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Picton
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Wellington 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 3 times per day 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 15 minutes.

So that’s a combined 49 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

How long is the ferry from Wellington to Picton?

The typical crossing time for ferries from Wellington to Picton is approximately 3h 22m. However, please keep in mind that sailing duration might change depending on what season you choose to travel.

How much is the ferry from Wellington to Picton?

The average price of a ferry from Wellington to Picton is approximately 231 €. However, please remember that the price of a ferry from Wellington to Picton can differ depending on the season. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Wellington to Picton?

There are currently 2 popular ferry operators travelling from Wellington to Picton. The following operators that provide this service are
  • Interislander
  • Bluebridge

How can I book ferry tickets from Wellington to Picton?

Ferries from Wellington to Picton are available for booking through our deal finder. Please also visit our offers page to stay updated with all the latest ferry offers on this route.

Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Wellington to Picton?

Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger onboard the ferries from Wellington to Picton with
  • Interislander
  • Bluebridge

Can you take your car on the ferry from Wellington to Picton?

Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Wellington to Picton with the following operators
  • Interislander
  • Bluebridge

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Wellington to Picton?

Yes, passengers are allowed to bring their pets onboard this ferry service. However, you may require a pet passport and other documentation to take your furry companion with you. The following operators currently allow pets on their ferries
  • Interislander
  • Bluebridge

How far is Picton from Wellington?

Wellington to Picton is approximately 46 nautical miles distance apart.

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.


Wellington to Picton Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 2024-05-20 and 2024-05-26


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Bluebridge 02:00 05:30 3 hours 30 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Bluebridge 08:15 11:45 3 hours 30 minutes Everyday
Interislander 08:45 12:15 3 hours 30 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Interislander 13:00 16:30 3 hours 30 minutes Mon, Sat, Sun
Bluebridge 13:30 17:00 3 hours 30 minutes Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Interislander 15:30 19:00 3 hours 30 minutes Tue, Fri
Interislander 20:30 00:00 3 hours 30 minutes Tue, Fri
Bluebridge 20:30 23:45 3 hours 15 minutes Everyday
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