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Launceston car hire – it couldn’t be easier

If you want to rent a vehicle from Launceston Airport, let us make it easy for you. We can guarantee you a fantastic Tasmania deal from one of the top brands. You can book as far in advance as you... expand
want - just fly in and drive away.

With 17 National Parks, stunning scenery and delectable local produce, Launceston is growing in popularity as a tourist destination. Located in the north of Tasmania, when you land at Launceston Airport, your main priority will be to collect your rental car and get out on the open road - that’s where we come in. With live, up-to-the-minute rates from leading suppliers, let us remove the hassle from Tasmania car hire.

An insider guide to the airport

Located on the outskirts of the town, Launceston Airport is situated in the rural region of Western Junction, just 15km from the city centre. Handling more than a million passengers each year, it services airlines such as Jetstar and Virgin Blue. Having undergone a massive redevelopment, it’s one of the most modern and innovative airports in Australia. The likes of Budget, Europcar and Thrifty all have depots within the airport terminal, but they aren’t the only vehicle hire options.

Airport car rental is our business

We make car hire simple, offering you all the top rental companies on one website. We compile all of the best deals for Launceston, then you make the choice. All you have to do is input your travel information. What makes us different within this very competitive industry is that we have no preference who your hire from. All we want is for you to get the best deal.

Once you have entered your details and clicked the yellow search button, you will be given pages and pages of rental options. From major companies in Launceston, such as Redspot, Europcar and Hertz, to more local Tasmanian depots, they’re all here for you. The cheapest deal will be listed first and you can also filter your choice. Whether that’s by fleet, size, transmission or pick-up, the key is ticking all your boxes. From Nissan to Hyundai and Mitsubishi, to Audi Convertibles and 25-seater buses, all driving angles are covered.

Our customer service team is on hand to answer any queries or deal with any issues, working 24 hours a day on weekdays. We offer free cancellations and free amendments on most vehicles, thanks to the highly advanced distribution and booking technology. We also offer a free app, suitable for iPhone and Android.

Tips for driving in Tasmania

Although the highways may look similar, there are always little differences to each country’s road rules. Here’s a guide for driving in Launceston:
  • The urban street speed limit is 50kph, unless otherwise signposted. The maximum speed limit is 100kph.
  • Roads can be steep, narrow and winding, so take extra care.
  • Seat-belt wearing is mandatory for drivers and passengers.
  • There are a number of narrow one-way streets in Launceston – be prepared.
  • As you drive more off the beaten track, be wary of the local wildlife. Injuring an animal could ruin your holiday!

Get in early

The key to securing the vehicle you want is booking in advance. The longer you leave it, the more chance there won’t be anything available or you will pay over the odds. Book a few months ahead, and you’re more likely to take advantage of any special deals on offer. On our home page, we regularly update our specials – such as free rental days, upgrades, Frequent Flyer points and much more. Also, when you start searching, our information banner offers updates on school holidays. There is also a FAQ section if you have any queries.

A good night’s rest in Launceston…

Due to the fact it is a regional airport, there are no major hotels located there. However, there are a variety of accommodation options close by. From the Abel Tasman Airport Motor Inn, just 8.5km from the airport, to country clubs and more budget hostel options in the central district, you won’t have any problem finding a roof for the night.

What to do and where to go

With the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Tasmania Zoo, Ben Lomond National Park and numerous sporting events, you won’t be short of activities during your time in Launceston. However, if you are looking to embark on a road trip, Launceston is a great starting point. Renowned for its gorgeous food and drink, the Wine and Culture Way alongside the Tamar River is a must for those who like a glass of white… or red. And there are two journeys you can take. Launceston to Hobart is also a relatively straightforward adventure, just two-and-a-half hours south. So get your car rental booked…and get driving! 

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Launceston Airport Information

Launceston Airport (IATA: LST) is a regional airport on the outskirts of Launceston, Tasmania. Situated in the rural area of Western Junction, the airport is located 15 km (9.3 mi) from the Launceston City Centre. The airport is the second busiest in the state, after Hobart, and also has the ability to run as a curfew free airport.

In the 2007/2008 Financial Year, Launceston Airport recorded a record 1.1 million passengers, up 10% on the previous year; 255,000 passengers passed through the Airport during the three months to September 30, up 7% on the previous year.It is currently Australia's 13th busiest airport, handling over 1.1 million passengers in 2008.

Here are some of the major Airlines that service Launceston Airport:

  • Airlines of Tasmania
  • Australian air Express
  • Jetstar Airways
  • Qantas operated by QantasLink
  • Tiger Airways Australia
  • Virgin Blue ... expand

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