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Launceston Airport (LST)


Airport Rd,
(Metro), Evandale Tas, TS, Tasmania, 7212, Australia


(61) 3 6398 9400

Hours of Operation:

Mon - Sun 5:00 AM - 11:30 PM


Location Information
Fastbreak Service
Fastbreak Pick up: Proceed to the Budget Fastbreak line or Budget rental counter. Present your driver licence and receive your rental agreement and keys.

Fastbreak Return: Park the vehicle and lock it. If a return agent is not available in the rental car park, proceed to the rental counter/office with your vehicle keys, mileage and fuel level. You can access your receipt online within 72 hours of returning your vehicle.
General Directions
COUNTER: In the arrivals hall near the baggage carousels.
CARS: In the carpark outside the terminal.
RETURNS: Same as pick-up.
After-hours Returns
Park & lock the car. Place the completed contract & the keys in the Drop Box located in the Returns area. Remember to take your personal belongings with you.

Launceston Airport Car Hire

As an airport that’s often seen as the gateway to Tasmania, Launceston Airport is an excellent landing location for those who love the region’s wine. At Budget Australia, our Launceston Airport car hire deals are here to help you save money. Whether you’re visiting the region briefly or you’re planning an extended stay, there’s a vehicle in our fleet for you.

Finding the car hire desks at Launceston Airport

You can find the Budget Australia car hire desk at Launceston Airport by heading to the baggage section of the arrivals area. 

How to get to Launceston Airport

To reach Launceston Airport from Launceston, take National Highway 1 after leaving the city. Keep right to remain on NH1 until you see the slip road to Evandale. Leave at the Evandale slip road, then take the second exit at the roundabout. Continue until you reach the next roundabout, then take the first exit. From there, following the signs for Launceston Airport. As it has only one terminal, you should find that it’s easy to reach.

Things to do near Launceston Airport

By hiring a car at Launceston Airport, you’re giving yourself an exciting opportunity to explore everything the area has to offer. Although we’re sure you have plenty of ideas, we’re here to make some fun suggestions:

Take a Tamar Valley wine tour

As one of Tasmania’s most popular wine routes, Tamar Valley is perfect for finding delectable bottles to take home with you. You’ll find that there are plenty of vineyards to choose from, so consider designating a sober driver and visit a few of them. Many also provide lunch and dinner, giving you the chance to enjoy their wine alongside tasty dishes.

Visit Cataract Gorge

Although we wouldn’t recommend taking a dip in Cataract Gorge, we do believe it’s perfect for grabbing some photos. With powerful waters that make a surprisingly soothing gushing sound as they whizz by, Cataract Gorge is a wild sight to witness. It’s only 15km away from Launceston Airport, making it a quick drive too.

Learn a little history at Franklin House

If you’re keen to learn more about Tasmania’s more recent history, head to Franklin House. Upon exploring it, you’ll have the chance to educate yourself about Tasmania’s colonial era.

Refuelling locations nearby

When you hire a car at Launceston Airport, you’ll need to return it with a full tank of fuel. Here are some of our recommended refuelling locations:

  • United on Evandale Road and Translink Avenue
  • United at 102 Main Road
  • United at 5 Wellington Street
  • United at 123 Paterson Street
  • United at 135 Invermay Road

Cars you can hire at Launceston Airport

When you hire a car at Launceston Airport from Budget Australia, you’ll benefit from a cost-friendly and diverse fleet. With years of experience in serving a diverse customer base, we provide Launceston Airport hire cars in all shapes and sizes. From small and super-economical petrol cars to larger vehicles that are ideal for exploring, there’s something in our fleet you will love.

Driving distances to popular locations

Hiring a car at Launceston Airport gives you the chance to explore Tasmania at your leisure. Here are some distances to a few of the state’s most popular locations:

  • Freycinet National Park 119km
  • Cradle Moutain 145.6km
  • Mount Wellington 203km
  • Mount Field National Park 211km
  • Dove Lake 154.5km

Launceston Airport FAQs

How much is a taxi from Launceston Airport to the city?

Taxi fares from Launceston Airport to Launceston City vary according to the time of day. This is because drivers may charge peak fares late at night, or during high season periods such as New Year’s Eve. You may also find that your fares vary according to the traffic, as many drivers charge according to the amount of time they spend driving rather than just mileage. The cheapest option to getting around Launceston is to hire a car!

Which airlines fly to Launceston?

Airlines that fly into Launceston Airport include:

  • Qantas
  • Virgin Australia
  • Jetstar

If you wish to fly from Launceston Airport to an international destination, you’ll need to change flights at a larger airport. For example, Sydney or Canberra.

Does Launceston have an airport?

Launceston does have an airport and it’s located on the outskirts of Launceston, Australia. As a central airport, it’s perfect for exploring Cradle Mountain and a selection of nearby wine valleys. It accommodates roughly 309,000 passengers each year. As a primarily domestic airport, it’s expected to see a growth of around 2.7 per cent per year. The airport has been in use since the 1930s.

How much does it cost to rent a car from Launceston Airport?

To provide you with a cost to rent a car from Launceston Airport, we need to know more about your hire period and the car you want to hire. Enter your details and get a quote today!

Where is the Budget car rental counter located at Launceston Airport?

The Budget car rental counter at Launceston Airport is located in the arrivals hall near the baggage terminal.

Can I rent a car from Launceston Airport and return it elsewhere?

Yes, you can generally rent a car from Launceston Airport and return it to other locations in Tasmania. Fees and restrictions may apply so enter your details in the search form for a quote.

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