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Car Rental in Launceston

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Launceston Airport Car Rental
Compact
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$47.71 per day
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Launceston Airport Car Rental
Compact
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$47.71 per day
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Launceston Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Kia Cerato or similar
Kia Cerato
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$51.42 per day
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Launceston Airport Car Rental
Standard
Mitsubishi Outlander or similar
Mitsubishi Outlander
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$52.49 per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Launceston Airport Car Rental
Standard
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$53.01 / per day
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Launceston Airport Car Rental
Compact
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$53.01 / per day
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Launceston Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Kia Cerato or similar
Kia Cerato
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$53.75 / per day
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Launceston Airport Car Rental
Standard
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$55.26 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 13:46 on 2021-10-16. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
AUD
Country code
61
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of town
80 - 100 km/h
50 - 62 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.5

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 US$ 38.62 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 tips

  • 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 $135 per day
  • Medium cars - from $90 per day
  • Small cars - from $122 per day
  • SUVs - from $149 per day

Top 16 Cities near Launceston

  1. Hobart Car Rentals from $83.48 per day
    146.2 km / 90.8 miles away
  2. Melbourne Car Rentals from $70.56 per day
    417.3 km / 259.3 miles away
  3. Sydney Car Rentals from $31.98 per day
    918.8 km / 570.9 miles away
  4. Avalon Car Rentals from $50.86 per day
    454.0 km / 282.1 miles away
  5. Canberra Car Rentals from $37.91 per day
    714.7 km / 444.1 miles away
  6. Devonport Car Rentals from $77.29 per day
    80.6 km / 50.1 miles away
  7. Albury Car Rentals from $29.31 per day
    609.1 km / 378.4 miles away
  8. Wagga Wagga Car Rentals from $30.21 per day
    710.1 km / 441.2 miles away
  9. Mildura Car Rentals from $29.51 per day
    928.4 km / 576.9 miles away
  10. Bathurst Car Rentals from $37.71 per day
    929.7 km / 577.7 miles away
  11. 136.9 km / 85.1 miles away
  12. Merimbula Car Rentals from $55.49 per day
    565.2 km / 351.2 miles away
  13. Griffith Car Rentals from $34.15 per day
    816.8 km / 507.5 miles away
  14. Geelong Car Rentals from $35.76 per day
    449.5 km / 279.3 miles away
  15. Tuggerah Car Rentals from $28.81 per day
    988.8 km / 614.4 miles away
  16. Parkes Car Rentals from $37.71 per day
    939.7 km / 583.9 miles away

Top 20 Locations near Launceston

  1. 1.2 km / 0.7 miles away
  2. Devonport Airport Car Rentals from $110.15 per day
    76.5 km / 47.5 miles away
  3. Devonport Ferry Car Rentals from $77.29 per day
    80.6 km / 50.1 miles away
  4. Hobart Airport Car Rentals from $83.48 per day
    146.2 km / 90.8 miles away
  5. 417.3 km / 259.3 miles away
  6. 430.3 km / 267.4 miles away
  7. 440.0 km / 273.4 miles away
  8. 444.5 km / 276.2 miles away
  9. 446.6 km / 277.5 miles away
  10. 449.6 km / 279.4 miles away
  11. Avalon Airport Car Rentals from $50.86 per day
    454.0 km / 282.1 miles away
  12. 454.6 km / 282.5 miles away
  13. South Melbourne Car Rentals from $28.81 per day
    455.1 km / 282.8 miles away
  14. 460.9 km / 286.4 miles away
  15. 461.7 km / 286.9 miles away
  16. 470.6 km / 292.4 miles away
  17. 471.9 km / 293.2 miles away
  18. 475.2 km / 295.3 miles away
  19. 565.2 km / 351.2 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
$32.48
January
$74.27
February
$35.31
March
$26.96
April
$41.56
May
$49.70
June
$48.95
July
$40.66
August
$38.49
September
$34.64
October
$28.70
November
$33.34
December
The best month to rent a car in Launceston is April (when prices for an Economy class start from $26.96). This is 33% cheaper than the yearly average and 64% cheaper than renting in February (when rental prices start at $74.27 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 13 days in October, the average rental period is 5 days.
Average Rental Length in Launceston
8
January
7
February
6
March
8
April
7
May
6
June
13
July
6
August
6
September
5
October
5
November
5
December

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

While travelers visit Launceston year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is December, and the least popular is August.
Popularity of Car Rental in Launceston by Monthly Searches
25%
January
70%
February
74%
March
1%
April
1%
May
1%
June
1%
July
1%
August
235%
September
255%
October
256%
November
280%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Bargain Car Rentals Hyundai Accent 4 2 Medium cars
Bargain Car Rentals Nissan X-Trail 4 2 SUVs
Bargain Car Rentals Toyota Corolla 4 2 Large cars
Bargain Car Rentals Hyundai Kona 4 3 SUVs
Bargain Car Rentals Holden Acadia 5 3 SUVs
EastCoast Car Rentals Mitsubishi Outlander 5 2 SUVs
EastCoast Car Rentals Mitsubishi Eclipse 5 2 SUVs
Bargain Car Rentals Holden Commodore 4 2 Large cars
Thrifty Mitsubishi ASX 5 2 Station wagons
EastCoast Car Rentals Toyota Corolla Sedan 4 2 Large cars

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
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
Australia
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
December 14, 2020
Very easy to find Thrifty desk at airport and very close proximity to airport for pick up and drop off of car.
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.

Top 10 Suppliers in Launceston in 2021

National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+61363919060
201 Evandale Rd, Western Junction TAS 7250
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
+61363919060
201 Evandale Road, Western Junction TAS 7212
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+610363919161
Terminal Building Launceston Airport, Launceston TAS 7212
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+610363919161
Terminal Building Launceston Airport, Launceston TAS 7212
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
0363910521
Airport Entrance
Working hours
Mon:09:00-20:15
Tue:09:00-17:30
Wed:09:00-18:30
Thu:09:00-17:30
Fri:09:00-20:15
Sat:10:30-11:30; 20:00-20:15
Sun:09:00-18:30
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
363919060
In Terminal 201 Evandale Road
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-21:00
Sun:07:00-21:00
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
0363989400
Airport Rd Launceston Airport
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
EastCoast Car Rentals
EastCoast Car Rentals
Excellent 8.5
+611800474258 / +61755558908
129 Evandale Drive, Western Junction, 7212
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-17:00
Sun:08:00-17:00
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.3
+61363919060
Arrivals Hall
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8
+61363919060
201 Evandale Rd, Western Junction TAS 7212
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