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Wellington-Picton

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This Ferry is operated by multiple ferry companies. Always check the prices before booking and the latest travel information before departure.

Destination(s) New Zealand
Duration 3h 15 mins
Sailings Variable
Distance 41 miles, 66 km
Operated by Bluebridge, Interislander
2p+Car+Return in our estimation NZD 360
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Do you want to travel between the North and South-Island of New Zealand? Then you have to pick the ferry from Wellington to Picton (or from Picton to Wellington). You can choose between 2 ferry companies. In total there are 5 crossings per day. Both ferry companies sail in 3,5 hours to the other island.

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Ferry to Picton and Wellington

The ferry between Wellington and Picton connects the North Island with the South Island. Anyone who makes a trip to New Zealand will therefore most likely make use of this beautiful crossing.

How you travel depends on where you start your journey. If you leave from the South Island, the ferry goes from Picton to Wellington. Are you travelling the other way around? Then your boat logically departs from the Wellington harbour.

There are 2 ferry services between Wellington and Picton. The route is navigated by Interislander and Bluebridge.

Schedule Wellington-Picton

The Interislander and Bluebridge ferries run quite frequently. The departures depend on the day and season. If you want to make a good comparison, it is best to take a look at the booking module.

Route Map

Wondering where this crossing is? Check it out on our handy ferry map.

Port information

Wellington

Wellington terminal address:
Wellington Ferry Terminal, 1 Aotea Quay, Pipitea, Wellington 6011, New-Zealand

Picton

Picton terminal address:
1 Auckland Street, Picton 7281, New Zealand

Tickets and Booking

You can easily find out availability and ticket prices by filling in the input fields below.
The cost for a ferry from Wellington to Picton, or vice versa from Picton to Wellington is as follows:
  • The starting price for 1 person (one way without a car) is about NZ$60 / €37,-
  • The starting price for 2 people with a car is about NZ$185 / €115
  • With an average-sized motorhome the trip will cost at least NZ$330 / €205
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Availability and prices

Ferry prices depend on the season and crowds. View the current prices in the booking engine

Depending on the season, crowds, and vehicle model, the above prices may differ. These are therefore indicative. It is advisable to book on time. Especially in the high season or around the holidays, the most popular boats fill up quickly and the prices will also rise quickly. You can buy tickets via the #1 ferry ticket comparison site.          interisland ferries

Rental cars on the ferry

If you plan to go on the boat with a rental car, check carefully whether the car can be taken on the boat. Many car rental companies let you return the car at the port, and then get another one on the other island. You usually experience this when booking a rental car. With many providers, it is not possible to deliver a car to the other island. It is, therefore, necessary to first have a good idea of ​​how it works with the rental car or camper, and only then book the ferry.

Bluebridge also has a handy overview of the policy of the car rental companies on this subject: Rental car pick-up and drop-off policies for Wellington.

FAQ

Which ferry companies sail on this crossing?

The ferry between Wellington and Picton is currently operated by: Bluebridge and Interislander.

How long does the Wellington-Picton crossing take?

The travel time of the Wellington-Picton ferry is around: 3h 15 mins. Please arrive early at the harbor and calculate extra time for check-in and boarding if necessary. How long in advance you need to be present is usually communicated on your ticket or on the website of the ferry operator you sail with.

How often does the Wellington-Picton ferry sail?

You can usually take the ferry from Wellington to Picton (or the ferry from Picton to Wellington) Variable. Depending on the season, the number of people on the ferry, and the weather forecast, the ferry company can deviate from the timetable/ferry schedule.

What is the distance between Wellington and Picton?

The distance between Wellington and Picton is approximately 41 miles or 66 km.

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