The Ghan Expedition : Conditions

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2021 Partial Season Release - Terms & Conditions

The following conditions apply to Rail Only bookings made for travel period 1 April - 30 November 2021.

PAYMENT & BOOKING CONDITIONS:

  • Advance Purchase Fares (must be booked at least 6 months in advance): A non-refundable 50% deposit is due within 7 days or receiving confirmation invoice. Balance is due 25th November 2020.
  • Everyday Fares: A non-refundable 10% deposit is due within 7 days of receiving confirmation invoice. Balance is due 50 days prior to train’s departure.

AMENDMENTS:

  • Advance Purchase Fares: Free of charge up to 50 days prior to departure.
  • Everyday Fares: Free of charge up to 21 days prior to departure.

CANCELLATIONS:

Advance Purchase Fares

  • Loss of deposit if booking cancelled on or before 25 November 2020.
  • Non-refundable if booking cancelled after 25 November 2020


Everyday Fares

  • Loss of deposit if booking cancelled 50+ days prior to departure.
  • Non-refundable if booking cancelled 49 days or less prior to departure.

April 2020 - March 2021 Season - Terms & Conditions

PAYMENT & BOOKING CONDITIONS:

  • Rail Only: These conditions are for rail only bookings. Bookings for Holiday Packages are subject to different terms & conditions. 
  • Advance Purchase Fare (must be booked at least 6 months in advance and are subject to limited availability per departure): Full payment is required 7 days after receiving a confirmation invoice.

  • Gold Service – Everyday & Everyday Saver: A deposit of $600 per person, per rail journey is due within 7 days of receiving confirmation invoice. Balance is due 50 days prior to train’s departure.

  • Platinum Service – Everyday: A deposit of $1,100 per person, per rail journey is due within 7 days of receiving confirmation invoice. Balance is due 50 days prior to train’s departure.

  • Rail Journey is defined as: The Ghan, Adelaide to Alice Springs or vice versa (vv), Alice Springs to Darwin or vv, or Adelaide to Darwin vv; on the Indian Pacific, Sydney to Adelaide or vv, Adelaide to Perth or vv, or Sydney to Perth or vv; on the Great Southern, Adelaide to Brisbane or vv.

  • If the deposit payment is not received, Rail Europe holds the right to cancel the booking.

AMENDMENTS:

  • Advance Purchase Fares: Amendments cannot be made less than 21 days prior to the train's departure date and can only be made to travel dates if the change is greater than 190 days prior to the new proposed departure date, subject to Advance Purchase fare type availability.

  • Everyday Fares: Amendments are allowed up to 21 days before the train's departure. Fees may apply, please contact us for more information.

CANCELLATIONS:

  • Advance Purchase Fares

Cancellation Notice

Cancellation Fee

After booking confirmed 100%
  • Everyday Fares
Cancellation Notice

Cancellation Fee

99+ days prior to departure $100 per person, per rail journey
98 – 51 days prior to departure Loss of deposit
50 – 0 days prior to departure 100%

Travel Insurance/Minimum numbers

  • Travel insurance providing appropriate cover is strongly recommended.
  • A minimum amount of passenger's is required to operate each departure. The rail operator has the right to cancel a departure should the minimum passengers quota not be met. We recommend suitable travel insurance be taken out should this occur. Click here for Rail Europe's terms & conditions.