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Getting To Tasmania


Spirit of Tasmania

The Spirit of Tasmania crosses Bass Strait all year round, between Station Pier in Port Melbourne and Devonport on Tasmania’s north coast.

Onboard accommodation ranges from airline-style seating to private deluxe cabins. All cabins feature private facilities, adjustable air-conditioning and a 220-volt socket.

Vehicles and trailers of all sizes can be accommodated onboard, and kennels are available.

The Spirit of Tasmania crosses Bass Strait most nights – in both directions.

During peak season, there is the option of travelling on a day sailing on certain days of the week

Check the Spirit of Tasmania schedule for both evening and day sailing departure dates and times


Fly to Tasmania direct from Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane.

There are frequent scheduled flights of around one hour every day from Melbourne to Hobart, Launceston, Devonport and Burnie (Wynyard).

Daily services also operate from Sydney and Brisbane to Hobart and Launceston.

Fly to King Island daily from Melbourne, Launceston and Burnie (Wynyard).

Fly to Flinders Island daily from Melbourne and Launceston.

Shuttle buses operate from Hobart, Launceston, Burnie (Wynyard) and Devonport.

Interstate direct flights and flight times

See our travel website Discover Tasmania for details of all interstate direct flights and flight times.

Airport shuttle buses

See also airport shuttle buses.


20 mins - 17 km from Hobart
By Taxi: $32-37.
Prices increase between 2000 - 0600 hrs and at weekends and public holidays by ~$5.
City Cabs 131008

15 mins - 13 km from Launceston
By Taxi: $30-35
Prices increase between 2000 - 0600 hrs and at weekends and public holidays by ~$5.
Taxi Combined Services 13 2227

10 mins - 7km
By Taxi: ~$15
Tel (03) 6424 1431

Wynyard - Burnie
500 m to Wynyard town centre
14 km to Burnie.
Although this airport is within the city limits of Wynyard, it is officially known as Burnie Airport. Most locals refer to it as Wynyard Airport.
On Foot: Walk to the main street in Wynyard in 10-15 mins.
By Road: To Burnie 18 km. To Smithton 68 km
By Taxi: To Burnie ~20 mins.
Burnie/Wynyard Taxis (03) 6431 2199

King Island
6 km from Currie
No public transport on the island
Airport Transfers or Rental Cars should be arranged prior to arrival.