Travelling to Hobart Airport soon? Here’s all you need to know.

These fast facts about Hobart Airport are bound to help you on your next trip.

A plane flying in the sky on its way to Hobart Airport
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We get it, navigating new airports can sometimes be stressful. But lucky for you we’ve pulled together everything you need to know about Hobart Airport to make time there as easy as possible! 

How far is Hobart Airport to the city?

Getting from Hobart Airport to the city is easy and won’t take you long at all! It’s about 18km and will take between 20 to 60 minutes depending on your type of transport.

It will take 20 minutes to drive in a cab. There’s a taxi stand right outside the airport terminal and it will cost you about $40 to $50 one way. 

You can also get to Hobart in an Uber, just fire up your app to book your car. 

There’s also the SkyBus shuttle bus which will take you into the city. The SkyBus has regular daily departures from Hobart Airport every 30 minutes. Buy tickets online for $19.50 per person, with kids travelling free. 

Hobart city skyline with grey clouds showing how Hobart weather can quickly change
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Are you looking for Hobart Airport car hire?

Hiring a car at Hobart Airport is easy and takes the stress out of getting a cab or a bus. Visit the departures hall to find major and reputable car hire companies including Europcar, Enterprise, Red Spot, Thrifty and Hertz. 

That said, there’s a huge shortage of cars available at the moment which is driving up the price. Click here to read our article about hidden ways to score cheap car hire in Hobart.

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Can travel around Tasmania without a car? 

Yes, it’s easy to travel around Tasmania without a car! In fact, we’ve written a whole article on it over here. Basically if you want to visit Hobart without a car, you’ll need to catch buses, taxis, ubers or just walk! It’s a small city so getting around Hobart without a car is pretty easy. 

What do I need to bring to Hobart Airport?

Do you have some quality luggage ready for your trip to Tasmania? If you’re after high-quality, hard shell suitcases, then you can’t go past Samsonite or American Tourister. They’re some of the best and reasonably priced suitcases going around.

If you’re going to be camping, adventuring and exploring then you’ll need something you can easily sling over your shoulder – we highly recommend the waterproof and funky RAINS line of backpacks and duffle bags. They’ll keep you gear dry and come in a bunch of cool colours, so you won’t lose them.

How do I deal with Hobart Airport arrivals?

If you’re about to land in Tasmania, rest assured that Hobart Airport arrivals is pretty easy! It’s a small terminal so you won’t have any trouble getting off the plane, picking up your bags from the carousel and getting a cab into the city.  To keep track of the arrivals, check out the official website and the flight schedule. 

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Can you smoke in Hobart Airport?

You can only smoke if you’re standing outside the Hobart Airport terminal, in the designated smoking zones. You can’t smoke inside the building, on the tarmac or on a plane. If you’re getting ready to smoke outside in the smoking zones, make sure you bring warm clothes as it gets quite cold outside!

Is there Hobart accommodation near the airport?

If you’re looking for accommodation nearby, then you should look at the Travelodge Hotel Hobart Airport. It will take you 20 minutes to walk there or 4 minutes in a cab. 

An even better option for accommodation is to catch a cab into the city. It’s only a 20 minute taxi ride but there are loads more accommodation options for you to choose from! Click through to see all the hotels on offer in Hobart.

Buildings in Hobart, capital of Tasmania, reflected in the water
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Who owns Hobart Airport?

We get it, you’ve just landed and you’re thinking to yourself, “Wow, this is pretty schmick! I wonder who owns this place?” Lucky for you we have all the answers! It’s owned by a consortium of Australian-based asset manager QIC, Dutch-based airport operator Royal Schiphol Group and Tasmanian superannuation fund, Tasplan. Pretty neat, huh?

Why is Hobart Airport an International Airport? 

You might be wondering why it’s called an international airport when it only has domestic flights? Hobart used to have regularly scheduled flights from Christchurch, New Zealand which stopped in 1998.  It no longer has regular international flights but still maintains its customs and immigration facilities for planes landing at the airport. There are also regular flights between Hobart and Antarctica, on behalf of the Australian Antarctic Division. 

There are new plans by the owners to once again turn it into an international airport, by doubling its size and adding direct international flights. But for now, it remains a pretty small domestic airport.


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