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Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Launceston (LST)

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Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, or POLi. A fee applies for other payments. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. We will do our best to get you where you want to be on time, but we don’t guarantee flight times or schedules and they aren’t part of our contract with you.

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Visiting Launceston

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Melbourne to Launceston travel information

Launceston is the perfect 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 take in the stunning Tamar River by jumping on one of the many river cruises on offer.  

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When to visit

Best time to visit Launceston

Summer is the best time to visit Launceston, as it’s relatively dry, allowing you to better enjoy and explore Launceston and it’s surroundings. Whilst Winter is less busy, and usually cheaper, Launceston often experiences frosty winds and icy temperatures, making it sometimes difficult to get around.

Flight information

Melbourne to Launceston flight information

The approximate flight time for flights from Melbourne to Launceston is 1 hours and 5 minutes.

Departure information

Fly Melbourne to Launceston

Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Melbourne to Launceston, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re prepared for your upcoming trip.

What is the main airport called?

Melbourne Airport. Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic AirportOpens external site in a new window (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. Qantas operates from two terminals in Melbourne T1 - domestic and T2 - international. 

Baggage allowance

Passengers on Qantas flights from Melbourne to Launceston are allocated checked baggage. If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online before departure. 

Checking in

Passengers travelling from Melbourne to Launceston can check-in online up to 24 hours in advance or check-in at the terminal. 

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Launceston Airport. Launceston AirportOpens external site in a new window (LST) 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

Once you touch down on Launceston, you’ll be welcomed by the airport staff. Then there are multiple transport options available to get you on your way.

Getting into Launceston from Launceston Airport

Getting into the city from Launceston airport is easy. The most convenient way is to hire a car, jump in a taxi or rideshare. The pick-up points for rideshare services are located adjacent to the undercover car park.

Getting around Launceston

If exploring the beautiful surroundings of Northern Tasmania is what you’re after, your best bet is hiring a car so you can experience the stunning country side in comfort. Alternatively, if relaxing and exploring everything Launceston has to offer is what you’re after, you can get around by foot. The city hub of Launceston is about 10 blocks wide and long. Alternatively, if you’re looking for convenience, the Launceston City Council offers a few tourist bus that connects the city with a range of tourist attraction drop offs.

Why Qantas

The reasons to fly Qantas

Fly from Melbourne to Launceston with Qantas and enjoy a comfortable journey from the moment you step onboard.

Seamless check-in

With a range of check-in options designed to suit your needs, it’s easy to get your trip to Launceston on the right path. Visit a kiosk or desk at Launceston Airport to check in on arrival or use our online and mobile check-in services to check-in for your flight up to 24 hours before departure.

Included baggage

Baggage is included on your flight from Melbourne to Launceston, so feel free to pack what you need. Visit our baggage calculator to find out more.

Can I cancel my flight booking from Melbourne to Launceston due to COVID-19?

If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.

If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight and request a flight credit to use towards a future flight. Please visit our Booking changes and other options page for more information.

If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll be contacting anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.

Important information

* Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, POLi or Qantas issued UATP. For other payment options a percentage based fee applies, capped at a maximum per passenger of $22 for Domestic or $120 for International travel. Prices are not guaranteed until payment is made. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. Prices may fluctuate if taxes or foreign exchange rates change. Passengers booking Premium Economy may be seated in Economy on connecting flights. Check the fare rules for more details before booking. Inclusions vary between flights. All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes. QantasLink flights operated by Sunstate Airlines (Qld) Pty Ltd ABN 82 009 734 703, Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd ABN 77 001 599 024, and National Jet Systems Pty Ltd ABN 11 008 279 203. Licence No per state: QLD - 407, NSW - 2TA000237, VIC - 30362, SA - TTA155, WA - 9TA52.

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 This offer applies to Qantas operated flights for the following dates: Australian Domestic: booked between 21 May 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 12 June 2020 and 28 February 2022. Trans-Tasman: booked between 15 October 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 16 October 2020 and 28 February 2022. International: booked between 25 February 2021 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 1 November 2021 and 31 December 2022. If you decide to change the date of your travel, we'll waive the change fee. You'll need to change your flight before your scheduled date of departure and select a new travel date within 12 months of your original booking date. When you're ready to rebook, you'll also need to cover any fare increase for your new flight, if applicable. For all changes, your applicable Fare Rules and the Qantas Conditions of Carriage apply.