cheapest way to get from Hobart airport to downtown?
Replies: 17 - Last Post: Jan 14, 2013 5:06 AM Last Post By: daycat
Jan 10, 2013 5:18 PM
cheapest way to get from Hobart airport to downtown?Hi guys
the public transport page for Australia is a mess
Can somebody tell me the cheapest way to get from Hobart airport to downtown?
Jan 10, 2013 8:12 PM
Jan 10, 2013 8:17 PM
2I am using the Tas Red Line, at $17 is the cheapest.
The $10 buck bus is no longer running. I rang the phone number, the online website does exist, but you don't get a response, and the the phone number thats on the website does not ring, but you get a recorded messaage.
You could try to walk from the airport to the nearest Metro Tas bus service, not really advisable, but could be done I guess, to save a tonne of $.
Its from google maps, about an hour to walk from Hobart Airport to that roundabout on Acton Road.
Jan 10, 2013 8:18 PM
Jan 10, 2013 10:42 PM
4Re #1 The term "downtown" does have it's uses. It is used quite extensively in the USA as well as in other cities around the world. It's a handy term as it often can refer to the district just neighbouring the CBD that has cheap accommodation and a bit of a vibe rather than the just the straight business area. But I do agree with you, in Hobart; "downtown" is not a term frequently used.
Jan 10, 2013 11:22 PM
Jan 10, 2013 11:46 PM
Jan 11, 2013 12:36 AM
7Groo, that might be because we literally have to go down to get to town.
Meanwhile, a question for the OP. What "public transport page for Australia" are you referring to? Australian public transport is very localised.
Jan 11, 2013 1:47 AM
8AUD17?? Bejesus! Despite previously having lived in luvverly Moonah for a number of years I obviously never had the displeasure of a doing a public transport schlep from the airport. Is it worthwhile trying to corral a couple of other people together and grabbing a taxi?
And downtown is not a word I would use in any Australian context. Top pub and bottom pub, yeah.
Jan 11, 2013 4:44 AM
9ok guys, I used the word "downtown", because my Aussie friend (from Yamba) uses it... I don't actually mind it as long as you guys understand me xD but I am happy to use any abother term if it makes you happe ;)
So, to go to the city its $17... on a lonely planet page I found smth about $12, but could be old information... THX for the info
oh, and the public transport page of Hobart actually refers to Google maps... that's why I couldn't really figure out what to take
So thanks for your help
your lovely tourist (obviously!) ;)
Jan 11, 2013 4:53 AM
Jan 11, 2013 5:00 AM
Jan 11, 2013 6:07 AM
12Its a monopoly with Tas Red Line now.
You have to book to guarantee a seat, even though I think from the airport it says you don't have to.
Also, if you try a date too far in advance, the website will say you can't, as no seats are available. Ie, I tried to book 01Apr13, a few weeks back, no seats, then I tried again, and seats were available.
Now I need seats for 16Jul13 & 18Jul13, and no seats.
Will try again closer to the Jul dates.
Taxis according to goss on Google can get as high as $45 to $50, so unless you can corrall a group together, book online, and keep playing with the dates. You also need to stipulate your flight number and arrival time, and the bleeding service leaves 15 mins after each flight lands.
Am I superman? I am keeping aside $200, $100 for the Apr & $100 for the Jul trip to Hobart, to pay for the taxis if I miss the Tas Red Line mini bus.
If thats not bad enough, some hostels in Hobart close their doors at 8pm.
None of the Metro Tas bus goes remotely close to either of the Hobart Airports.
Jan 13, 2013 1:52 AM
13I would not as a rule use the expression "down town" for capital cities in Australia. However, in my experience "going down town" was/is common parlance in the more regional/rural centres of Australia.
I still use the "going down town" expression in Canberra. Most likely it's because I live in suburbs and because I sarcastically like to think of the Canberra "CBD" as somewhat akin to downtown New York.
Jan 13, 2013 2:57 PM
14Nobody goes to a "downtown" area in an Australian city. It's Septic speak for the trashy area of any large Amerikkkan city where Greyhound buses have their terminal.
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