The better way to explore Hobart, Launceston and Burnie…
Where to go?
Visiting Tasmania and looking to explore Hobart, Launceston or Burnie? Our helpful drivers are ready to take you to your next destination in and around these greater city regions. Check out the drop-down menus below for directions on how to visit some of Tassie’s most popular attractions by Metro bus.
How to pay?
Metro buses accept cash or GreenCard as a form of payment. A GreenCard is your ticket to Hobart, Launceston, Burnie and surrounds, making it easier and cheaper to board a Metro bus, TassieLink bus or Derwent Ferry. By using a GreenCard you’ll get a 20% discount on regular fares, low daily caps and free 90-minute transfers.
GreenCards are available from our Metro Shops or GreenCard agents.
How to best plan your journey?
Planning your journey is easier than ever with Metro’s Trip Planner! Simply enter your starting point and destination and we’ll do the rest, providing you with the most convenient route information.
For more information?
Please note: As of Monday 28 August, we temporarily suspended a select number of our less frequented services across the Hobart network to reduce daily unexpected, canceled trips due to nation-wide driver shortages.
Our online timetables and Trip Planner tool have been updated to reflect these changes. We encourage you to rely on our online timetables and the Trip Planner tool for the most accurate and up-to-date scheduling information.
Please Note: the directions provided below originate from the Hobart City Interchange, located on Elizabeth Street.
MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) in Berriedale:
Located at Stop 33 Main Road, you can conveniently reach MONA by taking the X20 bus on weekdays from Stop A2 in the Hobart City Interchange, or a 510/520/522 bus from Stop A1 on weekdays and weekends.
The Shot Tower in Taroona:
Access the Shot Tower by taking the 429 bus weekdays or the 427/428 on weekends, and alighting at Stop 32 on the Channel Highway.
Mount Nelson Signal Station in Mt Nelson:
To visit the Mount Nelson Signal Station, you can board the 457/458/X58 bus and alight at the last stop.
Kingston Beach in Kingston:
Reach Kingston Beach effortlessly by taking the 407 bus.
kunanyi / Mount Wellington trails in Fern Tree:
Explore the kunanyi / Mount Wellington or visit the Fern Tree Tavern by catching the 448/449 bus and alighting at Stop 27.
*Please note that Metro does not run bus services up to the summit of kunanyi / Mount Wellington.
Cascade Brewery and Cascade Female Factory in South Hobart:
Visit the Cascade Brewery, the oldest operating brewery in Australia, or the historic Cascade Female Factory by taking bus 446/447/448, alighting at Stop 16 Cascade Road (for Cascade Brewery) or Stop 13 Cascade Road (for the Female Factory).
Runnymede House in New Town:
Access Runnymede National Trust House by taking Bus 560/561, alighting at Stop 17 Park Street, or Bus 562 and stopping near 64 Bellevue Parade. From there, it’s a brief 5-minute walk down Bay Road.
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens in Hobart:
Enjoy a stroll through the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, the second-oldest in Australia, via the 601/615/624/625/695 bus services, which run every 10 minutes. Please note that Metro does not run a service directly to the Botanical Gardens, so those taking this route will alight at Stop 2 Tasman Highway and need to take a 13-minute uphill walk to reach the Garden’s entrance.
Bellerive Bluff & Blundstone Arena:
Both Bellerive Bluff and Blundstone Arena are accessible via the 616 bus route. Generally, these buses depart from Rosny, so passengers may need to catch a bus to Rosny Park first. Bellerive Bluff is located at Stop 19 on King Street and is approximately a 5-6 minute walk from there.
Metro provides bus services across the greater Hobart region, both in and out of the city, allowing for access to easy access to city highlights including Salamanca Market, Farm Gate Market, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Mawson’s Hut Replica Museum and many more.
Please Note: the directions provided below originate from the Burnie City Interchange, located on Cattley St.
Little Penguin Observation Centre in Parklands
To visit the Little Penguin Observation Centre in Parklands, take the 197 bus from Burnie Interchange Stop C and alight at Stop 1 on the Bass Highway. Alternatively, you can catch the 192 or 194 from Burnie Interchange Stop B to reach the same destination.
Burnie Park in Parklands
For Burnie Park in Parklands, board the 197 bus at Burnie Interchange Stop C and disembark at Stop 1 on the Bass Highway. You can also opt for the 193 at Burnie Interchange Stop A or the 195 at Burnie Interchange Stop B, both of which will take you to Stop 3 on West Park Grove.
Fern Glade Platypus Reserve in Fernglade
To explore the Fern Glade Platypus Reserve in Fernglade, catch the 191 bus from Stop A in the Burnie City Interchange, and get off at the Emu Heights Terminus located in Wattle Place.
Upper Burnie Lookout in Upper Burnie
For the Upper Burnie Lookout, take either the 194, 192, or 191 bus to reach Stop 32 on Mount St. Alternatively, you can choose the 196 bus and alight at Stop 1 on Aileen Crescent.
Hellyers Road Distillery in Havenview
To visit the Hellyers Road Distillery in Havenview, hop on the 191 bus at Burnie Interchange Stop A, and it will take you to No. 168 Old Surrey Road.
Metro provides bus services across the greater Burnie region, both in and out of the city, allowing for access to easy access to city highlights.
Please Note: the directions provided below originate from or near the Launceston City Interchange, located on St Johns St.
Metro also operates the free Tiger Bus on behalf of the City of Launceston which includes stops at a number of Launceston tourist highlights.
Cataract Gorge Reserve in West Launceston
For a visit to the Cataract Gorge Reserve in West Launceston, you can catch the FREE Tiger bus from Stop T1 on St Johns Street, which is opposite St Andrews Church, and alight at the Cataract Gorge, First Basin Car Park.
City Park in Launceston
City Park in Launceston is accessible via the 120 bus from Stop B1. Simply alight at the stop on Cimitiere St. Alternatively, you can take the 140 bus from Stop A2 and get off at Stop 2 on Brisbane St to reach City Park.
Queen Victoria Museum at Inveresk
To visit the Queen Victoria Museum at Inveresk, you can take the FREE Tiger bus from Stop T1 on St Johns Street, across from St Andrews Church, and alight at Stop 3 on Invermay Rd.
James Boag Brewery in Launceston
For a tour of the James Boag Brewery in Launceston, catch a 116, 117, 115, or 110 bus from Stop B1 and alight at Stop 2 on William Street.
Franklin House – National Trust Tasmania in Youngtown
Explore the Franklin House by taking the 145 bus from Stop A1 in St Johns St and alight at Stop 22 on Hobart Rd.
Tamar Island Wetlands Centre in Riverside
To visit the Tamar Island Wetlands Centre in Riverside, catch the 151 bus from Stop C1 and alight at No. 503 West Tamar Rd.
Metro provides bus services across the greater Launceston region, both in and out of the city, allowing for access to easy access to city highlights including Brisbane Street Mall, Harvest Market, Prince’s Square, Penny Royal Adventures and many more.