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Great soothing way to travel between Melbourne-Adelaide

I took this train from Melbourne to Adelaide one day in mid-November of 2018. It was an all day... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Marietta, Georgia, United States
Wonderful journey

Although the train manifest was full to capacity it was a wonderful relaxing way to travel without... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Julie D
Adelaide Hills, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I took this train from Melbourne to Adelaide one day in mid-November of 2018. It was an all day train ride. I arrived at Southern Cross station in Melbourne around a little after 0700, I had booked my ticket online several months prior to this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the train manifest was full to capacity it was a wonderful relaxing way to travel without the feeling of being overcrowded. If you can afford to take an entire day to reach your destination I would certainly recommend taking a train. Very comfortable seating,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Julie D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had never caught this train previously, so thought it was time to see what it was all about. I was immediately impressed by the friendly and helpful staff. They were all dressed well in RM Williams gear. I boarded to be surprised by the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Dennis919
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The trip itself was beautiful and well worth doing, through stunning landscapes and towns. However, the service was bogglingly bad - 40 minutes between being served breakfast and getting a cup of tea, and 50 minutes between getting a lunch beverage and receiving said lunch....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Shannon T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love the train but the staff aren’t great. Lacklustre at best. We are currently on the train and still waiting for food after ordering almost an hour ago. Horrified to see international travellers still sitting with their dirty dishes after almost an hour too. I’m...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Lissanne O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'd wanted to undertake this train journey for some time, and like many others, once I heard that the service might close, I took the opportunity to travel on The Overland whilst I could. My trip was MEL-ADL and return, travelling Red Premium both ways....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank camerachick3000
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

With the SA Govt withdrawing funding the service is in doubt in 2019. So we did a trip Adelaide to Melbourne- premium class. Long distance passenger trains like the Overland are the last survivors of what was the only way to travel interstate. The ships...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank williaml4352
Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

Melbourne to Bordertown return. Travelled with my 5 y.o. daughter in Red Premium both ways. Such a great way to travel. The seating was spacious and comfortable and the staff were courteous and attentive (and really good with my daughter). High quality service with breakfast...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Hamish09
Reviewed 3 December 2018

We recently travelled form Melbourne to Adelaide in Red Standard. Very much enjoyed the trip. Check in at Southern Cross Station was easy and uncomplicated. Seating on the train was comfortable, not crowded with plenty of legroom. View out of the window is excellent. As...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Stanley F
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

I traveled on the overland from Melbourne to Adelaide and return. One way was in red standard and the other was in red premium. The seating comfort was similar in both classes but red premium has more space and offers single seats. Red premium also...More

Date of experience: November 2018
4  Thank H6697FAnickh
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18 October 2018|
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Response from H6697FAnickh | Reviewed this property |
The train has been funded fully by the Victorian government untill end of 2019 at this stage. Plus there is a 50% off all fares at the moment for travel between January and March 2019.
Dianne O
27 September 2018|
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Response from ThePlodder | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I was able to tether a tablet to my phone and get a signal for quite a lot of the journey although it was lost in some of the more remote areas. I'm not sure what service provider was providing the signal as it was a UK... More
Cameron P
5 August 2018|
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Response from Jeffry B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the Overlander can handled baggage