Tilt Train


01_tilt-train-external_1024x768The innovative Tilt Train travels at high speed, offering guests a smooth and comfortable ride thanks to the tilt technology.

The Tilt Train is the perfect choice to connect you to your favourite Queensland coastal destinations. The Tilt Train runs rail tours between Brisbane and Rockhampton and between Brisbane and Cairns. Our sister site, Great Value Holidays, organizes rail tours to Long Island, Airlie Beach, Cairns and Cape Tribulation. If you’re looking for quality and affordable rail tours on the Tilt please take a look at what they have to offer.

The Tilt Train is a quick and convenient way to access Queensland’s favourite coastal destinations, including Fraser Island, Hervey Bay, the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef. Relax in your reclinable seat and enjoy the onboard entertainment, or simply sit back and watch the scenery pass by.

Queensland Rail Travel offers two Tilt Train services, an electric Brisbane to Rockhampton service and a diesel powered Cairns service.

Cairns service

Business seating

The Cairns Tilt Train service offers business seating for all customers. The two by one seating configuration offers roomy reclinable seats that allow you to stretch out and relax. Each seat has its own personal entertainment system which provides a range of audio and video entertainment options including comedy, movies, childrens entertainment and current affairs. A special Driver Cam and Journey Progress Display also allow you to enjoy an upfront view and monitor your journey. Keep your laptop computer, portable gaming device or camera charged, with 240 volt power points available for each seat. All business seats face in the direction of travel and feature a fold down table and foot rest. Blankets and pillows are available upon request.

Rockhampton and Bundaberg services

Customers on the Rockhampton and Bundaberg Tilt Train services can choose to travel in either economy or business seating.

Business seating

Business seat carriages feature a two by one seating configuration with roomy reclinable seats that allow you to stretch out and relax. All business seat customers receive a complimentary newspaper or magazine and juice upon boarding. Watch movies on the overhead monitors or enjoy audio entertainment. Keep your laptop computer, portable gaming device or camera charged, with 240 volt power points available for each seat. All business seats face the direction of travel and feature a fold out table and foot rest. Blankets and pillows are available upon request.

Economy seating

Economy seat carriages feature a two by two seating configuration with reclinable seating. Enjoy movie screenings on the overhead monitors or listen to audio entertainment. All economy seats face the direction or travel and include a fold down table and foot rest.