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1. Posted by redrachel (Budding Member 2 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!


i'm going to start my working holiday in australia next month. is it cheap and convenient to travel around on train? is it a trainpass for holiday makers under 30 or students, like europass?

bus or train, which one is better?


2. Posted by ozeire (Budding Member 41 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hey Redrachel

Well it depends on what way you want to travel around . is a fun way to travel round by bus. Running a hop on hop off service. Also means that you would meet new people to hang out with . is the bus service in Oz you can use there web site to plan your trip . is a good train pass website with flexi passes and also is worth a look .

Other than that you can try flights to different places if your short on time . Using or

Hope some of these help you . Have a great time in Oz


[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please... ]

3. Posted by ozintro (Full Member 56 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

i'd recommend using a variety of types of transport - depending on where you're travelling.
some journeys are cheaper by plane than by bus (eg. darwin - cairns)
others are cheaper by train than by bus (eg. adelaide to alice)
and others are cheaper by bus than by anything else (sydney - melb)
there are lots of good backpacker travel agents in australia that can help you plan the best way for you.
if you (or anyone else) would like specific information about the different ways to travel around australia, then feel free to send me a message.
which ever way to do it, i'm sure it'll be great!