Great Little CarPros: Car was waiting for us...no delays. Clean, and gassed up.Cons: Car was old...it had over 117,000km on odometer, plus a weak battery making for difficult starting. But having said that, the car made it through iur rental period ok.
Pros: Manager, Mo, was great! He was responsive to a few concerns we had and was flexible with our situation. He also upgraded us for no charge to make up for having to wait at an empty kiosk.Cons: Someone hadn't turned up to their shift so when we arrived (an hour into their operating hours) no one was there. However, the manager soon arrived and treated us like VIPs.
8.0 Excellent5 Dec. 2016
Cons: Would be good if the process could be streamlined (I.e. Took 10 minutes to organise, when a lot of the info they needed could have been provided ahead of time online).
Easy rental, nice drivingPros: Helpful, friendly customer service and easy car pickup.
2.0 Mediocre29 Dec. 2016
Wouldn't honor my reservationCons: Wouldn't honor my reservation price and tried to charge me over 5X the rate I confirmed with Kayak. She said, "its Christmas week, I can't honor that price." I had to take a taxi into the city and make other arrangements. Don't use Kayak for international reservations.
4.0 Okay2 Oct. 2016
Poor quality of vehiclePros: Compact car and efficiency of fuelCons: Poor condition of vehicle. Vehicle made rattling noise from engine, which made us insecure of car breaking down. When defrost / a/c system was powered an extremely loud and disturbing sound came from what I imagine is the compressor. This last condition resulted in lots of vibration in the car when idle.
It is highly advantageous to rent a car in Hobart as the public transportation in the city is somewhat limited. The main form of transit available is the public bus, but for groups or families visiting Hobart this likely won’t be as efficient or comfortable as a hire car. Also, if you plan on visiting any of the neighboring attractions such as Wellington Park (21 km or 13 miles away), it is often cheaper to drive there yourself rather than joining a tour.
Looking to pick up a hire car upon landing in Hobart so you can begin your Tasmanian journey? If your flight is arriving at Hobart International Airport, you will find all the airport’s various hire car counters located in the Arrivals section of the airport.
Driving in Hobart is a simple and easy affair for the most part, but there is one thing to remember when heading out onto the roads outside the city -- namely, the winding roads. Many of the roads and highways can be surprisingly curvy as they move up and down the hills, so caution is advised. This is especially the case in difficult weather conditions such as rain or snow.
Rush hour in Hobart starts off in the morning around 6:30 a.m. and lasts until 9:00 a.m. throughout the work week. The afternoon traffic picks up around 4:00 p.m. and finishes shortly after 6:00 p.m. Most of the streets don’t feature too much congestion but Davey Street is one to avoid if possible.
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Off-airport car hire locations in Hobart are around 13% cheaper than airport locations on average
Intermediate car hires in Hobart are around 29% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about hiring a car in Hobart
Some car hire companies in Hobart which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Europcar, Avis and Enterprise
On average a car hire in Hobart costs $33 per day.
Intermediate (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Hobart.
A Intermediate car hire in Hobart costs $29 per day, on average.
A Compact car hire in Hobart costs $31 per day, on average.
A Standard car hire in Hobart costs $49 per day, on average.
In Hobart, cars are most frequently hired at Europcar 112 Harrington Street (1 km from city centre ).
On average hiring a car in Hobart costs $230 per week ($33 per day).
On average a car hire in Hobart costs $984 per month ($33 per day).
Smaller vehicles such as sedans, coupes, and compacts are certainly some of the best options for would-be renters visiting Hobart. The city’s central business district has a few one-way streets that make smaller cars a more attractive option for many drivers. Also, the smaller parking spaces typical of the city’s streetside parking may not fit larger vehicles.
The speed limit starts off at 30 km/h (18 mph) in residential areas and up to 50 km/h (31 mph) on urban roads. Out on the highways and motorways, the speed limit jumps up to 100 or 110 km/h (62 or 68 mph) depending on the size of the road and whether it is divided or not. On gravel roads, which are found outside of the city in smaller communities, the speed limit is 80 km/h (50 mph).
Petrol prices are an average of AU$1.50 ($1.11 USD) per liter of petrol in Hobart. In gallons that is the equivalent of AU$5.68 ($4.19 USD) per gallon of gas. Check what time of year you will be traveling and needing to rent a car as petrol prices will also change depending on holiday periods.
The downtown area of Hobart has plenty of parking garages and lots available. Drivers should have no issue finding parking even during the busiest parts of the day. Outside of the city center, though, streetside parking is often the best option as the streets in the peripheral areas tend to be on the more spacious side.