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Canberra to Bungendore (return)



  • Saturday, 13 April, 2024 -Limited Seats

  • Sunday, 14 April, 2024 -Limited Seats

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Experience the unique thrill of a heritage rail journey behind steam locomotive 5917 as we travel from Canberra to Bungendore and return. Enjoy views of the spectacular Molonglo Gorge, travel through three tunnels and view the rolling country scenery from your heritage carriage.


Presented in conjunction with the Canberra Rail Museum, these shuttles are perfect for the whole family and groups alike.


Please Note: All fares are for same-day return travel.


Private Compartment - $360 per group

Enjoy the benefit of an entire compartment to yourselves in a heritage 'S' type — great for families and social groups! One booking is good for up to a maximum of eight (8) people, including children. Compartments are fitted with tables.

Four Seater Booth - $230 per group

Spacious four seat booth with table in a 'N' type classic heritage saloon carriage. Booths are fitted with tables.


Classic Duo — $180 for two people

Window seating for two people within a 'N' type classic heritage carriage. Enjoy a large individual seat on either side of a table.


Group of 4 Seating - Air Conditioned Lounge Car*- $250 per group

Four Seats together in an Air Conditioned Lounge Car

Group of 4 Seating - Dining Car - $230 Per Group

Four seats together with a table in our dining carriage

Capital Dining Train - Click Below for more information



Full Carriage or Full Train Hire — Call for Quote

*These cars do not include picnic tables


Please pay special attention to the number and type of seats you have selected before making your purchase.




PLEASE NOTE: Passengers do not disembark at Bungendore. Your ticket is for the round-trip journey aboard the train only.

March/April 2024

(Canberra to Bungendore return)

Train 1: 

(No Train 1 on 13th & 14th April)

  • Canberra - dep 8.15am 

  • Canberra - arr 10.30am


Train 2: 

  • Canberra - dep 12.15pm 

  • Canberra - arr 2.45pm

Train 3: 

  • Canberra - dep 3.45pm 

  • Canberra - arr 7.10pm

NOTE: The locomotive rostered for each service cannot be guaranteed and is subject to change due to operational reasons with or without notice. Your ticket is for the journey and is not dependent on the locomotive advertised.

*Indicative times only. Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to departure. An update email will be sent to the ticket booking a couple of days prior to the event with final details. Train departure and arrival times are subject to change at any time. Should anything change on the day the onboard crew will keep you informed.

Buffet Car:

A limited buffet service will be available on this train. In the spirit of The Picnic Train, we encourage passengers to bring their own picnic hampers.


The Picnic Train is a licensed venue and will be offering alcoholic beverages for sale in the Buffer car.


Babies and Toddlers:

Babies in arms and small toddlers not requiring a booked seat may be brought along at no additional cost.

Prams, wheelchairs and walkers:

Due to space restrictions and for the safety of all aboard, large prams and mobility equipment cannot be taken aboard the train.  You may bring a small collapsible pram that can be stored in overhead luggage racks. The pram must be collapsed and ready to bring aboard when the train arrives at the platform. If in doubt please call us for further information.


Toilets are available in most carriages. These will be locked while in metropolitan areas.


Mobile Phones:

There are no charging points on the heritage carriages. It is recommended that you bring an external battery charger for your mobile devices.



Please pay special attention to the number and type of seats you have selected before making your purchase.

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