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Discovery Pass

The Discovery Pass allows access to the capital cities of Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Canberra, as well as connections to over 365 locations in New South Wales and beyond. For example, enjoy easy connections between Sydney and Brisbane and Sydney and Melbourne with 2 daily services.

Discovery Pass Where Can The Pass Be Used

Australia’s NSW TrainLink Regional train and coach services to destinations across New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory. NSW TrainLink services can take you as far west as Broken Hill in the Outback, as far north as Brisbane and Queensland’s Gold Coast, as far south as Melbourne, and to the nation’s capital, Canberra.

Discovery Pass Eligibility

The Discovery Pass is available to everyone.

Discovery Pass Pre-Booking Time

Travel must commence and the pass validated within 6 months of the date of purchase.

Discovery Pass Discounts

Infants under the age of 4 

Infants under the age of 4, who sit on an adult’s lap and do not occupy a seat, travel for free. A maximum of one infant may share a seat free of charge. Should the infant occupy a seat, the applicable fare is to be charged.

Discovery Pass Types & Validities
  • Allows unlimited travel over a 14 day, 1, 3 or 6 month period, which starts on the day the pass is validated (first day of actual travel) and expires at midnight on the last day.
  • The Discovery Pass is valid for unlimited travel in either economy (Standard Class) or first class (Premium Class) seating. First class offers extra legroom and deluxe reclining seats. A Premium pass can also be used for economy seats if no first class seats are available.
Discovery Pass Additional Details
  • You will receive an e-mail confirmation within 48 hours. This confirmation is your authority to travel. The travel pass will be automatically activated once the travel legs are booked.
  • ​Seat reservations must be made in advance as the pass itself does not guarantee a seat. A reservation for each individual sector of travel is necessary to obtain a valid travel ticket.
  • The pass holder may upgrade to travel in first class seats and sleeping berths on payment of the applicable upgrade amount.
  • Cannot be used in conjunction with the 'Child Pays a $1' fare.
  • Not valid on NSW TrainLink Intercity or Sydney Train services, except when traveling in conjunction with a connecting NSW TrainLink regional service. Not valid for travel on Great Southern Railway, Queensland Travel Train or Melbourne Met services.


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