Seating type

You are ensured a comfortable trip on our trains in either first or economy class thanks to reclining seats, foldaway arms, footrests and drop-down tables.

Economy Class

Economy ClassIf you choose to travel in Economy you'll be provided with comfortable seats which have the following dimensions:

  • Armrest to armrest: 43.18 centimetres
  • Armrests up: 93.98 centimetres
  • Seat space: 45.72 centimetres
  • Legroom: 43.18 centimetres
  • Recline: 28 degrees from the upright position

First Class

First ClassWhen you choose First Class you'll enjoy extra room to stretch your legs and comfortable deluxe reclining seats.

  • Armrest to armrest: 43.18 centimetres
  • Armrests up: 93.98 centimetres
  • Seat space: 45.72 centimetres
  • Legroom: 49.53 centimetres
  • Recline: 40 degrees from the upright position

As a First Class passenger, you can also upgrade to sleeping accommodation, providing there are vacant sleeping berths, at an additional cost of $88.00 per person.

Daysitter cabins

Daysitter cabinsOn the Brisbane to Sydney, Sydney to Casino, Sydney to Grafton, Grafton to Sydney, Melbourne to Sydney or Sydney to Melbourne daytime services, our sleeping cars convert to daysitter accommodation, with three seats in each cabin.

Here you'll enjoy more privacy, plus ample legroom, additional storage space and individual reading lights.

  • Armrest to armrest: 48.26 centimetres
  • Seat space: 48.26 centimetres
  • Legroom: 66.04 centimetres

Daysitter seats do not recline and cannot be rotated. You may be seated facing against the direction of travel.

Sleeping accommodation

Sleeping accommodationSleeping compartments are available on long-distance journeys, such as Sydney to Brisbane, Sydney to Melbourne, Melbourne to Sydney and from Casino to Sydney.

Each sleeping compartment contains two berths, 185 centimetres long by 72 centimetres wide, and shares a toilet and shower with the adjacent compartment.

We provide bed linen, towels, toiletries and a complimentary breakfast.

Each compartment also has a 240-volt power outlet for shavers. Call buttons are provided and a passenger attendant is on call through the night.


Sleepers cost $88.00 per person in addition to the first class fare.


While you do not have to book a sleeper for your entire journey, to occupy a sleeping berth, there are some limitations concerning when you can join and leave the train. These are in place to avoid disturbing other passengers who may be asleep.

Route Last pick up location First set down location
Sydney to Brisbane XPT Macksville Brisbane
Sydney to Melbourne XPT Goulburn Wagga Wagga
Melbourne to Sydney XPT Wagga Wagga Goulburn
Casino to Sydney XPT Kempsey Maitland

Single travellers

If travelling alone, you may have to share the sleeping compartment with another person of the same gender, depending on the availability of sleeping berths. If you require sole use of the compartment you will need to pay the second rail fare and berth charge.

How to book

Please call 13 22 32 or visit your nearest Station or Sales Agent. You are unable to book sleeping accommodation online.

Additional seats

An additional seat may be purchased if you have a medical condition that requires the need for an extra seat.

You will need to present evidence of your medical condition when purchasing your ticket. If you are booking your trip online or by phone, please ensure evidence of your medical condition is presented to staff when you board the service.

The price for an additional seat is calculated at the same fare type charged for the occupied seat. If you hold a discount fare type or concession, the same discount fare type or concession applies to the additional seat. Normal reservation and ticketing conditions apply.


NSW TrainLink operates luxury coaches to the highest standards of comfort and safety. Seating on coaches is allocated. Find out more about our coach fleet.