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Book Sydney to Brisbane by train


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Get a 10% discount when you book online, or up to 20% discount when you book 5 or more days in advance. Conditions apply.

Discount is exclusive to tickets bought through this website and applies to seasonal Adult fares.


Book a NSW TrainLink train from Sydney to Brisbane

NSW TrainLink services connect two of the largest cities in Australia. Trains depart daily and offer a range of seating options to suit every budget. 


  • On board buffet car
  • Choice of Economy or First Class travel
  • Sleeper cabins available (with complimentary breakfast)

How to book

  • Book tickets online, over the phone, or at the station.
  • Advance booking is recommended to secure your seats and ensure availability.

Ways to save on fares

The best ways to save on train fares from Sydney to Brisbane: 

  • Book online and save: Get the best fares and secure your seats by booking online. You can save up to 10% on your ticket price when you book online.
  • Book in advance: When you book a Standard Adult fare online 5 or more days before your planned departure date, you can get a discount of up to 20% on your fare. Conditions apply.
  • Travel outside of peak season: Peak fares apply during busy travel periods, including in the lead up to and during school holidays, public holidays and major events. Check fare seasons times to see when you can save.
  • Look out for special deals: Take advantage of special sale fares when they're on offer. 
  • Buy a Discovery Pass: Get unlimited travel to more than 365 destinations.

Please note: Opal cards are not accepted on NSW TrainLink trains.

Seating options

Economy Class Seat

  • 1 piece of large luggage and 1 piece of hand luggage
  • Lean back on 28 degree recline seats
  • Air conditioned cabin

from $68*

First Class Seat

  • 2 pieces of luggage and 1 hand luggage
  • Stretch out with a 40 degree seat recline and extra leg room
  • Air conditioned cabin

from $96*

First class overnight sleeper

  • Shower facilities available
  • Bed linen, towels and toiletries provided
  • Complimentary breakfast

from $235*

Call 13 22 32 to book

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* All fares shown are one-way Adult fares only. Fares vary seasonally in response to demand and may be different to those shown here.

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Trip summary

The things to know before you go


approx. 14h

Earliest departure

Mon - Fri: 07:08 
Sat - Sun: 07:08

Last departure

Mon - Fri: 14:41
Sat - Sun: 14:41

Seat reservation

Seats are allocated. Choose your travel class when you book.

Daily departures

2 departures daily

Food and drink

NSW TrainLink Regional train services include a buffet car serving drinks, snacks, and hot and cold meals.


4 x accessible seats, 2 x spaces for wheelchairs, accessible toilets

Route map and timetables

Download the the full train timetable departing from Sydney to Brisbane and for the reverse journey from Brisbane to Sydney. The trip may include 4 hour coach travel between Casino and Brisbane. Check travel alerts for up-to-date information before you travel.

Sydney to Brisbane timetable

Services Route and timetable
Morning 33 Sydney (Central) to Casino 
175 Casino to Brisbane (Roma Street)
Overnight  31 Sydney (Central) to Brisbane (Roma Street)

Brisbane to Sydney timetable

Services Route and timetable
Morning 32 Brisbane (Roma Street) to Sydney (Central)
Evening 176 Brisbane to Casino
34 Casino to Central