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Tilt Train

Roma Street | Roma Street Railway Station, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
+61 1800 872 467
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spirit of Queensland - Brisbane to Cairns and back

Absolutely loved it.... staff fantastic, such happy people. Of course there will be things that... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
champagnecas
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gold coast
Brisbane to Rockhampton

Cannot believe how quiet this train was. At 163 Kph., 101Mph. you could here me whispering in my... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RcbMtb
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Ione, California
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The Tilt Train not only transports you through some of the most beautiful scenery, it also extends the gift of more time to explore it. The Tilt Train between Brisbane and Rockhampton operates almost daily in each direction. Escape the everyday with an experience onboard the new generation of train travel, the Spirit of Queensland, travelling the Queensland coast between Brisbane and Cairns. Designed for relaxation, the Spirit of Queensland combines modern seating and entertainment options with the romance of long distance rail travel.
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible10%
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“hervey bay” (10 reviews)
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Roma Street | Roma Street Railway Station, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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+61 1800 872 467

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely loved it.... staff fantastic, such happy people. Of course there will be things that some passengers can pick on, but myself and friend had a great time. Met some lovely people in the club carriage. slept well in the pods, food was acceptable, plenty...More

Thank champagnecas
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Tilt Train, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us - we're so glad you enjoyed the experience, from our lovely staff to the onboard entertainment and of course, travelling with your friend! We wish you safe onward travels and, we'd love to have you back onboard...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Cannot believe how quiet this train was. At 163 Kph., 101Mph. you could here me whispering in my video recorder. This was quite an experience. It doesn't get up to full speed very often because of stops and curves but when it does, it flies!...More

Thank RcbMtb
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Tilt Train, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for sharing your feedback - we're so glad to hear you enjoyed the journey (and hurtling along!)... we have no doubt there was plenty for you to watch in the onboard entertainment and outside the train! Wishing you safe onward travels and we'd...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We come across this Train information when doing a google online re Trains from Brisbane: As our accommodation was was at the Hotel Jen it was only a short stroll to the Roma Street Station to catch train: Checking in of luggage for was efficient...More

Thank Toshes
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Tilt Train, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing your feedback. Thank you for making our tilt train your first long-distance train journey :) We will certainly pass your feedback regarding complimentary beverages to appropriate teams, for future review and improvement. The Tilt Train unfortunately doesn't have all inclusive meals...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

No privacy and meals served up as if in a plane and reheated luckily staff do their best given the circumstancesMore

Thank Vigette2208
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Tilt Train, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing your feedback. We're dismayed it was such a disappointing trip for you and would love to know more information for review and improvement purposes. We aren't surprised you had lovely feedback for our dedicated staff, as they are all superstars. Please...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Tilt Train is a convenient , relaxed means of travelling from one destination to another in Queensland. You will experience a greater standard of comfort than bus travel, on the Tilt Train. The facilities are well appointed and clean. The staff are helpful, efficient...More

Thank Svetlana R
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Tilt Train, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Svetlana, Thank you for your wonderful feedback - we're delighted to learn it's your preferred method of travel when heading to Brisbane! We're intrigued to know if you ever take advantage of the wifi onboard? We hope to be able to deliver you to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having travelled on both the India Pacific and the Ghan on previous visits, we had great expectations for our trip from Brisbane to Cairns on the Spirit of Queensland. Sadly they were not realised. We flew up from Sydney arriving 3 hours before departure so...More

1  Thank candgcrawford
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Tilt Train, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your experience - we'd be lying if we said we weren't disappointed that this journey didn't live up to your expectations. Unfortunately, due to some areas along the rail corridor being deemed residential and in some places, containing many bends, for...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The fact that the line is electrified to Rockhampton makes the high speed , up to 160km per hour, possible. The narrow Qld gauge does however make it rock a little. The diesel replacement train which operates on certain days on this route does its...More

Thank Kevin H
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Tilt Train, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Kevin, Cheers for the wonderful review - we love our zippy little trains and we're glad that you do too! We're pretty chuffed with our staff and we're glad that they add to your experience. We look forward to seeing you onboard again soon!...More

Reviewed 5 May 2017

This is the best way to travel if you dont need a car at your destination. My husband and I went on the tilt train from Bundaberg to Brisbane. The train was a/c and the seats very comfortable in business class. It is definitely worth...More

Thank businesstrip66
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Tilt Train, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Thank you for sharing your Tilt Train experience with us - we're so happy to hear you loved your experience from start to finish. We have to agree, it is a great alternative to driving - you can sit back and relax and avoid the...More

Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

A great experience with a very supportive and helpful staff. Being in a wheelchair no service was too difficult. Access was exceptional

Thank BillP593
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Tilt Train, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Hi Bill, Thanks so much for sharing your experience! We're over the moon you enjoyed your journey and the support of our wonderful staff :) We hope to see you again soon and wish you safe onward travels! Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel

Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Five stars all round! Took the Tilt Train from Brisbane to Maryborough West, en route to Hervey Bay - very pleasant experience! Booked business class and it was worth the few extra dollars - seats very comfortable airline-style but more room to stretch your legs....More

Thank Cruzey
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Tilt Train, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Hi Cruzey, Thanks so much for sharing your recent experience with us - we're over the moon you enjoyed one of our zippy tilt trains and even better that you enjoyed some of those necessary mod cons! (Who can go anywhere without a charger these...More

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Sandy E
Hi , I would like to know if the Spirit of Queensland supply me with towels when i have purchased a rail bed ticket?
9 June 2017|
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Response from brissietourist | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sandy, as another reviewer has answered, yes you are supplied with towels and a very nice 'comfort pack' Staff come around and set up the Air Beds which are very comfortable. Enjoy your trip.
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PGS
How long does the train take from Brisbane to Cairns? Would that be a comfortable way to go?
9 May 2017|
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Response from QueenslandRailTravel | Property representative |
Hi there, The Spirit of Queensland is the only train service running from Brisbane to Cairns and the duration is 24 hours (over 1,681kms and a number of stops...but it's a pretty fast train!) Being one of our newer... More
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Kaye P
how much does it cost on the Tilt train from Brisbane to Cairns
11 February 2017|
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Response from QueenslandRailTravel | Property representative |
Hi Kaye, Thanks for checking in - as these lovely TripAdvisors have indicated, fares do vary depending on the style of fare (Premium or Economy), as well as on the time of year and whether there are fare promotions on or... More
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