Book before you arrive at Launceston Airport
Launceston is Tasmania’s second-largest city and makes a great base from which to rent a car and explore the island state. What we can do is make the planning stages incredibly simple so you avoid trawling the web for rental options, or tracking down a car upon arrival. Search our wide range of great cars at low prices and get on the road to explore the city and beyond.
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Why book with us?
Lowest prices on the web!We are committed to finding you bargains and our international buying power means we can do just that. If you are quoted a lower price from another website, bring it to us and we will do our level best to beat it by $1 and also offer a special discount deal on insurance.
Simple and easy booking process!Enter your specifications and you will get a list of the available rental cars with all of the essential information included - insurance details, rental features and car features, along with pick-up locations. Still confused? Our friendly and knowledgeable rental specialists are only a phone call away. We have free phone numbers in over 20 countries and are available to answer questions 24/7 on weekdays.
The range of brands and vehicles!Our network of suppliers is global and includes both the big international companies and the smaller, locally-owned car rental businesses. You can be assured you are getting plenty of options with an airportrentals.com search, and they are all together in one place!
Where to Next?
From Launceston, a car rental can take you all over the island of Tasmania. Not far to the north is George Town and the well-populated northern coast, which has a vast history for the interested traveller. Hobart is less than three hours’ drive away, and the stunning Freycinet National Park on the eastern coast is even closer. The most adventurous head straight to the south-western corner which is a wilderness of National Parks, lakes, rivers and rugged coastlines - Tasmania at its best. This is not a big island, so you can see it all.
If you are planning to rent a car in Launceston over peak season, you’ll need to plan ahead and get in quick as vehicles can sell out fast - Tasmania is a prime road trip location! Summertime is high season in temperate Launceston and with the festive Christmas atmosphere and sunshine all at once, you won’t want to miss out, so get booking as soon as possible.
Launceston Car Rental Brands
A stately city on the Tamar River, Launceston is a great place to launch your Tasmanian adventure. Pick up a rental car at the regional airport and you’re well on your way to discovering the heritage, wilderness, wine, food and friendly people that make the island state a favourite destination.
Finding the perfect car for your road trip can be tricky. That’s why we’ve put together a quick guide to the rental brands you’ll find available at Launceston Airport and in the city, and what they each have to offer.
There is no shortage of big-name car rental companies offering vehicles from Launceston Airport. In the terminal at 201 Evandale Road, Western Junction, TAS 7212, you will find counters for Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty which all offer late-model fleets backed by the assurance of a global name. The majority of these brands have everything from economy to full-sized cars, with assorted added extras: Europcar, for example, has some luxury and prestige options like Mercedes models, while Thrifty and Budget can hire you a hardy 4WD vehicle.
There are also some national and regional car rental companies operating at Launceston Airport, with counters in the terminals. Redspot is a big Aussie-owned brand with an average vehicle age of less than a year across its fleet - which covers everything from tiny hatchbacks to people movers. Bargain Car Rentals is a Tasmanian-based company which offers low-priced rentals on older vehicles for the budget-conscious traveller.
Some rental brands don’t have a physical counter in the airport, but are serviced by a different company. These often offer very competitive prices, so don’t be afraid to book with them - just read your rental confirmation carefully! Red Ribbon is serviced by Bargain Car Rentals, offering older vehicles at very low prices. Auto Europe will be a rebrand of one of the international names, and Keddy by Europcar is operated through Europcar.
City car rental
Several rental suppliers in Launceston also offer depots in the city:
Avis Car Rental, 29 Cameron Street
Budget Car Rental, 76 Frederick Street
Europcar Car Rental, 80 Tamar Street
Hertz Car Rental, 58 Paterson Street
Thrifty Car Rental, 2-10 Tamar Street