Metro Tasmania operates local bus networks in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie, offering visitors inexpensive services around the city suburbs and to a few out-of-the-way areas, including the Channel Hwy towns south of Hobart, and Hadspen south of Launceston. Check online for schedules and fares.
Hitching is never entirely safe in any country in the world, and we don’t recommend it. Travellers who decide to hitch should understand that they are taking a small but potentially serious risk. People who do choose to hitch will be safer if they travel in pairs and let someone know where they are planning to go.
People looking for travelling companions for car journeys around the state often leave notices on boards in hostels and backpacker accommodation.