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The Phantom Train ferries the souls of the departed to the other side. Once the souls arrive, they are granted their eternal rest.


The Phantom Train is a dungeon in Final Fantasy VI and an unrevisitable location. It is a train that carries the dead to the "other side". The train departs from the Phantom Forest and is full of ghosts who can be spoken to—some attack the party, some sell them items, and some are friendly and volunteer to join the party, at least until they make it to the engine. Cyan mentions that he thought all of Doma's railways had been destroyed in the fighting, but the text doesn't specify which fighting.

Story Edit

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Ghosts surround the party aboard the Phantom Train.

Sabin, Cyan and Shadow accidentally board the train at the Phantom Forest and work their way to the front to stop it so they can get off. After battling through the train cars, they attempt to stop the engine, only to discover it is sentient. The engine attacks them, but is defeated and so allows them to get off at the next stop. When they disembark, Cyan is anguished as he witnesses his deceased wife and son board the train along with the other victims of the destruction of Doma Castle.

The Phantom Train, along with the Phantom Forest, does not appear in the World of Ruin, but part of Cyan's Dreamscape is based on the Phantom Train.

Spoilers end here.

Items Edit

FFVI Unobtainable Fairy Ring

Unobtainable Fairy Ring.

A Tent can be found by examining an inconspicuous spot on the floor in one of the small rooms containing a table. A Fairy Ring is right next to the tent in the same room, but it's inaccessible and therefore unobtainable.

Shops Edit

Item Price
Potion 50 gil
Hi-Potion 300 gil
Phoenix Down 500 gil
Antidote 50 gil
Green Cherry 150 gil
Sleeping Bag 500 gil
Shuriken 30 gil

Enemies Edit

FFVI PC Phantom Train Inside

A carriage inside the Phantom Train containing several Ghost passengers.


Musical themes Edit

"Mystery Train", Grand Finale version of "Phantom Train"
Mystery Train

"Phantom Train" is the theme that plays during Sabin, Cyan and Shadow's travels onboard the train.

"Phantom Train" was included in the compilation albums Final Fantasy VI: Grand Finale, as an orchestrated version (where it was titled "Mystery Train") and the Piano Collections.

Other appearances Edit

Final Fantasy XIV Edit

The Phantom Train is mentioned by Y'shtola during the event where she going to rescue Minfilia from the Garlean Empire. The Phantom Train Station is found in Castrum Meridianum.

Another one appears as a boss created by Omega for the Omega: Sigmascape raid series. This version is a copy Omega created from observing a world from the Interdimensional Rift, which resembled that of Final Fantasy VI.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy Edit

Dissidia 012 - FFVI Stage - Phantom Train

The Phantom Train.

The Phantom Train is a battle stage. Vaan and Onion Knight also have a conversation on the train. It is a small and narrow map, but the camera can swing through the walls and ceiling, turning them transparent. The seats are destructible and the Phantom Forest whizzes past the windows. The camera shakes while fighting here as though actually on a moving train.

During the twelfth cycle of war, Vaan tries to cheer the Onion Knight up from his recent loss in a practice match against the Warrior of Light, oblivious to himself being the cause of Onion Knight's distress by the way he treats him. When Vaan walks away to speak with Laguna, the Onion Knight tells Squall he is growing used to Vaan's role as his older brother.

The Phantom Train has no Omega version.

The battlegen item obtained through stage destruction in this area is the Ghost.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Edit

The Phantom Train makes a cameo appearance as part of the background in the Final Fantasy VI Field Music Sequence events, visible inside the Phantom Forest.

Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade Edit

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper Edit

The Phantom Train is the location for a regular dungeon and is also featured in the Challenge Events A Fateful Coin Toss and Back to the Skies.

Phantom Train Edit

FFRK Phantom Train Dungeon FFVI

Painting image.

Sabin, Shadow, and Cyan have escaped the Imperial Camp and wandered into a forest, where they discover a mysterious train. No sooner do they board to investigate than the whistle blows and the train lurches into motion!


Phantom Train is unlocked by completing South Figaro Cave in the Final Fantasy VI realm. Completion of this dungeon unlocks Chaos Shrine in the Final Fantasy I realm and Esper Valley in the Final Fantasy VI realm.

Classic Rewards
Completion Type Item Quantity
Completion Reward Gil 1,500
Mastery Reward Lesser Power Orb 5
Stamina Shard 2
First Time Completion Cyan 1
Mythril 1
Elite Rewards
Completion Type Item Quantity
Completion Reward Gil 10,000
Mastery Reward Greater White Orb 3
Stamina Shard 1
First Time Completion Mythril 1
Stamina Shard 1

Gallery Edit

Etymology Edit

Ghost train refers to a phantom vehicle in the form of a locomotive or train.

Trivia Edit

  • Translator Ted Woolsey[1] and series' father Hironobu Sakaguchi[2] both cite the Phantom Train scene as one of his favorites from the game.
  • Aboard the dining car in the train, the player can view different scenes depending on which party member is currently in the lead. Sabin will enthusiastically demand food, Cyan expresses skepticism about the meal, Shadow will feed part of his meal to Interceptor, and the Ghost will dance in place for a moment. This has no effect on the meal's healing properties.

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