The majority of flights come from the Australian mainland. Direct
flights to Hobart arrive from Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne
and Sydney, with quick connections available from Cairns, Canberra,
Darwin and Perth.
Launceston, Devonport and Burnie also receive flights from the Australian
mainland. Airlines serving Tasmania include
|The airport is 22 kilometres
(14 miles) from Hobart city centre, a drive of about 35 minutes.
Island Airlines Tasmania flies to Flinders Island. King Island Airlines
and TasAir fly to King Island, both islands are directly reachable
from the Australian mainland, as well as from Tasmania.
Hobart (HBA) lies 16 kilometres (10 miles) east
of Hobart (the travel time is 15 to 20 minutes by taxi). Airport
facilities include banks / A.T.M's, bars and car hire (Budget, Avis,
Hertz and Thrifty).
There are no passenger services available. However, the West
Coast Wilderness Railway runs a tourist service between
Queenstown and Strahan, it is a reconstruction of the original Abt
railway that carried ore from the mines to the coast.
The railway’s steam locomotives use a rack rail system to
climb the steep gradients of the rainforest wilderness it passes
through. It runs for 35 kilometres (22 miles), crossing around 40
rivers and passing through restored stations.
In the north west, the Don River Railway also runs
regular excursions using both diesel and steam locomotives. For
further information, please contact Tourism Tasmania (see Contacts
All settlements on the island are linked by a road system running
for 22,000 kilometres (13,670 miles), over which there are bus services
connecting the main cities and towns. The main routes
|These routes link the
ports of the north and northwest coast. There are 11 pre planned
touring routes to help discover the unique Tasmanian scenery and
Tasmania has its own coach services, Tasmanian Redline Coaches,
which offers a Tassie Bus Pass to out of state visitors, Tasmania
Wilderness Transport, which serves the needs of bush walkers,
and Tigerline Travel Tasmania for travel around
the state, plus day tours.
Helmets are required to be worn at all times.
Local bus networks are functioned in Hobart, Launceston
of Tasmania I and II runs daily from Melbourne to Devonport
on the north west coast of the island (the travel time is 10 hours),
with additional day sailings during peak periods. Spirit of Tasmania
III operates from Sydney to Devonport 3 times a week (the travel
time is 21 hours).