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Launceston Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Launceston Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Launceston Airport.

What to Expect

  • Launceston airport consists of a single terminal with two levels.
  • Economy class passengers flying on Qantas can find comfort in the lounge which is accessible with an airline membership. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.
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Where to Sleep

  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Launceston Airport does not appeal to you, there are several tiny bed & breakfast accommodations throughout the area but your best bet may be to go into Launceston city center (about 14 minutes from the airport). Here are some of those hotels:

  • Village Family Motor Inn – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Batman Fawkner Inn – (15 minutes from the airport) Dorm rooms available. No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Olde Tudor Hotel – (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Launceston Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available throughout Launceston Airport.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Landside, in the departures and arrivals halls.

Disabled Services – The airport is equipped with a number of disability services, including lifts, wheelchairs, handicap parking and a special pickup/drop off zone. A full disability access facilitation plan is available through the airport website.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is not available. The Launceston Store offers a variety of merchandise, including newspapers, travel goods, and local wines.

Family Services – Parent’s rooms are located on Level 1 (landside) and the Ground Floor (airside).

Food & Drink – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. Food options include: Boags Upper Deck • Hudsons Coffee (landside and airside) • Wilderness Espresso. Vending machines are also available.

Luggage Carts – Located outside the terminal at the arrivals and departures doors.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Luggage storage lockers are available. Location: on the forecourt, near the check-in hall. Rates: Special short-duration storage rates are available and payment can be made by credit card, notes and coins.

Postal Services – Drop off your last minute postcards at the airport’s mailbox. Location: outside the airport, between the arrivals and departures doors.

Mobile Charging – Mobile charging stations and USB points have been installed throughout the new retail area.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – If you need to freshen up, there is a coin-operated public shower facility. Location: Landside, adjacent to the check-in area. Towels and toiletries are not provided, so bring your own!

Airport Hours

The airport is open from 5:00AM – 10:30PM.


As of February 2018, Launceston airport is served by the following airlines: Virgin Australia • Jet Star • Qantas • Sharp Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Car rentals offices are available in the arrivals hall, beside the baggage carousels. Companies include: Avis • Budget • Europcar • Hertz • Redspot • Thrifty.

Shuttle Bus

Shuttle Bus: The Airporter Launceston City Hotels Shuttle connects the airport with Launceston hotels and accommodation. The bus meets all departing and arriving flights. At the time of this December 2017 update, the fare is $15 for one adult, each way.


Taxis can be picked up outside the Arrivals hall. At the time of this December 2017 update, the fare from the airport to Launceston is $35 to $38 each way.

Last updated: 2018-10-23

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.