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Getting from Hobart Airport to Port Arthur

If you’re planning a trip to Tasmania and want to visit a special place of vivid history, cultural heritage and compelling stories, the historic Port Arthur site is for you!

With a road distance of around 80km, there are 2 ways to travel from Hobart Airport to Port Arthur: by taxi or a combination of two buses. One of the easiest ways to travel is taking an airport taxi as they offer 24/7 door-to-door services, taking you to your accommodation in around 1 hour and 50 minutes for an average cost of €145 (AUD 226), depending on traffic conditions. By not wasting a lot of time travelling, you can ensure you get the most out of your visit to one of Australia’s favourite tourist destinations.

On the other hand, taking public transportation will take closer to 3 hours – excluding waiting time, as you will have to reach the Hobart city centre first and then, transfer to another bus. The trip via public transport will cost a total of €28 (AUD 43) per person. Take into account that to get from Port Arthur to Hobart airport, the journey is an hour longer by bus, adding more time to the already lengthy trip.

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Comparison of the options

Taxi €145 90min 24/7
Bus €56 180min 08:00–22:10

Taxi from Hobart airport to Port Arthur

Travelling from Hobart Airport to Port Arthur using a taxi is definitely the most convenient and easy transport option. Although more expensive, you will avoid losing precious time and benefit from a faster direct trip. When landing, as you exit the airport terminal and look for the taxi rank, you will simply inform the taxi dispatcher of your destination, Port Arthur and be on your way.

On your way back, using a taxi from Port Arthur to Hobart Airport is also the most convenient, as it is the only direct option.

Taxi fare from Hobart Airport to Port Arthur

Taxis from Hobart Airport use a taximeter based on the distance and time travelled. If you are planning to visit the historical site of Port Arthur, the cost will average around €145 (AUS 226) one-way and take 1 hour and 50 minutes depending on traffic conditions.



Trip Duration

1 H 50 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Value for money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Hobart International Airport (HBA).

Where do I get a taxi from?

You can easily find Hobart airport’s taxi ranks outside the Arrival Halls. The taxi rank is open 24/7.


Although the more expensive option, taking a taxi from Hobart Airport to Port Arthur is definitely the best way to travel. Taxis are available 24/7 and provide safe, reliable and comfortable services, taking care of you, your loved ones and your personal belongings.

Editor’s Note

Standard Hobart airport taxis can take up to 4 passengers, so you can split the cost of your fare and save.

Useful Tips

Taxis in Hobart usually have a sticker that indicates they accept bank card payments.
Always ensure that you take a taxi from the official airport rank.
Always ask for a receipt and keep it in case you leave something behind.

Bus from Hobart Airport to Port Arthur

The cheapest way to get from Hobart airport to Port Arthur is by taking the Skybus Hobart City Express and then Bus 734.

Skybus runs every 30 minutes from 6:30 to 22:10 and takes about 30 minutes to get to the city centre. The bus will drop you off near the Town Hall at its 6th and final stop “The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel”, where you can walk for 8 minutes in order to catch Bus 734. Bus 734 goes from Hobart to Port Arthur and leaves from the Town Hall at 3:45 from Monday to Friday and 3:00 on weekends and public holidays. The trip takes about 1 hour and 45 minutes and you’ll disembark at the 11th stop, at Port Arthur.

If you combine the SkyBus Hobart express from the airport with Bus 734, the total trip will take about 3 hours excluding waiting times. Take into consideration that Bus 734 only runs only once a day from Hobart Town Hall to Port Arthur.

How much does it cost to go from Hobart airport to Port Arthur by bus?

For both buses, you can purchase tickets directly from the driver or book them online in advance. The SkyBus ticket costs €12,60 (AUD 19,50) per person whereas the Bus 734 ticket costs €15,40 (AUD 24), bringing the total cost to €28 (AUD 43) per traveller and making it the most affordable transfer option from Hobart Airport to Port Arthur – despite the lengthy trip.



Trip Duration

3 H 10 Min.

Skybus Hobart runs every 30 minutes and Bus 734 runs only once a day to and from Port Arthur.

Value for money

Skybus Hobart Express is available daily between 08:00 and 22:10. Bus 734 is available at 3:45 from Monday to Friday and 3:00 on weekends and public holidays.

Where do I get the bus from?

Hobart airport’s Skybus station is easy to find as it is located in front of the main Arrival Halls. You will disembark at the final stop at “The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel” and then walk 8 minutes towards the Town Hall where you’ll find bus 734 that will take you to your final destination, Port Arthur.


Taking a combination of the SkyBus Hobart Express and Bus 734 is definitely the cheapest option to get from Hobart Airport to Port Arthur but has its limitations.

Taking two buses for 3 hours, excluding wait times just after a long flight can be exhausting – especially when travelling with children and/or heavy luggage. Moreover, depending on your time of arrival, a taxi might be your only option to cover the second leg of the journey, unless you’re willing to stay in Hobart overnight and continue your trip the following day.

Editor’s Note

To avoid long waits, it is important to consider each bus and train's operating hours and frequency before making any travel arrangements.

Useful Tips

Public transport services are operated by wheelchair-accessible vehicles.
Children from 4 to 16 years of age can travel for free on the Skybus.
Ensure that your personal belongings are always close to you as you have to change buses and roomy luggage storage won’t be an option throughout the trip.

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Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Hobart Airport to Port Arthur?

There are two transportation options to get from Hobart airport to Port Arthur; you can either take a taxi which takes 1 hour and 50 minutes, or you can take two buses taking a total of 3 hours, not including waiting times.

What's the cost of a taxi from Hobart Airport to Port Arthur?

Taxis in Tasmania calculate their fares using a taximeter. Thus, you can expect to pay around €145 (AUD 145) for your Port Arthur to Hobart Airport transfer and vice versa. Nevertheless, if you prefer travelling at a fixed rate with no hidden fees, you can pre-book your private transfer with Welcome.

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