Bus Tickets

Overland Track Transport is a small Tasmanian company that provides a complete, inclusive experience for bushwalkers undertaking Australia’s premier alpine walk, the Overland Track. 

Overland Track Transport is fully accredited, licenced and has three regular services available – Launceston to Cradle Mountain departing Launceston at 7:00am, Lake St Clair to Launceston departing Lake St Clair at 2:30pm and Lake St Clair to Hobart departing Lake St Clair at 2:30pm*.

*Please note that due to Covid-19, restricted numbers of walkers are allowed on the Overland Track. During this time and until restrictions on walker numbers are lifted, our services from Lake St Clair are also being reduced. Our Lake St Clair daily services to Hobart and Launceston will resume when full booking numbers are available again on the Overland Track.

Covid-19 restricted services
Launceston to Cradle Mountain (7:00am) 7 days a week
Lake St Clair to Launceston (2:30pm) Tues, Thurs, Sat, Sun
Lake St Clair to Hobart (2:30pm) Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
Our Lake St Clair services will return to normal once restrictions are lifted.

Our staff are bushwalkers who have completed the Overland Track many times, we know from experience the logistical planning needed and want to share our knowledge with you to maximize your Overland Track experience.

Simply choose your Bus Tickets below, select your travel date and select your pick up location from the drop down menu (if you do not yet know where you will be staying, simply email this to us once you have booked and we will add this to your booking).

Do you have a group booking of 7 or more? Simply enter the number of passengers on our “regular departures” bus tickets and your group discount will automatically be applied. If your group is larger than 13, simply contact us here to discuss your group discount.

Regular Services

Launceston to Cradle Mt Bus Tickets

Launceston to Cradle Mt

7:00am $77.50
7 days a week

  • Launceston CBD accommodation pick-up from 6:30am​
  • FREE luggage storage**​
  • Drivers who have all completed the OT​
  • Fuel and PLB’s available​

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Lake St Clair to Launceston Bus Tickets

Lake St Clair to Launceston

2:30pm $77.50
Tues, Thurs, Sat, Sun

  • Departing Lake St Clair at 2:30pm ​
  • Free transfer of ticket if finished early or late​ (subject to availability)
  • Free luggage storage**​
  • Launceston Airport drop-off at 5:15pm​
  • CBD Drop-off from 5:30pm​

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Lake St Clair to Hobart Bus Tickets

Lake St Clair to Hobart

2:30pm $87.50
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat

  • Departing Lake St Clair at 2:30pm
  • Free transfer of ticket if finish early or late​ (subject to availability)
  • Free luggage storage**​
  • CBD Drop-off from 5:30pm​
  • Hobart Airport connections via Skybus​

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Alternative Services

We also offer “alternate departure” bus tickets if you are not able to make our regular services. Our “alternate departures” are charged at a bus rate, with a possible refund, if we have other walkers book on to the trip. You can select your number of passengers, choose your pick-up location (including Launceston Airport) and your desired pick-up time. If the day you require is not available on our booking calendar, simply get in touch with us to see if we already have an “alternate departure” on that day for you to book onto.


Launceston to Cradle Mt (Alternate Departure)

Launceston to Cradle Mt (Alternate Departure)

from $500 Total

  • Choose your pick-up time
  • CBD or Airport pick-up​ ​
  • Transport to Cradle Mt Visitor Centre or accommodation​
  • Ideal for groups or later departures
  • Fuel and PLB’s available​

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Lake St Clair to Launceston (Alternate Departure)

Lake St Clair to Cradle Mt (Alternate Departure)

$650 Total

  • Choose your pick-up time​
    Transport to Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre or Cradle Valley accommodation
    A stop in Queenstown for a coffee and toilet break ​

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* Overland Track Transport operates during the hiking season from the 1st October to the 31st May. Please see details of days of operation for each regular service below. No Winter services available.

** Free luggage storage for passengers travelling to and from the Overland Track with Overland Track Transport. This includes from Lake St Clair to Launceston and Lake St Clair to Hobart at the end of your adventure. For passengers only travelling one-way with us from Launceston to Cradle Mountain, luggage storage and delivery to Lake St Clair is available for $40.00 per item.

Launceston to Cradle Mountain – Operates daily from the 26th September to the 30th April excluding Christmas Day. Limited services during May
Lake St Clair to Launceston – Operates from the 1st October to the 30th April excluding Christmas Day. Limited services during May. (during Covid-19 restrictions, our service from Lake St Clair to Launceston operates on Tuesdays, Thursday, Saturdays and Sundays. Daily services will resume once Covid-19 restrictions on the number of people allowed on the Overland Track each day are lifted).
Lake St Clair to Hobart – Operates from the 1st October to the 30th April excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Easter Sunday. (during Covid-19 restrictions, our service from Lake St Clair to Hobart operates on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and Saturdays. Daily services will resume once Covid-19 restrictions on the number of people allowed on the Overland Track each day are lifted).