Launceston car hire

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Launceston car hire information

Pick-up locationLaunceston
Car types
Hire locations36
Airport locations20

Cheap car hire in Launceston

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Launceston

  • It is worth noting that police in Launceston regularly conduct random breath testing. You should ensure you comply with the drunk driving laws, even while using cheap car hire in Launceston, to avoid penalties and stay safe on the road. The drunk driving laws in Launceston are consistent with those in the rest of Australia. In Launceston, the legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit for drivers of cars and motorcycles is 0.05%, while for commercial drivers and newer drivers, the limit is 0.02%. There are strict penalties for drink-driving offences, which can include fines, licence suspension and even imprisonment in more severe cases.
  • Parents should always prioritise the safety of their children, even when using cheap car hire in Launceston, and should familiarise themselves with the specific child safety seat rules for the area. All children under the age of seven must be secured in an appropriate child restraint when travelling in a car. This is consistent with the child safety seat rules in Australia. Rear-facing restraints are required for infants under six months, while children between six months and four years should be buckled in an appropriate restraint. Children between four and seven years old must be seated in either a restraint or a booster seat.
  • It is vital to know the major roads you are likely to encounter while driving a Launceston hire car. The main roads that are crucial for getting around Launceston are East Tamar Highway, West Tamar Highway and Bass Highway. East Tamar Highway runs north-south through the eastern suburbs of Launceston and provides access to nearby towns and attractions such as the Tamar Valley wine region. West Tamar Highway runs north towards the town of Beaconsfield and the Tamar Valley, while Bass Highway connects Launceston to the northwest coast of Tasmania.
  • Hire a car in Launceston and enjoy the freedom of exploring Tasmania’s wonderful scenery. Wineries across the Tamar Valley are best accessed by car, with famous estates such as Marion’s Vineyard, Moores Hill and Swinging Gate less than a 35min drive but more than 1h away by bus. Driving to inner-city attractions, like Cataract Gorge Reserve and the Queen Victoria Museum and Planetarium, also roughly halves the travel time compared to using the public bus network. Launceston is remarkably hilly, which is ideal for scenic lookouts but not for getting around on foot, meaning you’ll be thankful you can drive.
  • Reception offices of major car hire companies including Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Avis are located next to the baggage claim area at Launceston Airport (LST). Finding your hire car is sure to be straightforward, as the car park is adjacent to the terminal and the airport is relatively small. With the airport situated roughly 15 km from the city, hiring a car in Launceston removes the stress of ordering a cab.
  • Be mindful that the rural roads outside of central Launceston are rather windy and you’ll need to stay attentive when behind the wheel. Wildlife, ranging from wallabies to wombats, commonly get lost and pass across roads, so keep an eye out and reduce your speed if anything catches your attention. Despite being one of Tasmania’s largest cities, Launceston has a laid-back atmosphere and pedestrians often assume right of way.
  • Peak hour traffic in Launceston is worst between 07:30–09:00 and 16:00–18:00 on weekdays. Cars move slowly in the inner-city area, especially along one-way streets, such as York St and Paterson St. Evening congestion is most noticed on West Tamar Hwy and you should expect delays if it is part of your route.
  • Book your car hire in Launceston at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Launceston

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Launceston?

    The streets are rather wide throughout the city meaning you don’t have to sacrifice on comfort when choosing a hire car in Launceston. People movers are great for families and large groups, offering plenty of storage space for outdoor activities around town. You may want to consider a compact model or intermediate size for more fuel efficiency.

  • What’s the speed limit in Launceston?

    In urban areas around Launceston, a default maximum of 50 km/h applies. The CBD and school zones scale down the limit to 40 km/h, while highways vary from 100-110 km/h.

  • Where are the best places to park in Launceston?

    On-street parking is available along several central roads, such as Paterson St, Willis St, York St and Elizabeth St, for approximately A$ 2 per hour. Payment can be made with provided meters and is enforced roughly between 9:00–17:00 on Monday through Saturday. Inveresk Car Park on Invermay Rd offers a flat daily rate of about A$ 4.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Launceston?

    The average price of fuel in Launceston is €4.07 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between €49 and €65, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Launceston?

    Economy (Kia Rio or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Launceston.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Launceston?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Launceston?

    An Economy car hire in Launceston costs €17 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular car hire location in Launceston?

    In Launceston, cars are most frequently rented at Enterprise Rent-A-Car 151-153 St John Street (1 km from city centre ).

  • What is the age requirement to hire a car in Launceston?

    Most hire car companies require the driver to be above 25 years old and have a valid driver's licence. However, some companies will allow younger people to book Launceston car hire but at an additional fee. It is always best to confirm with the company you wish to get a car from about the regulations and requirements.

  • Which roads are restricted in Launceston?

    There are some restricted roads in Launceston, particularly in the city centre. These roads are typically marked with signs indicating restricted access and may only be used by authorised vehicles, such as emergency services or public transportation. Some examples of restricted roads in Launceston include Brisbane Street, Charles Street and St. John Street.

Launceston car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

10.0

Wonderful

1 review
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

3 locations in Launceston

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Locations in Launceston

201 Evandale Rd

+61 3 6398 3020

Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
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58 Paterson St

+61 3 6398 3050

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
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Terminal Building Launceston Airport

+61 3 6391 8388

Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2023

KAYAK
Great time

1 out of 1

Europcar

9.6

Wonderful

6 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

9.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.6

2 locations in Launceston

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80 Tamar Street

+61 3 6331 8200

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Terminal Building

+61 3 6391 9161

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8.0 Very Good

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Customer service guys at Launceston Airport made the rental experience quick and easy.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2022

KAYAK
Phil the man in charge of Europcar in Tamer St, Launceston, was efficient, cheerful and polite. It was easy to book on the internet. My credit card wasn't charged until I had completed my week's hire. What everyone else has posted as comments re Europcar is the company needs to be looked at with caution!! The price appears very competitive at first look on line, however I discovered there was nearly $300 of extra charges when I signed the final papers.. This was insurance excess and roadside assist. My RACWA would have covered me. for the latter. The extra "optional" charges need to be made clear to customers when they initially book on line. No notice will be taken of what I write, but I will go to a "product review" website and say the same thing.

1 out of 1

Budget

9.0

Wonderful

3 reviews

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

8.0

One location in Launceston

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Locations in Launceston

147a Wellington St

+61 3 6325 3700

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
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8.0 Very Good

Apr 2022

KAYAK
Good car

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2022

KAYAK
Easy pick up and return. Sales team very helpful. The cost was very high, but understandable with covid.

8.0 Very Good

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Car hire is really expensive in Tasmania at present and the cost of the hire was reflective of that. This cost could be prohibitive for many travellers - so do your homework

1 out of 1

Sixt

8.4

Very Good

4 reviews

Cleanliness

9.1

Comfort

8.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.8

Value for money

8.8

One location in Launceston

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Terminal Building Launceston

+61 3 6391 8105

Monday07:30 - 22:00
Tuesday07:30 - 22:00
Wednesday07:30 - 22:00
Thursday07:30 - 22:00
Friday07:30 - 22:00
Saturday07:30 - 22:00
Sunday07:30 - 22:00
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8.0 Very Good

Jan 2024

KAYAK
We had a lot of trouble organising different drop of f In the future with car hiring please make it easier for people who have learning disabilities I had a lot of trouble working out how to do the rental agreement on line which made my anxiety and depression hit the roof and I was crying cause I didn't have anyone to support me though the appointment 😒😪🤧

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Perfect vehicle, brilliant staff, and not a single negative

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Excellent service in Launceston!!!! There was No Attendant at the Hobart Airport when returning The vehicle ...?? Overall great & will definitely be Flying into Launceston & utilising car from there!!!

4.0 Mediocre

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Not what I expected. Car had no power

1 out of 2

East Coast Car Rentals

7.6

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.3

Value for money

6.6

One location in Launceston

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Locations in Launceston

129 Evandale Drive, Western Junction

+61 1800 474 258

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff goes above and beyond to help you out whenever there’s an issue, and they are so courteous when doing so!!! You really are feeling very well looked after! 100% would recommend and will be back there again!

Cons:

Nothing at all, top notch service!!!

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Good Car, economic to run. Great service with prompt pick up and drop off at airport Excellent value (even with additional GST)

Cons:

GST was not included in the quote

5.2 Fair

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

I got the car I ordered after threatening to go to the ACCC. I did then follow through as it is illegal to use a bait and switch model which CarTrawler employs: advertise a top model car at a heavily discounted price and when then IMMEDIATELY supply another cheaper vehicle. Fraudulent. I hope you are fined or banned from the Australian market for being a part of this deceptive behaviour.

Cons:

I liked the car but it took several hours of phone calls to the fraudulent companies involved, three of them, to force their hand.

4.0 Mediocre

Feb 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

staff were good

Cons:

booked a corolla 9 months in advance and was given a kia Rio at the same rate. was booked through Cartrawler but was confirmed with Eastcoast 9 months ago.

1 out of 2

Alamo

5.7

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

7.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.8

Value for money

5.7

One location in Launceston

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In Terminal 201 Evandale Road

+61 3 6360 8000

Monday09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:00 - 18:00
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2.0 Poor

May 2023

KAYAK
Charged an after hours fee even though advised of arrival time and no mention of possible fee at time of booking. When returned the car early was not issued a refund but pushed off to the original third party booking site. Great example of a company that gives zero f@#ks about their customers.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2023

KAYAK
Excellent customer service provided by listening to requirements. The perfect car was rented by this company.

2.0 Poor

Mar 2023

KAYAK
I would like someone to contact me directly. As discussed with Alamo already I want a full refund as they hired me a faulty vehicle. Unacceptable service!

2.0 Poor

Mar 2023

KAYAK
Our flight was delayed which resulted in us not being able to collect the car at the allocated time. We were charged an additional $70 for this, apparently the office was closed (although there was a staff member working & customers behind us). This was not made apparent to us on booking.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2022

KAYAK
Easy pick up and drop off service. I was called the day before pick up and day after pick up for confirmation and to ensure all was well with the car and service. Friendly staff who offered several options for paid upgrades as well as recommendations for local restaurants and activities. 10/10 for customer service.

4.0 Mediocre

Mar 2022

KAYAK
Car provided had bald tyre, which we identified when that very tyre blew. Were provided with replacement vehicle, however, gob smacked that the very vehicle provided at commencement of rental was unroadworthy.

1 out of 2

Avis

4.0

Mediocre

3 reviews

Cleanliness

5.0

Comfort

5.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.0

Value for money

2.0

2 locations in Launceston

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Airport Entrance

+61 3 6391 0521

Monday07:00 - 22:00
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Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
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Hotel Grand Chancellor

+61 3 6324 1500

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
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2.0 Poor

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Unable to get vehicle as they did not have payWave

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Great service at the counter.

Cons:

That when I left Tassie and went to North Queensland I didnt have the same Rav4.

6.0 Okay

Apr 2022

KAYAK
The price we paid ($2178.80) for five days was outrageous. The navigational system should have been included in that price but it wasn't. Also my sister asked for one of the maps that was on the counter. She was told that she had to pay $6 for it. Seriously - after paying such a ridiculous amount, Avis could not give customers a map! On a positive note the car was clean, economical, easy to pick up and drop off.

1 out of 1

Thrifty

8.0

Very Good

No reviews available

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

2 locations in Launceston

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139 Evandale Rd

+61 136139

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00
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58 Paterson St

+61 136139

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
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Bargain Car Rentals

8.0

Very Good

No reviews available

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

8.0

One location in Launceston

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Launceston Airport

+1 800 761 8913

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

2 locations in Launceston

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151-153 St John Street

+61 3 6733 1100

Monday09:30 - 14:30
Tuesday09:30 - 14:30
Wednesday09:30 - 14:30
Thursday09:30 - 14:30
Friday09:30 - 14:30
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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In Terminal 201 Evandale Rd

+61 3 6360 8000

Monday09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday09:00 - 18:00
Thursday09:00 - 18:00
Friday09:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 18:00
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Dollar

8.0

Very Good

No reviews available

3 locations in Launceston

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1a Hudson Fysh Drive

+61 3 6333 0911

Monday09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday09:00 - 18:00
Thursday09:00 - 18:00
Friday09:00 - 18:00
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201 Evandale Rd

+61 1800 501 934

Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
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Saturday07:00 - 22:00
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58 Paterson St

+61 1800 501 934

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
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Friday08:00 - 16:00
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Apex

8.0

Very Good

No reviews available

One location in Launceston

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188 Evandale Road, Western Junction, TAS

+86 10 6064 1387

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National

8.0

Very Good

No reviews available

One location in Launceston

Locations in Launceston

In Terminal 201 Evandale Rd

+61 3 6360 8000

Monday09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday09:00 - 18:00
Thursday09:00 - 18:00
Friday09:00 - 18:00
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Firefly

7.3

Good

No reviews available

2 locations in Launceston

Locations in Launceston

58 Paterson St

+61 3 6398 3050

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Launceston Airport

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keddy by Europcar

6.0

Okay

No reviews available

3 locations in Launceston

Locations in Launceston

80 Tamar St

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Launceston Country Club Casino Country Club Avenue

+61 363 918 000

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Terminal Building Launceston Airport

03 6391 9161

Monday07:30 - 22:00
Tuesday07:30 - 22:00
Wednesday07:30 - 22:00
Thursday07:30 - 22:00
Friday07:30 - 22:00
Saturday07:30 - 22:00
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Right Cars

5.2

Fair

No reviews available

One location in Launceston

Locations in Launceston

All Terminals Launceston Airport

+61 364 277 940

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

4 locations in Launceston

Locations in Launceston

139 Evandale Rd

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201 Evandale Road

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58 Paterson Street

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80 Tamar Street

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Red Spot

No score available yet

2 locations in Launceston

Locations in Launceston

151 - 153 St John Street

Opening times not available

Launceston Airport

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Shouqi

No score available yet

One location in Launceston

Locations in Launceston

Terminal Building

+86 10 6064 1387

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29 travellers who hired a car in Launceston gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.3

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Most popular car type

Economy

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Car hire insurance in Launceston

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Launceston car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the hire price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when hiring a car in Launceston.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your hire. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Launceston car hire.