Hobart Airport (HBA) is Tasmania’s main airport, handling both domestic and international flights. Located just 20 kilometres from the city centre, you could be sampling flavours in Salamanca Market, marvelling at the artwork in Mona or cruising along the River Derwent in moments. Whether you’re enjoying a weekend getaway to Hobart or call the Apple Aisle home, we’ve rounded up the quickest and easiest ways to travel from Hobart Airport to the city. And if a trip to Hobart isn’t yet on the cards, here’s how to hack your way to Tasmania with points.
Skybus from Hobart Airport to City
The easiest way to travel from Hobart Airport to the city is with the SkyBus Hobart Express service. This express bus operates daily between Hobart Airport and the CBD, putting you in the heart of the action in around 30 minutes. Currently, the Hobart Express aligns with major flight schedules. The timetable is regularly updated, so it’s important to check the latest timetable before your arrival in Hobart.
The SkyBus departs Hobart Airport directly outside the terminal. Passengers can alight at any of the six conveniently-located stops in the CBD, providing easy access to the Mona Ferry, the Visitor Information Centre and popular accommodation options.
SkyBus tickets can be online or via the SkyBus App. But there’s no need to fret if you haven’t pre-purchased your ticket. Simply head to the SkyBus booth in the arrivals hall at the airport, or purchase your ticket from the driver when you board.
A one-way trip between Hobart Airport and the city will set you back $19.50 for an adult. A return adult fare costs $36 when purchased online or via the app, or $37 when purchased onboard or at the airport. And if you’re in Hobart for a family getaway, up to four kids can travel for free with a SkyBus family fare. You’ll pay just $19.50 one-way for one adult and up to four children, or $39 one-way for two adults and up to four children. Seniors also enjoy a discount upon presentation of a valid seniors card.
Since the Hobart Express meets major flights, you won’t likely need to wait too long once you land. For many travellers, this is the best way to get from Hobart Airport to the city centre. But if you’ve got luggage in tow or your accommodation isn’t easily accessible from one of the SkyBus stops, you may want to consider an alternative transport option below.
Taxi from Hobart Airport to the City
Hobart Airport has a taxi rank located directly outside the terminal. There’s no need to pre-book before you arrive – taxis meet all arrivals at Hobart Airport.
There’s an access fee of $3.85 for all taxi pick-ups from the airport, which is included in your final fare.
The cost of a taxi from Hobart Airport to the city is usually around $40. Depending on traffic conditions and your final destination, this price can fluctuate. If you’re travelling as a family, the one-way price of a taxi is comparable to a one-way SkyBus family fare. And if you’re a group of adults, a taxi can certainly be a cost-effective way to get to the CBD. There’s the added benefit of zipping straight to your accommodation, too.
Hobart Airport rideshare pickup zone
Rideshare services are a popular way to get to and from Hobart Airport. Uber and Ola both have a presence in Hobart, making it easy to select your preferred service. The airport has a designated rideshare pick-up area in the pick-up and drop off lane outside the terminal.
Uber from Hobart Airport to the City
If you’re looking to earn rewards, you can pocket Qantas Points from Uber rides to or from eligible airports in Australia. The current earn rate is one Qantas Point per $1 spent on eligible rides. While this may seem insignificant, it’s currently the only way to earn frequent flyer points when using a rideshare service to or from Australian airports following the end of the Velocity and Ola partnership in May 2023.
The cost of an Uber from Hobart Airport to the city centre starts at around $31. The final price can vary depending on your destination, the time of day and the type of vehicle you book. Note that all Uber trips from Hobart Airport incur a $3.85 rideshare access fee, which is included in your final total.
A one-way fare is comparable to a taxi and comes with the convenience of private transport direct to your accommodation. It’s also a great way to pocket Qantas Points – even if only a handful.
Travelling from Hobart Airport to the city is a breeze – even if there are fewer transport options compared to Melbourne or Sydney. The SkyBus Hobart Express, a taxi or rideshare service are all convenient ways to get to the city from the airport, and it’s handy to plan ahead to determine the best option to suit your needs.
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Hobart Airport is located around 20 kilometres from the CBD.
This depends on your individual circumstances. Groups and families may find it easier and more cost-effective to travel via taxi or rideshare from the airport. Solo travellers, or those with accommodation in the CBD may find it more beneficial to take the SkyBus Hobart Express.
The price of a rideshare service from Hobart Airport to the city starts at around $31. This price can vary depending on your destination and the time of day, with busy periods often incurring a surcharge. For an estimate on pricing, you can check your preferred rideshare app ahead of time.
There are a number of hotels nearby Hobart Airport that are suitable for passengers spending the night before an early flight, or those looking to relax before continuing their journey. Options include the BIG4 Hobart Airport Tourist Park, the Travelodge Hotel Hobart Airport or the Club Wyndham Seven Mile Beach.
There are no public transport options to or from Hobart Airport. The airport can be accessed via taxi, rideshare or SkyBus.