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Blue Suede Express 2018

Blue Suede Express 2018

Run in conjunction with the NSW Trainlink Elvis Express to Parkes, the LVR is offering the Blue Suede Express featuring our luxury heritage passenger train the Blue Zephyr.

Travel to Parkes as Elvis would have - in the style and luxury! Featuring full bar service in FOUR air conditioned bar/lounge cars and on-board entertainment, the journey promises to be as memorable as the destination event!
Please note, tickets are only on sale ONLINE. Seats are limited and sure to sell fast. NEW ACCOMMODATION OFFER in Orange now available, scoll down for more information. Packages on offer for the Blue Suede Express are:

1. Premium Elvis Experience (SOLD OUT)

2. Traditional Elvis Experience

  • Choice of sitting car (similar to NSW TrainLink XPT seating arrangements), ex-Indian Pacific dining car or Southern Aurora Lounge Cars

  • Welcome snack

  • Elvis Tribute performances in your car

  • Parkes Elvis Festival Showbag, Bus pass valid for unlimited use on official Festival shuttle bus services, and ticket to the Parkes Elvis Festival’s Sunday night show, ‘The Ultimates’, 7.30pm at Parkes Leagues Club (general admission seating - show tickets to be emailed to you separately to your train tickets, please ensure you enter a valid email address when booking)

  • Access to on-train full bar service and dining car

  • $329 per person return


The Blue Suede Express departs from Sydney Terminal 9.00am Thursday 11th January 2018 and returns Monday 15th January. (Times to be confirmed).

Stopping to pick up and drop off at Strathfield, Parramatta and Penrith en route to Parkes.

Contact Details

ACCESS REQUIREMENTFor any passengers with wheelchair or special accessibility requirements, please email with your contact details. The Blue Zephyr carriages were built in the days before accessibility issues were considered by the Railways, but we will do our best to assist if we can..


For the first time, Parkes Elvis Festival, Lachlan Valley Railway & Visit Orange have teamed up to help create a train, motel and transport option just for you!

The accommodation package deal for two will include four night’s accommodation, breakfast, transfers to accommodation from Orange East Fork, an Orange welcome pack and a three-day pass on the Orange luxury shuttle service to Parkes Elvis Festival for only $795. Choose from either The Oriana or De Russie Hotel.

To access this deal, book your seat on the LVR Blue Suede Express and ensure you select the ‘Alighting in Orange’ option.  Then phone Visit Orange on 1800 069 466 and quote ‘Parkes Elvis Festival train accommodation package’ to receive the special offer.


Shuttle buses from Orange are scheduled as follows


Depart Orange 10am & 1pm

Depart Parkes 5pm & 10.30pm


Depart Orange 8am & 1pm

Depart Parkes 5pm & 10.30pm


Depart Orange 7am & 1pm

Depart Parkes 4pm & 10.30pm