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.View our Launceston travel guide
Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Launceston (LST)
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Visiting from Melbourne to Launceston
Melbourne to Launceston flight information
The approximate flight time for flights from Melbourne to Launceston is 1 hours and 5 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.
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What is the main airport called?
Melbourne Airport.Opens external site in a new window Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic Airport (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.
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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, 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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