Hobart public transport: Buses and bikes as well as car hire

Find the best ways to get around Hobart.

Although Hobart doesn’t have a train or tram service, it does have an impressive network of public buses you can use to visit the sights.

You won’t always need transport, as many of Hobart’s attractions are located in the city centre, which is small enough to be covered on foot. It’s also a bike-friendly city, so you can cycle around quite easily.

Attractions such as Salamanca Market, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Constitution Dock are all located along the harbour just a short walk from each other, and are minutes from the CBD.

Mt Wellington is situated west of the CBD and offers panoramic views of the city. Although you could walk to the top, it’s quite a trek so it’s best to visit by car or bus.

Another hot attraction, MONA (Museum of Old and New Art), is a 20-minute drive north of the city. If you don’t have car, buses depart regularly from Hobart City Interchange to the gallery and a ferry departs regularly from Brooke Street Pier in Hobart.

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Hobart public transport

Types of transport: A bus network known as Metro operates in and around Hobart. There are also a few ferry services that can be used as an alternative to buses for some routes.

Paying for transport: The Greencard is Metro’s smart electronic card. It is easy to use and allows you to save 20% on bus tickets throughout the city. The card can be recharged online, on the Metro bus, at Metro depots, using the Metro App or at Greencard agents. You can find more information about the card here.

Getting to and from the airport: There is no direct public transport from Hobart airport to the CBD. The nearest bus stop is half a kilometre away. Taxis and the Tasmanian Red Line City Hotels shuttle bus are the most convenient options for getting into the city.

Best apps for getting around: Metro Tasmania is a useful app which allows you to plan your trip, recharge your Greencard and locate buses using your phone.

Taxis and Uber

Taxi: You can hail taxis around the city, or book one in advance.

Uber: Uber cars are available and it costs $30 to $40 to take an UberX from Hobart Airport to the CBD.

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Hobart car hire companies

Car rental companies such as Avis, Budget, Europcar, HertzDriveNow and Thrifty have customer service desks located at the airport.

You don’t really need a rental car to travel around the inner city as it is compact enough to walk or cycle, and taxis are readily available if you are travelling a little further. However, for sightseeing further afield, a rental car is perfect.






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Airport transfers

If you don’t want to take a taxi or the hotel shuttle bus, you can book a private airport transfer in advance for a comfortable and affordable commute. See below:

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