Melbourne to Launceston Flights

Melbourne (MEL) to Launceston (LST) Flight Information

Below are some common questions asked about this flight route:
  • When can I book the cheapest flight from Melbourne to Launceston?

    Airlines adjust prices for plane tickets based on the day and time that you book your flight. After analyzing data from all airlines, we have discovered that the best days to book flights from Melbourne to Launceston are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.

  • What are the airlines flying from Melbourne to Launceston?

    Airlines flying from Melbourne to Launceston include Air Canada,Etihad Airways,Qantas Airways,Cathay Pacific,Emirates,Jetstar Airways,Virgin Australia.

  • What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Melbourne to Launceston?

    Jetstar Airways provides 82 of the non-stop flights between Melbourne and Launceston.

  • How many airports are there in Launceston?

    There are 1 airports in Launceston - Launceston Airport.

  • Average duration of direct flights:

    1h10m

  • Airports at destination:

    LST

  • Flight route:

    MEL ✈ LST

  • Price starting from:

    From AU$116

Melbourne (MEL) to Launceston (LST) Flight Schedule

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Flight from Melbourne (MEL) to Launceston (LST)

Exploring Australia can never be completed without visiting Launceston. Launceston is located in the northern region of Tasmania of Australia and is one of the oldest cities in Australia. Launceston’s elegant colonial and Victorian architecture with its century-old parks are one of the well preserved early cityscapes of Australia. The second-largest town in Tasmania surrounded by valleys is one of the most famous tourist centres due to its vibrant options of food, wine, culture and nature.

Tip: Launceston experiences temperate climate but the best time to visit Launceston weather-wise as well as expense wise is anytime between February to December when the summer holidays are going on.

Getting to Launceston

Launceston Airport (LST) is the regional airport located on the outskirts of Launceston. It is the second busiest airport of Tasmania.

One can travel to the city or hotels via taxis or hotel shuttles. Several airlines and airways have many flights operating from Melbourne to Launceston. Melbourne Airport (MEL) has direct flights to Launceston Airport (LST) by QantasLink Airlines. Some options for cheap flights from Melbourne are by Virgin Australia Airlines and QantasLink Airlines.

Tip: since there is no time difference and its just 450 km from Melbourne, so an hour trip is easily suited and available abundantly.

Take in the sights of the city

The Launceston region is full of city and country charm. Gorgeous old towns, scenic natural beauty, along with a diverse wildlife form the charms of the city. Its natural star attraction, The Cataract Gorge is a slice of wilderness and located right in the centre or heart of Launceston. Natural scenery around the Tamar River and the wetlands are worth exploring. Other prominent attracts Queen Victoria Art Gallery, Boag’s Brewery, Prince’s Square, Queen Victoria Museum, Franklin House, City Park and Launceston Tramway Museum.

Launceston has an abundance of cafes and restaurants serving delicious food made from seasonal, locally sourced fresh produce. Mid-range cafes and restaurants are located around Wellington St and George St. Fine dining options are available in George St and Bridge Road. Not much of nightlife in Launceston but one can find few decent pubs and bars in the city centre and Bridge Road. Wine lovers can go for winery tours, and Boag’s Brewery tour is the most famous one.

Launceston has few choices for the loving shopping tourist. One can explore the retail outlets at the city centre and George St for branded products or shop for the local Tasmanian Wool products from the local shops. Design Centre Tasmania is an excellent option for purchasing souvenirs, local craft and art items at a reasonable price, as it is a not-for-profit organisation.

Tip: Take an Artbike and explore the Launceston’s cultural hotspots.

Accommodation in Launceston

Launceston has different kind of accommodations like resorts, hotels, motels, hostels, etc. according to one’s budget and preferences. You can find most of the mid-range hotels in the city centre area or George St. Camping and Caravan parks are also available for the outdoor preferring tourists. People looking for more authentic and local experience can opt for farm stay.

Tip: If you want to travel Launceston on a budget, back-packing is best.

There are many Melbourne to Launceston flights throughout the day, so best is to customise your search to get the best price according to your travel dates. If you’d want to travel on a budget, combine your Melbourne-Launceston flight booking with discount hotel reservations for great deals.

To experience the Australian city with its cultural and natural offerings, visit Launceston with Trip.com.

Roundtrip vs One-Way Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Launceston (LST)

There is usually no major price difference between buying a roundtrip flight versus a one-way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one-way flight from Melbourne(MEL) to Launceston(LST). However, booking a roundtrip flight is a simpler process. You can compare roundtrip and one-way flights by using our flight comparison tool.