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 updates regularly, so it’s important to check the latest timetable before your arrival.

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 purchased online or via the SkyBus App. But there’s no need to fret if you haven’t pre-purchased your ticket. They can be purchased at the kiosks near the baggage carousels in the arrivals hall, or from the SkyBus driver when you board.

The price of a one-way Skybus ticket from Hobart Airport to the city (and vice versa) is as follows:

  • Adult: $22
  • Family 1 (1 adult and up to 4 children): $22
  • Family 2 (2 adults and up to 4 children): $44
  • Senior (valid Australia or New Zealand seniors card): $19

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.

An access fee of $2.50 applies to 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 starts at 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. But if you’re a group of adults, a taxi is the cheapest way to get to the city from Hobart Airport. 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 is the most popular service, with easy access via the designated Uber pick-up area immediately outside the terminal.

Uber from Hobart Airport to the City

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. All Uber trips from Hobart Airport incur a $3.85 rideshare access fee, which is included in your final total.

If you’re looking to pocket rewards, you can earn 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. All you need to do is ensure your Qantas Frequent Flyer and Uber accounts are linked, then request your trip via the Uber app.

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Summing up

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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What is the distance from Hobart Airport to the city centre?

Hobart Airport is located around 20 kilometres from the CBD.

What is the best way to get from Hobart Airport to the city?

This depends on your individual circumstances. Groups and families may find it easier and cheaper 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.

How much is an Uber from Hobart Airport to the city?

The price of an Uber from Hobart Airport to the city starts at around $31. This cost 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 the Uber app ahead of time.

Are there any hotels close to Hobart Airport?

There are a number of hotels near 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.

Is there public transport from Hobart Airport to the city?

There are no public transport options to or from Hobart Airport. The airport can be accessed via taxi, Uber or SkyBus.

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How to get from Hobart Airport to the City was last modified: June 17th, 2024 by Victoria Kyriakopoulos