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LEADING CAR RENTAL BRANDS AT LAUNCESTON - AIRPORT

About Launceston Airport (LST)


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Address: Terminal Building Launceston Airport, Launceston, 7212, Tas, Tas

  Getting around

Getting around Tasmania is best experienced with the independence and flexibility of a car. Booking an airport car rental from Launceston Airport (LST) is quick and painless, with a number of major car rental companies adjacent to baggage claim in the arrivals area. (LST) is located rural Western Junction, 15 km (9 mi) south Central Launceston.

Launceston is the gateway to Tasmania’s northern coast, and home to Tasmania Zoo. Outside of the city, a buffet of natural attractions awaits — over 45 percent of Tasmania is designated national parks. Navigating Launceston is practically a snap, with free-flowing traffic and generous parking options.

Driving in Tasmania is generally straightforward in terms of typical Australian navigation. All roads are generally well marked for destinations, and it’s possible to travel throughout Tasmania with only a good map. However, travel times may exceed your expectations, particularly on coastal highways, where the speed limit may only be up to 90km/h. Many major roads snake their way through narrow mountain passes and winding coastlines, where overtaking is a common and somewhat nerve-wracking experience for visitors. If you see flashing lights in your rearview mirror, it’s probably best to pull over to the side and let the impatient motorist pass.

  Choosing your car

When choosing your car, often times there is more to consider than price. It’s also important to rent a car from a company with a sterling reputation, such as Avis, Hertz and Enterprise. Meanwhile, it’s important to select a car to match your needs. The Mitsubishi Mirage offers great mobility and fuel efficiency in a compact package that’s perfect for couples. The Mitsubishi ASA is one of the most popular SUVs in Tasmania, with comfort, safety and performance on four-wheel drive — ideal for mountain roads. The Toyota Hiace offers all the space of similar 7-9 seater minivan.

  Tips and advice for renting a car at Launceston Airport

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GPS will prove beneficial when driving the highways, but keep in mind that digital maps are infrequently updated, leading to a maze of paths in the wilderness. It would be wise to pick up a traditional map from the information kiosk at (LST).

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Launceston has four distinct seasons with prevalent oceanic conditions. Many large hills and mountains that form the Tamar Valley surround the city. Given the topography, Launceston's weather can change in the blink of an eye.

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Tasmania is famous for windy conditions, particularly near the coast.

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Always have your driver’s license and rental agreement in the car.

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Europcar and Budget Rent-a-Car are among (LST) airport car rental companies that frequently have special car hire offers — they’ll throw in free GPS or a bike rack at no extra cost.

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Check with your airport car rental provider to make sure you’re covered if your car is damaged on the Bruny Island Ferry, and especially in case of animal damage incurred in rural areas, where wildlife activity reaches its peak at night.

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Frequently asked questions about renting a car at Launceston - Airport

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1. Is it best to book my car rental before I arrive at Launceston - Airport?

At all times it is better to book your car rental before you arrive at Launceston - Airport. Discounts are rarely applied when you turn up at the pick up desk to book.

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2. How far in advance should I book a car rental pickup at Launceston - Airport?

In short, book early when flying into Launceston - Airport, since the later you leave it, the more expensive it will become.

There’s a chance that in peak demand periods in Australia that there will be no availability. Also in low season there may be insufficient cars due to low demand. You can generally amend or cancel up to 24 hrs in advance, free of charge.

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3. Does Launceston - Airport have cars with 7 seats?

Launceston - Airport does have 7 seat vehicles depending on availability. Enter your dates in the search availability box to see what is on offer.

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4. Am I able to rent a car one way from Launceston - Airport to a different drop off location in Australia?

This is usually possible from Launceston - Airport but depends on the specific drop off point in Australia. You can check instantly by putting your pick up and drop off requirements into the search box.

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5. What are the best cars to rent at Launceston - Airport?

It depends. If you intend to drive straight from Launceston - Airport for a short distances or in and around city or urban areas then small to mid size cars will likely be more convenient. For longer distances and greater passenger numbers with luggage, SUV’s and People Carriers (MPV’s) offer more flexibility, convenience and comfort.

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6. Is it better to rent at Launceston - Airport or off airport?

This depends on whether the savings obtained from off Launceston - Airport are better than the inconvenience in terms of time, both at pick up or on drop off. Offsite Launceston - Airport car rental companies usually offer a shuttle from and to the terminal.

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7. What happens to my car rental if my flight is cancelled or delayed into Launceston - Airport?

Generally, if you informed the car rental company of your arrival flight into Launceston - Airport they will be aware of delays. If you did not, then it is important to notify them by phone or email on the contacts provided on your voucher. Cancelled flights can result in cancelled bookings. Cover yourself with travel insurance to Australia and be prepared to make a new booking for your amended plans.

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8. What happens if I need to extend my car rental drop off time at Launceston - Airport?

To avoid confusion with the car rental company at Launceston - Airport it is a good idea to inform them. Sometimes you can return the car without informing them, but you do risk a hefty rate increase without your negotiation, if you do.

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9. Are minivans and people movers available for rent at Launceston - Airport?

Availability for minivans and people movers at Launceston - Airport rentals always depends on demand. Check your exact dates here.

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10. Should I buy car rental insurance at the pick up desk at Launceston - Airport?

It is common practice for car rental companies to upsell you to higher levels of insurance at Launceston - Airport. You can save a lot of money by using the insurance offered at Cheaperthancars, sometimes which is more than 50%. Also be aware that your travel insurance may also offer you cover for excess waiver in the event of an accident.

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11. What car types are there for rent at Launceston - Airport?

There are a range of cars available for rental at Launceston - Airport including Hyundai i20, Toyota Kluger, Holden Commodore Estate, and Kia Carnival.

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12. What car rental brands offer SUV’s at Launceston - Airport?

There is a competitive selection of rental companies offering SUV’s at Launceston - Airport including:

  • Keddy By Europcar  Keddy By Europcar
  • Thrifty  Thrifty
  • Alamo  Alamo
  • Europcar  Europcar
  • Bargain Car Rentals  Bargain Car Rentals
  • Enterprise  Enterprise




After completeing a search for SUV’s on May 15, 2020 we found no SUV’s available at Launceston - Airport. This maybe because they are booked out on that day. To check alternative dates, please search here

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13. What is the cheapest 7 day car rental for May at Launceston - Airport?

Pricing can vary through the month of May at Launceston - Airport, but we have provided an indicative price of GBP18 per day for a rental starting on May 15, 2020 with Bargain Car Rentals driving a Hyundai Accent or similar. For an exact quote enter your dates here.

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14. What SUV cars are available at Launceston - Airport in 3 months time?

There are a number of SUV models currently available at Launceston - Airport with Keddy By Europcar, Thrifty and Alamo at prices starting from GBP23 per day, in a Holden Trax or similar on an example date of May 15, 2020 for 7 days. For exact quotes enter your dates and selection here.

After completeing a search for SUV’s on May 15, 2020 we found no SUV’s available at Launceston - Airport. This maybe because they are booked out on that day. To check alternative dates, please search here

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15. Which rental companies are there at Launceston - Airport?

We have listed a selection of 7 rental companies at Launceston - Airport. These are:

  • Keddy By Europcar  Keddy By Europcar
  • Thrifty  Thrifty
  • Alamo  Alamo
  • Europcar  Europcar
  • Bargain Car Rentals  Bargain Car Rentals
  • Enterprise  Enterprise
  • East Coast  East Coast



There were insufficient search results returned for Launceston - Airport to allow us to answer that question. We recommend you try a nearby location that has a greater selection of rental cars.

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16. How much waiting time should I allow for picking up a car at Launceston - Airport?

According to feedback from our rental pick up statistics at Launceston - Airport it takes an average of 14 mins to collect your vehicle.

We just checked the wait times at Launceston - Airport, but unfortunately we do not have any statistics for this location.

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17. Which forms of payment are generally acceptable for car rental at Launceston - Airport?

These credit cards, Visa and MasterCard are generally acceptable at Launceston - Airport, but it will depend on your car rental company. You can check by searching here.

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18. What is the cheapest car for next weekend at Launceston - Airport?

Prices can vary at short notice at Launceston - Airport, but right now the cheapest car is a Hyundai i20 or similar for pick up on Saturday morning at 10am, for 2 days costing GBP26 per day. To search for the cheapest car at other times you can check live availability here.

We performed a search of cars for pickup on Saturday morning at 10am, but unfortunately it looks like all cars at Launceston - Airport are booked out at that time. To search for other cars at another date or time, please check availability here.

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19. What is the highest rated rental company for overall service at Launceston - Airport and how does this compare to others?

The highest rated car rental company in Launceston - Airport is Keddy By Europcar with a score of 8.6 / 10. Here are the top 5:

  • Keddy By Europcar  Keddy By Europcar - 8.6
  • Thrifty  Thrifty - 8.4
  • Alamo  Alamo - 8.2
  • Europcar  Europcar - 7.8
  • Bargain Car Rentals  Bargain Car Rentals - 7.8

There were insufficient search results returned for Launceston - Airport to allow us to answer that question. We recommend you try a nearby location that has a greater selection of rental cars.

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20. Are there eco friendly rated cars for rent at Launceston - Airport?

Yes, eco friendly cars are available to rent in Australia at Launceston - Airport. Some examples listed here are:

  • Hyundai Accent  Hyundai Accent
  • Mitsubishi Mirage  Mitsubishi Mirage
  • Kia Rio  Kia Rio
  • Hyundai i20  Hyundai i20
  • Nissan Micra  Nissan Micra

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