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Find cheap flights from Launceston to Melbourne from $53

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Cheap flight deals from Launceston to Melbourne (LST-MEL)

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Launceston to Melbourne that are departing in the next months. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.
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11:35 - 12:40LST-MEL
1h 05mdirect
18:35 - 19:40MEL-LST
1h 05mdirect
$129Jetstar
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So, 2 Jun - Mi, 5 Jun
20:20 - 21:25LST-MEL
1h 05mdirect
09:50 - 10:55MEL-LST
1h 05mdirect
Mi, 8 Mai - Mi, 15 Mai
20:20 - 21:25LST-MEL
1h 05mdirect
06:35 - 07:40MEL-LST
1h 05mdirect
$164Jetstar
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Do, 25 Apr - So, 28 Apr
11:35 - 12:40LST-MEL
1h 05mdirect
18:35 - 19:40MEL-LST
1h 05mdirect
$170Jetstar
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So, 2 Jun - So, 2 Jun
16:35 - 17:40LST-MEL
1h 05mdirect
08:30 - 09:35MEL-LST
1h 05mdirect
$178Virgin Australia
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Di, 18 Jun - Mi, 19 Jun
16:35 - 17:40LST-MEL
1h 05mdirect
08:30 - 09:35MEL-LST
1h 05mdirect
$180Virgin Australia
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Di, 18 Jun - Mi, 19 Jun
11:35 - 12:40LST-MEL
1h 05mdirect
19:20 - 20:30MEL-LST
1h 10mdirect
So, 2 Jun - Mo, 3 Jun
16:35 - 17:40LST-MEL
1h 05mdirect
20:55 - 22:00MEL-LST
1h 05mdirect
$201Virgin Australia
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Fr, 26 Apr - Mo, 29 Apr
20:20 - 21:25LST-MEL
1h 05mdirect
09:55 - 11:00MEL-LST
1h 05mdirect
$265Jetstar
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Fr, 3 Mai - So, 5 Mai
14:30 - 23:40LST-MEL
9h 10m2 stops
06:05 - 13:20MEL-LST
7h 15m2 stops
$1,311Qantas Airways
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Mi, 8 Mai - Mi, 15 Mai

Flights from Launceston to Melbourne - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from Launceston to Melbourne to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Launceston to Melbourne?

The average price of all flights from Launceston to Melbourne Airport clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
When flying from Launceston to Melbourne, you should consider leaving on a Tuesday and avoid Fridays if you are looking for the best rates. For your return to Launceston, you’ll find the best rates on Tuesdays and the most expensive ones on Fridays.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Launceston to Melbourne Airport?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Launceston to Melbourne Airport, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
The cheapest month for flights from Launceston to Melbourne Airport is June, where tickets cost $155 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are December and March, where the average cost of tickets is $216 and $210 respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Launceston to Melbourne Airport?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Launceston to Melbourne Airport, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price on the flight from Launceston to Melbourne Airport, you should book around 2 weeks before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 62 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Launceston to Melbourne?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
The best deals for a one-way ticket found by KAYAK users over the last 3 days were on Jetstar ($53) and Virgin Australia ($81). The cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Jetstar ($129) and Virgin Australia ($178).

Which airlines fly most frequently between Launceston and Melbourne?

Jetstar connects Launceston to Melbourne with up to 4 flights per day. Qantas Airways also offers 3 flights per day, while Virgin Australia follows with 3 flights per day.

Which airlines fly direct between Launceston and Melbourne Airport?

Airline and price data is aggregated from results in KAYAK’s search results from the last 2 weeks for flights from Launceston to Melbourne Airport.
There are 3 airlines that fly direct from Launceston to Melbourne Airport. They are: Jetstar, Qantas Airways and Virgin Australia. The cheapest price of all airlines flying this route was found with Virgin Australia at $81 for a one-way flight. On average, the best prices for this route can be found at Jetstar.

How many flights are there between Launceston and Melbourne Airport per day?

Each day, there are between 10 and 12 nonstop flights that take off from Launceston and land in Melbourne Airport, with an average flight time of 1h 07m. The most common departure time is 16:00 and most flights take off in the morning. Each week, there are 75 flights. The most frequent day of departure is Friday, when 16% of all weekly flights depart. The fewest flights depart on a Monday.

Which cabin class options are there for flights between Launceston and Melbourne Airport?

The average price of flights for each cabin class for the route found by users searching on KAYAK over the last 2 weeks.
There are 2 cabin class options for the route. These are Business and Economy. Perform a search on KAYAK to find the latest prices and availability for all cabin fares, which differ across airlines.

How long does a flight from Launceston to Melbourne take?

The average direct flight takes 1h 05m, covering a distance of 766 km.

What’s the earliest departure time from Launceston to Melbourne?

Early birds can take the earliest flight from Launceston at 06:20 and will be landing in Melbourne Airport at 07:25.

What’s the latest departure time from Launceston to Melbourne?

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from Launceston to Melbourne Airport jets off at 20:20 and lands at 21:25.

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Low season

September

High season

March

Cheapest flight

$53
Best time to beat the crowds (14% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (16% more expensive on average)
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When to book flights from Launceston to Melbourne

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Launceston to Melbourne based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
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FAQs for booking Launceston to Melbourne flights

  • Can I fly directly from Launceston Airport to Melbourne Airport?

    There are several ways that you can fly directly from Launceston Airport to Melbourne Airport. When you book flights with airlines such as Jetstar, Qantas Airways and Virgin Australia, you will usually fly direct.

  • Is parking available at Launceston Airport?

    Passengers can choose from several convenient parking options at Launceston Airport. Short-stay parking is situated just a brief walk from the terminals, while long-stay and undercover car parks are both directly connected to the terminals via walkways.

  • Is transport available at Melbourne Airport?

    Transport options are available for passengers arriving at Melbourne Airport. You can take the airport SkyBus, which departs from outside the Arrivals Hall and connects with Melbourne city centre. The bus takes around 50min to reach the city and usually costs A$ 15. Taxis are also available outside Melbourne Airport; a taxi to the city centre generally costs around A$ 45 and takes about 20min.

  • What is the cheapest flight from Launceston to Melbourne Airport?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Launceston to Melbourne Airport was $35 for a one-way ticket and $85 for a return.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Launceston to Melbourne?

    The Airbus A320-100/200 is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the Launceston to Melbourne flight route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Launceston to Melbourne?

    Star Alliance, and oneworld are the airline alliances operating flights between Launceston and Melbourne, with Star Alliance being the most commonly used for this route.

  • On which days can I fly direct from Launceston to Melbourne?

    There are direct flights from Launceston to Melbourne on a daily basis.

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Launceston to Melbourne, Virgin Australia or Qantas Airways?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Launceston to Melbourne are Virgin Australia and Qantas Airways. With an average price for the route of $179 and an overall rating of 7.7, Virgin Australia is the most popular choice. Qantas Airways is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of $320 and an overall rating of 7.7.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Launceston to Melbourne?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Launceston to Melbourne.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Launceston to Melbourne?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Melbourne from Launceston is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Launceston to Melbourne?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional return ticket. You could then fly to Melbourne with an airline and back to Launceston with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Launceston to Melbourne?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Melbourne from Launceston up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight from Launceston to Melbourne

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $82 or less one-way and $157 or less round-trip.
  • Passengers arriving at Melbourne Airport (MEL) can stay at the PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport, which is connected to the airport terminals via a walkway. Other hotel options include the Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport and the ibis budget Melbourne Airport, which are both situated just a short walk from the terminals.
  • Luggage storage is available inside the Departures area at Launceston Airport (LST). Passengers can leave luggage they don’t want to fly with in a locker at the airport for up to 6 weeks. Prices cost between A$ 3 and A$ 8 depending on the size of locker you require.
  • Free trolleys are available to help you with your luggage at Launceston Airport. You’ll find these trolleys at the entrance of the Departures area, and you will need a A$ 1 deposit (but you will get this back when you’re finished with it).
  • Want to freshen up before you fly? Coin-operated showers are available inside the Departures area at Launceston Airport. You will get 3min of hot water with each A$ 1 piece you put in.
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Prefer to fly direct from Launceston to Melbourne?

Find which airlines fly direct from Launceston to Melbourne, which days they fly and book direct flights.

Direct departures

Launceston to Melbourne

Monday

Air New Zealand, Emirates, Etihad Airways, +6 more

Air New Zealand, Emirates, +7 more

Tuesday

Air New Zealand, Emirates, Etihad Airways, +6 more

Air New Zealand, Emirates, +7 more

Wednesday

Air New Zealand, Emirates, Etihad Airways, +6 more

Air New Zealand, Emirates, +7 more

Thursday

Air New Zealand, Emirates, Etihad Airways, +6 more

Air New Zealand, Emirates, +7 more

Friday

Air New Zealand, Emirates, Etihad Airways, +6 more

Air New Zealand, Emirates, +7 more

Saturday

Air New Zealand, Emirates, Etihad Airways, +6 more

Air New Zealand, Emirates, +7 more

Sunday

Air New Zealand, Emirates, Etihad Airways, +6 more

Air New Zealand, Emirates, +7 more

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Direct returns

Melbourne to Launceston

Monday

Air New Zealand, Emirates, Etihad Airways, +6 more

Air New Zealand, Emirates, +7 more

Tuesday

Air New Zealand, Emirates, Etihad Airways, +6 more

Air New Zealand, Emirates, +7 more

Wednesday

Air New Zealand, Emirates, Etihad Airways, +6 more

Air New Zealand, Emirates, +7 more

Thursday

Air New Zealand, Emirates, Etihad Airways, +6 more

Air New Zealand, Emirates, +7 more

Friday

Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, +8 more

Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific, +9 more

Saturday

Air New Zealand, Emirates, Etihad Airways, +6 more

Air New Zealand, Emirates, +7 more

Sunday

Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, +8 more

Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific, +9 more

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Top 3 airlines serving from Launceston to Melbourne

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Launceston to Melbourne. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years. Learn how KAYAK collects reviews.
Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Launceston to Melbourne? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to verified KAYAK customer reviews.
7.7
Virgin AustraliaOverall score based on 700 reviews
8.0boarding
7.6comfort
6.8food
8.4crew
6.9entertainment
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This time is good . Don’t cancel flight with out early notice .

10.0 ExcellentAnonymous, Mar 2024BNE - MEL
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This time is good . Don’t cancel flight with out early notice .

Very good experience, considering the short flight the meals were served promptly after takeoff.

X class seats in row 3 with the new configuration are very poor in fact I feel 3B and 3E should no longer be considered as X class seat as there is no forward seat pocket available to these seats and greatly reduced leg room due the intrusion of the business class armrests/table module

It was pretty good. Everyone friendly. Like all airlines, the draconian limitations on baggage and weight and not giving even a free soda kind of drags down the experience a bit.

Last 10 minutes boarding they canceled the flight and didn’t organise anything

Estheticly the plane looks great, although the seats are way too upright. If the seats were just slightly more reclined then the comfort level would increase tenfold. I had the stiffest neck after just a short flight due to this. A nap was almost out of the question.

Cabin crew were very professional and welcoming. They certainly appeared to have lifted their game. Congratulations

I know not directly a Virgin "thing" but I hold Virgin responsible for their subcontractors. Had to wait 45 minutes waiting for baggage at PER before the belt conveyor even started. This is unacceptable and hopefully Virgin engages with whoever to pull their fingers out. I realise PER staff are generally slow at the best of times but this was ridiculous. Maybe more seating for those waiting, a cafe in the baggage area for a light meal while we wait or at the very least a troop of dancing girls to entertain the punters while they stare at the conveyor belt start light almost willing it to fire up.

Very poor. Flight was cancelled due to captain exceeding hours. Told to fend for ourselves for 12 hours until a new flight could be done. This meant overnight accommodation in Hobart. Next plane was delayed and no food onboard. No apologies from Virgin. Extremely disappointing.

Flight was cancelled due to a mechanical fault - Virgin rebooked me on a flight 6 hours later so I cancelled and flew with another carrier

Amazing! Was put on the earlier flight and I requested for an aisle seat and was given it. Thanks Qantas!

The staff we fantastic and seemed to work very well with each other

Business lounge in Melbourne mediocre. Look at Emirates or Qatar, Qantas! Great friendly crew. Food was good but Emirates is a level above. Business seat good. But can’t compare to Qatar. Main reason for booking Qantas is loyalty and terrific connection via Perth to LHR.

It's only a short trip from Sydney to Melbourne, which i have done many times. The trip met my expectations

I really appreciated the fact that when I checked my bags at the Quantas counter after arriving from an international flight an hour early, the agent noticed I had a very long layover. He then found an earlier flight that allowed me to get to Cairns several hours earlier than I planned. That was amazing because I had already traveled over 20 hours and wasn’t looking forward to such a long layover. It allowed me to see my daughter and grandchildren much earlier (it had been two years since I visited last).

Qantas cancelled my flight for no good reason and rebooked me into a middle seat.

Boarding was terrible - the ground staff member Fredeya at lax was more military than customer service, have never encountered a customer service representative as rude as her. Apart from that all other staff were wonderful and the flight was good.

The flight met my expectations. It left and landed on time

I travelled first class from LAX to MEL and it was a series of disasters which I put down to lax staff who dont care and a suck it attitude to customers - its all lip service and no delivery. The flight was delayed due to aircraft refuellers putting on 300,000 litres of fuel on a 380Q1. I entered via the first class bridge loaded my bags in the overhead locker. the lady in the next isle in first class also had hers in there as she wasn't allocated a locker over her seat. The attendant asked would I like a champagne - I said yes please. he promptly delivered a empty glass and the glass left on the desk. Then he ignored me for 20 minutes. When i asked him is he out of champagne he gave me the usual rubbish I was distracted. There are four staff and 15 first class passengers - give me a break. the glass stayed there on takeoff and then was still there 9 hours into the flight. When I arrived to my seat I told him I had eaten and wouldn't be eating on the flight - it was 10.30pm. Yet he comes by later 4am ( I happen to be awake) and says are you eating with us? I asked for the bed to be made up - they put a 3 inch 7cm mattress on the chair but as usual the break in the chair - the mattress sinks into it - so I had to move it around so I didnt get my back sunk in the V - Im 187cm tall. The cabinet next to 1K is for staff bags and the toilet is next door. I tried to avoid this seat but couldn't change - in to the flight 8 hours and the cabin rest change over kicks in - this attendant is shining his torch in my eyes taking out and returning his bag. Then the toilet starts flushing and forget trying to get to sleep. Yet no-one else needed torch! 11 hours into the 15.5 hour flight I ask for breakfast - I order two poached eggs, bacon on multigrain toast, tomatos and mushrooms. I get no bacon or toast and have to order it and the eggs are cold. Then I order a coffee which is so badly spilled - and not by air turbulence she brings back a serviette and replaces the first one rather than providing a clean dry saucer! First class in Qantas is a joke as the staff just don't get the meaning of prompt service and attention to detail. I will fly business class rather than first on Qantas as its better value for money but I have been very impressed with United First Polaris and given I fly internationally every month this is going to be my choice.

Flights delayed multiple times, travellers requests for updates ignored. Qantas continues to desatisfy travelling basics.

For some reason the cabin was kept very cold. Unlike my flight over which i would say was excellent this was a long, cold flight home.

Note that food has to be purchased in flight. No free food. And no entertainment in flight. So I’ve treated these two items as okay which, in this case, means neutral/not applicable.

My Dad needed assistance to board the plane. The Jetstar staff were excellent with him and made the experience a lot easier😁

No food taken so can't rate also no entertainment so can't rate.

Boarding was easy and unstressful, though the early "final call" was a bit off-putting. The crew were pleasant, and the seats were comfortable. The prices for food and drink were reasonable, apart from tea and coffee, where simple percolated coffee was charged at espresso prices. Deboarding was OK, though some Jetstar passengers appear to have a bad habit of pushing forward from their assigned rows, making it more difficult to get out for passengers that have paid a premium to sit up-front. Jetstar might want to look to address this to stop it from spreading.

I got to the airport earlier than I expected, and they let me change to an earlier flight with no trouble.

Flight was delayed by 1 hour, we board then had to sit on the tarmac for another hour before take off. The flight was fine but again another delay with the baggage which took another hour to appear on the carousel.

It was a super crowded time to travel out of Melbourne, but the flight was OK

Worst experience ever flying Melbourne to Phuket. 5 hours delayed! Didn’t land till 1am in the morning. Staff were rude and unhelpful

Check in was awful. Crowded and staff was lazy. Service for food was slow, could have turned off the lights much earlier which could make the red eye flight much more convenient

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Launceston to Melbourne found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
1/5Mi
directJetstar
1h 05mLST-MEL
$53
4/6Di
directJetstar
1h 05mLST-MEL
$55
2/6So
directJetstar
1h 05mLST-MEL
$59
25/4Do
directJetstar
1h 05mLST-MEL
$62
11/5Sa
directVirgin Australia
1h 05mLST-MEL
$81
14/4So
directVirgin Australia
1h 00mLST-MEL
$102
1/6Sa
directQantas Airways
1h 10mLST-MEL
$106
15/4Mo
directQantas Airways
1h 10mLST-MEL
$173
1/5Mi
2 stops
7h 25mLST-MEL
$294
16/4Di
1 stop
4h 15mLST-MEL
$298

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Last minute flights from Launceston to Melbourne

Last minute flight, train and bus deals

 
These last-minute flight deals are the cheapest flights found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours for flights from Launceston to Melbourne that are departing in the next 10 days.
15/4Mo
directJetstar
1h 05mLST-MEL
18/4Do
directJetstar
1h 05mMEL-LST
$198
13/4Sa
directJetstar
1h 05mLST-MEL
25/4Do
directJetstar
1h 05mMEL-LST
$210
13/4Sa
directJetstar
1h 05mLST-MEL
25/4Do
directJetstar
1h 05mMEL-LST
$211
15/4Mo
directJetstar
1h 05mLST-MEL
17/4Mi
directJetstar
1h 05mMEL-LST
$221
15/4Mo
direct
1h 10mLST-MEL
17/4Mi
direct
1h 05mMEL-LST
$245
13/4Sa
direct
1h 10mLST-MEL
16/4Di
direct
1h 05mMEL-LST
$272
13/4Sa
multi-stopVirgin Australia
4h 35mLST-MEL
15/4Mo
directVirgin Australia
1h 05mMEL-LST
$502
12/4Fr
multi-stopVirgin Australia
16h 30mLST-MEL
15/4Mo
directVirgin Australia
1h 05mMEL-LST
$572
13/4Sa
multi-stopQantas Airways
7h 40mLST-MEL
25/4Do
multi-stopQantas Airways
7h 20mMEL-LST
$2,705
12/4Fr
multi-stopQantas Airways
6h 50mLST-MEL
15/4Mo
multi-stopQantas Airways
7h 20mMEL-LST
$2,819

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Launceston - Melbourne Flights

Departure:

Launceston (LST)Australia

Destination:

Melbourne (MEL)Australia

Return flight deals:

Melbourne - Launceston

Cabin classes:

$2,895
$3,522
$88