A Travel Price Comparison for Australia Adelaide vs. Hobart for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Adelaide or Hobart?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Adelaide and Hobart can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Where Should I go: Adelaide or Hobart?

Adelaide

Adelaide is the often overlooked capital city of the State of South Australia. It's also the fifth largest city in the country. Despite being skipped by most travelers, Adelaide is an interesting city to explore and has a decent amount to offer open minded travelers. It has some fascinating architecture, unique shopping, and wonderful cafes and restaurants. Part of the appeal of Adelaide is its location in the midst of Australia's wine regions, including McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, and Clare Valley. Any of these destinations could be visited as a day trip from Adelaide.

Hobart

Hobart is the capital city of the Australian island state of Tasmania. It is small compared to the mainland's larger cities and has a cooler climate with four distinct seasons. Hobart is also the second oldest capital, behind Sydney, with remnants of its past visible in old sandstone warehouses now home to cafes and galleries, as well as a historic district with narrow lanes and colonial-era cottages.

Which city is cheaper, Hobart or Adelaide?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Adelaide is $96, while the average daily cost in Hobart is $117. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Adelaide and Hobart in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Adelaide $57
    Hobart $67
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Adelaide $114
    Hobart $134
Compare Hotels in Adelaide and Hobart

Looking for a hotel in Adelaide or Hobart? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Adelaide


Hotels in Hobart


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Adelaide Hotel Prices and Hobart Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Adelaide $16
    Hobart $24
Typical Local Transportation prices in Adelaide

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Adelaide are as follows:


  • Shuttle from the Train Station
    $3.91

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Adelaide

Also for Adelaide, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • One Day Kangaroo Island Sip & See tour with return ferry transfers from Adelaide: $240
  • AirPort Transfers & People Mover: $169
  • Adelaide Airport Transfers : Adelaide City to Airport ADL in Luxury Car: $121
  • Departure Private Transfers: Adelaide to Adelaide Airport ADL in Luxury Van: $99
  • Adelaide Airport Transfers : Adelaide City to Airport ADL in Luxury Van: $99
  • Adelaide Airport Transfers : Adelaide City to Airport ADL in Business Car: $71
  • Departure Private Transfers: Adelaide to Adelaide Airport ADL in Business Car: $67
  • Private Transfer: Adelaide to Adelaide Airport (ADL): $64
  • Transfer in private vehicle from Adelaide Downtown to Adelaide Airport: $61
  • Transfer in private minivan from Adelaide Downtown to Adelaide Airport: $61
  • Adelaide Airport Departure Transfer in a Tesla Model3 EV: $44
  • Corporate transfers and wine tours: $43

Is it cheaper to fly into Adelaide or Hobart?

Prices for flights to both Hobart and Adelaide change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Adelaide $27
    Hobart $25

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Adelaide

For Adelaide, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • The F Factor: Adelaide food tour: $36
  • Adelaide Central Market The Collaborators Dinner Tour: $154

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Hobart

For Hobart, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • East Coast Splendour Gourmet Food Tour: $233
  • From East Coast Splendor Gourmet Food Tour: $252
  • Highlights Of Gourmet Food Tour: $258
  • Agrarian Kitchen Eatery and Derwent Valley Gourmet Food Tour: $261

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Adelaide $12
    Hobart $20

Tours and Activities in Adelaide

For Adelaide, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • 10-Day Adelaide to Perth Adventure Tour: $1,419
  • 2-Day Kangaroo Island 4WD Small-Group Tour from Adelaide: $990
  • 3 Day Flinders Ranges Outback Tour: $1,772
  • 3 Day Port Lincoln and Coffin Bay Tour: $1,577
  • 3 Day Whale Watching Tour from Adelaide: $1,679
  • 3 Days Flerieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island Motorcycle Tour: $562
  • 3-Day Adelaide to Melbourne Tour Including the Great Ocean Road: $1,221
  • 3-Day Guided Seafood Lovers Tour of Ceduna from Adelaide: $1,814
  • 3-Day Private Adelaide to Melbourne tour: $2,442
  • 3-Day Small-Group Eco-Tour from Southern Yorke Peninsula: $1,102
  • 3-Night Murray River Cruise by Classic Paddle Wheeler PS Murray Princess: $1,095
  • 4 Knots Murray River Cruises offer Morning and Afternoon Tea and Lunch Cruises: $51

Tours and Activities in Hobart

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Hobart.

  • 2-Day Tas East Coast Escape Tour including Bay of Fires, Wineglass Bay & Devils: $241
  • 2-Day: Hiking Tour: Maria Island & Mount Field: $312
  • 2-Day: Hobart Hiking Tour: Cape Raoul and Mount Field - Tarn Shelf: $191
  • 2-Hour Small-Group Walking Tour of Hobart: $30
  • 3 Day Tasmanian Wild West Coast Tour from Hobart to Launceston: $379
  • 3 Hours Guided Walking Tour in Hobart with Cafe Tasting: $162
  • 3-Day Tasmania Combo: Hobart to Launceston Active Tour Including Port Arthur, Freycinet National Park and Cradle Mountain: $328
  • 3-Day West Coast Tasmania Tour from Hobart Including Cradle Mountain, Montezuma Falls and Strahan: $365
  • 3-Day: Hobart Nature Walking Tour: Maria Island, Cape Raoul & Mount Field: $391
  • 4-Day Fabulous Tasmania Tour: Wineglass Bay, Port Arthur, Devils & Bruny Island: $470
  • 5 Day 4 Night Guided Tasmania Tour: $837
  • 5-Day Best of Tasmania Tour from Hobart: $603

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Adelaide $19
    Hobart $13

Sample the Local Flavors in Adelaide

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Adelaide:

  • McLaren Vale and Glenelg Wine Tasting and Sightseeing (Half-day Afternoon): $55
  • Adelaide Highlights, Hahndorf & McLaren Vale Wine Tasting and Sightseeing Tour: $78
  • Adelaide Hills Wine Tour: $81
  • The Lane Vineyard: Panorama Private Wine Tasting Experience: $103
  • From Barossa Valley Food and Wine Tour: $107
  • Barossa Valley Wine Tours - Small Private Groups: $119
  • Barossa Valley Cellar Doors Luxury Wine Tour: $121
  • McLaren Vale Wine Tour by Bike: $126
  • Small-Group Barossa Valley Food and Wine Tour: $126
  • McLaren Vale Luxury Wine Tour: $155
  • McLaren Vale Winery Small Group Tour with Wine Tasting and Lunch: $158
  • Small-Group Full-Day Adelaide Hills and Hahndorf Wine Tour from Adelaide: $158

Sample the Local Flavors in Hobart

Also in Hobart, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Old Hobart Pub Walking Tour: $30
  • Tasmania's Domaine Simha Wine Tasting Experience: $47
  • Hobart Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Cascade Brewery Tour: $51
  • Hobart Brewery Walking Tour: $111
  • Tasmanian Wine Tour: $118
  • 7- 8 Hour StelaVino Guided Wine Tours From Hobart: $187
  • From Tasmanian Whisky Distillery Tour: $216
  • Tasmanian Whisky Distillery Tour: $236


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Adelaide and Hobart, we can see that Hobart is more expensive. And not only is Adelaide much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Adelaide would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Adelaide and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Hobart would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Hobart than you might in Adelaide.


When is the best time to visit Adelaide or Hobart?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the southern hemisphere, summer is in January and winter is in July.

Should I visit Adelaide or Hobart in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Adelaide and Hobart.

In the summer, Adelaide is a little warmer than Hobart. Typically, the summer temperatures in Adelaide in January are around 22°C (72°F), and Hobart is about 17°C (63°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Hobart this time of the year. In Adelaide, it's very sunny this time of the year. Adelaide usually receives more sunshine than Hobart during summer. Adelaide gets 330 hours of sunny skies, while Hobart receives 259 hours of full sun in the summer.

In January, Adelaide usually receives less rain than Hobart. Adelaide gets 19 mm (0.7 in) of rain, while Hobart receives 41 mm (1.6 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures January
    Adelaide 22°C (72°F) 
    Hobart 17°C (63°F)

Should I visit Adelaide or Hobart in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Adelaide as well as Hobart.

In April, Adelaide is generally a little warmer than Hobart. Temperatures in Adelaide average around 18°C (64°F), and Hobart stays around 14°C (57°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Adelaide this time of the year. In the autumn, Adelaide often gets more sunshine than Hobart. Adelaide gets 215 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Hobart receives 178 hours of full sun.

Adelaide usually gets less rain in April than Hobart. Adelaide gets 38 mm (1.5 in) of rain, while Hobart receives 44 mm (1.7 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures April
    Adelaide 18°C (64°F) 
    Hobart 14°C (57°F)

Should I visit Adelaide or Hobart in the Winter?

Both Hobart and Adelaide are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities.

Adelaide is a little warmer than Hobart in the winter. The temperature in Adelaide is usually 11°C (52°F) in July, and Hobart stays around 9°C (47°F).

Adelaide usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Hobart during winter. Adelaide gets 159 hours of sunny skies, while Hobart receives 152 hours of full sun in the winter.

In July, Adelaide usually receives more rain than Hobart. Adelaide gets 67 mm (2.6 in) of rain, while Hobart receives 60 mm (2.4 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures July
    Adelaide 11°C (52°F) 
    Hobart 9°C (47°F)

Should I visit Adelaide or Hobart in the Spring?

Both Hobart and Adelaide during the spring are popular places to visit.

In the spring, Adelaide is a little warmer than Hobart. Typically, the spring temperatures in Adelaide in October are around 16°C (61°F), and Hobart is about 13°C (55°F).

In Hobart, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Adelaide. In the spring, Adelaide often gets more sunshine than Hobart. Adelaide gets 256 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Hobart receives 209 hours of full sun.

Adelaide usually gets less rain in October than Hobart. Adelaide gets 37 mm (1.5 in) of rain, while Hobart receives 58 mm (2.3 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures October
    Adelaide 16°C (61°F) 
    Hobart 13°C (55°F)

Typical Weather for Hobart and Adelaide

Adelaide Hobart
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 22°C (72°F) 19 mm (0.7 in) 17°C (63°F) 41 mm (1.6 in)
Feb 23°C (73°F) 20 mm (0.8 in) 18°C (64°F) 39 mm (1.5 in)
Mar 21°C (69°F) 22 mm (0.9 in) 16°C (61°F) 45 mm (1.8 in)
Apr 18°C (64°F) 38 mm (1.5 in) 14°C (57°F) 44 mm (1.7 in)
May 15°C (58°F) 57 mm (2.2 in) 11°C (52°F) 46 mm (1.8 in)
Jun 12°C (54°F) 50 mm (2 in) 9°C (48°F) 37 mm (1.5 in)
Jul 11°C (52°F) 67 mm (2.6 in) 9°C (47°F) 60 mm (2.4 in)
Aug 12°C (54°F) 51 mm (2 in) 10°C (49°F) 60 mm (2.4 in)
Sep 13°C (56°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 11°C (52°F) 50 mm (2 in)
Oct 16°C (61°F) 37 mm (1.5 in) 13°C (55°F) 58 mm (2.3 in)
Nov 18°C (65°F) 22 mm (0.9 in) 14°C (58°F) 53 mm (2.1 in)
Dec 21°C (69°F) 25 mm (1 in) 16°C (60°F) 54 mm (2.1 in)


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