By Air Or By Spirit of Tasmania,
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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.

Trying to decide between air travel and sea travel? My comparison table may help.

By Air

Cheap Flights from

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.

Flight times
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.

Wondering how to find a cheap flight to Tasmania? I have put together some tips to help you track down cheap flights to Tasmania.

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Spirit of Tasmania

Spirit of Tasmania ship

Do you prefer a sea voyage? Reckon you can face the might of the Roaring Forties?

Take the 9-11 hour journey on board a Spirit of Tasmania ship. Vessels depart from Melbourne (on mainland Australia) and arrive at Devonport (on the northern coast of Tasmania).

One-way fares start from around AUD 120 depending on which part of the year you are traveling.

Do you have an adventurous spirit? A 9-11 hour sea journey may seem daunting. However I found the trip to be just brilliant and recommend it highly, if you can spare the time.

Before you go running off to plan your big adventure on the high seas, make sure to check out my Spirit of Tasmania tips. You may find these helpful to know in advance of your journey.

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Should I go by Air or by Spirit of Tasmania?

Good question. I have put together a comparison table to help you work out your preferred travel option.

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