There are 5 ways to get from Sydney to Launceston by plane, bus, train or car ferry

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 40 min

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

$75 - $297

4 alternative options

Fly to Devonport, bus  •  7 h 16 min

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

$210 - $457

Train, carferry, bus  •  25 h 7 min

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

$170 - $362

Bus Firefly Express, carferry  •  26 h 21 min

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

$155 - $248

Bus Greyhound Australia, carferry  •  28 h 22 min

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

$188 - $329

Questions & Answers

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 carferry and bus which takes 25 h 7 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 40 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 50 min.

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

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There are 136+ 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 23 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Launceston.
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  • Distance: 571.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 40 min

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

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

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Launceston
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from Sydney to Launceston via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Sydney to Devonport via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Sydney to Devonport via Canberra, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Sydney to Devonport via Brisbane, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Sydney to Devonport via Adelaide, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Launceston
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Sydney to Launceston via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Launceston
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Train operators
XPT
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
$150 - $170
Bus operators
Tassielink Transit
Website
tassielink.com.au
Bus from Devonport to Cornwall Sq
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
4 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
12 h
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
12 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$75 - $110
Flexifare
$90 - $130
Ferry operators

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