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Explore Tasmania With a Car Hire at Launceston Airport

architecture in Launceston, Tasmania

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Launceston Airport is the second busiest airport in Tasmania​. It is found on the outskirts of the city of Launceston, with the city centre around 15 kilometres away. You can now visit the wonderful attractions in Launceston at your own pace. You may also check our location pages for options on your next holiday in Australia with a reliable car rental.

Quick Facts on Hiring a Car in Launceston Airport

Available car types​Economy, Compact, Intermediate, Standard, Fullsize, Premium, Luxury, Pickup, Wagon/Estate, Van, SUV
Rental depots​7
Car rental suppliersAvis, Budget, East Coast, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty​

Location Overview

Launceston Airport is only a 15-minute drive from the city centre of Launceston via National Highway 1. The airport is located in the rural part of Western Junction in Tasmania and can be found on Evandale Road. Launceston Airport is a 2-hour drive from Hobart via B31 route and within a 4-hour journey from Strahan via Murchison Highway/A10.

The airport serves as a gateway to the beautiful Northern Tasmania, where you can visit some of the top tourist attractions, including the Bay of Fires, Cataract Gorge Reserve, Cradle Mountain and Wineglass Bay. Visitors can fly directly to Launceston from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Launceston Airport is also a short drive away from vibrant towns and cities, such as Devonport, Coles Bay, Bicheno, Freycinet and Hobart​.

Avis, Budget, Hertz, Enterprise (formerly Redspot), Europcar and Thrifty all have desks situated in the arrivals level at the baggage claim on the ground floor and their vehicles are parked outside the terminal. Other independent car rental operators like East Coast Car Rentals are only a few minutes drive from the airport and provides a free courtesy shuttle bus that picks you up and takes you to the airport. Launceston Airport provides four car parks, including saver parking, short term parking, undercover parking and long term parking

Car Rental Overview

Launceston Airport address: 201 Evandale Road, Western Junction, Tasmania 7212, Australia.

Number of on-site suppliers: 6. Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty.

Number of off-site suppliers: 1. East Coast Car Rentals.

Car rental opening hours: Car rental is available from 5:30 am until 12 am at Launceston Airport, 7 days per week.

Which Car Hire Locations are Open Early Or Late in Launceston Airport?

Need to pick up/drop off a hire car early morning or late evening? These depots have extended hours.

Budget logoBudget Launceston Airport
Monday to Sunday from 5 am to 12 am.
Enterprise logoEnterprise Launceston​ Airport
Monday to Sunday from 5 am to 1 am​.
Hertz logoHertz Launceston​ Airport
Monday to Sunday from 5 am to 2 am​.

Customer Reviews & Feedback for Renting at Launceston Airport

The best way to get an idea of renting a car is to read about fellow traveller’s real recent experiences. Our team have reached out to some of our customers who recently rented from Launceston Airport and their experiences are shared below.

Carol (August 2019): Carol picked up her rental car from Thrifty at Launceston Airport. She booked an economy car for 7 days and rated the condition of the car a 8/10. She had a great experience in collecting and returning the car.

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Driving Tips in Launceston

Travel time from Launceston Airport (LST) to the city centre is approximately 15 minutes via rental car. Hiring a car at Launceston Airport is the easiest way to travel to the centre of the city.

Foreign drivers who are travelling in Launceston can drive a rental car provided he/she has an existing driving licence for a maximum of three months after arriving in Australia. It is also recommended to have an International Driving Permit (IDP), which serves as additional information of identification while travelling. For more driving tips, click here.

FAQs About Hiring a Car From Launceston Airport

Where do I collect my rental car at Launceston Airport?

Car rental counters are located near the baggage claim area in the arrivals precinct of the airport. Your rental will be serviced there.

Where do I return my rental car at Launceston Airport?

Just follow the airport signs for Car Rental Return. Your rental must be returned to the same pick-up locations.

Where is the nearest petrol station to refuel the car at Launceston Airport?

There are plenty of petrol stations situated near the airport, including the United Petroleum station on the corner of Evandale Road and Translink Avenue, Breadalbane. This petrol station is open from 6 am to 10 pm.

Are there tolls when hiring a car from Launceston Airport?

There are no toll roads in Tasmania or in the vicinity of Launceston Airport.

Do I have to wash the car before I return?

It’s not necessary to wash your rental car before you return it. Just make sure you remove all the rubbish from the vehicle. Remember that if your supplier needs to do more than a quick vacuum, you may be asked to pay a cleaning fee.

Customer Reviews Launceston Airport Car Hire
Rating: 4.9 / 5 based on 958 reviews
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Dominique H.
    Date: 19 Dec 2019
    Feedback: A good experience except that I only realised that there was an extra charge for a driver who is not the booking maker AFTER I had made the booking in my name. I'll have to follow up now as while I booked the car, I am not the driver. Place this information BEFORE the credit card payment, not after.
    Rating: 3.5/5 indifferent
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: John S.
    Date: 20 Nov 2019
    Feedback: Fast and clear great service
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Christopher R.
    Date: 07 Nov 2019
    Feedback: no option to choose plan C
    Rating: 3.5/5 indifferent
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Scott H.
    Date: 21 Aug 2019
    Feedback: Very easy process
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Debra S.
    Date: 07 Jul 2019
    Feedback: Not quite sure why one of my credit cards was declined as there was sufficient funds in the account. It was a CBA Visa!
    Rating: 3.5/5 indifferent