Established on the rural property, ‘Llanherne’, Hobart Airport opened in 1956 and was the fifth busiest airport in Australia by the following year. The airport had a separate domestic and international terminal, which were connected in 2007, and operates shared check-in and departure areas for all airlines. After several redevelopments and expansions to accommodate the growing number of travellers, the private airport now welcomes over two million passengers annually.
Hobart International Airport Quick Facts
Distance from CBD: 17 kilometres
Number of airlines: Four airlines operate out of Hobart Airport
Number of destinations served: Three
Number of terminals: One
Number of runways: One
All airline check-in areas at Hobart International Airport are located in the one central area within the passenger terminal. For connections with international flights from Hobart, it is recommended that passengers 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.
Hobart International Airport does not provide baggage storage services. For any lost luggage queries, it is recommended that you contact the airline with which you travelled.
As Hobart does not currently operate international flights, there are no currency exchange services available at the airport. ATM facilities can be found throughout the terminal.
Internet Access/ Wi-Fi
There is no public free Wi-Fi service available at Hobart Airport. Passengers flying with Qantas and Jetstar will be able to connect to the airlines’ free Wi-Fi service at the arrivals end of the terminal as well as use the power sockets onsite.
Hobart Airport has limited amenities for families travelling with children. There are four cafes and a few shops, and baby change facilities can be found near the departure lounge toilets, in the Virgin and Tiger arrivals area, and near the check-in area of the terminal.
Saffire Airport Lounge
Available to guests staying at Saffire Freycinet, the luxury hotel operates an airport lounge at Hobart International Airport. 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 at Hobart Airport is 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.
Select Qantas, Emirates and oneworld members may also qualify for lounge access, including Qantas Platinum One, Platinum and Gold Frequent Flyers; Qantas Club Members; Emirates Platinum and Gold Skyward Members; and oneworld Emerald and Sapphire Status members. The Qantas Club Lounge is open one hour before each Qantas service until the last departure daily.
The single level passenger terminal at Hobart Airport has check-in services and a departures area for Virgin Australia, Tiger Airways, Jetstar and Qantas located within the centre of the terminal with shops, cafes and toilets located throughout the airport. Qantas and Jetstar arrivals are located at the southeast end, while arrivals for Virgin and Tiger are at the northeastern end of the terminal building. With a single small terminal complex, it is easy to transfer between areas of Hobart Airport.
While there are limited public transport options servicing Hobart Airport, there are plenty of ways to get from the terminal to your accommodation, downtown Hobart and beyond to Port Arthur and the east coast of Tasmania.
Buses, Taxis and Car Hire
Redline Airporter shuttle buses operate between the airport and Hobart city and the airport and Launceston as well as providing a door-to-door service to hotels and motels. The shuttle bus departs outside the terminal, meeting every flight for the 20-minute trip to Hobart. For transfers to the airport, bookings can be made between 24 hours to two hours before your flight. Taxis are also available to transport travellers into the Hobart CBD and your accommodation with the taxi rank located right outside the terminal.
If you wish to drive, Hobart Airport is connected to the city centre by the dual-lane Tasman Highway. Car hire is available from several rental companies located outside the terminal, including Hertz, Avis, Europcar, Thrifty and Budget.
Hobart Airport has two carparks onsite catering for short-term, mid-term and long-term parking as well as valet services.
Short Stay Parking
Located right outside the terminal building, the Main Car Park is best for dropping off or picking up passengers and for short stay parking. From the carpark it is just a short walk to the check-in or arrivals areas. The first 10 minutes are free and then parking is charged in half-hour increments to 60 minutes, in three-hour periods to six hours, then a set daily fee up until seven days and after that for a weekly rate.
Long Stay Parking
If you are spending a while in Hobart or wish to travel around the state on your Tasmania holiday, long stay parking will ensure your vehicle is covered. Located four minutes’ walk from airport, the Saver Car Park offers discounted long-term parking with access to the terminal via a covered walkway. Long stay parking starts from one day with a daily rate up until three to four days, then a flat rate fee between four to seven days. A set rate per week applies after the initial seven days.
For added convenience, Hobart Airport also offers Premium Valet Parking. Simply park in one of the designated spaces in front of the terminal on arrival at the airport to drop your car off to the valet staff. Valet parking is available for a daily fee up to seven days, after which a set weekly rate is charged.
As a travel hub for Tasmania, Hobart is serviced by a wide range of airlines. The following airlines reach Hobart Airport. Don't see the airline you are looking for? Talk to a consultant to book your Hobart flights with your preferred airline.
If you have an early morning flight or a late arrival, there are a number of hotels located near Hobart Airport, many of which offer complimentary shuttle services. Travelodge Hobart Airport is situated right on the airport grounds with a free shuttle bus for the most convenient stay, while other nearby accommodation options range from budget motels to hotels, apartments and cottages.
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