BOOKINGS: Full payment is required at the time of booking.

TICKET SALES: Advance bookings are recommended. Online bookings can be made at, by toll-free phone 1800 PRRAIL (1800 777 245), through the Flinders Ranges Visitor Information Centre (08 8620 0510‬), Wadlata Outback Centre (08 8641 9193) or other regional Visitor Information Centres in South Australia. Tickets may be available at Departure points 30 minutes before train departure, but we advise booking early to avoid disappointment.

Passenger Classifications:

  • Free: Passengers under 4 years may travel free of charge if they do not occupy a seat.
  • Children: Aged 4–14 inclusive, and Secondary School students 15+. Student cards must be shown on request.
  • Concession:  Passengers carrying a valid Pensioner Concession Card, Commonwealth Seniors Health Card, Health Care Card or tertiary Student Card. Cards must be shown on request.
  • Family: 2 adults and up to 2 children or full-time secondary students.
  • Adult: Other passengers aged 15 and over
  • Group: A discount of 10% off the combined total fare applies for group bookings of 15 or more paying passengers travelling on Pichi Richi Explorer, Afghan Express, and Sundowner Explorer. Group discount does not apply to Private Hire, the Coffee Pot Heritage Rail Experience,  Charter services or special events.

Conditions of travel

  1. Pichi Richi Railway Preservation Society (PRRPS) advises that timetabled services are subject to cancellation or alteration without notice.

  2. A proposed steam-hauled service may be replaced by a diesel railcar or diesel locomotive-hauled service for the following reasons:
    • In the case of total fire bans being issued in the Flinders District;
    • Prevailing weather conditions posing a hazard to operations; or
    • Mechanical breakdown or circumstances outside the control of PRRPS.  PRRPS advises that a timetabled service is subject to cancellation or alteration without notice.
  3. In the event a service is cancelled, PRRPS will offer a replacement ticket on an alternative service at a mutually acceptable time, or a full (100%) refund.  

  4. Tickets are sold under the following terms and conditions:
    • There are no refunds on ticket sales unless the train service is cancelled.
    • Transfers will be allowed for an equivalent service. Transfers may only be done once and must be made a minimum of 7 days before the originally booked service. Requests for transfers must be made by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • No-show or failure to board your booked service - no refunds are issued.
    • No refunds apply for shortened or incomplete journeys. 

CHILDREN: Must be accompanied by an adult and adults/parents/carers accompanying children are reminded of their responsibility and need to adequately supervise children in their care.

DANGEROUS GOODS: Carriage of dangerous goods on passenger trains is prohibited.

DISABLED ACCESS: Travellers who require mobility assistance are asked to phone Flinders Ranges Visitor Information Centre Ph 08 8620 0510‬ or 1800 PRRAIL (1800 777 245) to discuss their needs before booking. Fold-up wheelchairs can be accommodated, however, travellers must have sufficient mobility to embark or disembark via the carriage steps. There are no wheelchair-loading facilities available.

LIQUOR: No onboard consumption of alcoholic beverages is permitted except during special events when a restricted liquor license may be in place and will detail the consumption conditions.

PASSENGER CONDUCT: Anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated and may result in the offender being removed from PRRPS facilities.

PETS: No pets allowed on scheduled services. Guide and Assistance Dogs are permitted.

PRAMS: Trains consist of historic carriages with steps and narrow doorways making access for large prams difficult or impossible. Collapsible strollers can be accommodated.

SAFETY: The safety of our passengers and our crew is of paramount importance and we adhere to accredited safety and maintenance standards monitored by the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR).  Our crew may need to issue information or directions which are safety-related and your cooperation is appreciated.

SEATING: Seats are allocated before departure. You should arrive at least 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time to receive your ticket and seat allocation.  Most seating is configured to run along each side of the carriage under the windows. 

SMOKING: Smoking is prohibited on all Pichi Richi Railway trains and property.