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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Launceston  •  3 h 55 min

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

$58 - $238

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

$144 - $391

Car ferry, drive  •  12 h 4 min

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

$107 - $187

Car ferry, bus  •  14 h 47 min

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

$111 - $199

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

Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Qantas fly from Melbourne to Launceston every 3 hours.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Launceston
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Schedules at
tassielink.com.au
Bus from Spirit to Cornwall Sq
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Schedules at
tassielink.com.au
Ferry operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Melbourne and Launceston is 444 km.

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Launceston is to fly which costs $75 - $320 and takes 3 h 55 min.

The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Launceston is to fly which takes 3 h 55 min and costs $75 - $320.

It takes approximately 3 h 55 min to get from Melbourne to Launceston, including transfers.