Separated from the Australian mainland by a stretch of water known as the Bass Strait, Tasmania is accessible by air or sea.
The quickest way to reach Tasmania is by air. Australia’s major airlines offer frequent flights between Tasmania and Australia’s major cities. A flight from Melbourne to Tasmania’s capital city Hobart will take just 50 minutes, and Melbourne to Launceston will take only 35 minutes. A flight from Sydney to Hobart will take less than two hours. Airlines Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia and Tiger often offer sale fares, so prices can vary.
Devonport, in the north-west of Tasmania, is home to the State’s main ocean port. Two ferries, the Spirit of Tasmania I and II, operate regular day and night crossings between Melbourne and Devonport. Fares will vary depending on the type of ticket purchased.