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katoomba or
mt. victoria

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One way transfer journey

  • Friday, 18 August 2023

Experience the thrill of a steam train working hard as it climbs into the spectacular Blue Mountains on this one way trip. Departing from either Sydney Terminal or Strathfield we'll then head west through the suburbs before crossing the Nepean River. From there the train will wind its way up the mountains. Disembark at either Katoomba or Mount Victoria for easy connection for Sydney Trains service home.


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


General seating - $30 per person

Your ticket is for open and general seating in a heritage 'FS' or 'N' type non air-conditioned carriage. 


Full Carriage or Full Train Hire — Call for Quote


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




PLEASE NOTE: Passengers may disembark at Katoomba or Mount Victoria only. Your ticket is for the one way journey aboard the train only. 

Friday 18 August, 2023

(Sydney or Strathfield to Katoomba or Mt. Victoria one way)

  • Sydney Terminal - dep. 10.27am 

  • Strathfield - arr. 10.43 pm dep. 10.44am

  • Katoomba - arr. 13.40pm dep. 13.42pm

  • Mount Victoria - arr. 14.01pm 

Passengers may embark at Sydney Terminal or Strathfield. Passengers do not disembark at Penrith. Passengers may disembark at Katoomba or Mount Victoria.

*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. 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. Should anything change on the day the onboard crew will keep you informed.

Buffet Car:

Our buffet car will NOT be available on this train. In the spirit of The Picnic Train, we encourage passengers to bring their own picnic hampers.


BYO alcohol is allowed, however, large eskys are not permitted. 


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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