Booking Terms

The following Passenger Classification definitions apply:
FREE Children under 4 years may travel free of charge if they do not occupy a seat. It is essential that you notify us when booking of the number of non-fare-paying children in your party.
CHILD Aged 4 – 14 inclusive, and Secondary School students 15+. Student cards must be shown on request.
CONCESSION Passengers carrying a valid Australian Seniors Card or tertiary Student Card are entitled to Concession Fares. 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 the Pichi Richi Explorer, Afghan Express and Sundowner Explorer services. Group discount does not apply to Private Hire or Charter services, or special events. Group bookings cannot be made online - please phone 1800 PRRAIL (1800 777 245) or email for assistance.

Full payment is required to make an electronic or over the counter booking.

TICKET SALES: Open at departure point 60 minutes prior to departure time shown. To avoid disappointment, advance booking is recommended.

Pichi Richi Railway advises the timetabled service is subject to cancellation or alteration without notice.

A proposed steam-hauled service may be replaced by a diesel railcar or diesel locomotive for the following reasons:
• In the case of Fire Bans being issued in the Flinders District;
• Prevailing weather conditions posing a hazard to operations; and
• Mechanical breakdown or circumstances outside the control of the PRRPS.

1: In the unlikely event that a service is cancelled, PRRPS will offer a replacement ticket on an alternative service at a mutually acceptable time. Refunds can be arranged less a 15% service fee providing this arranged before departure. 2: No-show or failure to board your booked service - No refunds offered. 3: No refunds are offered for shortened or incomplete journeys. 4: Inability to travel advised before departure – a cash refund less a 15% service fee can be arranged. 5: Exceptional circumstances – a full refund can be provided on application to the Secretary.