Pension Saver

Changes to 2016/17 Concession Fares

The Federal Government has provided funding for eligible concession travellers since 1997. This has traditionally passed directly onto eligible customers in the form of a travel discount.

As outlined in the 2014/15 Federal Budget, the Government has decided to discontinue funding for eligible concession travellers using Great Southern Rail services. The current funding arrangement ended on 30 June 2016.

As a result of this funding withdrawal, Great Southern Rail advises that current discounts provided to Commonwealth Seniors, Pensioners and Veterans can no longer be offered.

From 1 July 2016, Great Southern Rail will continue to provide a discount for the 2017 travel year. This is in order to provide transitional support to our concession customers.

These fares are listed as Pension Saver prices in the new 2017/18 fare structure.

Fares valid for rail travel from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017.

The Ghan high season fares
The Ghan Expedition fares
The Ghan low season fares
Indian Pacific high season fares
Indian Pacific low season fares 

The Ghan High Season Fares

Travel 07 May 2017 to 28 August 2017 (Northbound only).


Gold Service Twin Cabin*

$ Per Person One Way Everyday Pension Saver+
Adelaide-Darwin or vv25992319
Adelaide-Alice Springs or vv14191259
Alice Springs-Darwin or vv14191259

Gold Service Single Cabin

$ Per Person One WayEveryday Pension Saver+
Adelaide-Darwin or vv 23292089
Adelaide-Alice Springs or vv12591129
Alice Springs-Darwin or vv12591129

 

The Ghan Expedition - Darwin to Adelaide

4 Days. 3 Nights. Travel 03 May 2017 to 25 October 2017.  

$ Per Person One Way Everyday Pension Saver+
Gold Service - Twin34993129
Gold Service - Single           31392819

 

The Ghan Low Season Fares 

Travel 29 November 2017 to 01 March 2018 (Southbound Only) and 03 December 2017 to 26 February 2018 (Northbound Only) 


Gold Service Twin Cabin* 

 Everyday Pension Saver+
Adelaide-Darwin or vv 21191899
Adelaide-Alice Springs or vv11491029
Alice Springs-Darwin or vv11491029

Gold Service Single Cabin 

 EverydayPension Saver+
Adelaide-Darwin or vv 18891699
Adelaide-Alice Springs or vv1019899
Alice Springs-Darwin or vv1019899

Indian Pacific High Season Fares

Travel 03 September 2017 to 28 November 2017 (Eastbound Only), Travel 06 September 2017 to 23 November 2017 (Westbound Only). 


Gold Service Twin Cabin*

$ Per Person One WayEveryday Pension Saver+
Sydney-Perth or vv28992599
Adelaide-Perth or vv 20491839
Sydney-Adelaide or vv999889


Gold Service Single Cabin

$ Per Person One WayEveryday Pension Saver+
Sydney-Perth or vv25992329
Adelaide-Perth or vv18391649
Sydney-Adelaide or vv899799

Indian Pacific Low Season Fares 

Travel 03 December 2017 to 27 February 2018 (Eastbound Only), Travel 29 November 2017 to 01 March 2018 (Westbound Only) 

Gold Service Twin Cabin* 

$ Per Person One WayEveryday Pension Saver+
Sydney-Perth or vv23492099
Adelaide-Perth or vv 16591489
Sydney-Adelaide or vv819729

Gold Service Single Cabin 

$ Per Person One WayEveryday Pension Saver+
Sydney-Perth or vv 20991879
Adelaide-Perth or vv14891339
Sydney-Adelaide or vv739659

*Terms and Conditions

Pension Saver fares are available in Gold Service on The Ghan and Indian Pacific, are subject to availability and only valid on selected dates, services and sectors.
Pensioners, Commonwealth Senior Health Card holders and certain Veterans must meet the following respective criteria to be eligible for Pension Saver fares:
Pensioner fares: must hold a valid Australian PCC Card.
Australian Commonwealth Seniors Health Card Holders: must hold a valid CHSC Card.
Certain Veterans: contact Great Southern Rail to confirm your eligibility.
Not available to State Seniors or Pension Voucher holders.

For full terms and conditions, please click here.

For more detail on Great Southern Rail services please visit www.greatsouthernrail.com.au or phone 1800 703 357.

Fares valid for rail travel from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018.

 

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