By Air Or By Spirit of Tasmania, The Choice Is Yours
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Whether you are getting to Tasmania by air or on a high-speed Spirit of Tasmania ship, book in advance for best fares and to make sure you get a seat, particularly during peak season.
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The only direct flights to Tasmania are domestic flights departing from mainland Australia.
Departure points on mainland Australia:
Sydney, Melbourne, Moorabin (in the state of Victoria), Adelaide and Brisbane.
Arrival points on Tasmania:
Hobart (the capital city), Launceston, Devonport, Burnie and King Island.
Do you know where in Tasmania you would like to arrive? Have you worked that out?
There are a number of things you should consider.
Decided where you'll be arriving? Great. Check flight information to find out which mainland Australian city has flights leaving for your intended first destination in Tasmania. If there are several, pick the city that is most convenient for your departure.
No particular preference for where you will first arrive in Tasmania?
Simply check flight information to determine which of the mainland Australia cities mentioned above is most convenient for your departure.
Airlines with flights to/from Tasmania:
Jetstar, Virgin Blue, Qantas, Regional Express and Tiger Airways.
The flight from Melbourne (nearest point of departure on mainland Australia) to Tasmania takes about an hour. The journey from Brisbane (furthest point of departure on mainland Australia) takes about two hours.
Return airfares from Melbourne can cost as little as AUD 69.