Launceston is about a 45-minute flight from Melbourne and 95 minutes from Sydney. There are about 4 direct flights on weekdays and 2 flights on weekends that ply between these two destinations. These flights connect Launceston with other important cities.
In case you choose to sail across to Launceston, it would take you an overnight cruise to reach your destination. The cruise takes you through the Bass Strait sea road to Tasmania in the Spirit of Tasmania I and II cruises. The regular cruise starts from Port Melbourne (Victoria) to Devanport (Tasmania) all year round.
Each night a cruise starts from both these directions and in the peak season when there is high demand, daytime sailings also take place. The ships that sails are vehicular ferries which makes it possible for people to bring along their cars, vans, or motorbikes. Devonport in Tasmania is just 95 km away from Launceston and is easily reachable in about an hour's time.
The cruise covers beautiful locales and some splendid sights and scenes, thereby making it your dream cruise of a lifetime.