Travel Information

Read on for more information including COVID-19 health and safety measures, the Gulflander route map, timetables and fares, as well as conditions of carriage, luggage, accessibility and group travel information.

Important information regarding COVID-19 safety measures

Your safety is our priority. To help ensure your health and wellbeing, Queensland Rail Travel and the Gulflander have implemented a number of additional health and hygiene measures in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19):

  • Seating is limited on the Gulflander to support social distancing
  • Increased sanitising and cleaning of touch points including door handles, grab rails and hand rails at stations and onboard the Gulflander
  • Signage onboard and at our stations to remind travellers and staff of the social distancing and hygiene requirements for travel on the Gulflander and at railway stations
  • Addition of regular COVID-19 announcements onboard the Gulflander and at our stations
  • Customer limits within our museum and gift shop at Normanton
  • Provision of hand sanitiser for customer use onboard the Gulflander and at our stations
  • Transactions will be accepted by EFTPOS / card only to avoid unnecessary cash handling

We look forward to welcoming you back onboard the Gulflander and thank you for your support in helping us reduce the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

We remind you to please follow Queensland Health's advice regarding maintaining good hygiene practices while travelling on our network.


Timetable - Gulflander Classic Experience

Operates weekly from Normanton to Croydon (Wednesday) and Croydon to Normanton (Thursday) from February through December as below. 

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Timetable - Additional Experiences: 

Critters Camp Excursion, Golden Sunset Tour, RM60 Excursion 

** Due to COVID-19 restrictions, All Gulflander additional experiences including Critters Camp, Golden Sunset and RM60 Excursion have been suspended until further notice. We apologise for any incovenience caused. For enquiries and further information, please contact Normanton Railway Station on (07) 4745 1391 **

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Gulflander Classic Experience - Croydon to Normanton (v.v) One way Return
Child $34.50
Concession $34.50**
Critters Camp ExcursionOne wayReturn
Concession $17.50**
Croydon Golden Sunset TourOne wayReturn
Concession n/a
Classic RM60 ExcursionOne wayReturn

Normanton Station Self Guided Heritage Walk

Enjoy a self-guided walk around the station precinct and museum. Built in 1889, the Heritage-listed Normanton Railway Station is a treasure trove of history and architecture. Explore the vintage locomotives, carriages, Heritage-listed buildings and station gardens. Grab a handy map from the station and start exploring.

Conditions of Carriage

To view the conditions of carriage for the Gulflander, including booking terms and conditions please click here.


Please review our luggage policy prior to your journey.  


Please view our document on accessibility on the Gulflander 

Group Travel

For more information on group travel aboard the Gulflander please contact our Group Reservations on 1300 735 307. View our Gulflander Group Policy.


** Concession fares are applicable for customers with an Australian State or Territory Pension Concession Card (PCC), or an Australian State or Territory Government Seniors Card. They also apply for Queensland residents with a War Widow Repatriation Health Card, a Blinded Ex-Service Personnel Card or a TPI/EDA Veteran Travel Pass. Companion fares apply for Australian State or Territory Companion card holders.

Child fares apply to children 4–14 years inclusive. Infants aged 0–3 years travel free of charge

^ There are occassionally special services to Critters Camp on Thursday afternoon after the scheduled service returns from Croydon. Please ask us at the time of booking for more details.​​