Taking your car - Indian Pacific 

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

Accompanied Fares

Motorail services are available between Adelaide and Perth (and v.v.) and Adelaide and Darwin (and v.v.). From 1 November 2015 Motorail services to and from Sydney, Melbourne, and Alice Springs will no longer be available.

Download our handy Motorail Guide by clicking here.

Valid until 31 March 2017


Gold and Platinum Services


Up to 5.5m
Up to 5.5m

Adelaide - Perth



Perth - Adelaide



Check-in Times on Day of Travel

Valid until 31 March 2017


Check-in Times

Adelaide - Perth

Thursday 5.00pm - 6.30pm

Perth - Adelaide

Sunday 7:00am-8:30am.

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: Adelaide - Perth or vv. 1.94m including roof racks.

Maximum measurement for lower deck (of motorail carriage): 1.5m. 

Vehicle Types Carried:

  • Cars
  • Campervans and Camper Trailers (subject to approval)
  • Trailers
  • 4WDs (Adelaide to Perth or vv)
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.



East Perth Terminal

(West Parade, East Perth, off Harold Street or Summers Street, Western Australia)
For more information on this terminal please click here.


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