How to get around Hobart

Hobart transport, though limited, is easy to navigate and pleasant to use. Buses are available across the city and journeys are relatively quick. Many attractions are within walking distance of one other, so you may not need to use public transport. However, where walking isn’t possible, and buses to your destination are unavailable, you can easily order a taxi.  Travelling to areas outside of Hobart can prove challenging, as there are no rail services available in the region. If you need to travel long distance, book a seat on a coach or hire a car and travel at your own pace.


Getting around Hobart CBD in a hire car can be tedious, as parking is hard to find and often expensive. In most cases, the best option will be to walk or catch a taxi. Many local taxi services operate in Hobart and can be hailed in person or booked over the phone.

Public Transport

Hobart public transport is efficient during the day but largely unavailable on weekends and on weeknights. You can use the Hobart public transport app (Metro Tas App), Metro website, or Metro hotline to plan your journey. Once you're on the bus, you can pay your fare using a Greencard or cash.

Walking Hobart

Walking Hobart is a great option as just about everything is close together – and you won't miss any of the charming alleys or cafes! Hobart CBD is small enough to cover on foot and you can easily walk from the CBD to Salamanca Place, Battery Point, and the waterfront without getting too tired.

Hobart Bike Hire

Bicycles are available to hire in Hobart at a dockside depot on Brooke Street, right on the Salamanca restaurant precinct. This is a great way to see the city as you can cruise around the city at your own pace. With bicycle hire in Hobart, you really are taken care of – helmets, locks, and maps of the city are all included. All abilities are catered for too with electric bicycles, pedal bicycles, big cross-city bicycles, and mobility scooters all available for hire.