Flights to Launceston (LST)
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Launceston travel information
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.