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Bus and Coach

Buses are an essential form of public transport in Tasmania as there are no rail services, so getting around the island for many visitors means catching a bus or coach. Note that departure times for services are frequently changed to suit seasonal variations, so be sure to confirm with the transport  provider before finalising your plans.

Bus timetables

There are daily intercity connections between Hobart and Launceston and to a number of regional centres.

Hobart and Launceston

For buses around Hobart and Launceston:

Derwent Valley, Hobart and New Norfolk

For buses around Derwent Valley, Hobart and New Norfolk:

Around the state, outside of Hobart and Launceston

For buses around the state outside of Hobart and Launceston:


For services in South, West and East Devonport, Ambleside, Spreyton, The Tiers and Latrobe as well as commuter buses throughout Devonport, Spreyton and Latrobe, Monday to Saturday:

Cradle Mountain

For scheduled services to and from Cradle Mountain see McDermott's Coaches.

Port Arthur Historic Site

For scheduled services to and from Port Arthur Historic Site see Tassie Tours.

Coach touring

Many of the large national coach touring companies offer traditional coach touring around Tasmania. They provide extensive year round multi-day itineraries for budget, deluxe and luxury travellers. This type of Tasmanian holiday allows visitors to enjoy the full experience without the worry of driving or planning  an individual itinerary.

Local tour companies

There are many choices for local touring options in the main centres covering sightseeing, small group guided tours to the regions, specialised tours to visit wine trails, adventure based activities, wildlife, historic sites and exploring our spectacular islands and coastline by boat. Many tours include  a small coach to get to the tour.

Specialised small escorted group touring is also available to cater for particular interests and the youth touring market. Many of these tours originate from specialised overseas operators who also cater for non-English speaking clients.

For more on local tour companies see Tours.