How to travel from Alice Springs to Launceston, Australia

The distance between Alice Springs and Launceston is around 2,366km (1,470 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 4h 10m.

5 routes found

We've found 5 different ways to get from Alice Springs to Launceston by plane, bus, ferry, train and car. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

👋 Also check out LauncestonAlice Springs if you're planning a return trip.

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Fly

Fly from Alice Springs (ASP) to Launceston (LST).

  • Duration4h 10m
  • Flight time3h 40m
  • Typical cost
    A$525($355)
Operated by

Qantas

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Bus and Ferry

Take the bus to Adelaide and then to Melbourne then take a ferry to Devonport then take the bus to Cornwall Square Transit Centre No.182 Cimitiere St.

  • Duration1 day 19h
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    A$520($350)
Operated by

Multiple operators

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Bus, Train and Ferry

Take the bus to Adelaide and then to Bendigo Station then take the train to Southern Cross then take a ferry to Devonport then take the bus to Cornwall Square Transit Centre No.182 Cimitiere St.

  • Duration1 day 18h
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    A$565($380)
Operated by

Multiple operators

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Car and Ferry

Drive to Port Melbourne then take a ferry to Devonport then drive to Launceston.

  • Duration1 day 10h
  • Departstwice daily
  • Typical cost
    A$450($305)
Operated by

Multiple operators

Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Alice Springs and Launceston

There are several options for getting from Alice Springs to Launceston by plane, bus, ferry, train and car. The cheapest option is to drive and then take a ferry which costs around A$450 ($305) and will take around 1 day 10h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 4h 10m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$525 ($355).

The distance between Alice Springs and Launceston is around 2,366km (1,470 miles).

It takes around 4h 10m to get from Alice Springs and Launceston by plane.

The quickest way to get from Alice Springs to Launceston is to fly which takes around 4h 10m and will set you back approx A$525 ($355).

The cheapest way to travel between Alice Springs and Launceston is to drive and then take a ferry which will typically cost around A$450 ($305) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Alice Springs and Launceston. We recommend that you fly from Alice Springs (ASP) to Launceston (LST). instead which will take 4h 10m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Alice Springs and Launceston. We recommend that you fly from Alice Springs (ASP) to Launceston (LST). instead which will take 4h 10m.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Alice Springs and Launceston. Flights depart from Alice Springs (ASP) and arrive at Launceston (LST) - via Melbourne (MEL). The flight takes around 3h 40m.

There is no direct flight from Alice Springs to Launceston. There is however a flight that goes via Melbourne (MEL). This services will take at least 4h 10m (not including layover time).

The flight from Alice Springs to Launceston typically takes around 3h 40m. Flights depart from Alice Springs (ASP) and and arrive into Launceston (LST).

The closest major airport to Launceston is Launceston Airport (LST) (LST) which is approximately 13km (8 miles) from Launceston. Devonport Airport (DPO) (DPO) and Hobart Airport (HBA) (HBA) are also nearby and might be a better alternative airport depending on where you are flying from.

Drive yourself

No, its not really possible or feasible to drive from Alice Springs to Launceston. We recommend that you fly from Alice Springs (ASP) to Launceston (LST). instead which will take 4h 10m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Alice Springs to Launceston is to fly which takes, on average, 4h 10m and will usually cost around A$525 ($355).

How do I get from Alice Springs to Launceston

Compare travel optionsbetween Alice Springs and Launceston

Transport options from Alice Springs to Launceston
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly
4h 10m
A$525($355)
on demand2,366km (1,470 miles)
Bus and Ferry
1 day 19h
A$520($350)
once daily2,813km (1,748 miles)
Bus, Train and Ferry + 1 similar
1 day 18h
A$565($380)
once daily2,903km (1,804 miles)
Train, Ferry and Bus1 day 21h
A$770($520)
once a week2,903km (1,804 miles)
Car and Ferry
1 day 10h
A$450($305)
twice daily2,791km (1,735 miles)

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Airports near Launceston

The following major airports near Launceston offer regular flights to various popular destinations within Australia and internationally.

LST
Launceston Airport (LST)
Domestic Airport
Distance
13km (8 miles) from Launceston
DPO
Devonport Airport (DPO)
Domestic Airport
Distance
66km (41 miles) from Launceston
HBA
Hobart Airport (HBA)
International Airport
Distance
159km (99 miles) from Launceston