Hobart Transport Guide

Metro Tasmania operates the local Hobart bus network, which is reliable but runs infrequently outside of business hours. Catching a taxi is a breeze, but if you’re planning to do a bit of touring, invest in a hire car.

How to get around Hobart

If you’re taking the bus, make sure you have exact change for your driver or a get a ticket before you board – day passes are available from most newsagents and post offices. Metered taxis are easy to catch in the CBD, especially in the busier tourist hotspots. The local water taxi is also an option for the most scenic form of transport in Hobart – be ferried between Bellerive, Dennes Point, Oyster Cove, Peppermint Bay, Wrest Point, Lindisfarne, MONA and New Norfolk. The free Hobart Hopper Saturday shuttle bus connects Hobart City Centre with Salamanca and everything in between. Some bicycle stores and bicycle tour operators hire cycles, which are an ideal way to get around town. Hire cars are easily booked at the airport or from the usual suspects in town.