Launceston travel guide

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You're Going to Love Launceston

With a population of 106,153, Launceston is a must-see destination in Tasmania, Australia. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

Where to Eat in Launceston

If you’re looking for affordable options, SAINT JOHN CRAFT BEER (133 St John St) and Maple on Cameron (39 Cameron St) are great picks.

When to visit Launceston

Launceston in August
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Launceston in August
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Launceston in January, when the average temperature is 60.8 °F, and the highest can go up to 73.4 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is July, when it can get as cold as 35.6 °F, with an average temperature of 42.8 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in July, when precipitation is around 3.1″. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Launceston, with an average rainfall of 1.2″.

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How to Get to Launceston


When flying to Launceston, you’ll arrive at Launceston (LST), which is located 8 miles from the city center. The shortest flight to Launceston from the United States departs from Los Angeles and takes around 19h 40m.


Another option to get to Launceston is to pick up a car rental from Hobart, which is about 100 miles from Launceston. You’ll find branches of Bargain Car Rentals and Sixt, among others, in Hobart.

Airports near Launceston

Airlines serving Launceston

Air France
Good (508 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (3,244 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,466 reviews)
Excellent (1,293 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (485 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (402 reviews)
Excellent (233 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (886 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (238 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (4,766 reviews)
China Southern
Excellent (11 reviews)
China Eastern
Excellent (9 reviews)
Air New Zealand
Good (137 reviews)
Good (138 reviews)
Virgin Australia
Good (120 reviews)
Excellent (6 reviews)
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Where to stay in Launceston

Average rates range from around $155 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $200 and up for a 5-star experience. There are also lots of vacation rental options in Launceston, with prices from $18 to $886 per night. Launceston CBD is the neighborhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, vacation rentals in Launceston are about 18% more expensive than a hotel room in the city.

Where to stay in popular areas of Launceston

Most booked hotels in Launceston

Arendon Cottage
Excellent (9.4, 114 reviews)
Mantra Charles Hotel
Excellent (8.3, 1137 reviews)
Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston
Excellent (8, 4179 reviews)
Best Western Plus Launceston
Good (7.8, 3294 reviews)
Leisure Inn Penny Royal Hotel & Apartments
Good (7.8, 2413 reviews)
Village Family Motor Inn
Good (6.1, 2101 reviews)
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Renting a car in Launceston

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 2% more expensive than at Launceston.

Expect to pay $4.32 per gallon in Launceston (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $51.78 and $69.05. The most frequently booked car type in Launceston is Compact (Hyundai Accent or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate rental cars (Holden Cruze or similar) are, on average, 62% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.