Launceston is a great destination for those wanting adventure mixed with comfort. View Cataract Gorge by chairlift as you dangle from the sky for exquisite scenery. If exploring is more your thing, why not visit the beautiful country-side of Northern Tasmania and hike the alluring Cradle Mountain? Or if you’re after something a little more relaxing, sit back and enjoy the stunning Tamar River by jumping on one of the many river cruises on offer.View our Launceston travel guide
Flights from Cairns (CNS) to Launceston (LST)
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Cairns (CNS) to Launceston (LST)
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Visiting from Cairns to Launceston
Cairns to Launceston flight information
The approximate flight time for flights from Cairns to Launceston is 5 hours and 20 minutes.
When to visit
The best time to visit Launceston is between summer and spring. The days are warm between December to March, while spring has warm days and cool nights, perfect for camping and a laid-back holiday. Winters are cool and foggy with temperatures dropping to 2 degrees in the evening, so if you're travelling at this time be sure to pack warm clothes.
What is the main airport called?
Launceston Airport (LST)Opens external site in a new window is located 15 km (9.5 miles) from the city. It's Tasmania's fastest growing airport and the second busiest in the state.
Arriving in Launceston
The friendly staff at Launceston Airport will be waiting to greet you when you land. Once you collect your bags, there are several transport options available to get you into town.
Getting into Launceston from Launceston Airport
The easiest way to get into Launceston from the airport is taxi, shuttle, rideshare or car hire which can be accessed from the terminal. For a more affordable alternative, a shuttle bus operates between Launceston Airport and hotels or accommodation for the 15km trip to the town centre.
Getting around Launceston
The best way to get around central Launceston is by bicycle or on foot, with plenty of cycling and walking tracks. There’s also taxis, Metro, car rentals and public transport. There is also a free tourist bus, which is a great way to see the major sites of the city such as the Queen Victoria Museum. For longer trips throughout the state, Tassielink Transit and Redline Coaches operate an extensive timetable to most major Tasmanian towns.
Fly from Cairns
Fly from Cairns. Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Cairns, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your upcoming trip.
What is the main airport called?
Cairns Airport.Opens external site in a new window Located 8km (5 miles) from the city centre, Cairns Airport (CNS) is an international airport in Far North Queensland. There are two terminals: Terminal 1 - international airport and Terminal 2 - domestic airport.
Passengers on Qantas flights from Cairns are allocated checked baggage. If you need more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.
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