Pichi Richi Railway is based at Quorn, in South Australia's Flinders Ranges.

Train services operate from Quorn and Port Augusta. The Afghan Express train services depart from Port Augusta. All other train services depart from Quorn. Check the timetable for details.

Visit the links page for further information on Port Augusta, Quorn and the Flinders Ranges.  While in the region, check out the Flinders Ranges Self Drive Loop.


Quorn is a real outback town just 40 km from Port Augusta, 30 minutes by car. Turn off National Highway A1 at Stirling North (7km south of Port Augusta).  Alternatively travel from Adelaide via Clare (3.5 to 4 hours). Quorn Railway Station is prominent on the main road (Railway Terrace) in the heart of Quorn and also houses the Flinders Ranges Visitor Information Centre.

2024 Flinders Ranges and Outback Visitor Guide​.

Things to do in Quorn

Port Augusta

Port Augusta is a city of 10,000 people and is 306 km north of Adelaide—3 hours drive via National Highway A1. Port Augusta Railway Station is on Stirling Road, Port Augusta. From the main highway, follow the signs, turn into Flinders Terrace then into Stirling Road and look for the sign.  Port Augusta has air, bus and rail services.

Pichi Richi Railway's ticket office is open on train running days only, 30 minutes prior to departure. Outside these times please buy tickets online or by phone.

Port Augusta Visitor Guide


Every route to the Pichi Richi Railway has its own unique charms

Drive to Pichi Richi

From Adelaide:

  • via Port Wakefield and Port Augusta
  • via Laura and Melrose

From Melbourne via the Riverland and Burra

From Sydney via Broken Hill

From Perth via the Nullabor Plain

From Darwin or Alice Springs via Central Australia

From Queensland via the Birdsville Track or Strezlecki Track then south via Wilpena and Hawker.