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Flights

Getting around by air

There are major airports in Hobart and Launceston, as well as smaller operations at Burnie/Wynyard and Devonport. (Burnie/Wynyard airport is officially known as Burnie Airport, but is actually 19km west of Burnie, in the town of Wynyard. Some Tasmanians call the airport ‘Burnie’, others call it ‘Wynyard’…so we refer to it as ‘Burnie/Wynyard’).

Flights are getting ever cheaper: it’s straightforward to find a one-way flight to Hobart or Launceston for $100 to $150 from Sydney or Melbourne.

Airports

Burnie/Wynyard Airport On the southern edge of Wynyard, 19km west of Burnie.

Devonport Airport About 10km east of central Devonport.

Hobart Airport At Cambridge, 19km east of Hobart.

Launceston Airport About 15km south of Launceston, on the road to Evandale.

Airlines

Jetstar Qantas’ low-cost airline. Direct flights from Melbourne and Sydney to Hobart and Launceston.

Qantas Direct flights from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne to Hobart and Launceston. QantasLink (the regional subsidiary) offers flights between Melbourne and Devonport.

Regional Express Flies from Melbourne to Burnie/Wynyard and to King Island.

Tiger Airways Flies from Melbourne to Hobart.

Virgin Australia Direct flights from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra to Hobart, and from Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney to Launceston.