Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Launceston to Melbourne
Virgin Australia, Etihad Airways and Qantas Airways have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Launceston to Melbourne. Confirm policies on booking site.
Etihad Airways does not allow booking a middle seat on flights from Launceston to Melbourne.
The average direct flight takes 1h 00m, covering a distance of 476 km.
There are 245 (direct) flights between Launceston and Melbourne per week, averaging 35 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Jetstar ($39) and Virgin Australia ($52), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Jetstar ($81) and Multiple Airlines ($96).
Qantas Airways (9 times daily), Jetstar (6 times daily), Etihad Airways (5 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
From Launceston to Melbourne, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from Melbourne back to Launceston , the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Friday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Launceston you will be using Launceston, often referred to as Launceston Airport. You will be landing at Melbourne, also known as Melbourne Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Crew very good"
Cons: "Aircraft are very dated"
Pros: "staff were nice"
Cons: "-priority boarding isn’t priority -only vegetarian food"
Cons: "Have a choice of both sweet & savoury snacks onboard."
Pros: "The service and entertainment provided"
Pros: "an amazing flying experience with pleasant crews who served their customers with hearts and their lovely smiles!"
Cons: "They all very much friendly staff and very helpful"
Pros: "Everything was fantastic!"
Cons: "Meal for children first"
Pros: "Crew was very good"
Cons: "Not enough leg room for a 6’2” tall person."
Cons: "Crazy long delay. Wasted a whole extra day at the airport with no help or accommodations. :("
Pros: "Crew were ok"
Cons: "Food was awful and departed late"
Pros: "Cabin crew were helpful and updated us on connections in Melbourne (although they wouldn't have needed to do this if the flight hadn't have left late)."
Cons: "Flight was late and this was significant as I had a tight connection in Melbourne. There did not seem to be a good reason it was late as the aircraft was already at Launceston. They just towed it to the gate late! No announcements were made as to the lateness of the flight until the departure time had actually passed."
Cons: "Little more leg room required"
Pros: "Singapore airline best for Australia"
Cons: "Nothing not to like"
Pros: "The service, politeness of staff, the food."
Pros: "Mostly everything great."
Cons: "Leg room for me a bit small. Dinner a bit mushy."
Pros: "The on boarding process"
Cons: "The plan was in very poor clean conditions. The seats were discussing to sit."
Pros: "Staff this direction was friendly and helpful."
Cons: "You can't check in online or at the kiosk. You must adhere strictly to the carry-on baggage size and weight. The airplanes are a bit worn."
Pros: "Both planes were clean service was good"
Cons: "Both flights delayed"
Pros: "I liked the service, the friendly cabin crews. The food was good. We had a bit of turbulence on the way but all good. Thank you QF"
Cons: "On this particular flight, we had to wait like 30 minutes to get our baggage. Maybe because of the rain but otherwise all was good. Thank you QF"
Pros: "Comfy flight. The staff were really helpful."
Cons: "Arrogance of the crew"
Pros: "I liked everything from crew to the plane"
Cons: "Arrogance of the crew"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Delayed no information"
Cons: "Bathrooms were disgusting, plane was dirty"
Pros: "The crew were so so friendly, as are most Australians, I've come to learn. I love the complimentary adult beverages!"
Cons: "I have no complaints that are unique to Qantas and this flight (cramped leg room, okay ish food, etc.)."
Pros: "Thank you for keeping track of our luggage throughout the massive delays and rebookings."
Cons: "Gate staff at all locations seemed stressed, under informed and overwhelmed."
Pros: "Everything. No complains"
Cons: "Transfer at Melbourne was erratic. But I think after renovation it should be ok. Otherwise perfect"
Pros: "Friendly cabin attendants"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seating"
Pros: "Nice aircraft and amenities."
Cons: "All 6 of my flights were delayed causing me to miss 2 connections. Had to pay for a hotel and arrived a day late to final destination. Agents, sales desk, all could care less."
Pros: "We loved everything from check in to leaving the plane. They are a lovely bunch. Thank you, Qantas, for hiring wonderful staff members. We hope you treat them well."
Cons: "Delays at the airport Economy very uncomfortable Crappy food"
Pros: "Perfect flight, departure and arrival in time. Friendly team on board. Appreciate it! Thank you!"
Cons: "Lost a bag Charged for bags Made us check in our overhead bags-No quality carrier does that."
Pros: "Flying to Qantas always enjoyable - staff always make for pleasant journey. Always happy to fly Qantas."
Cons: "One negative experience was that there was only 1hr 30mins between connecting flights. Between departing international flight - picking up luggage/toilet stop and clearing Immigration/Customs then catching bus between Qantas international domestic terminals we were racing to catch flight. As we arrived Qantas domestic terminal our names were being called over along with info the plane was awaiting our arrival. In my experience 2hrs is minimum time between connecting flights - otherwise good experience."
Pros: "Everything was fine. I have flown with Qantas many times, and it was same as usual"
Cons: "I had no problems"
Cons: "Do you really need to be provided with a meal at 11pm just after departure? A decent snack pack would be a better get, and allow people to get to sleep."
Cons: "Five hour delay due to faulty maintenance at LAX. Pilot (rightly) refused to fly until maintenance work correctly completed. Plane then diverted to Brisbane to change crew, en route to Melbourne."
Pros: "Didn't have to pay for drinks, after 4pm policy!"
Cons: "Call what was server 'supper' didn't quite cut it. More like tiny heavily salted cardboard."
Cons: "See above"
Cons: "The plane was freezing cold even with multiple layers and a blanket"
Cons: "Airline just assumed we had access to phones and Internet and the know-how to be able to download the Q app for entertainment. We didn't and we had read the inflight magazine (old, tired and boring) on the flight on our first leg from MEL-SYD."
Pros: "Got away on time"
Cons: "No wifi on board or entertainment"
Cons: "Food and cramped seats"
Cons: "Food, seats, crew"
Pros: "Entertainment system was good as usual"
Cons: "No food on plane due to issues after extended delay Woke up 4 1/2 hours before flight due to land with a frozen orange juice and a muffin. Too much wind to land and a final vomitus landing. Not the best."
Pros: "Paying for extra leg room was the best investment. Coming home was even better than going across as we were traveling through the The crew were sensational, obliging, friendly and accommodating. For long haul economy flights, I was really impressed. Will definitely continue to travel with Qantas."
Pros: "Virgin are great."
Pros: "They charged me so much for extra luggage even I prepaid online for extra luggage prior to getting to airport. Yet the ticket counter lady made me pay an additional fee and all together I ended paying more for extra bags fee than the ticket itself! both Virgin and JetStar are VERY stingy on extra luggage fees. I came from the US to Australia and traveled domestically while there with all the luggage that I brought from the US. So I had to pay so much in fees when my trip was already so expensive! It makes me reconsider wanting to travel again anywhere anytime soon, so discouraging! Also they make me take stuff out of my big suitcase and transfer to my carry on, in front of everyone at the ticket counter I had to open my suitcase and transfer some stuff so the weight is under a certain weight. Still they charged me for extra luggage. I came international on Qantas from USA to Australia, so all the domestic locations I went to I was charged"
Cons: "The air pressure in the plane not good causing significant pain I’m my ears"
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Good service"
Pros: "Another delay by 1 hour"
Cons: "I should only book qantas .... virgin are never in time."
Cons: "Flight was delayed"
Pros: "Good movies. Food was good. Flight was good."
Cons: "Not much leg room."
Cons: "Long delay before take off."
Pros: "The coke"
Cons: "Not bloody much. I'm passed I'm not with my wife now"
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: "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: "Had a window seat with great views of the countryside- 2 hours seemed to pass quickly and the crew were good"
Pros: "Staff were fantastic"
Cons: "Food options"
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."
Pros: "It was timely"
Cons: "Not that clean as I had a dirty tissue in the seat pocket and I had a greasy window - not the best"
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 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: "Very nice staff"
Pros: "VA planes are always fairly new"
Cons: "Broken USB in a seat I paid extra for. Not good."
Pros: "Virgin are consistent"
Pros: "Excellent choice of movies, nibbles and snacks suitable."
Cons: "The seat was a little uncomfortable on that plane. Not sure why."
Pros: "Check in agent was fantastic."
Cons: "Nothing. All good. Small delay but that happens occasionally."
Pros: "Free wine"
Cons: "The plane was delayed. Why. Not quite sure."
Cons: "Difficulty in correcting name on ticket"
Pros: "Flight was on time, landed early, service was good."
Pros: "Arrived early"
Pros: "Excellent cabin attendance ratiio to passengers."
Cons: "Seat comfort"
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: "simple and not fussy. I love priority boarding"
Cons: "can never get enough air when stuck on the tarmac. those overhead vents do very little"
Pros: "Was quick and painless"
Cons: "That we had to go via Sydney wish they were direct to Melbourne"
Pros: "Nil complaints"
Pros: "Crews are always nice on Virgin, had priority seating which was really nice given my status is with a partner airline"
Cons: "Flight was late leaving and then over an hour late into destination so was late for work and an important meeting missed. The flight was full of very smelly passengers. I understand this is not something the airline can manage but here should be standards for boarding passengers. It is difficult situation I realise, but I was across the isle from a person with incredibly poor personal hygiene and the smell was almost unbearable."
Pros: "Very courteous steward."
Cons: "Small food servings"
Pros: "good to include a free snack"
Cons: "Three of our party are coeliac and no gluten free option was available and the only choice we were offered was to purchase the gluten free cookie - which we declined. The picture in the back of the menu of the free snacks included a gluten free option so we were a bit annoyed that this wasn't available."
Pros: "Excellent crew & service"
Cons: "Boarding started (& almost finished) before boarding time, sounds silly but ended up being a little stressful"
Pros: "Prompt take off after seeing the jetstar flights around us being delayed"
Cons: "Nothing to complain about 5*"
Pros: "Free bag, easy going staff, very quick boarding, quite nice overall"
Cons: "Only the weather delay, but that cannot be helped."
Cons: "The way the air hostess talk to you very disrespectful. They have very bad communication skills"
Pros: "Generally speaking, I like Virgin Australia."
Cons: "The only problem was we were delayed."
Pros: "Spacious legroom. Comfortable."
Pros: "The staff were professional and friendly."
Pros: "Routine flight, nothing memorable."
Cons: "Too crowded, no room between seats."
Pros: "Price was ok"
Cons: "Flight was 90 minutes delayed. No updates in terminal. No apologies from crew"
Cons: "late flights. Poor communication."
Pros: "Aircraft had a device holder. Good idea!"
Cons: "Jetstar is always a little subpar. food and drink are not included even though it's international and the food for purchase was not very good anyhow. Entertainment was also extra and the selection was poor. flights were delayed and rerouted. They got us there, but with no frills at all."
Pros: "The crew was super helpful, made it easy. The best part was the ease of boarding and sticking to time. Highly effecient."
Pros: "The crew was very good and did an outstanding job accommodating the passengers. Thank you."
Cons: "I really think everything was great and Jetstar is very well organized. You can teach the US carriers how to efficiently run an airline service. Thank you for taking pride and responsibility for running a well organized airline."
Pros: "Nothing and won't travel with them again."
Cons: "On timeliness!"
Cons: "Free coffee"
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."
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: "The help I was given whilst checking in."
Cons: "The crew was extremely unaccomodating."
Pros: "Quick and comfortable. Arrived 30 mins ahead of schedule"
Pros: "jetstar is good interstate and quick and efficient"
Cons: "Check I'm rudeness...... absolutely despised employee"
Cons: "Seats unusually small. Unlikely to fly this airline again"
Cons: "Impossible to sleep"
Pros: "Ease of boarding n checking in."
Cons: "Took awhile before we found out the gate. Not ur fault but too many crying babies on flt"
Pros: "We got everything we paid for"
Cons: "Some of the cabin crew including the manager need to lighten up and smile occasionally"
Pros: "Free TV"
Cons: "Staff.... hot dogs for breakfast"
Cons: "Walk from gate 49 to closest exit doors 1.9km, no travellators. Are you kidding me? Never again."
Cons: "The excess lugage policy"
Pros: "it was only a short flight"
Pros: "I am traveling from the USA and I had heard some bad stories about JetStar but my experience was really good."
Pros: "Left on time and arrived on time"
Cons: "Seats very narrow. Hot food not worth the fee."
Pros: "smooth,f light attendants, staff nice actually very good"
Cons: "The staff were rude, mean, unwelcoming, and unhelpful"
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: "Entertainment was free."
Cons: "There was no prepaid food choices. Prepaid food portions were smaller and more expensive than choices on board to buy. Prepaid hot dog was disgusting."
Cons: "Both flights ran more than an hour late - not because of weather or anything reasonable, just because the airline were disorganised."
Cons: "Had to move from loading gate to loading gate. Changed three times before we got on the plane. Left about 45 minutes to an hour late. Then set on the tarmac for about 20 minutes to 1/2 hour. Arrived in Melbourne after midnight. was unable to get a rental car. All companies closed except 1 and they were out of cars."
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: "Very smooth boarding and pleasant on board crew."
Cons: "I thought my ears were deceiving me when they mentioned 3 AUD for lavatory use! Inhumane! And that's on top of having to pay for my check-in luggage. I felt completely dooped! Traveling through the outback, I had no scale, no wifi, etc. And after paying an exorbitant amount, we were STILL given hassles for our carry-on.. Apparently if you "wear" your luggage on your body, it's free of charge (but on aggregate, it still adds to weight & balance of the plane). And how this all contributes to fast handling is beyond me. Moronic rules! Of all the great times I had in Australia, JetStar was the only utter disappointment I had to endure! Never again!"
Pros: "the crew were as helpful as they could possibly be but the airline and it's policies suck"
Cons: "Being asked to pay two thousand dollars for my bags"
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."
Cons: "distance to board. NEVER AGAIN!"
Pros: "Everyone was very polite, to compensate for ripping us off on the cost of our luggage... By the kilo!"
Cons: "No info when we purchased the ticket on Kayak that this airline does not charge by the bag, but by the kilo. No chance to buy kilos when we bought the ticket. Got ripped off at the airport. This airline is is for backpackers, NOT for the international traveler"
Cons: "over charging for carry on"
Cons: "The web page is misleading When I tried to pay online the check in baggage fee, there is no way to do it, only by paying at the checking counter, and the price is the double, it is an abuse , that the company claim it can be done bny webpage but it cant be done."
Pros: "Short flight"
Pros: "GOOD CABIN CREW."
Cons: ""Business Class" ? with SEVEN seats across? are you kidding? It was so cramped. bad legroom. very claustrophobic. GARUDA flys the same route with FOUR across at a similar price. unless you are a toddler,or a munchkin... avoid it/"
Cons: "Those flying from abroad with luggage should NOT fly with JetStar. The fees are ridiculous!!! There are many other airlines in Australia that are fairly priced."
Cons: "room behind seats very short, staff not very attentive to those who hadn't paid for on-board options."
Cons: "No leg room at all..."
Pros: "Business Class food and service with economy plus seating. Beats paying 3 times as much for little more."
Pros: "The very nice baggage chief who trumped the witch"
Cons: "terrible gate attendant a real snotty witch"
Cons: "Seats were packed close together. No leg room"
Airlines flying from Launceston to Melbourne have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Launceston to Melbourne
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Launceston to Melbourne
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Launceston to Melbourne
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Launceston to Melbourne
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Launceston to Melbourne