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. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Launceston has to offer.

Where to Eat in Launceston

Launceston CBD is the neighborhood with the most restaurants in Launceston. These include popular favorites such as Havilah (178 Charles St), Maple on Cameron (39 Cameron St) and Geronimo Aperitivo Bar and Restaurant (186 Charles Street). If you’re looking for affordable options, Grain of the Silos (89-91 Lindsay St Invermay) and SAINT JOHN CRAFT BEER (133 St John St) are great picks.

When to visit Launceston

Launceston in June
Estimated hotel price
$94
1 night at 3-star hotel
Launceston in June
Estimated hotel price
$94
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

Plane

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 39h 25m.

Car

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 YesDrive Car Rental, among others, in Hobart.

Plane

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 39h 25m.

Car

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 YesDrive Car Rental, among others, in Hobart.

Airports near Launceston

Airlines serving Launceston

Air France
Good (984 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,112 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,982 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,404 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (932 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (839 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (541 reviews)
ANA
Excellent (496 reviews)
China Eastern
Good (64 reviews)
China Southern
Excellent (34 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (941 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (555 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,740 reviews)
Air New Zealand
Excellent (315 reviews)
Hawaiian Airlines
Good (1,609 reviews)
Virgin Australia
Good (265 reviews)
Jetstar
Good (318 reviews)
Rex
Excellent (22 reviews)
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Where to stay in Launceston

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 20% more expensive than a hotel room in the city.

Where to stay in popular areas of Launceston

Most booked hotels in Launceston

Arendon Cottage
0 stars
Excellent (9.4, 94 reviews)
$99+
Peppers Silo Launceston
4 stars
Excellent (9, 1998 reviews)
$153+
Mantra Charles Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8.5, 1230 reviews)
$97+
Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston
4 stars
Excellent (8.2, 5941 reviews)
$85+
Leisure Inn Penny Royal Hotel & Apartments
3 stars
Excellent (8, 2616 reviews)
$77+
Best Western Plus Launceston
4 stars
Good (7.8, 4021 reviews)
$72+

Renting a car in Launceston

Renting a car in Launceston costs $39 per day, on average, or $116 if you want to rent if for 3 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 33% 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. Compact (MG 5 or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Launceston, while also 80% cheaper than other types, on average.

Renting a car in Launceston costs $39 per day, on average, or $116 if you want to rent if for 3 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 33% 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. Compact (MG 5 or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Launceston, while also 80% cheaper than other types, on average.