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Average price (return flight)

$155(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal (return flight)

$149or less

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$71or less

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  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $71 or less one-way and $149 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from Launceston to Melbourne was found, on average, 89 days before departure.
  • Book at least 4 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be September, October and November. The cheapest month to fly is June.
  • Passengers arriving at Melbourne Airport (MEL) can stay at the PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport, which is connected to the airport terminals via a walkway. Other hotel options include the Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport and the ibis budget Melbourne Airport, which are both situated just a short walk from the terminals.
  • Luggage storage is available inside the Departures area at Launceston Airport (LST). Passengers can leave luggage they don’t want to fly with in a locker at the airport for up to 6 weeks. Prices cost between A$ 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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Top airlines flying Launceston to Melbourne

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Virgin Australia
Overall score based on 3,542 reviews
8.1
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
8.4
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
7.2
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Boarding and disembarking were very smooth, and our bags were ready for collection very quickly."
Cons: "I'm disappointed that Virgin doesn't include more food on their flights anymore, especially as this flight was over lunch time."

Cons: "They ran out of sandwiches after only servicing 1/4 of the plane, and they are the only substantial pieces of food to buy for dinner! I was starving."

Cons: "Leaving the day before. Not having just one but three delays and three changes of flights."

Cons: "Food could improve"

Pros: "Help is there when required"
Cons: "Service excellent. Not long enough journey to see what I didn't like"

Pros: "The flight was smooth and we arrived safely and timely."
Cons: "The inflight entertainment was broken."

Cons: "Crew was rude and discriminatory with Passports, for 18 hours stay layover I had to sit in chairs,. Not hotel or Lounge provided. Which is against international laws."

Pros: "Flight crew"

Pros: "Quick, efficient, all you want and need for a flight to Melbourne."

Cons: "15 hour flight and the crew walked up and down the isle every 3-4 minutes shining a flashlight in your face and over all the seats. I asked if this would continue all night and they said yes as it’s how they check on drunk passengers etc and that it was part of the aircraft safety. Was very intrusive and impossible to sleep."

Pros: "Good boarding and friendly staff"
Cons: "Seat and legroom"

Cons: "Flight was delayed"

Pros: "Staff were friendly. Trip was pretty standard."
Cons: "Due to turbulence, as soon as we landed in Melbourne, the plane had to shut down on the tarmac which then meant I missed my connecting flight and had to wait in the airport for 6 hours until the next flight. All we were offered was a $24 gift voucher! That would get you a coffee and maybe a sandwich if you are lucky!"

Cons: "I could not check in, my e-ticket was deemed voided. Called BYOJet, could not fix. Got full refund because 100% not my fault."

Pros: "Nice smooth fligj t staff were very nice"
Cons: "The ground crew not their to get us off the plane so we had to wait for them."

Pros: "Staff,service, ease of boarding"
Cons: "Small space leg room, lack of content on entertainment"

Pros: "The coke"
Cons: "Not bloody much. I'm passed I'm not with my wife now"

Pros: "It wasn’t outstanding but no major problems Whereas the boarding process for the flight from Melbourne to LAX was poor 3 and half hour delay on tarmac no air flow Only to have a person disembark as well further delay ( dont blame her) The staff were ok but their hollow reassurances about support that would be given on the ground in LAX because of the delays were just that Told virgin staff would be on hand to assist TOTALLY UNTRUE yes they we’re there but didNOTHING to assist with ongoing flight delays"
Cons: "See above"

Pros: "Friendly staff willing to make sure that trip was comfortable"
Cons: "A broader range of movies on Virgin Entertainment"

Cons: "Very small amount of food! The chair was not comfortable. Small space to move . Qantas have more space ."

Pros: "Crew is always lovely"
Cons: "The delay and then needing to fly low and take longer to reach destination But I’m saying that I understand it was unavoidable and necessary Just an inconvenience"

Pros: "clean planes, easy security, good boarding."
Cons: "flight was delayed - we sat on tarmac with doors"

Pros: "staff were wonderful!"
Cons: "not enough vegetarian meals brought on board for everyone in business class who wants one.... disgraceful for what it costs"

Cons: "didnt send baggage as claimed the plain was overweight and didnt inform us until we contacted there agent to try to find the bags and we have received no compensation. they informed us that this is normal on their flights and they do not inform passengers concerned"

Pros: "Information on departure delays was forthcoming"
Cons: "The checkin machine kept giving me my fellow travelor boarding pass and not one for me."

Cons: "Loved every bit"

Pros: "did not load bags"
Cons: "did not load bags and didnt tell us. we had to find out ourselves and then missed our connection because they were soooooooooo slow doing paperwork. they only had an agent who wasnt that interested. Godd luck with getting any compensation!! Virgin's response was that this is normal and some flights have too much weight so not all bags are loaded and they dont tell the people concerned"

Cons: "Terrible take off and landing. No screen on seat back. Crew handling of problems not good. Ground crew not ready. No advice of 25 min late arrival. Worst flight by Virgin ever."

Pros: "Staff where great, plane was clean, and we left on time"
Cons: "Seats are tight"

Pros: "Had a window seat with great views of the countryside- 2 hours seemed to pass quickly and the crew were good"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Staff were fantastic"
Cons: "Food options"

Pros: "Quick boarding efficient on time smooth 'sailing'. No luggage so I was on the bus 5 minutes after the flight landed"
Cons: "Seats are uncomfortable the pads around the neck push my head forward. Would be great to have better support for the back making the seat shaper like an L. Tall person problem."

Pros: "The ride on the plane was all good"
Cons: "I didn’t like that when I purchased the tickets it gave me no option to add bags to my ticket. My itinerary that was emailed to me didn’t even say anything about paying for the bags before I got there. I got a huge shock when I was first in line and I was told I would have to pay 370 dollars for both my bags. I was livid and quite frankly don’t want to fly or book with virgin ever again. That couldn’t even help me out with anything so overall I’m upset and will never fly with you Virgin. I will also let it be known about this. I’m just a young traveler traveling for education and I get stuck with this bill to where I shouldn’t even go because I spent so much money just for my bags :("

Cons: "Long queue in the toilet"

Pros: "On time. Friendly crew. Smooth landing. All you can ask."
Cons: "Checking in took a while longer than expected. But I was still very happy with the service."

Cons: "30 minutes delayed due to errors in paperwork."

Pros: "It was a good flight. Arrived on time"

Cons: "I was offered a seat near an exit door on the proviso I would help people in an emergency. I assumed this was because I am about 2 metres tall with my shoes on i.e. bit hard not to notice when I am at the counter. I actually got given a seat in Row 25 on an Airbus 321, which is the row in front of the spacious row 26, and row 25 has less kneeroom than the ordinary rows. Uncomfortable trip"

Cons: "The different sites employees don't seem to communicate. They left us completely stressed about having the seats with extra leg room, with employees all saying the next city's ticketing agents will take care of changing the seating. Since we had prepaid for these seats, I didn't feel like confirming we had them should have caused such problems."

Pros: "The entertainment"
Cons: "In finish line, that media muchine not working"

Pros: "The orange juice. Good crew."
Cons: "Magazine pocket had rubbish in it. The oat slice is too sticky even though it has a great taste."

Pros: "Food was terrible!"

Pros: "Economy is most often how I connect. Certainty felt a little more upgraded this flight"
Cons: "Efficiency, schedule retained, in flight entertainment."

Pros: "Check in agent was fantastic."
Cons: "Nothing. All good. Small delay but that happens occasionally."

Cons: "Difficulty in correcting name on ticket"

Pros: "The price."
Cons: "Left late."

Cons: "there were not enough desks to check in at brisbane so many people missed there connecting flights. I flew with Delta and the process was much easier. Simply just dropped my bags off. Was also told the flight was being held, then when I arrived at the desk was told my bags wouldn't make it on the plane."

Pros: "I was very pleased and will continue to book with you."
Cons: "The PRICE!!!! with my favourite airline"

Pros: "Was quick and painless"
Cons: "That we had to go via Sydney wish they were direct to Melbourne"

Pros: "All fine"
Cons: "I would have liked to be able to move to the empty rows"

Pros: "Price was ok"
Cons: "Flight was 90 minutes delayed. No updates in terminal. No apologies from crew"

Pros: "Seat 26A had a faulty back support, with protruding metal spring/wire."
Cons: "Better maintenance"

Cons: "late flights. Poor communication."

Pros: "Wont be travelling again with Jetstar"
Cons: "Flight delayed for 6 hours without compenstauion"

Cons: "Delayed so long."

Cons: "Business class seats are too close together to accommodate recline. Results in a rude shock when the person in front of you reclines their seat."

Pros: "It was a routine flight experience"
Cons: "The flight was half an hour late arriving"

Pros: "Crew were ok , but all looked like they had had a long day. Functional but not outstanding."
Cons: "Late departing"

Pros: "The boarding"
Cons: "I would like have a blanket and also one free coffee"

Cons: "No complaints at all."

Pros: "Friendly crew, clean cabin, reliable service"
Cons: "Nothing, it's jetstar, friendly crew and you pay for the extra food etc"

Pros: "Seats were comfortable and great collection of entertainment even tho had pay"
Cons: "Checking process in Denpasar was really bad. Had to wait almost 45 min at the counter even tho I had all the visa documents. Lack of knowledge of the ground staff of Jetstar. They need to get trained well."

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Free food or water"

Pros: "the crew was patient and supportive (both flight and ground crew)."
Cons: "the temperature could have been warmer."

Pros: "Crew was lovely. Very polite and friendly especially after a quick turnaround and late flights."
Cons: "Bring a small pillow or something to comfort your seat a little. Seats aren’t the best, but it’s an airplane"

Pros: "Good service from the staff"
Cons: "Boarding was delayed by an hour"

Pros: "The crew is beautifull"
Cons: "The time schedule"

Pros: "New and clean aircraft Great staff/crew"

Pros: "The crew were amazing and the seats were super comfy. The Captain was very smooth on take off and touch down, he was also very informative during the flight."

Pros: "We eventually got to our destination."
Cons: "Flight was 4 hours late. We had even received notices by email the flight would depart on time, just 30 minutes before. Not once did any staff or flight crew apologize for the delay. Also they had to reshuffle passengers because the weight was off."

Cons: "Entertainment"

Pros: "Efficient boarding"
Cons: "The flight was nearly 40 mins late"

Cons: "Yet another holding pattern over Melbourne which seems to always happen with jet star"

Pros: "Domestic flight, no entertainment on board staff just, can't even get a glass of water,"

Pros: "Efficient on time"
Cons: "One young cabin crew member was very polite and welcoming - ? Angela The other older woman would not even acknowledge me or say hello / goodbye despite me saying hello"

Pros: "Chic muffin"
Cons: "LATELATELATELATE"

Pros: "The food was decent, plane was delayed and we flew business. It would’ve been good if they brought over some more drinks during the delay. Maybe they should’ve started preparing the supper meals on the ground too so they were ready to go when we finally took off just because it was a red eye flight of just 5 hours and it would have made much more sense to allow us more sleep time."
Cons: "The seats in business are totally weird. There is a metal foot rest that’s quite common in premium economy but the stretch seemed very short. I’m a short guy and I found my feet hanging over this bar which was uncomfortable. Also the pitch of the seat and short seat made both my partner and I slide down the seat. Perhaps the seats Jet star selects for its business could have calf rests that are located higher up so our legs are elevated more like in a chaise lounge or hammock for don’t slide down. The absolute worst thing about Jetstar flights are the passengers. The lowest common denominator Australians book budget airlines (especially Jetstar) and they rush the gate, over pack their 7kg of carryon, they are rough and loud and have little control of their children. They don’t know the difference beteeen inside and outside voices and speaking to someone face to face instead of shouting from a distance. Perhaps Jetstar should have a flying etiquette email and in seat card to remind people of how to behave. One braided head wench was berating the poor guy checking tickets at the gate who asked her to finish her water as a condition of EVERY AIRLINE and AIRPORT. He didn’t deserve her uneducated rudeness."

Pros: "It took off and landed"
Cons: "Rude Jetstar staff at Coolingatta found we had 4 items weighing 15.5 kg instead of 14 and wanted to charge us $60 to load a bag on plane. Last Jetstar flight for me"

Cons: "No in-flight entertainment facilities or capabilities"

Pros: "no concerns - had a seat free next to me which made it a pretty perfect flight"

Pros: "inside the cabin was good"
Cons: "FLIGHT was delayed no announcement made at the departure lounge Check in counter didn't ask or respond to my FF cards points to Melbourne /Launceston /Melbourne so missed out I guess on points Mr Jailal Lalji & Mrs Subhasini Lalji FF member 3602128"

Pros: "Modern aircraft"
Cons: "Flight was delayed for no reason at all. Rude staff. Forced a domestic flight to land/take off at an international terminal so we had to go through customs control before taking off and after arrival. Pay some more money and fly Qantas or anything but awful Jetstar..."

Cons: "Flight was cancelled and next available was nearly 4hrs later and left late! And then they have the gall to tell you to board quickly. Emails all about trying to frighten you into paying for extra luggage and sell you mediocre food and pay for a seat allocation."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Appalling service got a text about 20 hours before departure cancelling the flight. Alternatives totally unsuitable. 1am or 5 am when I had a daytime flight"

Pros: "The staff"
Cons: "The 6 hour delay. The price of food"

Pros: "It was a quick flight, managed to leave 10min earlier than scheduled. Pretty smooth."
Cons: "Seats were very uncomfortable, felt very straight and no real headrest; even though it was a new plane. Quite a lot of families with young children flying, it was the last domestic flight out so expected it to be less children. It was a bit noisy at times."

Cons: "Seats were not comfortable Baggage rules - I overpaid for baggage in advance Carry on weight should be reconsidered (limit should increase)"

Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Staff unfriendly, it helpful... more interested in sell you more things than those of us that have bought tickets. They need to smile a bit more"

Pros: "My seat 12F...."

Pros: "the cost"
Cons: "the fact that my flight was pushed back. no big deal, but would have been nice if it was on time."

Pros: "The crew were friendly"
Cons: "You should be able to offer at least some chips or something small for free"

Pros: "it was only a short flight"

Pros: "All"

Pros: "Only good point was we were able to book thru KAYAK for a reasonable price."
Cons: "flight was delayed which appears the norm with Jetstar.!!! Ridiculous walking distance to get to and from at Melbourne end!!!! Pity the elderly and infirm!!! You get nothing for your money EVERYTHING is EXTRA cost and expensive. From baggage to basic snacks, if you are silly enough to buy. Not even a radio outlet. Seats are hard and uncomfortable, but the "icing on the cake", is the removal of the pockets behind the seats to make the leg room look more, so you now have nowhere to put a water bottle or a drink down. JETSTAR/QANTAS should be very (proud) ashamed of themselves. By the way has anyone noticed the prospective destruction of the iconic Kangaroo symbol on QANTAS planes known all over the world as AUSTRALIAN, that the Irish CEO of Qantas is happily removing at enormous cost, over the next months to be replaced by an indescribable symbol, that is so similar to CHINA AIRLINES, it is not funny. Takeover in the wind?No wonder QANTAS is so expensive and its cheaper arm JETSTAR are cut to the bone. Staff can only do so much."

Pros: "The cabine crew"
Cons: "40 mn delay on a 3h45 flight is a little bit too much. Airplane not really comfortable and noisy. But that is what low cost means, right?!"

Cons: "We were unable to book our luggage on your website. When we got to Launceston, they not only charged us $100 but told us the limit was 15 kg each because it was the same day. We had tried to book our luggage when we bought the tickets, but were unable to. Then we had to buy a bag to carry the baggage we had to remove from our luggage."

Pros: "The flight was okay, as usual. You get what you pay for with cheap flights. There wasn't much leg room in economy, but that was to be expected. The staff were good. The flight was on time."
Cons: "The flight was delayed, without any explanation as to why. This made it very difficult to fulfill work requirements upon landing. I would have appreciated some kind of explanation / apology. Also, I don't like the in-flight gambling ("raffle") option. Jetstar hands out scratchie tickets for $5.00 a pop. The odds of winning (the car) are ludicrous and gambling is a serious problem in Victoria. So, I don't think it is appropriate. The in-flight food was absurdly expensive. Finally - and, perhaps, most importantly - the flight wasn't smooth. It didn't appear to be due to turbulence, but (rather) the pilot / s. The plane kept dipping up and down, making us feel sick."

Cons: "Flight was actually Jetstar so the service was worse and no meals were included on a long flight."

Cons: "The entertainment screen stopped working twice and I had to ask the crew to fix it for me twice. They were helpful and fixed it, but it was a bit of a hassle."

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