Car Rental in Launceston

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Downtown Car Rental
Compact
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$44.60 per day
Launceston Airport Car Rental
Economy
Nissan X-Trail or similar
Nissan X-Trail
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Bargain Car Rentals
$46.80 per day
Launceston Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Hyundai Kona or similar
Hyundai Kona
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
EastCoast Car Rentals
$53.28 per day
Launceston Airport Car Rental
Standard
MG HS or similar
MG HS
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Keddy
$55.07 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Kia Stonic or similar
Kia Stonic
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$45.73 / per day
Launceston Western Junction Car Rental
Premium
Mercedes Sedan C200 or similar
Mercedes Sedan C200
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$79.31 / per day
Launceston Western Junction Car Rental
Standard Elite
Mercedes GLB or similar
Mercedes GLB
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$81.21 / per day
Launceston Airport Car Rental
Full-size
Toyota Camry or similar
Toyota Camry
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
$148.67 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 15:49 on 2023-01-30. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.
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Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
AUD
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Country code
61
Average car rental price
$59.70 / per day
Average car rental length
2 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Speed limit out of town
80 - 100 km/h
50 - 62 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.4

Why rent a car in Launceston?

The second-largest city of Tasmania is home to just 85,000 people but has more than its fair share of delights. These include unique architecture, interesting museums, city festivals, and scenic nature nearby. Launceston can also serve as a hub for exploring the rest of northern Tasmania. 

One-Way Car Rentals in Launceston

The most popular one-way rental options for pick up in Launceston and drop off in another city include:

  • From Launceston to Hobart - 41 offers from $36.13 per day

Top ways to enter Launceston

  • Launceston Airport: The main airport of northern Tasmania, it handled nearly 1.4 million travelers in 2019. The airport offers flights to the largest Australian cities like Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane, as well as nearby islands like Flinders, King, and Cape Barren. Located 15 km (9.3 miles) southeast of the city center, the airport can be reached in about 15 minutes.
  • Devonport Airport: Serving the North Tasmanian city of the same name, Devonport Airport only has flights to and from Melbourne. Located some 100 km (62 miles) from Launceston, the airport can be reached in about 1 hour and 10 minutes.
  • Hobart Airport: The largest airport in Tasmania has flights to and from some locations that Launceston Airport doesn’t serve like the national capital Canberra and Perth in Western Australia. Located 190 km (118 miles) south of Launceston, Hobart takes 2 hours and 15 minutes to reach by car.

Top destinations and activities

  • Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery. The largest museum in Australia that’s not located in a state capital, QVMAG is one of the main attractions of the city. Celebrating its 130th birthday in 2021, this vast museum has collections of everything from European and Australian art to local history and natural history, as well as a planetarium and a fully-preserved Chinese temple that was built by the Chinese miners who worked in the city in the 19th century.
  • Cataract Gorge. One of the most famous natural wonders in Tasmania, the Cataract is a scenic river gorge just outside of the center of Launceston. Famous for the Alexandra suspension bridge which crosses it and the longest chairlift in the world, the gorge also has beaches that are good for swimming, walking tracks, playgrounds, and everything else for a pleasant and relaxing day outdoors. 
  • Tamar Valley. Another popular scenic area just a short drive from Launceston, Tamar Valley is best known as a destination for wine. If you’re traveling with a friend who can drive, sampling local beverages is a must; but even if you can’t, visiting the wineries is still a fun experience. The valley is also home to the Tamar River Conservation Area, a wetlands preserve that’s a prime bird-watching spot.

Traffic and parking

  • One of the largest road hazards in Australia is the wildlife. Take extra caution when driving in bad weather or after dark as this is when most of the collisions with wildlife take place.
  • Mobile coverage is very rarely available outside of major highways and population centers, so take extra caution when traveling in rural areas.
  • Another great risk when traveling off of the main highways is the heat. The temperatures can reach extremes very easily, especially during the summer months and in inland areas. Always stay properly hydrated and plan your route in advance to be able to supplement your water supplies.
  • Laws concerning driving under the influence differ from territory to territory in Australia. In Tasmania, the legal alcohol limit is 0.05% for experienced drivers and 0.00% for novice drivers and drivers with provisional licenses. Exceeding the limit can lead to large fines and a driver’s license ban.
  • Proof of insurance and the car’s documentation need to be in the car whenever you’re driving.
  • When driving, you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
  • The primary, nationwide emergency number in Australia is 000.

Toll roads

There are a number of toll roads in Australia, mainly in the states of New South Wales, Victoria, and Queensland. There are no toll roads on Tasmania.

Most toll roads in Australia use an open toll system with mainline barrier toll points. All toll roads in Australia use a cashless payment system. You can purchase a prepaid pass for most toll roads. Some rental cars in Australia are equipped with electronic transponders, the price of which may or may not be included in the rental price. Ask your car rental provider about it in advance. 

Different toll roads are operated by different companies, so there is no nation-wide system in place.

Car Rental Prices in Launceston

  • Large cars - from $163 per day
  • Medium cars - from $130 per day
  • Small cars - from $98 per day
  • SUVs - from $149 per day
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What travel writers say

Towards Launceston, you’ll be able to jump on the Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail which will take you to amazing local producers of wines, cheeses, fruit, meats and much more. You can stop at Mountain Valley to spot wild platypus in the river. Or head to Tamar Valley for more wine and local food tastings.
ABAJS
Alesha Bradford and Jarryd Salem
We’ve been traveling the world together since 2008, searching for the planet’s best destinations and adventures.
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery is Launceston’s premier destination for art and culture lovers but also offers interesting exhibits of the region’s history. There are collections dedicated to the first days of European settlement in Tasmania as well as the construction of the first railway lines. Many of the most influential Tasmanian artists have their work presented here. The museum also offers a section dedicated to Astronomy which should be very interesting for anyone interested in science.
AW
Alex Waltner
My name is Alex Waltner, also known as Swedish Nomad. I’m a Professional Travel Blogger and Photographer from Sweden who have been traveling around the world since 2013.
If you don’t mind a day trip, you’ll find the nearby town of Derby is full of surprises. And my favourite of these is the newly opened Derby sauna, floating on lake Derby. Here you can kick back and enjoy the sauna experience followed by a brief dip in the lake. And if you’d really like to make the most of your time in the town, consider taking to the mountain biking trails. This is the heart of mountain biking in Tasmania, so be sure to make the most of it!
BS
Brooke Saward
Hello! My name is Brooke. I’m originally from Australia but have long had an ongoing desire to travel the world and share my stories with others.

Top 20 Cities near Launceston

  1. Sydney Car Rentals from $46.27 per day
    918.1 km / 570.5 miles away
  2. Melbourne Car Rentals from $48.78 per day
    450.4 km / 279.9 miles away
  3. Hobart Car Rentals from $50.23 per day
    145.6 km / 90.5 miles away
  4. Avalon Car Rentals from $81.80 per day
    454.9 km / 282.6 miles away
  5. Canberra Car Rentals from $39.95 per day
    712.1 km / 442.5 miles away
  6. Devonport Car Rentals from $48.01 per day
    77.6 km / 48.2 miles away
  7. Wollongong Car Rentals from $31.42 per day
    855.7 km / 531.7 miles away
  8. Albury Car Rentals from $55.90 per day
    608.9 km / 378.3 miles away
  9. Mildura Car Rentals from $44.10 per day
    929.3 km / 577.4 miles away
  10. Wagga Wagga Car Rentals from $47.79 per day
    710.4 km / 441.5 miles away
  11. Merimbula Car Rentals from $36.17 per day
    565.1 km / 351.1 miles away
  12. 929.8 km / 577.7 miles away
  13. 614.1 km / 381.6 miles away
  14. Parkes Car Rentals from $69.21 per day
    938.5 km / 583.1 miles away
  15. Griffith Car Rentals from $58.83 per day
    817.3 km / 507.8 miles away
  16. 689.2 km / 428.2 miles away
  17. Bowral Car Rentals from $35.06 per day
    834.5 km / 518.6 miles away
  18. Sale Car Rentals from $35.34 per day
    382.6 km / 237.7 miles away
  19. Geelong Car Rentals from $53.32 per day
    450.4 km / 279.9 miles away
  20. 535.9 km / 333.0 miles away

Top 20 Locations near Launceston

  1. 13.5 km / 8.4 miles away
  2. 66.4 km / 41.3 miles away
  3. Devonport Ferry Car Rentals from $128.87 per day
    70.9 km / 44.0 miles away
  4. Hobart Airport Car Rentals from $50.23 per day
    158.6 km / 98.5 miles away
  5. 404.6 km / 251.4 miles away
  6. 417.6 km / 259.5 miles away
  7. 431.8 km / 268.3 miles away
  8. 433.9 km / 269.6 miles away
  9. Avalon Airport Car Rentals from $81.80 per day
    441.4 km / 274.3 miles away
  10. 441.9 km / 274.6 miles away
  11. South Melbourne Car Rentals from $57.57 per day
    442.4 km / 274.9 miles away
  12. 447.0 km / 277.8 miles away
  13. 459.2 km / 285.3 miles away
  14. 462.5 km / 287.4 miles away
  15. 556.8 km / 346.0 miles away
  16. Bendigo Epsom Car Rentals from $46.67 per day
    579.8 km / 360.3 miles away
  17. Albury Airport Car Rentals from $55.90 per day
    597.2 km / 371.1 miles away
  18. 698.6 km / 434.1 miles away
  19. Canberra Airport Car Rentals from $56.97 per day
    704.6 km / 437.8 miles away
  20. Griffith Airport Car Rentals from $58.83 per day
    804.5 km / 499.9 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Launceston?

Car rental prices in Launceston vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Launceston
$30.39
January
$69.52
February
$33.04
March
$31.88
April
$30.89
May
$44.96
June
$45.80
July
$38.04
August
$32.18
September
$29.96
October
$30.17
November
$38.49
December
The best month to rent a car in Launceston is October (when prices for an Economy class start from $29.96). This is 21% cheaper than the yearly average and 57% cheaper than renting in February (when rental prices start at $69.52 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Launceston?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in July, travelers rent a car for an average of 10 days in October, the average rental period is 4 days.
Average Rental Length in Launceston
8
January
7
February
6
March
6
April
6
May
6
June
10
July
6
August
6
September
4
October
6
November
6
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Launceston?

The most popular month for renting a car in Launceston is December, and the least popular is January.
Popularity of Car Rental in Launceston by Monthly Searches
22%
January
30%
February
31%
March
36%
April
42%
May
41%
June
43%
July
34%
August
211%
September
229%
October
230%
November
252%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Bargain Car Rentals Hyundai Accent 4 2 Medium cars
Bargain Car Rentals Hyundai Kona 4 3 SUVs
Bargain Car Rentals Nissan X-Trail 4 2 SUVs
Bargain Car Rentals Toyota Corolla 4 2 Large cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Hyundai Kona 5 2 SUVs
Bargain Car Rentals Holden Acadia 5 3 SUVs
EastCoast Car Rentals Mitsubishi Outlander 5 2 SUVs
SIXT MG HS Aut. 5 3 SUVs
SIXT Toyota Yaris 5 Small cars
Bargain Car Rentals Toyota Hiace 4 4 Vans

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Australia
Hyundai Kona
January 26, 2023
Nice nature, encounter with wild life, stunning nature reserved.
Australia
Mitsubishi ASX
January 5, 2023
Everything was great, the food, the shops and the people. We loved Cataract Gorge, Wineglass bay and Mona on our trip in particular
Australia
Hyundai Accent
October 27, 2022
Did a lot of driving in beautiful surroundings. Heaven on earth.
Australia
Hyundai i30
October 27, 2022
everything nature friendly people
Australia
MG HS
September 30, 2022
Mona museum Cataract Gorge Remarkable cave And a lot
Australia
Holden Acadia
September 19, 2022
Travelled 2,000 klm all over Tasmania in 10 days
Australia
Nissan X-Trail
September 15, 2022
Loved cradle mountain, loved Ben Lomond and Launceston. Could stay for weeks at cradle so much to see and do and beautiful weather. Same with Launceston. Especially the gorge.
Australia
Toyota Yaris
September 4, 2022
so much has changed in 25 years since our last visit to Tasmania. It was amazing
Australia
Holden Acadia
July 21, 2022
Picked car up from Launceston, travelled all around there in the rental. Made visiting places easy.
Australia
Toyota Yaris
May 16, 2022
We drove our Alamo Hire Car (Toyota Corolla) from Launceston to St Helens/Bay of Fires region via the A4 and returned via the A3. The A3 takes longer as it's a very winding road in places, but well worth it. The Toyota Corolla was a perfectly good car for the two of us for this trip.
Australia
Hyundai Accent
March 14, 2022
Clean office car. Polite staff. This was 2nd t I me I have used this business
Australia
Kia Carnival
March 3, 2022
Beautiful country side, take your time see it all.Tasmania is great.
Australia
Toyota Corolla
January 14, 2022
Really enjoyed Georgetown and Low Head. The pilot station and lighthouse were worth seeing.
Australia
Hyundai Accent
January 2, 2022
Tasmania is always great... many attractions, but a car is essential to acces these.
Australia
Toyota Corolla
June 20, 2021
Easy to use rental company
Australia
Hyundai Accent
May 23, 2021
Loved Launceston and the surrounding areas, had a wonderful holiday
Australia
Nissan X-Trail
May 4, 2021
launceston and surrounds were amazing. It is so beautiful down there, everything is clean and in the scheme of things so close. You can travel any direction and the most it will take you is 3hrs to see some of the most amazing scenery and beautiful little towns. Definately worth visiting.
Australia
Nissan X-Trail
April 2, 2021
Coles Bay area - great for walking, kayaking and the food and wine experience - loved live music at Devil's Corner. Maria Island - a wonderful place to explore on a bike. St Columba Falls - worth the short drive and walk if you're in the Bay of Fires area
Australia
Hyundai Accent
March 30, 2021
Tasmania has many highlights when travelling around, The Beaconsfield Mine Museum, The Pub in the Paddock, Cataract Gorge, Fish & Chips at Triabunna, Sea Life Restaurant Bicheno Slow Cooked Lamb just to mention a few.
Australia
Nissan X-Trail
March 17, 2021
Tasmaina is beautiful
Australia
Toyota Corolla
March 16, 2021
Car a delight to drive and very good on fuel consumption. All round ideal car for our needs.
Australia
Holden Acadia
March 1, 2021
There was only 1 lady when we picked the car up and we waited for nearly 30 minutes but everything went smoothly when the other girl arrived. Overall we’re so happy with the service and car we got was excellent as we did a lot of driving. Thanks
Canada
Toyota Corolla
December 20, 2019
Launceston was a great place to start a road trip and to travel to many beautiful places in Tasmania. It is less crowded than Hobart so it is better to start driving there when it's your first time driving on the left side of the road.

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
SIXT
9.41 / 10
Lowest rated company
Dollar
8.43 / 10
Total number of reviews
44
Total rental companies
13
Average daily price
$59.70
Lowest daily price
$44.60
Total cars available
114

Top 13 Suppliers in Launceston in 2023

SIXT
SIXT
Exceptional 9.4 / 35 reviews
+61363918105
SIXT, Launceston Airport, Terminal Building Launceston, Launceston TAS 7250
$79 - $105
Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9.3 / 33 reviews
+61363919060 / +61363608000
201 Evandale Rd, Western Junction TAS 7212
$162 - $288
Thrifty
Thrifty
Exceptional 9.3 / 19 reviews
+61136139
Passenger Terminal, 201 Evandale Rd, Western Junction TAS 7212
$73 - $161
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-21:30
Sun:07:00-23:00
Europcar
Europcar
Exceptional 9.1 / 13 reviews
+610363919161
Terminal Building Launceston Airport, Launceston TAS 7212
$98 - $127
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:00
Tue:07:00-21:00
Wed:07:00-21:00
Thu:07:00-21:00
Fri:07:00-21:00
Sat:07:00-21:00
Sun:07:00-21:00
Bargain Car Rentals
Bargain Car Rentals
Exceptional 9.1 / 401 reviews
+611300729230
190 Evandale Rd, Western Junction TAS 7212
$47 - $76
Working hours
Mon:07:00-20:45
Tue:07:00-20:45
Wed:07:00-20:45
Thu:07:00-20:45
Fri:07:00-20:45
Sat:07:00-20:45
Sun:07:00-20:45
Hertz
Hertz
Excellent 8.9
+610363983020
Launceston Airport, Terminal Building, 201 Evandale Rd, Western Junction TAS 7212
$162 - $220
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-21:30
Sun:07:00-23:00
EastCoast Car Rentals
EastCoast Car Rentals
Excellent 8.8 / 54 reviews
+611800474258 / +61755558908
129 Evandale Drive, Western Junction, 7212
$53 - $64
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:30
Tue:08:00-21:30
Wed:08:00-21:30
Thu:08:00-21:30
Fri:08:00-21:30
Sat:08:00-17:00
Sun:08:00-17:00
National
National
Excellent 8.8 / 2 reviews
+61363919060 / +61363608000
201 Evandale Rd, Western Junction TAS 7250
$213 - $289
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.8 / 5 reviews
0363989400
Airport Rd
$125 - $184
Working hours
Mon:05:00-23:30
Tue:05:00-23:30
Wed:05:00-23:30
Thu:05:00-23:30
Fri:05:00-23:30
Sat:05:00-23:30
Sun:05:00-23:30
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.6
+61363312583 / +610363334463
151-153 St John St, Launceston TAS 7250
$45 - $288
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.6 / 1 reviews
0363910521
Airport Entrance
$125 - $245
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:15
Tue:07:00-21:15
Wed:07:00-21:15
Thu:07:00-21:15
Fri:07:00-21:15
Sat:07:00-20:30
Sun:07:00-21:00
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.5 / 3 reviews
+610363919161
Terminal Building Launceston Airport, Launceston TAS 7212
$55 - $112
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:00
Tue:07:00-21:00
Wed:07:00-21:00
Thu:07:00-21:00
Fri:07:00-21:00
Sat:07:00-21:00
Sun:07:00-21:00
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.4
+611800501934
Terminal Building Launceston Airport, Launceston
$76 - $161
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-21:30
Sun:07:00-23:00
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