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Low season

MayBest time to beat the crowds (20% less expensive on average)

High season

DecemberMost popular time to fly (31% more expensive on average)

Average price (return flight)

$259(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal (return flight)

$230or less

Good deal one-way

$119or less

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $119 or less one-way and $230 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from Sydney to Hobart was found, on average, 89 days before departure.
  • Book at least 4 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be November, December and January. The cheapest month to fly is May.
  • Morning departure is around 33% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
  • Getting hunger pangs ahead of your flight from Sydney to Hobart? If you like Italian food, stop by Bar Roma or Viaggio Express + Bar at the Sydney Airport. On the other hand, if you prefer burgers, go to Chicken Confidential, Hungry Jack’s or Chur Burger. There are also some eateries serving Asian dishes, for example Taste of Thai or Sushia.
  • Those who booked first class tickets with Qantas Airways for the flight from Sydney to Hobart can wait in the comfort of the Qantas Club Lounge at Sydney Airport. The Lounge features a Family zone, shower facilities and workstations with computers available for use. People who do not have an automatic pass to enter the lounge can access it by paying at the door.
  • Want to surf the internet or check your mail while waiting for the flight from Sydney to Hobart? Wi-Fi is offered free of charge and for an unlimited time at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport. If you do not have your own device to connect to the internet, you can use the computers available at the internet kiosks. Additionally, you can charge your devices at the charging stations located throughout the airport.
  • Parents travelling from Sydney to Hobart with infants can rest assured that they will find some basic baby changing facilities at Hobart Airport. When it comes to bigger kids, it is better to bring something to occupy them with.
  • If you need to buy something at the last minute while at Hobart Airport, you should be able to find some essentials, though there are not many shopping options at the airport. For books, magazines, cosmetics, travel accessories and convenience products, head to Runway News. If you want to buy gifts for your family and friends, you will find them at Australian Way.
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Top airlines flying Sydney Kingsford Smith to Hobart

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

7.8
Virgin Australia
Overall score based on 3,542 reviews
8.1
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
8.4
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
7.2
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "Quality of snacks Quality of in flight entertainment still very poor"

Pros: "Plane seats are ok - a bit annoying that there is no on board entertainment and you have to use your own phone etc. The butter chicken was edible."
Cons: "It'd be better if there were a selection of direct flights to Canberra. It's quicker to fly to Bali! We spent over 8 hours including wait time to travel from Canberra to Perth - via Sydney. No bag drop in Canberra - that was a surprise."

Pros: "Crew ans eat was both good"
Cons: "on time flight, food selection"

Cons: "Planes could have been time Half way on the trip they cancel my plane had wait 4 hours late which means I had 12 hours fly from Tass to Towsviile"

Pros: "Food was super tasty and we were well looked after with refreshments"
Cons: "Lost one of our bags on the connecting flight. One of our bags were left at Sydney Airport and didn't get to us until 4 days later. Lucky we had travel insurance."

Pros: "The food was pretty damn good Staff were friendly"

Pros: "Quick, efficient, all you want and need for a flight to Melbourne."

Pros: "Good space for economy"
Cons: "Did have to pay for a snack … but hey, its virgin!"

Pros: "Check in staff did the best to accommodate, however it later turned out that their knowledge of the aircraft seat plan was incorrect"
Cons: "A330 was too small for this distance. Seat pitch felt worse than newer domestic aircraft. Left the whole exit row free. I know you have to pay for this but as a gold member you might have thought they could accommodate if vacant and me being unable to fit my legs behind the chair. Only 3 working toilets for all of economy wasn’t enough either. Entertainment didn’t seem to be as good as previous American flights."

Pros: "Plane was pretty empty in economy so I was able to lie down to sleep a little"
Cons: "Vegetarian dishes very spicy especially for breakfast"

Pros: "Happy to be on last leg. Good crew one of whom told some guests to shut up while she delivered the safety information. I thought that was great that she had the guts and did the right thing. Give her a bonus as we are all taking the delivery for granted."
Cons: "who would you ever satisfy with food on a plane on short flights???"

Cons: "That the flight didn't wait 15 minutes for me to get on it."

Pros: "Entertainment options."
Cons: "Food (a muffin) was pretty basic, especially for an early morning flight."

Pros: "Service helpful"

Pros: "clean planes, easy security, good boarding."
Cons: "flight was delayed - we sat on tarmac with doors"

Pros: "Information on departure delays was forthcoming"
Cons: "The checkin machine kept giving me my fellow travelor boarding pass and not one for me."

Pros: "everything"

Pros: "Nice staff, entertainment system quite good , wide rage of films and music."
Cons: "Range of snacks and drinks served. Only water and juice covered in the air fare."

Cons: "See above, I was so bored, tired and irritated I can’t be bothered to say if this flight was good or not. Much better than being stuck in the airport and was glad to get to my destination."

Pros: "It was efficient. Crew pleasant."
Cons: "Basic service"

Cons: "I usually buy Eco X seats but this time forgot."

Pros: "Flight was great"
Cons: "All was good"

Pros: "Friendly and attentive crew. Check-in was simple and quick."
Cons: "Boarding calls and process seemed a little disorganized. No in-flight entertainment system, only boy device, but with no ability to charge in-flight, battery length became a problem on a 3 hour flight."

Pros: "On time. Friendly crew. Smooth landing. All you can ask."
Cons: "Checking in took a while longer than expected. But I was still very happy with the service."

Pros: "Lovely plane, good entertainment, great refreshments!"
Cons: "Nothing was bad!"

Pros: "Flight was comfortable and ran smoothly"
Cons: "It left 50 mins so I got into Brisbane half an hour late"

Cons: "30 minutes delayed due to errors in paperwork."

Pros: "Such a comfortable flight. No complaints at all."

Cons: "No entertainment"

Pros: "Good smooth flight and fine service."

Cons: "45 minutes queuing for a bag drop is not good enough - plenty of spare check-in desks just not enough staff"

Cons: "Our flight was cancelled and as we were overseas and did not know we had been put on a flight 4hrs earlier and as we got to the airport to later than that earlier flight had to buy new tickets with another airline. We are very disappointed as it cost up extra money."

Cons: "Flight was cancelled, no compensation, had to find somewhere to stay, travel to and from airport for a flight the next day instead."

Cons: "Luggage of 23kg per piece and not able to share across allocated family total"

Pros: "Service"

Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "Had to pay extra $70 because I couldnt take some spare parts as cabin luggage which should have been accepted."

Pros: "Coffee"
Cons: "Flight was delayed over two hours"

Pros: "friendly staff smooth trip"
Cons: "it got abit stuffy the aircon wasnt great but it was a nice flight"

Pros: "Baggage price"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Very little, again delayed in leaving resulting in arrival quite late"
Cons: "Unknowlingly dropped teeth which went under the seat and Virgin has no means of contacting airport to put mind at rest after flight and phone contact almost impossible as staff unable or unwilling to assist. No phone number in directory, no phones at airport. and in an emergency no way of contact and no one willing to do anything to assist. Food better but still too much rice. Long boring flight with no entertainment in flight. Very Very Disappointing Robert Richardson 0895930984"

Pros: "Empty, friendly staff"
Cons: "Late for my conference"

Pros: "Was quick and painless"
Cons: "That we had to go via Sydney wish they were direct to Melbourne"

Pros: "Virgin service has always been great in my experience"

Pros: "Staff polite and helpful at boarding desk"
Cons: "Poor food selection"

Pros: "Short distance, so don't care"
Cons: "Little bit of delay"

Pros: "Departure on time"
Cons: "Food"

Pros: "We arrived intact only 3 hours late and we were informed early"
Cons: "Seating far too little leg room. Too close together."

Pros: "The free snack us an unhealthy chocolate..ok for spinning freeinflight ad but insulting to the intelligence of customers"

Pros: "The egg and lettuce sandwich was fresh and delicious! A bigger serving would have been nice. The Cadbury biscuit chocolate was also a perfect match with a coffee."
Cons: "The inflight entrainment could have been more extensive. For example the big fat Greek wedding advertised in the inflight magazine wasn't available as a selection."

Pros: "Great crew and seats were very comfortable"
Cons: "The person sitting next to me was extra nervous which was a little un nerving"

Pros: "Early morning flight meant no delays. Walked straight on the flight and we were off. No fuss..."
Cons: "The flight announcements were loud and abrasive which woke everyone sleeping on the early morning flight. No doubt is was that particular cabin manager and not the norm."

Pros: "Seat 26A had a faulty back support, with protruding metal spring/wire."
Cons: "Better maintenance"

Cons: "If the boarding time had remained unchanged and there was more legroom"

Cons: "These short domestic flights are just a bus ride in the sky. Provided the simple service that was all that we needed."

Cons: "Delayed so long."

Pros: "Nice crew inside the plane"
Cons: "It is outrageous the price for overweight cabin that was not even 10kg. Not food or entertainment included in ticket price. Even if it's a short flight, at least water to keep passengers hydrated should provide. Really uncomfortable with this situation."

Pros: "Crew"
Cons: "I cannot believe that when I put the table down I could not move & at 80 kg I was by no means the biggest person on that plane!!!!!"

Pros: "the crew was patient and supportive (both flight and ground crew)."
Cons: "the temperature could have been warmer."

Cons: "Easy to book and check in"

Pros: "Crew was great. No problem at all."
Cons: "Bag did not make the flight and customer service at the airport was amazingly indifferent."

Pros: "The crew were amazing and the seats were super comfy. The Captain was very smooth on take off and touch down, he was also very informative during the flight."

Pros: "Efficient boarding"
Cons: "The flight was nearly 40 mins late"

Cons: "Hardly any ice When the people in front reclined their seats I couldn’t hardly move Late as udual"

Pros: "Price..on time and a smooth flight."

Cons: "The coffee"

Cons: "I paid for for “sports equipment” when I purchased my ticket, however was still made to pay an extra 275$ For my bike upon arrival at the boarding gate. Not happy. I lined up for 1hr 7 minutes before I was able to check in, ridiculous - I just got to the gate as it was boarding and I Arrived 3 hours early for my international flight."

Cons: "Be sure to pay for checking baggage when you purchase your ticket. I didn't because I thought we could carry our two small roller bags on board. We were not allowed to and had to pay $120!"

Cons: "Delayed as usual - luggage check again"

Cons: "And no announcements re the delay until the very last minute."

Cons: "I missed it"

Pros: "Good seats"
Cons: "Very rude male crew My baby started crying only by the end of the journey because her ears were hurting her due to high atmospheric pressure, and the guy came and shouted at her and us to stop crying !!"

Pros: "It was generally a pretty good flight. Timing was ok"
Cons: "The seats were a bit cramped."

Pros: "The staff"
Cons: "The landing was super rocky"

Pros: "Modern aircraft"
Cons: "Flight was delayed for no reason at all. Rude staff. Forced a domestic flight to land/take off at an international terminal so we had to go through customs control before taking off and after arrival. Pay some more money and fly Qantas or anything but awful Jetstar..."

Cons: "Flight was cancelled and next available was nearly 4hrs later and left late! And then they have the gall to tell you to board quickly. Emails all about trying to frighten you into paying for extra luggage and sell you mediocre food and pay for a seat allocation."

Cons: "very rude service from ground crew while disembarking the plane in hobart....find that lady another job or fire her"

Pros: "Surprised with a great (in air) Uluru shot, 10min before we landed"

Cons: "Too bad you have to pay for every service...seats, TV, food."

Cons: "My flight was changed and I was not notified. I had to purchase another flight, which turned out to be quite expensive. I would like to be put in touch with someone that has the ability to provide me with a refund. Will you please send me the direct phone and/or email of said person. Thank you, Dean Cortez dpcortez@yahoo.com 619-246-4647"

Pros: "The cabin staff were friendly"
Cons: "Plane was delayed due to excess baggage weight in hull. The baggage had to be unloaded and then reloaded again, while we sat on the tarmac for an hour."

Cons: "THE SERVICE WAS EXTREMELY POOR AND THE STAFF WERE RUDE...MY DAUGHTER WAS STANDING DUE TO A BACKACHE AND WAS TOLD BY A STEWARD THAT SHE COULD NOT STAND IN ONE SPOT BUT HAD TO WALK UP AND DOWN THE AISLE OR SIT....DISGRACEFUL ATTITUDE BORDERING ON HARRASSMENT... WILL NEVER FLY WITH JETSTAR AGAIN!!!"

Pros: "Flight was easy and quick two hours"
Cons: "Everything went perfect"

Pros: "It was a short flight."
Cons: "Check in at airport quite chaotic, thank goodness for the assistants. However, that's when we found out the need to pay for baggage as carryon is very limited. Quite a hefty fee too. Good thing we brought our own water. Absolutely nothing free on the flight!"

Pros: "Air conditioning comfortable"
Cons: "Will not travel again on jetstar as seating is very uncomfortable..not good for aussies probably suitable for asians who have shorter legs."

Pros: "Very capable crew flying in terrible conditions with high winds. Flights after our take off were suspended due to appalling weather."
Cons: "There's little to like. Extremely cramped conditions. Poor food and beverage. Avoid if you possibly can."

Cons: "Kiwi didn't offer the option of paying for checked bags and they charged $100 more than it'd normally cost. Great job!"

Pros: "cheap"
Cons: "The flight from HCMC to SYdney was 3h delayed (supposed to leave at 10:35 and left just before 2 am. We are required to pay for entertainment and basic drink and snacks."

Cons: "Hardly any staff, we had to load & check in our own bags. The mechanical baggage belt was initially not working so the lines of people waiting grew. There was no-one to explain what we had to do so we only printed our boarding passes, and didnt realise we had to ALSO print baggage labels, so we consequently lost our place in the queue. NOT HAPPY!"

Pros: "Need to replace seat."

Pros: "the price was cheaper than other airlines"
Cons: "we had to pay to check bags, change flights, etc. also, no free little snacks or movies, radio, etc."

Pros: "The ease of online check-in and printing my baggage stickers upon arrival at the airport. The staff at the check-in desk were lovely, the staff on the plane were lovely; it was great."
Cons: "Nothing. I've previously had very average experiences with Jetstar which made me uncertain about booking these flights but I was completely overthrown by the service turn-around. I'm now a Jetstar advocate."

Cons: "Nosie"

Cons: "Beer was warm. At that price for average beer it would be nice to have it cold!"

Pros: "I was rebooked to JQ7001 which is VERY disappointing as it leaves Sydney 6 hours later than JQ199, my original flight. Reason given by Jetstar: JQ199 has been closed. An outright lie as JQ199 departed Sydney as per schedule today. I"

Cons: "Flight cancelled Had to recheck in. Boarding gate changed 3 times"

Cons: "delayed flight and having to take time to get every piece of carry on luggage weighed - having to move 1 kg from one suitcase to another when we were traveling together fro goodness sake"

Cons: "They lost our luggage and it took many, many calls to finally get it over 24 hours later"

Pros: "Movies... At least they provided headphones.... For a lack of everything else provided..."
Cons: "I was extremely disappointed not to have a blanket provided without charge, or a small meal or even a tea beverage without a costly purchase! I paid for a flight from Australia to Honolulu, a minimum of almost 10 hours, and no meal, no beverages, no blanket for an overnight flight without a costly additional purchase. I have tellethto health issues as it is, nevermind no half warm sleep or supplementary beverages or meal. I felt very used and taken advantage of. Substantially disappointed with the way we were treated for such a long overnight flight."

Cons: "The flight was cancelled at short notice without explanation"

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