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Regional train and coach facilities

Train fleet and facilities

All Regional trains are air-conditioned for your comfort with both Economy and First Class seating. Services also include a buffet car which serves food and drinks including snacks, hot meals and alcoholic beverages (subject to operating hours).

See the full list of onboard facilities available on Regional train services.

Review our onboard facilities options for your service by selecting a train below.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Services

Seating

  • Economy: 28 degree recline
  • First Class: Extra leg room and a 40 degree recline

Accessibility

  • 4 accessible seats for customers with a disability
  • A further 2 spaces for wheelchairs.

Showers

  • Bathroom with shower and toilet are located in sleeping cabins and shared with adjacent compartment.

Toilets

  • Toilets are provided at the end of all carriages.
  • Accessible toilets with baby change facilities are located in the Buffet and saloon - first class car.

Payment options

You can pay with cash, debit cards and credit cards. EFTPOS mobile reception can be intermittent on selected routes, so to avoid disappointment it’s advisable to carry some cash for purchases.

Carriage layout

Find out more about XPLORER train carriages layout.

See the full list of onboard facilities.

Services

Seating

  • Economy: 28 degree recline
  • First Class: Extra leg room and a 40 degree recline (excluding XPT daysitter cabin)

Accessibility

  • 3 accessible seats available for customers with a disability
  • 2 spaces for wheelchairs. 
  • First Class seating on XPT trains are accessible.

Showers

  • Bathroom with shower and toilet shared are located sleeping cabins and shared with adjacent compartment.

Toilets

  • Toilets are provided at the end of all carriages.
  • Accessible toilets are located in the Buffet and saloon - first class car.

Payment options

You can pay with cash, debit cards and credit cards. EFTPOS mobile reception can be intermittent on selected routes, so to avoid disappointment it’s advisable to carry some cash for purchases.

Carriage layout

Find out more about XPT train carriages layout.

See the full list of onboard facilities.

If you are travelling in a wheelchair or scooter, with medical equipment or with an assistance animal, or require special assistance during your trip, please let us know by calling 13 22 32.

Find out about wheelchair and mobility aid restrictions.

See more on accessible trips.

Coach

All Regional coaches are air-conditioned for your comfort and include allocated Economy seating, large windows, reclining seats with headrests and lap sash seatbelts.

See the full list of onboard facilities available on Regional coach services.

Coaches are fitted with toilets except on the following short distance services:

  • Oberon – Mt Victoria – Oberon
  • Condobolin – Parkes – Condobolin
  • Tumbarumba – Cootamundra / Wagga Wagga – Tumbarumba
  • Brewarrina – Coolabah – Brewarrina
  • Bundanoon – Moss Vale – Wollongong – Bundanoon
  • Port Macquarie – Wauchope – Port Macquarie

For easy access, large coaches are equipped with a "kneeling" device which reduces the height customers need to step up onto the coach. Yellow handrails and edge markings on steps can assist visually impaired customers.

There are two wheelchair spaces on large coaches and one wheelchair space on a mini bus.

See how to book an accessible trip.

Seating

Seats on NSW TrainLink services are designed to provide customers with a comfortable trip.

If you choose to travel in Economy you will be provided with a comfortable seat that has a small recline. Economy seating is available on train and coach services.

Book a seat.

When you choose a First Class seat on train services, you will enjoy the features of an Economy seat plus extra leg room and a greater seat recline.

Not available on coach services.

Book a seat.

On long distance day train services, sleeper compartments convert to daysitter accommodation with three seats in each cabin. Daysitter cabins provide more privacy, ample legroom, additional storage space and individual reading lights.

The seating in daysitter cabins does not recline and cannot be rotated. You may be seated with your back facing the direction of travel.

Children aged 12 years and over that are travelling alone must not be booked in a daysitter cabin.

Not available on coach services.

Book a seat.

Sleeper compartments are available on long distance overnight train services such as Sydney to Brisbane, Sydney to Melbourne, Melbourne to Sydney and from Casino to Sydney. Each sleeper compartment contains two berths and shares a toilet and shower with the adjacent compartment.

Bed linen, towels, toiletries and a complimentary breakfast are provided when you book a sleeping berth. Staff on board will contact you at the start of your journey regarding any dietary requirements for the complimentary breakfast. If you need to leave the train earlier than the breakfast time indicated on your menu, then you can arrange to be served before your leave.

If you opt to not have the complimentary breakfast, you are not entitled to a reduced fare. If you have booked sole use of a two-berth sleeper cabin then you are only entitled to one complimentary breakfast.

Not available on coach services

Conditions of travel

While you do not have to book a sleeping berth for your entire journey, there are some limitations concerning when you can join and leave the train. These are in place to avoid disturbing other passengers who may be asleep. The restriction does not apply to customers travelling together on the same journey and booked in the same compartment or to those paying for sole use.

Route Last pick up location First set down location
Sydney to Brisbane XPT Macksville Brisbane
Sydney to Melbourne XPT Goulburn Wagga Wagga
Melbourne to Sydney XPT Wagga Wagga Goulburn
Casino to Sydney XPT Kempsey Maitland

Sole use

If travelling alone, you may have to share the sleeping compartment with another person, depending on the availability of sleeping berths.

If you want sole use, you can reserve both sleeping berths in a compartment. Two applicable rail and berth fares will be charged for sole use. Contact NSW TrainLink on 13 22 32 for fare information.

When booking sole use of a sleeping compartment, you will be issued with two tickets for the same journey. Each ticket will show a berth allocation in the same sleeping compartment.

No refunds are available on the unoccupied berth ticket once the journey has begun or after the journey has been completed.

Children and infants

Each sleeping compartment is designed to accommodate two adults, one in each berth.

Children aged 10 years and under can share a sleeping berth with their parent or guardian at the cost of a single sleeping berth in addition to the applicable rail fare. In this case your ticket should be marked as 'Child Sharing'. Infants aged 3 years and under travel free.

However, an adult and child cannot share a sleeping compartment with a stranger. If the adult is travelling alone with the child, they must book both berths in the compartment and pay the appropriate child and adult fare, plus berth charges.

Two children aged 11 years and under may share one sleeping berth at the cost of a single sleeping berth fare. Both children will require appropriate First Class child rail fares for the journey as well as the berth fare, and must be travelling with an adult.

Under no circumstances are children travelling alone allowed to be booked in a sleeping compartment.

Fares

Sleeping berths are $88 per person in addition to the First Class full fare.

How to book

Call NSW TrainLink on 13 22 32 to book a sleeping berth.

You can purchase an additional seat if you have a medical condition that requires an extra seat.

You will need to present evidence of your medical condition when purchasing your ticket. If you are booking your trip online or by phone, please ensure evidence of your medical condition is presented to staff when you board the service.

The price for an additional seat is calculated at the same fare type charged for the occupied seat. If you hold a discount fare type or concession, the same discount fare type or concession applies to the additional seat. Normal reservation and ticketing conditions apply.

Onboard facilities

See our full list of onboard facilities and review our onboard facilities options for your service.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Facilities Train seating Train sleeper cabin Coach
Allocated seating
Yes
Yes
Yes
Reclining seats
Yes


Economy: 28 degree recline
First Class: 40 degree recline (excluding XPT daysitter cabin)

No
Yes
Reversible seats
Yes
No
No
Accessible seats Economy seating on XPLORER trains and First Class seating on XPT trains are accessible
No
Yes
Foldaway arms
Yes
Yes
Yes
Footrests
Yes
No
Yes
Lap sash seatbelts
No
No
Yes
Tables
Yes
Yes
No
Buffet car
Yes
Yes
No


Consumption of food and drinks is not permitted on coaches

Toilets
Yes
Yes
Yes
Most coaches are fitted with toilets, excluding short distance services
Accessible toilets
Yes
Yes
No
Air-conditioning
Yes
Yes
Yes
Passenger attendants
Yes
Yes
No
Storage cabinets
No
Yes
No
Shower
No
Yes

Bathroom with shower and toilet shared with adjacent compartment

No
Shaver outlet (240 volt)
No
Yes
No
Toiletries
No
Yes
No
Bedding and towel
No
Yes
No
Complimentary breakfast
No
Yes
No

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