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Picton Wellington Ferries

Ferries from Picton to Wellington typically sail 6 times daily and up to 44 times weekly. 2 ferry operators sail between Picton to Wellington, these include Bluebridge & Interislander. Picton Wellington Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get the latest pricing and availability for your ferry trip.

Picton to Wellington Ferry Times

The earliest ferry from Picton to Wellington typically departs Picton at about 02:30. The average sailing time of a Picton Wellington ferry is approximately 3h 33m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 3h 30m.

Picton Wellington Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for Picton Wellington ferries typically range between €61* and €293*. The average price is around €168*. The cheapest ferry prices from Picton to Wellington start from €27*. The average price for a foot passenger is €83*. The average price for a car ferry is €192*.

Pricing will vary by season and depend on the number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time. Pricing is taken from searches over last 30 days, last updated 05 July, 2023.

What is the distance between Picton and Wellington?

The distance between Picton to Wellington is approximately 53.9 miles (86.8km), or 46.9 nautical miles.

Is there a Picton Wellington car ferry?

Yes, Bluebridge, Interislander offer a car ferry from Picton to Wellington. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing for car ferries between Picton and Wellington.

Are foot passengers allowed on the Picton Wellington ferry?

Yes, foot passengers can travel on ferries from Picton to Wellington with Bluebridge, Interislander.

Picton Wellington Ferry Operator Schedules

  • Interislander - 13 weekly sailings, 1 daily sailings
  • Bluebridge - 25 weekly sailings, 3 daily sailings

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Picton - Wellington Route summary
Departure Country New Zealand
Destination Country New Zealand
No. of Operators 2
Operators Bluebridge & Interislander
Average Price 230 €*
Average Daily Sailings 6
Average Weekly Sailings 46
Average Sailing Duration 3h 33m
Fastest Sailing Duration 3h 30m
First Ferry 02:30
Last Ferry 19:15
Distance 46 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Picton to Wellington?

    The approximate duration for ferries from Picton to Wellington is 3h 30m. Durations can vary by operator and season.
  • How much is the ferry from Picton to Wellington?

    Picton to Wellington is approximately 171 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Picton to Wellington?

    2 popular ferry companies travel from Picton to Wellington. These ferry companies are
    • Interislander
    • Bluebridge
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Picton to Wellington?

    Book Picton to Wellington tickets through our deal finder, where you can view the latest prices and schedules.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Picton to Wellington?

    Yes, foot passengers are allowed onboard the ferries from Picton to Wellington with
    • Interislander
    • Bluebridge
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Picton to Wellington?

    Yes, you can travel with a car from Picton to Wellington with the following operators
    • Interislander
    • Bluebridge
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Picton to Wellington?

    Yes, passengers are allowed to bring their pets onboard the ferry. Please ensure you read all the information around pet travel from the operator you decide to travel with. The following operators currently allow pets on their ferries
    • Interislander
    • Bluebridge
  • How far is Wellington from Picton?

    Picton to Wellington is approximately 46 nautical miles distance apart.

Picton Wellington Ferry reviews

  • "Great trip"

    Staff very friendly and welcoming. Ship really clean. Arrived on board and shown to premium class lounge which we didn't know we had booked. Free breakfast and then morning tea with pastries, sandwiches and drinks. Well worth the money. Loved it. Was a little late on arrival nut weather wasn't great.

    'Kaitaki' travelled on Kaitaki

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Picton Guide

Located in the Marlborough region of New Zealand, the town of Picton is near to the head of Queen Charlotte Sound which is near the north east coast of New Zealand's South Island. The town, named after the Welsh military associate of the Duke of Wellington, Sir Thomas Picton, is one of the most picturesque seaside town in New Zealand. It has around 20% of New Zealand's coastline at its door and the best climate of anywhere in the country, which combine to make Picton a must see destination of both domestic and international visitors to Marlborough.

The Marlborough Sound gives Picton its relaxed atmosphere with its secluded bays and crystal clear waters. The town's waterfront is forever changing colour and its marinas are always a hive of activity. There are boat trips available from Picton to other amazing locations throughout Queen Charlotte Sound.

Inter-island ferries to and from Wellington arrive and depart here by way of the Marlborough Sounds. Most of the sheltered part of the route is through Tory Channel, south of Arapawa Island.


Wellington Guide

Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand and lies on the south coast of New Zealand's North Island. New Zealand's second largest city is surrounded by a lovely harbour, that offers visitors with amazing views, along with a good selection of Victorian buildings often built on slopes of hills. There are many things to see and do in the city and it is widely regarded as being New Zealand's most picturesque city and lies at the crossroads between the North Island and the South Island, with regular ferry crossings between the two. The city has a good selection of beaches and a beautiful coastline which have been popular with visitors for many years. Perhaps the most desirable coastal part of the city is Eastbourne where Days Bay and Sunshine Bay are especially popular and both a generally suitable for swimming.

The city's urban area includes the city itself, Porirua to the north, Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt which are to the north east and collectively are known as the Hutt Valley.


Picton to Wellington Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 08/04/2024 and 14/04/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Bluebridge 02:30 06:00 3 hours 30 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Interislander 07:30 11:00 3 hours 30 minutes Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Bluebridge 07:45 11:15 3 hours 30 minutes Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Interislander 11:00 14:30 3 hours 30 minutes Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Bluebridge 14:00 17:30 3 hours 30 minutes Everyday
Interislander 14:15 17:45 3 hours 30 minutes Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Interislander 18:30 22:00 3 hours 30 minutes Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Bluebridge 19:15 22:45 3 hours 30 minutes Everyday
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