-in Times on Day of Travel

Valid until 31 March 2018


Check-in Times

Adelaide - Darwin

Sunday 8.30am - 11.00am

Darwin - Adelaide

Wednesday 6.30am - 7.30am

Maximum Height, Width and Wheel Track Restrictions: 


A - Vehicle width must not exceed 2.20m, including mirrors
B - Please refer to table below for height specifications
C - Wheel track inner must be greater than 92cm
D - Wheel track outer must not exceed 1.90m
E - Undercarriage clearance height must be greater than 13cm

Height Restrictions:

Maximum width: 2.2m.

Maximum height (including roof racks):

  • Adelaide - Darwin or v.v. 2.0m

Vehicle Types Carried:

  • Cars
  • Campervans and Camper Trailers (subject to approval)
  • Trailers
Height/width and wheel track restrictions apply

Please note:

Roof racks, wind deflectors, louvers etc must be removed before loading. The length of any towbar should be included. Caravans, including pop tops and boats are not able to be conveyed by Motorail. Vehicles must be roadworthy at time of loading and capable of being driven onto carrier.

Accompanied Motorail bookings are subject to the same booking, payment, cancellation and amendment Terms and Conditions as per the fare type booked.

Motorail Conditions of Carriage - Download PDF


Adelaide Parklands Terminal

(Off Richmond Road or Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Keswick)
For more information about this terminal please click here.


Darwin Terminal

(Salloo Street, East Arm, Northern Territory)
For more information about this terminal please click here.


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