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Home Oceania Australia Tasmania Cheap flights to Launceston, Australia

Cheap Flights to Launceston

Popular in December High demand for flights, 22% potential price rise
Cheapest in June Best time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average price $339 Average for round-trip flights in December 2020
Round-trip from $135 From Sydney to Launceston
One-way from $145 One-way flight from Sydney to Launceston
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Cheapest prices for Launceston flights by month

January
$227
February
$231
March
$228
April
$271
May
$251
June
$211
July
$221
August
$255
September
$228
October
$250
November
$238
December
$240
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Launceston is June. The most expensive month for flights is April. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Launceston?

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SYD - LST
Price
$211 - $435
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Temperature
11 - 23 °C
LST
Rainfall
26 - 67 mm
June is typically the best time to fly to Launceston, but there are other times where great deals are available. If you are looking for warm weather when you arrive off of your flight to Launceston then January is statistically the hottest. August is historically the period with most rainfall.

When is the best time to book a flight to Launceston?

The best time to book flights to Launceston is 61 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Launceston?

The cheapest flights to Launceston are usually found when departing on a Sunday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Friday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Launceston?

Launceston flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the morning. Booking a flight in the evening will likely mean higher prices.

When to fly

Chilled-out and beautifully situated in the north of Tasmania, visitors have been booking flights to Launceston because it is idyllic for those who enjoy nature and the outdoors. Natural beauty is also one of Launceston’s assets, and there are few better places for bird lovers to visit than the wetlands centre on Tamar Island.

Peak Season:

Most visitors take a flight to Launceston over the hot, sunny summer months between November and March. Summer also sees the town hosting the vibrant Festivale event which is one of Tasmania’s premier food and wine festivals. The three day celebration takes places annually at Launceston’s stunning City Park on the second weekend of February every year and is dedicated to showcasing the best of Tasmanian food, wine, locally brewed beer, cider and whisky. There are over 70 different food and wine stalls to explore which are operated by local restaurants, winemakers and producers. Activities such as wine and beer tasting and cooking demonstrations are available for all to get involved in. However during this unique outdoor event, accommodation travel costs to Launceston can be slightly higher than usual.

Off season:

Try autumn (March to May) for reasonably priced accommodation and cheap flights to Launceston, and the chance to attend events like the Targa Tasmanian Rally. The event has been running since 1992 and is one of the largest, longest and hardest tarmac rally events in the world and is a high energy, red-blooded, competitive motorsport event. Winter also hosts various local food festivals for individuals to enjoy.

City overview

Take a flight to Launceston and visit the city’s many museums, galleries and historical sights, such as the Australian National Motor Museum and the Queen Victoria Art Gallery, and the well-preserved Victorian streets of the town centre.

Then there is the Tamar Valley – the heart of Tasmania’s wine industry. Drive out to vineyards in a hire car, and take advantage of tours and sampling events, or just head over to Launceston’s thriving farmer’s market held every Saturday. It’s not all about wine either though – a tour of Boag’s Brewery will reward any beer lover as well.

Hikers and climbers will also want to visit Cataract Gorge, where you can enjoy natural swimming and take a spectacular chairlift ride.

Not far from Launceston, visitors can easily reach the site of George Town, which was once the capital of Tasmania and now lies almost deserted, but has some superb museum exhibits documenting local history and beautiful period architecture.

More energetic holiday makers might also want to rent bikes and explore the countryside, or rent canoes and paddle along the Tamar. There are secluded beaches nearby, as well as excellent hiking and climbing opportunities. There are also some great activities for children, such as the Zone 3 Laser Games centre, an Indoor Games centre and a challenging mini golf course.

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Getting around Launceston

The city operates an efficient and extensive bus service that will reach hotels and attractions in all parts of Launceston. Buying a daily pass is a good option. Tasmanians also love to cycle, and there are a number of cycle hire outlets, as well as car and motorbike hire companies. If you want to reach the coast or visit Hobart, renting a car is a superb option.

Getting to the city from the airport

Launceston has its own airport and getting into town is relatively straightforward. Just catch one of the Airport Shuttle Buses which leave from the arrivals terminal, and which will take you directly to the centre of town. All major car rental firms are represented, but book first to minimise hassle. Taxis will also be available if needed to ferry you straight to your hotel.

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