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Flights to Hobart

Packed with history, culture, and nightlife, the capital of Tasmania is fast becoming one of Australia’s top tourist destinations. Hobart it the southernmost capital in Australia, and is also one of its chilliest cities. Tasmania is famous for its great food, wine, and beer and there are lots of great places to sample all three down by the waterfront in Hobart. Get out of the city and hike the towering Mount Wellington, immerse yourself in penal colony history at Port Arthur, or just spend some time driving through the peaceful villages along the Heritage Highway.

 

Airports in Hobart

Hobart International Airport (HBA) is the largest passenger airport in Tasmania, and is just 11 miles outside of Hobart itself. The airport has international status, although it hasn’t received any international flights since 1998 when flights to Christchurch ended. However the airport is sometimes used by Skytraders for flights to Antarctica.

 

Airlines that fly to Hobart

No airlines currently offer direct flights from the UK to Hobart. At the moment it’s only possible to fly in on domestic routes with Jetstar Airways, QantasLink (Cobham Aviation Services Australia), Tigerair Australia, and Virgin Australia. 

 

Getting into Hobart

The Redline Airporter shuttle bus meets all flights. You can book return transportation too, provided you contact the company two hours before you require it. One way tickets are $18* (about £9.50)*, and return tickets are $32* (roughly £16.50)*.

There’s also a taxi rank outside the terminal building. You can expect to pay $31-37* (about £16-£20)* for the trip into the city centre. Bear in mind taxi prices can fluctuate depending on time of day, cab company, and distance travelled. It’s always wise to ask the driver for an estimate before setting off.

Car hire is also widely available at the airport, perfect for exploring the surrounding region. You can hire a car from Avis, Budget, Hertz, Thrifty, and Tasmanian Camper Van Hire.

 

*Prices subject to change

 

When to visit Hobart

During the summer holidays (December to January) Hobart offers plenty of exciting events and benefits from beautiful weather. Temperatures usually sit at 11-21°C, and attractions like the Taste Festival, New Year’s fireworks, and Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race all take place around this time of year. 

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