Hobart Airport

About Hobart Airport

Servicing the island state of Tasmania, Hobart International Airport (HBA) is located in Cambridge around 17 kilometres and 15 minutes’ drive from the Hobart city centre.  As the main passenger airport in Tasmania, Hobart Airport mostly welcomes domestic airlines as well as being the departure point for charter flights to Antarctica. Hobart Airport handles more than 350 flights per week and sees about 2.6 million passengers pass through its gates every year.

What facilities are at Hobart Airport?

From a bicycle workshop to parenting rooms, Hobart Airport has a range of services and facilities to help make your journey as smooth as possible.


All airline check-in desks and self-serve kiosks at Hobart International Airport are located in the middle of the passenger terminal. For connections with international flights from Hobart, it’s recommended that you arrive at the airport at least 90 minutes before departure. For domestic flights, most airlines recommend being at the airport at least an hour before your flight, especially if you have luggage to check in. Once you are at the airport, make sure you have your tickets and luggage ready for handling on arrival, as well as your passport and necessary visas if you are travelling overseas.


If departing from Hobart Airport, be aware that each airline has its own luggage restrictions (weight, size and quantity) so you’ll need to check the guidelines with your airline before you fly. Again if you have oversize baggage, you’ll need to contact the airline with which you’re flying.

If you’re arriving at Hobart Airport, note that Qantas and Jetstar arrive at the southern end of the terminal, while Virgin Australia and Tigerair flights arrive at the northern end. Lockers or bag storage facilities are not available at Hobart Airport.

Is there a currency exchange?

There is no currency exchange at Hobart Airport, so if you’re heading overseas from Tasmania, drop in to a Travel Money Oz store or any other currency exchange before you fly.

What are the other services and facilities?

  • ATMs
  • Baggage trolleys
  • Drinking fountains
  • Parenting rooms
  • Bicycle workshop
  • Smoking areas
  • Special assistance for passengers with disabilities or special needs


Transport and terminal transfers

What’s the best way to get to and from Hobart Airport?

While there are a limited number of public transport options servicing Hobart Airport, there are plenty of ways to get from the terminal to your accommodation, downtown Hobart and further afield to Port Arthur and the east coast of Tasmania.

Car hire: One of the most rewarding ways to explore Tasmania is to hire a car and embark on your own unique road trip. Your Flight Centre Travel Expert can arrange your Hobart car hire for you, or you can do it yourself direct at Hobart Airport. There are seven rental companies at the airport, all conveniently located within the Arrivals area.

Hobart Airport parking

Parking at Hobart Airport presents you with three options.

Main Car Park: Just a short walk to the check-in desks and Arrivals area, the Main Car Park is ideal for short-term parking such as when dropping off or picking up passengers.

Valet Parking: The most convenient option is Valet Parking, located within the Main Car Park, directly outside the centre of the terminal. Just drive up and park outside the Valet Office in one of the designated parking bays, and one of the Valet Parking attendants will look after you.

Saver Car Park: Perfect for longer stays, this car park is a great value option and just a short walk to the terminal via an undercover walkway.

Hobart Airport car parks can fill up quickly at peak times like special events and holidays, so if you would prefer to secure a spot, you can always book ahead through the Hobart Airport website.

Taxi: No matter what time your flight arrives into Hobart Airport, you can rest assured there will be taxis available to take you into the city centre. The taxi ride will take approximately 20 minutes cost approximately $45 to $50.

Airport Shuttle: Hobart Airport is serviced by an airport shuttle bus that meets all incoming flights, operated by SkyBus. The SkyBus shuttle departs every 30 minutes daily, 7 days a week, every week of the year. You can buy tickets for the shuttle through the SkyBus website or purchase your tickets at the e-kiosks which are located next to the baggage carousels.

SkyBus does also offer a ‘turn up and go’ service, enabling you to simply purchase a ticket from the driver at any of the pick up stops.

Picking up and dropping off by car: If you’re just dropping off or picking up at Hobart Airport, you’ll be able to make use of the free drop-off and pick-up lane directly outside the terminal building.

How do I transfer between terminals?

Both domestic and international flights are located in the one terminal, so there’s no need to transfer ‘between’ terminals at Hobart Airport.



What restaurants and bars are at Hobart Airport?

Tasmania has some of the best Australian produce on offer and you’ll be able to sample the tastes of the Apple Isle while awaiting your flight at Hobart Airport. Whether you’re after a complete meal, sweet snack and coffee or a glass of boutique craft beer, you’ll find plenty to choose from at Hobart Airport, both in Departures and Arrivals.

Shopping at Hobart Airport?

If you plan on picking up a few mementos at Hobart Airport, you won’t be disappointed. From a great paperback for the flight ahead or uniquely Tasmanian gifts and souvenirs, Hobart Airport gives you a good range of shops to choose from.

What lounges at Hobart Airport?

You’ll find two lounges at Hobart Airport: the Qantas Club and the Saffire Lounge.

Saffire Airport Lounge

Operated by luxury lodge Saffire Freycinet, this lounge is for the exclusive use of guests staying at the upmarket property. The Saffire Airport Lounge offers a VIP service to passengers travelling to and from Saffire Freycinet, which includes baggage collection. Onsite facilities include showers, refreshments, TV, magazines and newspapers. Opening hours are 09:00 to 17:00 daily.

The Qantas Club Lounge

You’ll find the Qantas Club Lounge at Hobart Airport located to the right of the departure lounge and near the Qantas and Jetstar arrivals area of the terminal. Offering refreshments, hot and cold beverages, bar service, free Wi-Fi and internet access, computers and reading material, the lounge facilities are only available to Qantas, Emirates and oneworld alliance passengers flying international First or Business Class as well as domestic Business Class travellers who are flying with Qantas or Emirates on an onward flight. The Qantas Club Lounge is open one hour before each Qantas service until the last departure daily.


What hotels are near Hobart Airport?

An airport hotel can be a great idea if you have an early departure or a late arrival. Hobart Airport has one hotel in close proximity.

Travelodge Hobart Airport

Located just 500m from the airport terminal, Travelodge Hobart Airport is a short 15-minute drive to the city centre and an ideal base from which to explore Hobart. The hotel is also close to Barilla Bay Oyster Farm, which is where you can sample some of Southern Tasmania’s tasty fresh oysters. Rooms include free Wi-Fi, floor-to-ceiling opening windows and flatscreen TV with Foxtel.