By | 16th January 2018

Do you need a car in Hobart?
Do you need a car in Hobart > Should you rent a car in Hobart Australia > Hobart ( HBA )

Do you need a car in Hobart? Introduction

Why? Why not? Ratings Comments

The sheer range of coastal views, national parks and other places to visit around Hobart, combined with the lack of any sort of rail-based public transport, make this the sort of place where we would firmly recommend getting a hire car.

Why should you rent a car in Hobart?

What are the main reasons for hiring a car here? Do you just want to drive locally? Do you want to go further afield, or should you even look at taking a road trip? In terms of factors like the cost of the hire itself, fuel costs, road tolls and parking charges, is it worth hiring a car in Hobart?

Hobart Car hire summary

Overall drive rating

Based on a weighted score across all cost and quality factors. [Full notes - drive rating]



Cheapest rate for one week

Based on cheapest economy car hire deal with no added extras. [full notes - basic costs]




How much should I expect to pay in the peak season?

Based on cheapest deal during the summer holiday season. (Unless otherwise noted) [full notes - seasonal variations]




Free parking score

Total 176 - of which 136 have free parking. [full notes - parking]



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Why not? Visiting Hobart without a car

Why? Why not? Ratings Comments

Hobart public transport quick facts

Train score



Water travel score


Overall public transport score



Walking and Cycling Overview

Active travel score

This overall rating considers walking and cycling in and around Hobart. 


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Do you need a car in Hobart?- Yes, absolutely!

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Would you hire a car in Hobart?

Have you driven in Hobart? Do you agree with our advice on whether or not it's worth hiring a car in Hobart?
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