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    Metro Tasmania

    by bijo69 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Franklin Square

    Metro Tasmania has an extensive net of public transportation. You won't need if if you just stay in the centre, but some of the outer suburbs are also great for visiting.
    Fare are fair, if you're planning to take the bus after 9am from Monday to Friday or on Saturday and Sunday you'll pay just 2,60 AU$ for the day, no matter where you travel!
    Most buses leave from Franklin Square/Elizabeth St.

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    The Airporter Shuttle Bus

    by xuessium Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    You can hop onto a shuttle bus to bring you to & fro between the airport and your lodging for A$11 adult one way (and A$19 return) via Redline's Airporter Shuttle Bus Services. Hasslefree.

    The Airporter Shuttle Bus service can be found at the front entrance of the Hobart Airport - between the Qantas and Virgin Blue terminals. Simply make your way to our bus, once you have collected your luggage, and advise the driver of your accommodation destination. Airporter Shuttle Buses service the majority of Hobart's motels, hotels, backpackers and car rental outlets. No need to make a reservation.

    Airporter Shuttle Buses connect with EVERY departing flight - EVERY day of the year!
    Note: If you are departing Hobart on an early flight (6am, 6:30am and 7:25am) you will need to make a booking by 8:00pm the previous evening.

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    See Hobart by bus

    by norain Written May 4, 2009

    Getting to and from the attractions is easy by bus. For day rover ticket, you can travel with just $4.40 unlimited travels! Buy ticket from the bus driver and validate each boarding.

    The bus mall is on Elizabeth street, the Metro shop is at the Post buliding. The friendly staff will advice you on transport and you can get the bus timetable from here.

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    Metro Tasmaina - Tasmanias public transport

    by cheerssweetie Updated Apr 3, 2008

    Hi, found the public (bus) transport realiable to get around Hobart. Buses ran on time according to the timetable. After a couple of days buying single trip tickets a local advised me it was better to get a Day Rover. This gives you unlimited travel on the bus network for a day.

    A DAY ROVER will cost AUD$5.00 - This is for use from 9.00am onward.
    An ALL DAY ROVER wll cost AUD$6.00 - This for use all day on day of issue.

    For other tickets and fares I have listed the website etc below.

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    Bus Travel

    by Tasmania Written Feb 11, 2007

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    Hobart can be a difficult city to drive in because the CBD is contained by the mountain on one side and the river on the other, meaning lots of one way streets.
    There are no passenger trains but the bus service works well and the staff are friendly.
    At the lower end of Elizabeth street there is a bus mall and on the corner in an old sandstone building with a bell tower is the Metro shop that can advise you on transport.
    The most popular trips are to :
    Mt Nelson....glorious views over the river and city and tearooms, if you wish, you can hike down from there through the Truganinni eserve and pick up another bus to the city from the bottom of the trail. Catch any bus from stop N on the side of the park across the street.
    Seven Mile Beach.....this takes you across the bridge and on to a delightful beach, usually almost deserted. ...and it is errr seven miles long.
    Cadbury Chocolate Factory and Cascade Brewery...forget the group tours and save money by catching the bus. Don't forget to phone and make bookings first though.
    Taroona route 61....this fillows the coastline south of Hobart to a town called Kingston. You can either return on the same bus or change to a Hobart Coaches bus (same ticket is used, Hobart Coaches is a subsiduary of Metro) and return over the shoulder of Mt Welington.
    For less than $5 you can buy a Day Rover ticket that operates from 9am to the last bus at night.

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    Hobart Coaches

    by Lunaina Written Aug 14, 2006

    Tasmania is an island full of nature tracks, it is the ultimate way to relax, you can get around the country by renting a car but also there are great buslines. Hobart Coaches and Wilderness Travel offer buspasses that allow you to travel for 7, 14 days or more. Really excellent! You can book the passes already on the Australian mainland.

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    Metro Buses to get around/in & out Hobart

    by xuessium Updated Oct 16, 2005

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    Public transport in Hobart is surprisingly more frequent and efficient compared to most other Aussie cities. The Metro Bus is a good, cheap and simple way to get around and in&out Hobart once you familiarise yourself with the bus routes.

    If you are gung-ho about taking the buses, and it pays to spend a little more time familiarising yourself with the bus routes.

    I bought a day-tripper ticket (A$2.60, circa 2005) which allowed myself to run all over the city, hopping from routes to routes. I actually ventured to both The Cascade Breweries and the Cadbury Chocolate Factory on my end via the Metro buses.
    (Day Tripper tickets – allowing unlimited travel after 9:00 am – able to be purchased on the bus or via Metro Shop and Metro Agents)

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    Shuttle Bus Service to Richmond

    by xuessium Written Oct 15, 2005

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    There is a shuttle bus service that runs from near Hobart's Tourist Info Office to the cottage town of Richmond, free & easy style. You will have about 3 hours to roam around Richmond before the return journey begins.

    Departs Hobart daily at the following times (circa 2004):
    9.15am & 12.20pm
    Return time from Richmond:
    12.50pm & 3.50pm.

    Cost is A$25.00 per pax.

    City apartments pick-up can be arranged.

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    Shuttle Bus Service Up Mount Wellington

    by xuessium Written Oct 15, 2005

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    There is a shuttle bus service that runs from near Hobart's Tourist Info Office up to the summit of Mount Wellington, free & easy style. Time spend at the summit is about 45 minutes before the return journey begins.

    Departs Hobart daily at the following times (circa 2004):
    Mon-Fri: 9.30am, 12.00noon & 2.30pm
    Sat-Sun: 9.30am & 1.30pm.

    Cost is A$25.00 per pax.

    City apartments pick-up can be arranged.

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    Make your way around Hobart via Bus

    by ATXtraveler Written Sep 3, 2005

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    Metro Tas Bus

    I was quite impressed with the public transportation system in Hobart. The bus systems really did seem to reach just about everywhere you would want to go if you were trying to save a dime.

    The rental car ended up costing about $40 /day and the bus pass is $4.20 per day for all you can travel.

    There are also plenty of concession fares for families, pensioners and students.

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    Explorer Bus

    by Kate-Me Written Apr 11, 2003

    The red double decker Explorer bus (hop on hop off at a number of different stops) in the city adds to the slightly English air of Hobart.

    Really though, I feel the best way to see the heart of Hobart is on foot - walk the docks areas, Salamanca and Battery Point in particular.

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    in tasmania, the bus drivers...

    by blueangel Written Aug 26, 2002

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    in tasmania, the bus drivers are friendlier and will take the time to explain to u the routes...one even got down the bus and showed the way...and if u are a student...most will let u pay the student price even if u don't have any form of proof. but beware..different buses in hobart go different places at different times...best to get a bus guide

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