With Great Southern Rail's Unaccompanied Motorail Service, you can enjoy the convenience of having your vehicle transported by rail to its' final destination.
Size restrictions do apply for large vehicles and trailers, so it is important to be aware of these limitations before booking. Please note that Great Southern Rail are unable to transport motorbikes.
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 between May and October on The Ghan Expedition.
Unaccompanied Motorail bookings are 100% non-refundable, require full payment at time of booking and can only be made within 30 days prior to departure. Click here for further Terms and Conditions.
Bookings for Motorail can only be made by calling 13 21 47 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Note that there is no motorail on The Ghan Expedition.
Unaccompanied Motorail Vehicle Costs^
01 April 2017 to 31 March 2018
Up to 5.5m
5.5 - 7m
Adelaide to Darwin
Adelaide to Perth
Darwin to Adelaide
Perth to Adelaide
Please note, credit card fees apply.
How to make your Motorail Booking
Please call 1800 703 357 to make your Motorail Booking.
Motorail Service Loading Checklist
Please ensure the following tasks have been arranged prior to loading
Please ensure vehicle is registered and in road-worthy condition
Vehicle covers and tarpaulins are removed from vehicles or trailers
All flammable products are removed from the vehicle
Your vehicle can travel with as much luggage as you wish, but should not loaded so as to obstruct the drivers view through all windows and vehicle does not sit lower than the manufacturers specifications
Roof racks are empty and do not breach the height restrictions of the Motorail service
All valuable goods including but not limited to the wallets, jewellery or electrical goods are removed from the vehicle.
Check in all applicable Motorail Service loading area according to terminal check in times
|Adelaide to Perth||Thursday 5.00pm - 6.30pm|
|Perth to Adelaide||Sunday 7.00am - 8.30am |
|Darwin to Adelaide|
Wednesday 6.30am - 7.30am
|Adelaide to Darwin||Sunday 8.30am - 11.00am|
Please ensure that you have the following information available at the time of booking.
Year of vehicle
Vehicle measurements including height, width, wheel track inner and outer and undercarriage clearance (refer diagram below)
Contact details of person checking in vehicle
Contact details of person collecting vehicle