Cheap flights to Tasmania for 2020

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Australia's only island state is best accessed by its two major airports, Hobart and Launceston, along with smaller airports like Devonport and by boat from Melbourne, aboard the Spirit of Tasmania.

All of Australia's major carriers, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Tigerair, fly to Tasmania and all often offer bargains during sales. We've seen flights going for as low as $30 each way in a good sale.

Latest Tasmania flight deals

Virgin Australia Virgin Australia

Australia-wide flights from $89 each way

Available for travel on select dates from 15 April - 16 September 2020. Sample fare is Launceston-Melbourne. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Hobart, Perth, Adelaide, and more.

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Skyscanner Skyscanner

Australia-wide flights from $30 each way

Available for flights 23 February - 22 November 2020. Sample fare is Adelaide-Melbourne with Jetstar. Other destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Byron Bay, Hobart and more.

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Flight Centre - International Flight Centre - International

Hawaii flights from $611 return

Available on select flights from 20 April - 30 November 2020. Sample fare is from Sydney-Honolulu with Jetstar. Other flights depart from Melbourne, Hobart, Perth, Brisbane and more.

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Cheap Flights Cheap Flights

Los Angeles flights from $769 return

Available on select dates until December 2020. Sample fare is Melbourne-Los Angeles with Air Canada. Other flights depart from Hobart, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Sunshine Coast and more.

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Wotif Wotif

Australia-wide flights from $73 return

Available on select dates until November 2020. Destinations include Gold Coast, Brisbane, Adelaide, Cairns, Hobart and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Melbourne with Jetstar. T&Cs apply.

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How much are flights to Tasmania?

If you're flying on a budget carrier, like Jetstar or Tigerair, you can get fares for as low as $30-$50 each way during a sale, depending on where in Australia you're coming from. Those prices are usually available from cities like Sydney and Melbourne. Expect to pay at least double that if you're coming from further afield like Adelaide or Brisbane.

How much are flights to Hobart?

How much are flights to Launceston?

When is the cheapest time to fly to Tasmania?

Peak season to visit Tasmania is from late spring to early autumn, so expect the highest prices to be from November to April. Since you can fly from both Sydney and Melbourne in less than two hours, Tasmania's also a popular long-weekend destination, so expect to pay more if travelling over a holiday.

The cheapest time to fly is during the winter months, from May to October, when it's cooler – but also less busy.

Cheapest time to fly to Hobart:

Cheapest time to fly to Launceston:

How far in advance should I book my flight to Tasmania?

Whether you're flying to Hobart or Launceston, flights to Tasmania are best booked at least five to seven weeks in advance of your departure. However, often Tigerair or Jetstar sales offer cheap fares much further in advance and are worth taking advantage of.

How far in advance to book flights to Hobart:

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Frequently asked questions flights to Tasmania

How long does it take to fly to Tasmania?

You can fly to Tasmania in 75 minutes from the eastern side of Australia, but if you're coming from the west coast, it can take more than 4 hours.

If you're coming from anywhere but a major airport, you won't be able to get a direct flight to Tasmania, but you can make the journey with just one stop from most Australian airports.

You can fly direct to Hobart or Launceston from the following airports.

Direct flight times to Hobart:

  • Melbourne: 1 hour, 15 minutes
  • Adelaide: 1 hour, 50 minutes
  • Sydney: 1 hour, 55 minutes
  • Gold Coast: 2 hours, 40 minutes
  • Brisbane: 2 hours, 50 minutes
  • Perth: 4 hours, 20 minutes

Direct flight times to Launceston:

  • Melbourne: 1 hour, 5 minutes
  • Sydney: 1 hour, 45 minutes
  • Brisbane: 2 hours, 40 minutes

Which airlines fly to Tasmania from mainland Australia?

The major airlines in Australia service the following airports:

  • Hobart: Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Tigerair
  • Launceston: Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar
  • Devonport: Qantas

Where are the airports in Tasmania?

The two largest airports in Tasmania are located in Hobart and Launceston, along with a smaller airport, serviced only by Qantas, in Devonport on the north coast.

  • Hobart: Located 18km east (20-minute drive) from Hobart CBD.
  • Launceston: Located 15km south (16-minute drive) from Launceston CBD.
  • Devonport: Located 11km east (14-minute drive) from Devonport CBD; or 7km east (11-minute drive) from where the Spirit of Tasmania docks.

How long does it take to get to the airport from Tasmania?

  • Hobart: Located 18km east (20-minute drive) from Hobart CBD.
  • Launceston: Located 15km south (16-minute drive) from Launceston CBD.
  • Devonport: Located 11km east (14-minute drive) from Devonport CBD; or 7km east (11-minute drive) from where the Spirit of Tasmania docks.

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