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There are 6 ways to get from Sydney to Launceston by plane, bus, train, 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.

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Fly to Launceston  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Launceston (LST) SYD - LST

$75 - $297

5 alternative options

Fly to Devonport, bus  •  7 h 20 min

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

$210 - $457

Train, car ferry, bus  •  23 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Southern Cross 623 / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Port Melbourne to Devonport
  3. Take the bus from Devonport to Cornwall Sq 700 / ...

$170 - $361

Bus Firefly Express, car ferry  •  24 h 26 min

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

$154 - $247

Bus Greyhound Australia, car ferry  •  24 h 46 min

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

$178 - $319

Drive, car ferry  •  19 h 35 min

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

$175 - $295

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Launceston is to fly which costs $100 - $420 and takes 4 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Launceston is to fly which costs $100 - $420 and takes 4 h 34 min.

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The distance between Sydney and Launceston is 915 km.

The best way to get from Sydney to Launceston without a car is to train and car ferry and bus which takes 23 h 37 min and costs $230 - $550.

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It takes approximately 4 h 34 min to get from Sydney to Launceston, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Launceston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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

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There are 138+ hotels available in Launceston. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Sydney Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs $17.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Launceston.
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  • Distance: 571.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 34 min

What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and Launceston, TAS, Australia?

Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas fly from Sydney to Launceston hourly.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Launceston
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from Sydney to Launceston via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Sydney to Devonport via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Sydney to Devonport via Canberra, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Sydney to Devonport via Brisbane, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Sydney to Devonport via Adelaide, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Launceston
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from Sydney to Launceston via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Launceston
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Sydney to Launceston via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Train operators
XPT
Phone
132 232
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Central Station to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
10 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$80 - $110
Sleeper
$140 - $170
Bus operators
Tassielink Transit
Phone
+61 1300 300 520
Email
info@tassielink.com.au
Website
tassielink.com.au
Bus from Devonport to Cornwall Sq
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 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
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Central Station to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$65 - $100
Flexifare
$85 - $120
Ferry operators
Spirit of Tasmania
Phone
+61 3 6419 9320
Website
spiritoftasmania.com.au
Car ferry from Port Melbourne to Devonport
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $170
Schedules at
spiritoftasmania.com.au
Passenger
$93
Car
$163

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