Getting to Tasmania
Tasmania is an island off the southern coast of Australia. For this reason the only ways to get to Tasmania is by aircraft or ferry.
FLYING TO TASMANIA
The two most serviced airports in Tasmania are Launceston and Hobart. From Melbourne, the nearest mainland capital city, either airport is a little over an hour's flight. The following airlines have scheduled services to Tasmania;
VIRGIN AUSTRALIA - fly to Launceston and Hobart from Melbourne and Sydney (Virgin Blue became Virgin Australia in May 2011).
JETSTAR - Jetstar operates low-cost services from Melbourne and Sydney to Hobart and Launceston. Jetstar is Qantas’s budget airline.
QANTAS - Qantas flies daily into Hobart from Melbourne and Sydney, and daily into Launceston from Melbourne. Another Qantas subsidiary, Qantaslink, flies into Devonport.
REGIONAL EXPRESS - referred to as Rex, Regional Express operates daily services to Burnie and King Island from Melbourne.
VISITING TASMANIA BY FERRY
An enjoyable way to travel to Tasmania is by ferry.
Departing from the Port of Melbourne, and arriving in Devonport, the Spirit of Tasmania provides an opportunity for you to bring your vehicle to Tasmania. The overnight journey is approximately 10 hours.