TasVillas Group work with leading car companies to offer you the very best deal when booking your car hire. We can offer great rates and quality vehicles to hire around Tasmania. Our rates are all-inclusive, with no hidden mandatory payments. Excess and excess waiver options vary and will be outlined to you when we quote your car hire.

Vehicles range from economy 3 door vehicles right through to deluxe luxury vehicles.


Tasmania’s main depots to pick up and drop off vehicles are:

  • Hobart Airport
  • Hobart City
  • Launceston Airport
  • Launceston City
  • Devonport Airport
  • Devonport City
  • Devonport Spirit of Tasmania Ferry Terminal


You can also request car seats, GPS and street directories when you book your car hire. These additions are paid for directly when picking up your vehicle.

Driving Times

Please use the driving chart below to calculate trip times between your destinations.

48 mins Port Huon
1 hr 20 min 2 hr 5 min Port Arthur
1 hr 48 min 2 hr 30 min 2 hr 14 min Swansea
3 hr 10 min 3 hr 55 min 3 hr 45 min 1 hr 30 min St Helens
3 hr 25 min 4 hr 5 min 4 hr 5 min 2 hr 40 min 3 hr Devonport
3 hr 40 min 4 hr 25 min 4 hr 25 min 3 hr 3 hr 20 min 25 min Penguin
4 hr 50 min 5 hr 35 min 5 hr 35 min 4 hr 31 min 4 hr 30 min 1 hr 35 min 1 hr 15 min Stanley
4 hr 10 min 4 hr 45 min 5 hr 10 min 5 hr 55 min 5 hr 15 min 3 hr 2 hr 40 min 3 hr 15 min Strahan
2 hr 20 min 3 hr 10 min 3 hr 10 min 1 hr 48 min 2 hr 10 min 1 hr 10 min 1 hr 30 min 2 hr 40 min 3 hr 50 min

Bruny Island and Western Explorer Roads

Many car companies will not insure vehicles for travel on Bruny Island and the Western Explorer roads.

Car hire on the Western Explorer Route (from Corinna to Arthur River) is generally not allowed due to insurance restrictions. Fuel is also limited, with no fuel available on the Western Explorer between Marrawah and Zeehan. For more information on the Western Explorer Road, please view this brochure.

Bargain Car Rentals do allow hire cars to be taken onto Bruny Island, for no additional cost.

Bruny Island Ferry Timetable

Bruny Island is accessible only by ferry, which runs approximately on the hour, every day. Currently, the ferry timetable is:

Departing Kettering Daily Departing Bruny Island Daily
6.35am (not Sundays) 7.00am (not Sundays)
7.45am 8.25am
9.30am 10.00am
11.05am 11.35am
12.05pm 12.35pm
1.45pm 2.15pm
2.45pm 3.15pm
3.45pm 4.30pm
5.00pm 5.30pm
6.30pm 7.00pm
7.30pm (Friday only) 7.50pm (Friday only)

Bookings are not required and prices start from $30.00 for normal fare.

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