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Hobart - City Transport

Hobart's public transport system, the Hobart Metro (timetable and fares tel 13 2201, ), is useful for getting to less central accommodation and some more distant points of interest. You can pre-purchase Metro Tens (a pack of ten discounted tickets) and get timetables from the Metroshop, inside the GPO on Elizabeth Street; the area outside - Elizabeth Street, Franklin Square and Macquarie Street - acts as the bus interchange. The handy yellow-painted Busy Bee bus does a circuit from Franklin Square through Battery Point and up Sandy Bay Road to the casino and back again. Single tickets , available from the driver, are valid for ninety minutes and cost from $1.30 (for a one- or two-zone journey); off-peak day-rover passes are $3.10. Busy Bee buses run until around 11pm from Monday to Thursday, until midnight on Friday and Saturday, and until about 10.30pm on Sunday, when there are only a few services. The Southern Cross Wanderer , a private ferry , runs to Bellerive, on the eastern shore, from Brooke Street Pier (tel 03/6223 1914 for times); the weekday peak-hour service ($3 one-way) is direct, while the weekend service stops en-route at the casino at Sandy Bay ($5 one-way; $3 to casino only). You can hail a taxi on the street, or there are taxi stands around the city, with the major one outside the Town Hall on Elizabeth Street.


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