Children travel for just $1 in April and July School Holidays - Countrylink

7 April 2008

Kids can go a long way for a dollar
Throughout the April and July school holidays, CountryLink is offering a great value family fare to help make your holiday, short break or visit to friends or relatives that little bit more affordable.

Up to four children from a family can travel to any of over 360 destinations on the CountryLink network for just a dollar each. The children must be accompanied by two adults paying full fare from the same family, e.g. parents, grandparents or guardians and the family must travel together for the duration of the journey.

(a) Available in conjunction with two adult full fare paying passengers and to a maximum of four children.
(b) Valid for travel in first and economy class seats only and is not available in sleeping berths.
(c) The fare is not available to adults in possession of concession cards or pensioner travel vouchers or family groups travelling on rail employee passes.
(d) This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other CountryLink fare.
(e) Available for travel between 12-27 April 2008 and 5-20 July 2008.
(f) One-way travel only.
(g) Non-refundable.

To book please call 13 RAIL (13 7245) or visit your nearest CountryLink travel centre or authorised agent to take advantage of this great offer. Bookings are not available through the CountryLink website.

TOPICS:   Travel


  • geo78
    i guess this is their normal deal for holidays. they had it in the past: worth keeping an eye on it...
  • Gallifrey
    HOT from me, sounds like very good value! Is this for NSW only?
  • Keeys
    I belive countrylink is a NSW train service, the FOOD TRAIN as my kids called it for years they were amazed by the fact you could buy food on the train hehe
  • geo78
    you can find a map of theri network @
  • nod
    Hot vote from me :) Shame it is only in NSW
  • geo78
    where does it say it's only for NSW? they travel to Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane too...
  • voteoften
    I will vote cold. I believe the offer immoral and possibly unlawful. It discriminates on the basis of relationship status. There is no reason that they should be requiring 2 adults. They allow four free kids for two adults. They should, on that basis, allow 2 free kids for a single parent. I find this offer inflamatory and probably in violation of both commonwealth and state anti-discrimination laws. Personally, I would prefer that buckscoop not allow this offer to be published on the website.
  • voteoften
    Although....... I do find the following condition amusing -- (d) This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other CountryLink fare.
  • Dizzyvon
    Maybe you should take it up with Countrylink, I would be interested in hearing what they have to say! :) But I have to disagree with it being "immoral".
  • Gallifrey
    I was wondering what age they have for children, I cant find it on their site anywhere
  • geo78
    good question. i was trying to book a fare and they ask me for child's age. i put 2 different ages, but still came up with half of the usual fare, not $1 as in the deal.
  • voteoften
    I think you have to call to get the $1 deal.
  • voteoften
    I emailed them about the discrimination aspect last promo. Three weeks on - Some dude called me back, didn't leave a number. Very poor.

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