There are 6 ways to get from Sydney to Launceston by plane, bus, car ferry, night train, train 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  •  3h 20m

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

$193 - $543

5 alternative options

Bus, car ferry  •  24h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Melbourne
  2. Take the car ferry from Port Melbourne to Devonport
  3. Take the bus from Spirit of Tas to Launceston

$286 - $471

Night train, car ferry, bus  •  24h 51m

  1. Take the night train from Central Station to Southern Cross 621
  2. Take the car ferry from Port Melbourne to Devonport
  3. Take the bus from Spirit of Tas to Launceston

$246 - $523

Train, car ferry, bus  •  24h 53m

  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 Spirit of Tas to Launceston

$246 - $523

Bus, car ferry via Melbourne  •  25h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Melbourne
  2. Take the car ferry from Port Melbourne to Devonport
  3. Take the bus from Spirit of Tas to Launceston

$230 - $353

Drive, car ferry  •  20h 35m

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

$261 - $421

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Launceston is to fly which costs $190 - $550 and takes 3h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Launceston is to fly which costs $190 - $550 and takes 3h 20m.

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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 bus and car ferry which takes 24h 41m and costs $280 - $480.

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It takes approximately 3h 20m 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 1h 45m.

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

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There are 148+ hotels available in Launceston. Prices start at $150 AUD 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 $18.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Launceston.
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  • Distance: 915 km
  • Duration: 3h 20m

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

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

Airlines
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Launceston
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Flights from Sydney to Launceston via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $850
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Launceston
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Sydney to Launceston via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Launceston
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Sydney to Launceston via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Train operators
XPT
Phone
132 232
Website
transportnsw.info
Night train from Central Station to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
10h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Book at
XPT bookings
Economy
$75 - $100
First
$100 - $140
Sleeper
$210 - $250
Bus operators
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, although service is limited in Western Australia with just a single route to Broome. Buses are equipped for long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers, reclining seats and an onboard bathroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $190
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$110 - $150
Premium
$140 - $190
Advantage
$150 - $180
Red Line
Phone
1300 360 000
Email
bookings@tasredline.com.au
Website
tasredline.com.au
Bus from Spirit of Tas to Launceston
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
Red Line
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Website
fireflyexpress.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
10h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $230
Schedules at
spiritoftasmania.com.au
Passenger
$130
Car
$229

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