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There are 4 ways to get from Melbourne to Launceston by plane, bus, car ferry or car

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Fly to Launceston  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Launceston (LST) MEL - LST

$45 - $211

3 alternative options

Fly to Devonport, bus  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Devonport (DPO) MEL - DPO
  2. Take the bus from Devonport to Cornwall Sq

$130 - $368

Car ferry, drive  •  12 h 4 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Port Melbourne to Devonport
  2. Drive from Devonport to Launceston

$100 - $176

Car ferry, bus  •  14 h 46 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Port Melbourne to Devonport
  2. Take the bus from Spirit to Cornwall Sq 700

$105 - $188

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Launceston is to fly which costs $60 - $300 and takes 3 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Launceston is to fly which costs $60 - $300 and takes 3 h 52 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Launceston is 444 km.

The best way to get from Melbourne to Launceston without a car is to car ferry and bus which takes 14 h 46 min and costs $140 - $270.

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It takes approximately 3 h 52 min to get from Melbourne to Launceston, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Launceston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar offer flights from Melbourne Airport to Launceston Airport.

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There are 135+ hotels available in Launceston. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Melbourne Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Launceston.
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  • Distance: 277.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 52 min

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Launceston, TAS, Australia?

Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Qantas fly from Melbourne to Launceston every 2 hours.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Launceston
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $360
Flights from Melbourne to Devonport
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Launceston
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Melbourne to Launceston
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Bus operators
Tassielink Transit
Website
tassielink.com.au
Bus from Devonport to Cornwall Sq
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
tassielink.com.au
Bus from Spirit to Cornwall Sq
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
tassielink.com.au
Ferry operators
Spirit of Tasmania
Phone
+61 3 6419 9320
Website
spiritoftasmania.com.au
Car ferry from Port Melbourne to Devonport
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$90 - $170
Schedules at
spiritoftasmania.com.au
Passenger
$93
Car
$163

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