Airfare to Hobart, Australia
Tasmania’s capital city is visited by less than 3% of all travelers to Australia, due more to its geographical location than its attractions. Home to the Cascade Brewery, Cadbury chocolate factory and dozens of seaside attractions, Hobart is a must-visit city on this nature loving island.
Airfare to Hobart will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.
Also consider flights into Melbourne, Australia. To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a train, bus, ferry and/or flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills airlines. Jetstar Airways and Virgin Blue fly to Hobart. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through Sydney or Melbourne, Australia, or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. Qantas is the national airline. However, TasAir and other airlines also stop in Hobart.
The most expensive air tickets to Hobart are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the New Year. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- Fly mid-week
- Book your holiday during the off-peak season
- Consider flying into Melbourne, Australia and traveling overland to Hobart via train, ferry or bus
- Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
- Check out carriers besides the national airline – they may undercut the monopolistic competition
For more information on Hobart, check out BootsnAll’s Hobart Travel Guide.