Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Sydney to Hobart
Etihad Airways, Virgin Australia and Qantas Airways have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Sydney to Hobart. Confirm policies on booking site.
Etihad Airways does not allow booking a middle seat on flights from Sydney to Hobart.
The average direct flight takes 1h 50m, covering a distance of 1040 km.
There are 118 (direct) flights between Sydney and Hobart per week, averaging 16 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Virgin Australia ($80) and Jetstar ($114), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Jetstar ($113) and Multiple Airlines ($137).
Qantas Airways (3 times daily), Jetstar (3 times daily), Etihad Airways (3 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
From Sydney to Hobart, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from Hobart back to Sydney , the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Saturday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Sydney you will be using Sydney Kingsford Smith, often referred to as Sydney Airport. You will be landing at Hobart, also known as Hobart Airport.
To transfer between Hobart airport and the city centre, you can take the SkyBus in front of the arrivals hall. The journey time is about 25 minutes and tickets are sold online and at the airport. A more convenient way, especially when you are travelling with a lot of luggage, is to book the Redliner Airport shuttle before your flight from Sydney to Hobart and it will drive you to your hotel.
Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport offers facilities and services that aim at making the transfer through the airport easy and comfortable for all travellers. Apart from accessible toilets and parking spaces, there are also hearing loops, wheelchair accessible water stations and accessible pick-up spaces in front of the airport building.
There are two hotels near Hobart Airport that you can reach on foot, but if you have a lot of luggage, it is better to use the airport shuttle service. Travelodge Hotel Hobart Airport provides a shuttle service for free, whereas Hobart Airport Tourist Park offers one for a small fee.
Yes, if you are planning to rent a car for the duration of your stay in Hobart, you can choose from seven companies at the Hobart Airport. It is also possible to book the car in advance before your flight from Sydney to Hobart via the airport website.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Have a choice of both sweet & savoury snacks onboard."
Cons: "Lost 2 of 3 bags. Still don’t have them. Some staff very helpful and empathetic. Some staff very rude and abrasive. Didn’t want to take ownership and work to correct the problem. Had a “not my problem” attitude"
Cons: "very cramped"
Cons: "Crazy long delay. Wasted a whole extra day at the airport with no help or accommodations. :("
Pros: "Normal standard for that kind of trip"
Pros: "Great crew, nice clean aircraft with lots to watch via their streaming service Flight left ontime and arrived early"
Cons: "Food was good but not great"
Pros: "I loved Qantas's attention to detail and their exceptionally friendly staff. Best airline I've used in recent years."
Cons: "Flight was nearly an hour late leaving."
Cons: "Flight was late departing."
Pros: "Watched movies to pass the time. Trip uneventful but 2 hours late"
Cons: "The announcements by cabin crew on board were hard to understand as English not first language"
Pros: "As before great assist with wheel-chair support"
Cons: "entertainment screen on the back of the headrest was smaller than an ipad screen"
Pros: "Had problems with check in because of china eastern mishandling our baggage, the Quantas staff got everything sorted for us. Plenty of leg room on the flight and the cabin staff were fantastic, only thing that let it down was the food choice, but, as it was only a 3 hour flight this wasn;t really a problem. Would gladly fly with them again any time."
Pros: "Friendly Crew"
Cons: "The 3 Hour Delay in Sydney!!!"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Delayed no information"
Pros: "Great at all."
Pros: "I watched heaps of movies and programs."
Pros: "Staff was very accommodating"
Pros: "I loved the first meal and the choices all seemed amazing. Staff were friendly during boarding. Seats were really comfortable and good movie and song choices."
Cons: "The second meal, a small noodle box was dry, overcooked, and bland even with the dressing. The crew was not very friendly during the flight (I understand maybe they had a cranky passenger before and it was a long flight but smiling isnt that hard!). Inflight service was inconsistent as one side came down to serve 15minutes after the first side. The headphones looked quite dirty so I used my own. Boarding was quite slow and then takeoff was late but it was nice that the captain explained it."
Pros: "Excellent service. Comfortable seats in economy with good leg room"
Cons: "Poor screen & audio quality on movie system."
Pros: "In flight entertainment had a good selection"
Cons: "Delayed and missed connecting flight. As a result had to pay for a new one. Placed in the last row of economy so I could sit with my partner. Lied to by the check in counter. Disappointed by qantas yet again!"
Pros: "Took off and landed safely"
Cons: "Entertainment is old compared to other airlines. Screen is low resolution."
Pros: "Snack and Qantas Entertainment app"
Pros: "Everything on time."
Cons: "Average airline compared to Singapore & MZ airlines"
Pros: "Close to two hours delay leaving Australia"
Cons: "I was surprised that we were flying a different carrier than Emirates"
Pros: "The food and service were excellent!"
Pros: "On time dep and arr."
Cons: "Nothing specific."
Pros: "Nothing to be honest.."
Cons: "food was pathetic, served late, i have always found the Qantas crew to be rude. No change to that. Somethings dont change. this is one of them. I first flew w Qantas in 2005 in business class, and since then i have downgraded. But the attitude hasn't changed. It's as if we are doing service by choosing Qantas...."
Pros: "Customer service was outstanding"
Cons: "There was no Sauvignon blanc on the wine list"
Pros: "Helpful staff, good vegetarian foods"
Cons: "Compares very unfavourably to Emirates who we used on the outward leg. Food very poor and choices limited by the time we were served."
Pros: "on time"
Cons: "very rough ride"
Pros: "Flying to Qantas always enjoyable - staff always make for pleasant journey. Always happy to fly Qantas."
Cons: "One negative experience was that there was only 1hr 30mins between connecting flights. Between departing international flight - picking up luggage/toilet stop and clearing Immigration/Customs then catching bus between Qantas international domestic terminals we were racing to catch flight. As we arrived Qantas domestic terminal our names were being called over along with info the plane was awaiting our arrival. In my experience 2hrs is minimum time between connecting flights - otherwise good experience."
Pros: "Friendly service"
Pros: "Appologises for the delay and the pilots attempt to make up time. The care taken during the turbulent period."
Pros: "I liked that they accommodated my dietary restrictions"
Cons: "I didn't like the seating. It was really cramped"
Pros: "It seemed that being in seat 33, the crew kept forgetting to come back and get our rubbish. It seemed when they collected the rubbish, they were full at seat 32 row, come back and start at seat 34"
Pros: "Getting there in one piece."
Cons: "Very small selection of movies and shows. Breakfast meal horrible. Heartburn within half hour."
Cons: "My gates changed at Sydney abruptly and some of the ones checking flights through at gate 1c were rude as the Tv screens said my flight was boarding when it wasnt."
Pros: "The special meals for my son and daughter were amazing!"
Pros: "The crew were exceptionally pleasant and accommodating. From beginning to end the journey was seamless and smooth."
Cons: "can't think of anything that needs addressing"
Pros: "Seats comfortable and seats good and staff friendly"
Cons: "Nil entertainment if you didn't have an iPad or downloaded the entertainment app which you would expect more in business class."
Cons: "Announce the app download well before boarding so that I can get it. I never had a chance"
Cons: "No comment all ok"
Pros: "Easy checkin"
Cons: "Flight was late in leaving. Sat in seat for 45 minutes without moving."
Cons: "On time."
Pros: "First time trying the new inflight Wifi - great!"
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Movie selection was good. Complimentary wine was excellent and plentiful."
Cons: "Seat room was cramped."
Cons: "No organization in check in process. Staff unfriendly and unhelpful. No control over situation."
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: "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???"
Pros: "Entertainment options."
Cons: "Food (a muffin) was pretty basic, especially for an early morning flight."
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: "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: "Very friendly"
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "I usually buy Eco X seats but this time forgot."
Cons: "There was an extremely long line at check-in with only a couple of Virgin Australia attendants working. Despite the line (of several hundred people), the staff appeared to have no urgency about moving customers through the check-in process, and at one point two of the the three workers quit working, packed up and left. Replacements arrived five minutes later and took another five to ten minutes to set-up before helping customers - leaving one agent for the overflowing line. Total wait time for check-in alone was over 1 hour."
Cons: "See above"
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."
Pros: "No significant problem"
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: "Good service"
Cons: "Had to pay extra $70 because I couldnt take some spare parts as cabin luggage which should have been accepted."
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"
Pros: "2 free checked bags when flying domestically is a big plus!"
Pros: "everything was great"
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: "Short distance, so don't care"
Cons: "Little bit of delay"
Pros: "Departure on time"
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: "Arrived on time."
Cons: "There was no entertainment this was especially annoying on an almost 5 hour flight. Seats were too squashy."
Pros: "Nice that they had a tasty snack with a chocolate biscuit"
Cons: "Alcoholic beverages would be better if"
Pros: "The service of Kayak and Virgin was wonderful. The flight was comfortable and smooth. I usually hate flying but this flight I actually enjoyed in a way. The food was surprisingly good as well. Overall excellent - a tick in all the boxes!"
Pros: "Generally speaking, I like Virgin Australia."
Cons: "The only problem was we were delayed."
Cons: "The snack"
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."
Cons: "The crew wasn’t very friendly."
Cons: "These short domestic flights are just a bus ride in the sky. Provided the simple service that was all that we needed."
Pros: "Plane was clean. Crew were professional. Ahead of schedule arrival."
Cons: "It's an economy airline, so it has the usual compromises on entertainment and refreshments."
Pros: "Crew wasn’t that polite."
Cons: "Anything extra"
Pros: "it was fast and effective"
Cons: "Free coffee"
Cons: "Seats quite uncomfortable. Could feel the seat structure through the sestback."
Pros: "We got to queenstown a little bit sooner"
Cons: "They have crazy expensive fees for luggage if over weight..I will not choose them again"
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: "Price..on time and a smooth flight."
Pros: "It’s okay"
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!"
Pros: "business seats did not reclined ..... if i knew that not buying jetstar"
Cons: "very rude service from ground crew while disembarking the plane in hobart....find that lady another job or fire her"
Cons: "The entire experience"
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 619-246-4647"
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: "Good seat and small load so could move around"
Cons: "No entertainment and charges for everything."
Pros: "Very good everything"
Pros: "Fix the food menu!!!"
Cons: "Fix the food menu!!!"
Cons: "Kiwi didn't offer the option of paying for checked bags and they charged $100 more than it'd normally cost. Great job!"
Cons: "Seats unusually small. Unlikely to fly this airline again"
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: "They lost our luggage and it took many, many calls to finally get it over 24 hours later"
Cons: "There are no complimentary snacks. Also, we had to pay for the movies. I wish the entertainment was free like on all other airlines."
Pros: "my ear did no hurt"
Cons: "no food I little bit hungry"
Pros: "Brand new plane. Crew were quite nice."
Cons: "I paid for seat selection >6mo in advance and they gave away my seat with no explanation. The selection of movies on the paid entertainment system is quite poor."
Pros: "Their website and web check in is too basic!"
Pros: "The plane was relatively new."
Cons: "Boarding was late. Food selection was poor Entertainment choices were slim And obviously charging for luggage and food sucks."
Pros: "I am still in denpasar"
Pros: "Aircraft and crew"
Cons: "Over one hour at check in."
Pros: "Very smooth boarding and pleasant on board crew."
Cons: "2h delay"
Pros: "The check-in woman was a gem! Due to Australia's strict carry-on policy - one item, period - I had to repack my luggage, which contained a fragie printer that had been in my carry-on when I could have it AND a computer bag. The Jet Star allowed two checked pieces, and the agent gave me all the time I needed to make the changes. She then marked the bag fragile, and sent me to the oversize/fragile bay with it. It arrived in PNG rattled, but working normally.The woman was a peach!"
Pros: "Crew were nice,flight itself went off without a hiccup and was fairly fuss-free"
Cons: "Our flight was delayed by approximately 1 hour, and there were few announcements about this until fairly late, and the departure billboards were slow to update too. Also, no armrest on my seat's right arm which was a little less comfortsble that it could have been (window seat, emergency exit row)"
Pros: "The crew was amazing."
Pros: "All was good from boarding to exiting"
Cons: "Lack of communication So cheap and stingy they give Scrooge A run for his money."
Pros: "We were on our way from syd to bali and just before we reached ocean we turned around and headed back toward Melbourne. As upset as we were about that situation they were extremely accommodating. They said the Landon strip in Bali had broke so we couldn't land. They Bieber, gave us free coffee, tea and juices and gave us all free onboard entertainment. When we got to Melbourne they had set up free shuttle server and out us all up in a very very nice suite and gave us a voucher for breakfast which was more than enough! Then on our way back to bali they again gave us all free onboard entertainment. Very nice! Loved it!"
Cons: "Didn't like that they took so long to tell us about the problems on the landing strip. I thought we were being hijacked!"
Pros: "Cheap fare"
Cons: "Restricted carry on weight limit"
Cons: "departing late (again)"
Pros: "plenty of room nice staff"
Pros: "Economical and value for money"
Pros: "Did not crash."
Cons: "$50 hidden baggage fee!"
Cons: "No leg room at all..."
Cons: "i was offered a refund, but I'm still waiting for this to be confirmed."
Airlines flying from Sydney to Hobart have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Sydney to Hobart
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Sydney to Hobart
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Sydney to Hobart
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Sydney to Hobart
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Sydney to Hobart