Wellington
Picton
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Open tickets are valid for up to 12 months from booking date (see ticket conditions).

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Wellington - Picton is one of our busiest routes - sailings regularly sell out at busy periods
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Wellington to Picton Ferry

The Wellington Picton ferry route connects New Zealand with New Zealand and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The Interislander service runs up to 7 times per week with a sailing duration of around 3 hours 30 minutes while the Bluebridge service runs up to 4 times per day with a duration from 3 hours 30 minutes.

So that’s a combined 35 sailings on offer per week on the Wellington Picton route between New Zealand and New Zealand. Compare now and get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

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Most popular questions

  • The approximate duration for ferries from Wellington to Picton is 3h 30m. Durations can vary by operator and season.
  • Wellington to Picton is approximately 203 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability.
  • 2 popular ferry companies travel from Wellington to Picton. These ferry companies are
    • Interislander
    • Bluebridge
  • Book Wellington to Picton tickets through our deal finder, where you can view the latest prices and schedules.
  • Yes, foot passengers are allowed onboard the ferries from Wellington to Picton with
    • Interislander
    • Bluebridge
  • Yes, you can travel with a car from Wellington to Picton with the following operators
    • Interislander
    • Bluebridge
  • Yes, passengers are allowed to bring their dogs 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 dogs on their ferries
    • Interislander
    • Bluebridge
  • Wellington to Picton is approximately 46 nautical miles distance apart.

Wellington Picton 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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Wellington Guide

The city of Wellington is New Zealand's capital city and is located on the south west tip of the North Island, between Cook Strait and the Rimutaka Range. It is the North Island's major population centre and is also the world's most southerly capital city. The city takes its name from Arthur Wellesley, the first Duke of Wellington and victor of the Battle of Waterloo. His title comes from the town of Wellington in the English county of Somerset. The city is a popular tourist destination, as visitors flock there to take in its natural splendour, with its picturesque harbour and green hills, populated with colonial villas. The city's business centre is located close to Lambton Harbour, part of Wellington Harbour, and lies along a geological fault which can clearly be seen along its western shoreline. Many of the city's suburbs are high above the city centre and popular attractions include the Museum of Wellington City & Sea, Wellington Zoo, and the Zealandia and Wellington Cable Car.

Wellington is the North Island port for ferries to Picton on the South Island. Local ferries also connect Wellington city centre with Eastbourne, Seatoun and Petone.


Picton Guide

Picton is a seaside town on New Zealand's south island and sits at the head of Queen Charlotte Sound in the beautiful Marlborough Sound and is regarded as one of New Zealand's prettiest towns. The town is popular with visitors from across the world who go there to enjoy its wonderful coastline, it has around 20% of New Zealand's coastline at its door, and to enjoy the best climate in New Zealand.

Being located on Marlborough Sound gives the town a relaxed atmosphere and is characterised by secluded bays and lovely clear waters. The view from the town's waterfront is perhaps one of the world's finest views and bears testament to the importance of the water and of boats to the town. Regular boat trips from Picton’s waterfront jetties take visitors to stunning locations throughout Queen Charlotte Sound.

Inter-island ferries to and from Wellington arrive and depart from Picton via Marlborough Sound. Most of the sheltered part of the route is through Tory Channel, south of Arapawa Island. The township of Waikawa is a couple of minutes drive from Picton and is home to one of the largest marinas in New Zealand.


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