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Getting around

Devonport airport is 5km east of town. A shuttle bus (1300 659 878; per person $10) runs between the airport/ferry terminals, the visitor information centre and city accommodation; bookings are essential. A taxi (6424 1431) to/from the airport costs $15 to $18.

A small ferry (0418-360 142; one way $2.50; 9am-5pm Mon-Sat Mar-Nov, 8am-6pm Mon-Sat Dec-Feb) departs on demand from opposite the visitors information centre, docking on the eastern side of the river beside the ferry terminal.

Operating out of the same office are Rent-a-Bug (6427 9034; www.rentabug.com.au; 5 Murray St, East Devonport) and Lo-Cost Auto Rent (6427 0796; www.locostautorent.com), with older cars from $35 per day. Established internationals at the ferry terminal include Europcar (6427 0888; www.europcar.com.au; 11 The Esplanade, East Devonport) and Thrifty (1800 030 730, 6427 9119; www.thrifty.com.au; 10 The Esplanade, East Devonport).