Train & Coach
travel is cheaper than flying but journey times are longer. The Sydney-Brisbane
trip takes 13.5 hours while the Sydney-Melbourne takes 10.5 hours. Railways
in Australia are state operated and Rail Australia, the federal body,
oversees various services. A staff change at state borders is the only
indication most passengers will get of a state-by-state system at work.
of rail travel varies from state to state. State governments accept the
responsibility of providing access to most areas. Hence where there is
no rail network, such as in Tasmania, there will be an efficient, cheap
coach network instead. Queensland, however, has increased its rail services,
most of which are aimed at the tourist market.
journeys in Australia also gives you the chance to take in some of the
country's extraordinary landscapes. For example, the Indian Pacific route
takes three days to cover the 4,352km from Sydney to Perth and the 478km
crossing of the Nullarbor Plain is the world's longest length of straight
travel in Australia is cheap, efficient, and generally safe. The two main
operators are Greyhound Pioneer and McCafferty's. Both have a range of
passes that greatly reduces the cost of any extended travel. There are
many other bus companies in Australia offering a variety of transport
and hotel packages that ranges from 3 to 50 days departing regularly from
capital cities. Prices ranges from A$60-$85 per day inclusive of coach
travel, accommodation, and various day tours or driver 'feature commentary'.