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Launceston seaport, Tasmania, Australia

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Quick Facts on Hiring a Car in Launceston

Vehicle ClassesEconomy, Compact, Intermediate, Standard, Fullsize, Premium, Wagon/Estate, Van, SUV
Number of Depots​s​​5 in CBD
SuppliersAvis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz

Launceston Airport Collection

We work with seven car hire companies to offer the best rates and convenient pick-up or drop-off at Launceston Airport. Get on the road sooner and collect your hire car from Launceston Airport​.

Top Hire Car Tips in Launceston

Tasmania’s second-largest city and one of Australia’s oldest, Launceston, is just a short two-and-a-half-hour drive from Hobart. Explore the city’s architecture, food and scenic highlights. Here are our top tips for driving in Launceston:

  1. Like many Australian cities, Launceston traffic can be heavier during morning and evening peak hour periods. Consider allowing extra travel time if driving from 7:00am - 9:00am and 3:00pm - 6:00pm during the week.
  2. Parking in Launceston’s CBD is paid by the hour with rates varying by location. Always check signs for prices and time limits before leaving your vehicle.
  3. Consider applying for an International Driving Permit before travelling if your overseas license is in a language other than English.
  4. The speed limit in Launceston is 50km/hr unless signposted otherwise and are enforced by speed cameras and average speed cameras.
  5. Find the best value fuel for your fill-up, and avoid extra fees for dropping off your car without filling up with our free fuel price comparison app​.

Frequently Asked Questions for Launceston Car Hire

How much does it cost to hire a car in Launceston?

In March 2019, our customers paid between AUD $25 and AUD $167 per day for a hire car. Prices vary depending on vehicle type, time of year, and booking duration. For current rates in Launceston, use our price comparison tool​.

What is the highest-rated rental car in Launceston?

The highest-rated rental car in Launceston is Hyundai Accent or similar​ based on recent ratings by our customers.

What is the highest-rated car hire supplier in Launceston?

Avis​ is the highest-rated car hire supplier in Launceston based on recent ratings by our customers.

Where can I pick up or drop off my hire car after hours in Launceston?

If you need to pick up or drop off your hire car after hours in Launceston, Enterprise is open from 7:30am daily. For earlier pick ups or later drop offs than this, consider choosing Launceston Airport​​​ as your collection / drop off point.

Our Guide To Visiting Launceston

Launceston is the gateway to Northern Tasmania including the Tamar Valley. Stay awhile and explore this ‘boutique’ city’s vibrant food culture and natural wonders. Here are some of our favourite experiences in and around Launceston:

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Attractions

Tasmania Zoo

Address: 1166 Ecclestone Road, Riverside, Launceston

Located a stone’s throw from Launceston CBD, Tasmania Zoo has the largest collection of exotic and rare native animals in Tasmania. See the Black Crested Macaque, and watch daily feedings of Little Blue Penguins, Tasmanian Devils, and meerkats.

Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery

Address: 8/2-8 Wellington St, Launceston 7250

Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery is the largest regional museum in Australia, giving visitors a glimpse of the region's history and natural science. Visit the Planetarium for an out-of-this-world experience.

Launceston City Park

Address: 45-55 Tamar St, Launceston TAS 7250​​​

Launceston City Park, established in the 1820s, is a family-friendly morning or afternoon outdoors. Enjoy the duck pond, children’s playground, fountain, and heritage gardens. If you’re visiting in February, be sure to stop by the popular summer festival. .

Ben Lomond National Park

Address: Ben Lomond 7212

Just an hour’s drive from Launceston stands the magnificent Ben Lomond. This 1500-metre high mountain is Tasmania’s main destination for downhill skiing. Nature-lovers often venture to the mountain for a hike among the diverse wilderness that rests upon this alpine landscape.

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Accommodation

Leisure Inn Penny Royal Hotel & Apartments

Address: 147 Paterson St, Launceston 7250

Leisure Inn Penny Royal Hotel & Apartments is a boutique property in the CBD offering one, two, and three-bedroom serviced apartments. Close to Launceston’s main attractions, it makes an affordable base while exploring Northern Tasmania.

The Abel Tasman Airport Motor Inn

Address: 303 Hobart Road, Launceston 7249​​

Located within easy access to both Launceston Airport and CBD, The Abel Tasman holds 42 rooms, including two-bedroom apartments, so there’s an option for all travellers. Perfect for frequent visitors, The Abel Tasman is just minutes away from Launceston Airport.

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Customer Reviews for Launceston Car Hire
Rating: 4.9 / 5 based on 123 reviews
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