Picton to Wellington Ferry

The Picton Wellington ferry route connects New Zealand with New Zealand and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The Interislander service runs up to 20 times per week with a sailing duration of around 3 hours 10 minutes while the Bluebridge service runs up to 4 times per day with a duration from 3 hr 30 min.

So that’s a combined 48 sailings on offer per week on the Picton Wellington route between New Zealand and New Zealand. Compare now and get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

Picton - Wellington Ferry Operators

  • Interislander
    • 20 Sailings Weekly 3 hr 10 min
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  • Bluebridge
    • 4 Sailings Daily 3 hr 30 min
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Picton Wellington Average Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Picton Wellington route is a car and 2 passengers.

Picton Wellington Ferry reviews

  • "Interesting"

    We did not travel earlier by so big ferry, it was very exciting. The weather was not so good, but we enjoyed the trip.

    'Katalin' travelled Picton Wellington with Interislander

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  • "Very pleasant crossing - but not for all!!"

    Really enjoyed the crossing, despite it being a tad choppy. There were those around us who suffered, but we were fine. Check in was straightforward and easy, as was reclaim of baggage at the other end. Only gripe we have is that we had to wait so long, in the cold, for the bus to pick us up. Two Bluebridge buses dropped passengers off at the train station who came in on the incoming ferry from Wellington, but left us sitting in a bus shelter, shivering for another 45 minutes. It would have been much better to wait in the warm departure lounge of the ferry!

    'Richard' travelled Picton Wellington with Bluebridge

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  • "Friendly ferry service from Picton to Wellington"

    Punctual service from Picton to Wellington through the picturesque Queen Charlotte Sound. Friendly and efficient staff in all areas from dock to loading to onboard ship. Cooked breakfast was well prepared and delivered piping hot. Overall good value for money although was more complicated to book from outside of NZ.

    'Michael' travelled Picton Wellington with Bluebridge

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  • "Are we moving yet?"

    I was very early for my ferry crossing and the lady booking the vehicles very kindly put me on an earlier boarding, this was great! I was on board the ferry for over half an hour and lying down, I'd had a long journey prior to boarding the ferry and I thought "I hope we start moving soon!" it seemed like forever after driving for many hours. I got up to look around and found that in fact we had been sailing for almost the entire 30 minutes; I was very impressed. The ship was so calm you just didn't know you were moving!!! And it got away exactly on time :) I headed for the coffee shop and the girl serving was so friendly and the shop was so well stocked with goodies I could have easily spent more time on board. It was a very enjoyable and fast ferry crossing.

    'Caron' travelled Picton Wellington with Interislander

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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.