TASMANIA IS AN ISLAND – JUST A 45-MINUTE PLANE TRIP FROM MELBOURNE. THE CITY IS EASILY ACCESSIBLE BY AIR AND SEA – OR BY BUS WHEN ON THE ISLAND.
Airlines Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Blue operate frequent air services to Tasmania, with many direct flights from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to Launceston.
Airfare prices vary, but airlines regularly offer specials from Launceston to Melbourne or Sydney for as little as $60 each way. The flying time between Tasmania and Melbourne is just 40 minutes and the Launceston Airport is only 15 minutes from the City centre.
The Spirit of Tasmania, passenger ferry, operates overnight and daytime ferries between Melbourne and northern Tasmania. While prices vary depending on the nature of the experience that you expect, basic passenger seats start at $100.00 one way. The ferry carries passengers, freight and cares and offers a range of accommodation options.
A network of bus services link Launceston to others cities and region around the state. Hobart is just 2.5 hours by road and there are buses to most regional areas.