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“XPT train journey Melbourne to Sydney”
Review of NSW Train Link

NSW Train Link
Ranked #12 of 59 Transportation in Melbourne
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Began our 11.5 hour journey from the Southern Cross station in Melbourne concluding at Central station in Sydney.

We travelled in first class seats, which are nothing special, but did enjoy the views.

It was something different to flying and we saw it as a once in a lifetime experience which we will not redo.

We have been on several longer train journeys and this would not rate highly, but cost wise, it is a good deal.

Thank Michael E
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

After a night in Melbourne after UK trip we catched the train back to nsw. I love train travel more then anything else. I would say that our trains are so far behind Europe trains in technology but it was still a very good trip. Leg room is very good. I would like to do the sleeper cabin next time.

Thank eli t
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

After experiencing problems with traveling with Vline from Melbourne to Wodonga and reading in the paper that Vline trains wont be running but being replaced by buses. i chose to take the XPT train from Albury to Melbourne its more expensive but it was guaranteed to be running as unlike Vline on the same route has more rolling stock up its sleeve. i was very impressed with the comfort of the seats and the legroom especially in first class which cost about $20 more than economy but it was worth it. the catering on board is your typical train affair but with a difference it also offered cooked meals a choice of two roast dinners or butter chicken. the children's menu was just spag bol but it came with icecream for dessert. the trip its self was relatively smooth running except for two unscheduled stops in the middle of nowhere for the driver to inspect the train due to the high temperatures things could of come loose it was a pleasant trip

Thank David D
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

We travelled in first class on the day train. It is not a fast or luxurious way to travel, but we enjoyed the experience. The scenery, often beautiful, always interesting, the picturesque old rail stations and country towns, all whizzing by, kept us entertained.
The carriage had seen better days, but was clean and tidy. The seats could have done with some extra padding, but were comfortable enough, with plenty of leg room. The staff were friendly, and went frequently through the carriage collecting rubbish and being cheerful. The rest rooms remained clean and user friendly throughout the 11.5 hour journey.
Food from the buffet was reasonable. The sandwiches were nice and fresh and the cookies were yummy. Hot meals, to order, were popular at lunchtime. My husband had the roast chicken with vegetables and gray. He didn't rave about the quality, but for $9, it was good value.
Our carriage was completely full. Other passengers were quiet and considerate.
There is no wi fi aboard and nowhere to plug in your phone or other gadget.
If you have the time and like trains, this journey is recommended.

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Reviewed 21 January 2017

Travelled Melbourne to Sydney on the day service which was excellent, especially seeing the Countryside. Good for teen etc to see the other side of life.

We purchased a Discovery Pass for $300 each to travel over 14 days anywhere in Vic and NSW as far north as Brisbane. Good value given we would be paying $300+ per section.

Seats good, but staff are a little head strong over travelling in seats not allocated to you. This is an issue, especially when there were seats in our carriage empty for the ENTIRE journey. Maybe the staff should go to relaxation classes?

Thank W M
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