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Car Rental in Hobart

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Downtown Car Rental
Standard
Subaru Forester or similar
Subaru Forester
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$21.75 / per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Intermediate
Mitsubishi ASX or similar
Mitsubishi ASX
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$23.06 / per day
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Hobart Airport Car Rental
Compact
Hyundai Accent or similar
Hyundai Accent
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Bargain Car Rentals
$24.20 / per day
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Hobart Airport Car Rental
Standard
Kia Sportage or similar
Kia Sportage
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Keddy
$25.25 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Hobart Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla Sedan or similar
Toyota Corolla Sedan
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
EastCoast Car Rentals
$25.47 / per day
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Hobart Airport Car Rental
Standard
Kia Sportage or similar
Kia Sportage
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$25.72 / per day
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Hobart Airport Car Rental
Compact
Hyundai Kona or similar
Hyundai Kona
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Bargain Car Rentals
$27.28 / per day
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Hobart Airport Car Rental
Economy
Suzuki Swift or similar
Suzuki Swift
  • 5x
  • x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$27.37 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 19:51 on 2020-10-26. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
AUD
Country code
61
Average car rental length
6 days
Economy car rental price
$32.63 / per day
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of town
80 - 100 km/h
50 - 62 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.8

Why rent a car in Hobart?

Hobart, the capital of Tasmania, is an amazing place to visit. Although it might not be as popular as other Australian tourist destinations like Sydney, Adelaide, or Gold Coast, it has plenty to enjoy, from historic settlements and interesting architecture to world-class museums and great seafood restaurants. With a rental car, you can easily explore the rest of Tasmania and its wild beaches, old mining towns, and national parks.

Hobart Car Rental

One-Way Car Rentals in Hobart

The most popular one-way rental options for pick up in Hobart and drop off in another city include:

  • From Hobart to Launceston - 43 offers from US$ 36.63 per day

Top ways to enter Hobart

  • Hobart Airport: The largest on Tasmania, Hobart Airport serves about 2.5 million travelers every year. As of November 2019, there are no scheduled international flights, but the airport provides connections to the other largest cities in Australia like Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, and Brisbane. There are also seasonal flights to and from Wilkes Land, a territory in Antarctica claimed by Australia. Hobart Airport is located some 20 km (12 miles) east of Hobart city center and can be reached in about 20 minutes. 
  • Devonport Airport: The other airport of Tasmania, it hosts flights to a number of smaller destination on and near the island, as well as to and from Melbourne and Tasmania. With one terminal and just one gate, it is one of the smallest international airports in Australia. Located on the north coast of Tasmania, Devonport Airport is some 280 km (174 miles) from Hobart and can be reached in about three hours.
  • Melbourne Airport: Also known as Tullamarine Airport and serving nearly 40 million travelers every year, it is the second-busiest airport in Australia. In addition to providing domestic connections, it hosts flights to and from destinations in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. While it is possible to go from Melbourne to Hobart by car - the trip, including a ferry ride, would take some 15 hours - it is much quicker to catch another flight to Tasmania.

Useful city facts

  • Hobart has an oceanic climate with warm summers and cool winters. The average high temperature is 22.2 °C  (72 °F) in January, the warmest month, and 12°C  (54 °F) in July, the coldest. Hobart (and the rest of Tasmania) is generally much cooler than most other places in Australia. Precipitation is relatively low throughout the year with a small increase from August to October.
  • Despite its relatively small size, Hobart has an absolute abundance of great museums. Some of the most impressive ones are the Maritime Museum of Tasmania which is dedicated to the region’s traditions of seafaring, whaling, and trading; the Australian Antarctic Division’s visitor center which has many exhibitions on Australia’s polar expeditions and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery with a collection of indigenous and contemporary Australian art, as well as a large Antarctic section.
  • Thousands of visitors travel to places like Canada, Norway, and Iceland every year to see the majestic Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis. But a similar phenomenon, Southern Lights, or Aurora Australis can be observed in the Southern hemisphere, and Tasmania is one of the best places on the planet for experiencing them. In Hobart, there are a number of dedicated tours that you can join. Find out more about seeing Southern Lights in Australia here

Top destinations and activities

  • Cascades Female Factory. One of the 11 former Australian penal sites that are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, the Cascades is a museum that shows the living conditions of female convicts in the 19th century. A fascinating place that provides an important historical lesson, it is not to be missed if you’re in Hobart.
  • Salamanca Place. Made up of many low-rise 19th-century buildings of classic British architectural styles, Salamanca Place is one of the unique neighborhoods in all of Australia. The area is home to many museums, performance venues, and restaurants, as well as the beautiful Salamanca Art Center. Salamanca Market, one of the best-known street fairs in the country, takes place every Saturday.
  • Parliament House. Originally built in the 19th century as the Customs House, the sandstone building has been the home of the Tasmanian parliament for more than 160 years. Despite legislators working inside the building, the Parliament House is also open for tourists and features attractions like the Parliament Library and the Parliament Museum.

Traffic and parking tips

  • One of the largest road hazards in Australia is the wildlife. Take extra caution when driving in bad weather or after dark as this is when most of the collisions with wildlife take place.
  • Mobile coverage is very rarely available outside of major highways and population centers, so take extra caution when traveling in rural areas.
  • Another great risk when traveling off of the main highways is the heat. The temperatures can reach extremes very easily, especially during the summer months and in inland areas. Always stay properly hydrated and plan your route in advance to be able to supplement your water supplies.
  • Laws concerning driving under the influence differ from territory to territory in Australia. In Tasmania, the legal alcohol limit is 0.05% for experienced drivers and 0.00% for novice drivers and drivers with provisional licenses. Exceeding the limit can lead to large fines and a driver’s license ban.
  • Proof of insurance and the car’s documentation need to be in the car whenever you’re driving.
  • When driving, you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
  • The primary, nationwide emergency number in Australia is 000.

Toll roads

There are a number of toll roads in Australia, mainly in the states of New South Wales, Victoria, and Queensland. There are no toll roads on Tasmania.

Most toll roads in Australia use an open toll system with mainline barrier toll points. All toll roads in Australia use a cashless payment system. You can purchase a prepaid pass for most toll roads. Some rental cars in Australia are equipped with electronic transponders, the price of which may or may not be included in the rental price. Ask your car rental provider about it in advance. 

Different toll roads are operated by different companies, so there is no nation-wide system in place.

Ideas for a day-trip

  • Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Located just north of the city, Bonorong is dedicated to taking care of protected local species as well as injured and abandoned animals. If you go on a tour through the sanctuary, you might get to see its most honorable inhabitant, a cockatoo bird that’s more than 100 years old. Located 29 km (17 miles) from Hobart center, Bonorong can be reached in just 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Mount Wellington. Overlooking Hobart and the rest of southern Tasmania, the majestic Mount Wellington (or Kunanyi, as it’s known among the native inhabitants of the island) is a must-visit place if you’re in the area. It’s possible to take a cable car to the top, but you can also drive all the way up to reach the Pinnacle Observation Shelter. Do keep in mind that it gets quite cold up there and the summit even experiences some snowfall every winter. Located 20 km (13 miles) west of Hobart, Mount Wellington can be reached in about 30 minutes.
  • Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. A fascinating place to visit for any nature lover, the botanical gardens house more than 6,500 species plant species of amazing variety. Many are native to the island (do visit the Tasmanian Fernery), some come from the rain forests of Northern Queensland at the other end of the country, and others are subantarctic species found on the uninhabited islands between Tasmania and Antarctica. Located 3 km (1.8 miles) from the city center, the gardens can be reached in just five to seven minutes, but it’s easy to spend at least half a day exploring them. 

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental car in Tasmania is Toyota Camry, although many travelers also go for the Mitsubishi ASX and the Toyota Yaris. The most popular rental car types are economy, intermediate, and full-size.

Further destinations

  • Freycinet National Park. Taking up most of the Freycinet Peninsula on the eastern coast of Tasmania, the national park is a remote and beautiful area. The park has many hiking trails, so you might be lucky to spot local wildlife like the brushtail possum, echidna, or even Tasmanian devil; the surrounding waters are inhabited by southern right whales and bottlenose dolphins. Located 165 km (102 miles) north of Hobart, the national park can be reached in about 2 hours and 10 minutes.
  • Bruny Island. In fact, Bruny is not one, but two islands, connected by a narrow sandy isthmus known locally as The Neck. It’s possible to cross it by car, but watch out for penguins as they are frequently crossing the road here. Some of the attractions of Bruny include the Blight Museum, the Bruny History Room, the Cape Bruny Lighthouse, and some seriously amazing seafood restaurants. To access the island, you need to take a ferry from the town of Kettering, which is located about 33 km (20.5 miles) south of Hobart and can be reached in 35 minutes. Note: Keep in mind that not all car rental providers permit taking a rental car on a boat, so if you plan to travel to Bruny, ask your provider in advance.
  • Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Not just mad up of one mountain and one lake (although both are spectacular), there’s even more impressive nature to explore in this park. Part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, it is home to the primal landscape of the Twisted Lakes, a lot of wildlife, and some of the most impressive mushroom species on the planet. You need to pay a vehicle fee to enter the park at the Cradle Mountain Visitor Center, but it is most definitely worth it. Located some 325 km (202 miles) northwest of Hobart, the national park can be reached in four hours.

Car Rental Prices in Hobart

  • Large cars - from $48 per day
  • Medium cars - from $35 per day
  • Small cars - from $45 per day
  • SUVs - from $59 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

It’s easy to land a great rental car in Hobart if you follow these simple tips:

  • Compare the rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit during the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Hobart is the cheapest in December when renting a car is about 59% cheaper than the yearly average and a whole 77% cheaper than renting a vehicle in August. Enjoy your Christmas vacation by coming to Tasmania!

Top 15 Cities near Hobart

  1. Melbourne Car Rentals from $16.34 per day
    616.1 km / 382.8 miles away
  2. Launceston Car Rentals from $25.47 per day
    148.8 km / 92.5 miles away
  3. Canberra Car Rentals from $30.62 per day
    857.5 km / 532.8 miles away
  4. Avalon Car Rentals from $30.62 per day
    590.0 km / 366.6 miles away
  5. Richmond Car Rentals from $20.75 per day
    596.3 km / 370.6 miles away
  6. Preston Car Rentals from $21.75 per day
    605.3 km / 376.1 miles away
  7. Wagga Wagga Car Rentals from $32.15 per day
    858.7 km / 533.6 miles away
  8. Devonport Car Rentals from $26.59 per day
    204.2 km / 126.9 miles away
  9. Albury Car Rentals from $28.06 per day
    758.3 km / 471.2 miles away
  10. Sale Car Rentals from $36.21 per day
    531.3 km / 330.2 miles away
  11. Cooma Car Rentals from $27.74 per day
    755.7 km / 469.6 miles away
  12. Merimbula Car Rentals from $26.12 per day
    699.4 km / 434.6 miles away
  13. Griffith Car Rentals from $30.62 per day
    965.8 km / 600.1 miles away
  14. Dandenong Car Rentals from $29.42 per day
    573.0 km / 356.0 miles away
  15. Geelong Car Rentals from $27.03 per day
    583.8 km / 362.7 miles away

Top 20 Locations near Hobart

  1. Hobart Airport Car Rentals from $24.20 per day
    15.9 km / 9.9 miles away
  2. 148.8 km / 92.5 miles away
  3. 204.2 km / 126.9 miles away
  4. Devonport Ferry Car Rentals from $46.58 per day
    205.2 km / 127.5 miles away
  5. Avalon Airport Car Rentals from $30.62 per day
    590.0 km / 366.6 miles away
  6. 616.1 km / 382.8 miles away
  7. 699.4 km / 434.6 miles away
  8. Cooma Polo Flat Car Rentals from $27.74 per day
    755.7 km / 469.6 miles away
  9. Albury Airport Car Rentals from $28.06 per day
    758.3 km / 471.2 miles away
  10. Canberra Airport Car Rentals from $30.62 per day
    857.5 km / 532.8 miles away
  11. 858.7 km / 533.6 miles away
  12. Griffith Airport Car Rentals from $30.62 per day
    965.8 km / 600.1 miles away
  13. Sydney Airport Car Rentals from $17.59 per day
    1049.0 km / 651.8 miles away
  14. Mildura Airport Car Rentals from $30.62 per day
    1063.9 km / 661.1 miles away
  15. Bathurst Airport Car Rentals from $32.15 per day
    1072.6 km / 666.5 miles away
  16. Parkes Airport Car Rentals from $32.15 per day
    1087.1 km / 675.5 miles away
  17. Adelaide Airport Car Rentals from $34.23 per day
    1163.9 km / 723.2 miles away
  18. 1188.9 km / 738.7 miles away
  19. Dubbo Airport Car Rentals from $32.15 per day
    1190.9 km / 740.0 miles away
  20. Taree Airport Car Rentals from $32.15 per day
    1304.4 km / 810.5 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Hobart?

Car rental prices in Hobart vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Hobart
$42.56
January
$35.07
February
$42.72
March
$89.84
April
$33.10
May
$60.29
June
July
$94.57
August
$78.60
September
$45.39
October
$69.86
November
$69.86
December
The best month to rent a car in Hobart is May (when prices for an Economy class start from $33.10). This is 45% cheaper than the yearly average and 65% cheaper than renting in August (when rental prices start at $94.57 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Hobart?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in December, travelers rent a car for an average of 17 days in November, the average rental period is 2 days.
Average Rental Length in Hobart
4
January
6
February
6
March
5
April
8
May
14
June
6
July
5
August
3
September
12
October
2
November
17
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Hobart?

While travelers visit Hobart year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is October, and the least popular is December.
Popularity of Car Rental in Hobart by Monthly Searches
40%
January
23%
February
24%
March
26%
April
21%
May
June
July
August
September
1032%
October
33%
November
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
EastCoast Car Rentals Hyundai Accent 2 4 Medium cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Toyota Corolla 4 2 Large cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Hyundai Accent 4 2 Medium cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Mitsubishi Outlander 5 4 SUVs
Europcar Mitsubishi ASX 5 2 SUVs
Bargain Car Rentals Nissan X-Trail 4 2 SUVs
Europcar Kia Rio 5 2 Medium cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Suzuki Swift 4 2 Small cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Toyota Corolla Sedan 4 2 Large cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Mitsubishi Eclipse 5 2 SUVs

Our Customers Reviews

Australia
Mitsubishi Outlander
February 3, 2020
amazing spot to visit, so much to do and see, as well as fantastic food!
Australia
Mitsubishi Outlander
November 5, 2019
Hobart is a delightful city - so many things to do within day trip distance. I recommend Richmond, Port Arthur, Mt Wellington, Royal Botanical Gardens for starters.
Australia
Hyundai Accent
October 31, 2019
Tasmania is a wonderful place and having the freedom to travel at your own pace and to the locations of your choice is recommended. A rental car allows this flexibility.
Australia
Hyundai Accent
October 11, 2019
Gorgeous city. We travelled around all of Tassie in the car as well
Australia
Mitsubishi Lancer
September 20, 2019
Mt Wellington is well worth the drive, bug rug up it's cold up there.
Australia
Toyota Corolla Sedan
April 23, 2019
It is a beautiful city, my wife and I liked it very much. We also the sight seeing and travelling to and through the surrounding suburbs and well preserved early settlers towns. I strongly recommend EastCoast Car Rental to any traveler who wishes to have a reliable service.
Australia
Toyota Corolla
October 13, 2018
Wonderful place to travel to, and around. Would highly recommend Hobart to anyone. A hire car is one of the best ways to get around. Road structures can be tricky though - easy to take a wrong turn! :-)
Australia
Hyundai Accent Sedan
October 12, 2018
Hobart and surrounds are lovely. We are in fact planning to relocate to The Huon Valley later this year.
Australia
Nissan Almera Sedan
October 4, 2018
Hobart is lovely, but there are so many areas of Tasmania that are wonderful to visit, including Port Arthur and the top of Mount Wellington and having a car made it all so much easier to get around and see what we wanted to see in the time that we had.

Top 10 Suppliers in Hobart in 2020

National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+61362312752
67A ARGYLE STREET
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
+61362312752
67 Argyle St, Hobart TAS 7000
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+610362311077
112 HARRINGTON STREET
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:00
Tue:08:00-17:00
Wed:08:00-17:00
Thu:08:00-17:00
Fri:08:00-17:00
Sat:08:00-13:00
Sun:08:00-13:00
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+610362485849
Hobart International Airport, Strachan St, Cambridge TAS 7170
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
0362485424
Airport Dr
Working hours
Mon:10:30-18:30
Tue:10:30-18:30
Wed:10:30-18:30
Thu:10:30-18:30
Fri:10:30-18:30
Sat:11:30-17:30
Sun:11:30-17:30
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
362484043
Car Rental Hall
Working hours
Mon:07:00-15:00
Tue:07:00-15:00
Wed:07:00-15:00
Thu:07:00-15:00
Fri:07:00-15:00
Sat:07:00-15:00
Sun:07:00-15:00
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
0362485333
Domestic Terminal Hobart Airport
Working hours
Mon:05:00-23:30
Tue:05:00-23:30
Wed:05:00-23:30
Thu:05:00-23:30
Fri:05:00-23:30
Sat:05:00-23:30
Sun:05:00-23:30
EastCoast Car Rentals
EastCoast Car Rentals
Excellent 8.5
+611800474258 / +61755558908
273 Kennedy Drive, Cambridge, 7170
Working hours
Mon:09:00-19:30
Tue:09:00-19:30
Wed:09:00-19:30
Thu:09:00-19:30
Fri:09:00-19:30
Sat:09:00-19:30
Sun:09:00-18:00
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.3
+61755558908
273 Kennedy Dr, Hobart TAS 7170
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8
+61362312752
67A ARGYLE STREET
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