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The Tilt Train not only transports you through some of the most beautiful scenery, it also extends the gift of more time to explore it. The Tilt Train between Brisbane and Rockhampton operates almost daily in each direction. Escape the everyday with...more
Roma Street | Roma Street Railway Station, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
+61 1800 872 467
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not happy with the rail bed. No privacy. Not comfortable. Difficult to change position. Whole carriage had to retire at the same time. Had to use the public toilet in middle of the night wandering around in PJs. Much preferred the single private room on...More

Thank YvonneD1702
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Tilt Train, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you for your feedback - we're sorry to hear this trip did not live up to expectation. If you would like to pursue this further, please don't hesitate to contact our Customer Feedback Team on 13 16 17. Thank you,

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I traveled on the tilt train for the first time for a weekend, travelling from Rockhampton to Nambour return, with bus connection to Mooloolaba. I found this a very convenient, time efficient & economical way to travel to the Sunshine Coast. I traveled business class....More

Thank Keppel14
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Travel at Tilt Train, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of Tilt Train. You are welcome to bring your own meals and snacks to consume onboard, however we do offer a selection of food and drinks for those who prefer to purchase their meals.

Reviewed 3 October 2018

Rail beds are great. If you book early and have a seniors card (any states) you get up to 40% discount We saved $600. QA great train Made in Australia By Walkers (Under Sumitomo supervision). Tilt train almost smooth as a babies bum. Trip up...More

Thank Terry L
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Sevice at Tilt Train, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thanks for taking time to tell us how good and smooth your trip was. We are sorry to hear that the trip was 2 hours late but we hope you enjoyed the experience from our little gem as much as we enjoy it.

Reviewed 24 September 2018

Have just traveled from Brisbane to Townsville on the tilt train, Or the Queenslander as it is known, and enjoyed this night trip. Would love to do this during daylight hours to enjoy the countryside.

Thank jennylamont02
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Tilt Train, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review. Happy to hear you enjoyed the journey!

Reviewed 31 August 2018

I have not long returned from Japan where I travelled extensively by train, confirming my opinion that the Japanese have the best - and the best managed - train system in the world. Based on previous experience I wasn't expecting anything near my Japanese experience...More

Thank PANTHER029
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Tilt Train, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Thank you for your lovely feedback - we're so delighted you enjoyed the features of this train and, your time onboard. Our staff are superstars :) We hope to see you onboard again sometime!

Reviewed 6 August 2018

What a wonderful experience for me and my father on the tilt train from Maryborough to Brisbane. We booked the Buisness class seats for a little luxury and only For a small amount more, and it was well worth it. Nice big chairs and super...More

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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Tilt Train, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience onboard! We are happy to hear you had a pleasant trip, we hope to see you again sometime in the near future.

Reviewed 30 July 2018

My husband and I travelled on the tilt train for a two day stopover in Rockhampton to try their talked about steaks of the region. Found the train a very relaxing way to travel in first class looking at the countryside and reading. Food was...More

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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Tilt Train, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Great to hear Jeant. Thanks for your review. Happy to hear you enjoyed our great Tilt Train service.

Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

I have been on the Tilt Train previously and really enjoyed the hospitality on board. I didn’t hesitate booking again due to prior experience. My bags were dealt with wonderfully at Maryborough station. The train was only 9 minutes late which is fine. Once on...More

1  Thank Lisa M
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Tilt Train, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time out to review Lisa. Happy to hear you enjoyed the service, but apologies for some of the remarks that were made. I will bring this up with our onboard staff. Hope to have your onboard again soon.

Reviewed 11 July 2018

The whole 3 generations booked and travelled to Cairns from Brisbane on the Spirit of Queensland and it was a lot of fun. It is fast, comfortable, with heaps of room during the day to sit and watch the world go by or watch a...More

2  Thank Chris S
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Tilt Train, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Thank you for sharing your feedback! We're delighted you enjoyed our vintage-refurbished train and the relaxing meander up the mountain :) We hope you took plenty of photos as a reminder of your Kuranda experience and, we wish you safe onward travels!

Reviewed 5 July 2018

A great way to see Queensland, we traveled in their rail-bed class as we had flown from UK 48 hours before. It was a real treat and made the journey to Cairns fun and interesting. Just a pity we didn't have the time to use...More

2  Thank PooleCollectors
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Tilt Train, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Perfect! Happy to hear you enjoyed the Rail Beds and the journey. Safe onward travels.

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25 July 2018|
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Response from Chris S | Reviewed this property |
We had no problems at all between Brisbane and Cairns.
Phillip K
12 June 2018|
Response from John C | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can you travel on Spirit of Queensland leaving Townsville on a MON,WED,THURS,FRID,SUN arriving BRISBANE (Roma Street) at 9.20AM the next day from there you take a Gold Coast Train from the City there are a number of... More