Certainly the most convenient way to access St Helens and Surrounds is by Car, the town is a 3 hour drive from Hobart and 2 hours via the Fingal Valley from Launceston. Both Launceston and Hobart cities and airports are serviced by all major hire car companies.
Approximate Drive times for your consideration:
Via National & Esk Highways – 3 hours, 15 mins (254kms)
Via Tasman Highway – 3 hours, 30 mins (256kms)
Via National & Esk Highway – 2 hours, 15 mins (167kms)
Via Tasman Highway – 2 hours, 45 mins (158kms)
Calows Coaches service the East Coast from both Launceston and Hobart through their networked links. Refer to their website for current timetables and bookings.
Why not include the East Coast of Tasmania into your next Tassie driving Holiday. Pop over the straight on board Spirit I or II and then make a b-line for the sunny side of the state. St Helens is a three hour drive from the Spirit terminal in Devonport, or take the road less traveled and cruise over via Port Sorell, Beaconfield, Bridport, and Scottsdale, this extended route will take about 4 hours drive time, with many different and diverse stops to be made along the way.
If you’re lucky enough to have access to light aircraft, St Helens boasts it’s own airstrip. For those of us who are more likely to fly the commercial option, the closest is Launceston Airport at Western Junction.