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Launceston car rentals from C$ 34/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Launceston with a pick-up date of 17/5 and drop-off date of 22/5. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Launceston car rental information

Pick-up locationLaunceston
Car typesCompact SUV, Economy, Intermediate SUV, Standard
Rental locations36
Airport locations20
Popular agenciesAlamo, Avis, Bargain Car Rentals, Apex

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EconomyC$ 34/day
StandardC$ 62/day
Compact SUVC$ 44/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 66/day
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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Launceston

  • Driving car rentals in Launceston is wonderful way to see this vibrant city in the northeastern corner of Tasmania. In Launceston car rentals, you'll save time over taking public transportation so that you can enjoy more time seeing the people and places you'd like to. You can visit local sites including the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Cataract Gorge, and Penny Royal Adventures. You can venture outside city limits to Ben Lomond National Park, Cradle Mountain, and the many beaches along the northern shore of Tasmania.
  • Less than 10 miles south of downtown Launceston, the Launceston Airport (LST) is a great place to get car rentals in Launceston. Once you deplane at LST, you will find the car rental counters near the baggage carousels in arrivals. Once you show your documentation and complete your paperwork, you can take your keys and exit arrivals, turn left, and cross the crosswalk into the car rental parking lot to find your vehicle. This is also where you will return your rental car.
  • Those driving car rentals in Launceston will be driving on the left side of the road. Launceston is a bustling city that experiences rush hour traffic between 7 am and 9 am and again from 4 pm to 6 pm. The major roads in Launceston that will see the most rush hour traffic congestion are West Tamar Highway, East Tamar Highway, Midland Highway, Bass Highway, and Tasman Highway. Launceston is populated by many families and visited by many tourist families, so those driving car rentals in Launceston should be on the lookout for pedestrians, especially children, around the many parks, tourist sites, and family restaurants.
  • Tasmania is a mountainous and windy island, and some roads are quite steep and curvy. In general, driving outside of major cities takes longer than you think. It is a good idea to check with locals or a local visitor center to see how long it will actually take you to get to where you are going. Also, Launceston, the surrounding area, and all of Tasmania has a lot of wildlife, including wallabies, wombats, and platypuses. As you drive, especially through more rural terrain, keep an eye out for crossing wildlife and stop to let it pass. At night, reduce your speed.
  • Book your rental car in Launceston at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in Launceston

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Launceston?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Apex (C$ 34/day), Alamo (C$ 44/day) and Bargain Car Rentals (C$ 44/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Apex 188 Evandale Road, Western Junction, TAS 7212 (13 kilometers from city center).

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Launceston?

    Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Launceston. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • How much is gas price in Launceston?

    The average gas price in Launceston is C$ 6.06 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 73 and C$ 97, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Launceston?

    Compact (Hyundai i30 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Launceston.

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

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

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Launceston?

    A Compact car rental in Launceston costs C$ 62 per day, on average.

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

    In Launceston, cars are most frequently rented at LeisureRent 2 Hudson Fysh Drive (13 km from city centre ).

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

    Many people assume that you need a rough, rugged vehicle in order to drive in Launceston and throughout Tasmania, but this is not the case. Tasmania has well-maintained roads with very clear navigational signage. Unless you are planning on off-roading, a comfortable sedan or SUV makes a good rental. If you want to keep things economical and you do not have a lot of people in the car with you, you can even opt for a compact or economy car to save on rental costs and gasoline costs.

  • What's the speed limit in Launceston?

    In Launceston and throughout Tasmania, the speed limit is posted in kilometers per hour. For those driving car rentals in Launceston, keep in mind that this means that the number on the speed limit sign will be higher than its corresponding speed in miles per hour. On the city streets of Launceston, the maximum speed limit is 50 km/h (31 mph). More rural roads on the outskirts of Launceston have speed limits of 70 km/h (43 mph) or 80 km/h (49 mph). Highways, such as East Tamar Highway, have a maximum speed limit of 100 km/h (62 mph).

  • Where are the best places to park in Launceston?

    In Launceston, it usually costs money to park. Parking at Cataract Gorge costs around A$1 (about $0.65) an hour or A$6 (about $3.90) a day. On Patterson Street East and Patterson Street West in Launceston, you can park for around A$2.40 (about $1.50) for the first hour and A$1.20 (about $0.78) for every half hour after that; on Mondays through Sundays, you can park for free from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. At River Edge, you can park for about A$2 (about $1.30) an hour or A$7 (about $4.55) a day, with free parking on Sunday.  

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

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

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
Sunday07:00 - 22:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Mar. 2023

KAYAK
Great time

1 out of 1

Thrifty

10.0

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Launceston

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Locations in Launceston

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

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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Apex

10.0

Wonderful

2 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.0

One location in Launceston

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Locations in Launceston

188 Evandale Road, Western Junction, TAS

+86 10 6064 1387

Opening times not available

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East Coast Car Rentals

10.0

Wonderful

5 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

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
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 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

Europcar

9.7

Wonderful

7 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

9.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.4

2 locations in Launceston

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Locations in Launceston

80 Tamar Street

+61 3 6331 8200

Opening times not available

Terminal Building

+61 3 6391 9161

Opening times not available

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10.0 Wonderful

Apr. 2024

KAYAK
The car was great in every respect, but I thought the cost to minimise the insurance excess was a bit expensive. The staff were excellent to deal with.

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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147a Wellington St

+61 3 6325 3700

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 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

7 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
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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 😒😪🤧

6.0 Okay

Aug. 2022

KAYAK
I ordered a Subaru Forester but was given a MG Definitely not my choice of vehicle,I asked for all wheel drive not front wheel drive ,MG very disappointed in the vehicle Staff very helpful and friendly

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

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
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
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Sunday07:00 - 22:00

Hotel Grand Chancellor

+61 3 6324 1500

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 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

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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Locations in Launceston

Launceston Airport

+1 800 761 8913

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.6

Very good

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

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
Sunday09:00 - 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
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Friday09:00 - 18:00

201 Evandale Rd

+61 1800 501 934

Monday07:00 - 22:00
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58 Paterson St

+61 1800 501 934

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00

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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
Saturday09:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 18:00

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Firefly

7.6

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

Opening times not available

Launceston Country Club Casino Country Club Avenue

+61 363 918 000

Opening times not available

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

4.9

Mediocre

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

Opening times not available

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Shouqi

No score available yet

One location in Launceston

Locations in Launceston

Terminal Building

+86 10 6064 1387

Opening times not available

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36 travellers who rented a car in Launceston gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.4

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