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There are 2 ways to get from George Town to Coles Bay by bus or car

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Bus  •  6h 6m

  1. Take the bus from No.52 Goulburn St to City Terminus North 770 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Launceston Transit Centre, Cornwall Square to Opp. No.5 Story St 740
  3. Take the bus from No.5 Story St to Iluka Tavern, No.31 Esplanade 745 / ...

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Drive  •  2h 51m

  1. Drive from George Town to Coles Bay 235.7 km
George Town → Coles Bay
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The cheapest way to get from George Town to Coles Bay is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 2h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from George Town to Coles Bay is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 2h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from George Town to Coles Bay. However, there are services departing from No.52 Goulburn St and arriving at Iluka Tavern, No.31 Esplanade via Launceston Transit Centre, Cornwall Square and No.5 Story St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 6m.

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The distance between George Town and Coles Bay is 166 km. The road distance is 235.7 km.

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The best way to get from George Town to Coles Bay without a car is to bus which takes 6h 6m and costs .

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It takes approximately 6h 6m to get from George Town to Coles Bay, including transfers.

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George Town to Coles Bay bus services, operated by East Tamar Bus Lines, depart from No.52 Goulburn St station.

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George Town to Coles Bay bus services, operated by Calow's Coaches, arrive at Iluka Tavern, No.31 Esplanade station.

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Yes, the driving distance between George Town to Coles Bay is 236 km. It takes approximately 2h 51m to drive from George Town to Coles Bay.

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  • Distance: 166.4 km
  • Duration: 6h 6m

What companies run services between George Town, TAS, Australia and Coles Bay, TAS, Australia?

You can take a bus from George Town to Coles Bay via City Terminus North, Launceston Transit Centre, Cornwall Square, and No.5 Story St in around 6h 6m.

Bus operators
East Tamar Bus Lines
Phone
0473 737 326
Website
easttamarbuslines.com
Bus from No.52 Goulburn St to City Terminus North
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
easttamarbuslines.com
Calow's Coaches
Phone
0363762161
Email
info@calowscoaches.com.au
Website
calowscoaches.com.au
Bus from Launceston Transit Centre, Cornwall Square to Opp. No.5 Story St
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Calow's Coaches
Bus from No.5 Story St to Iluka Tavern, No.31 Esplanade
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Calow's Coaches

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