Picton to Wellington Ferry


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  • 3 crossings daily
    3 hr 10 min
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  • 2 crossings daily
    3 hr 30 min
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Picton to Wellington is a domestic route in New Zealand and is operated by Bluebridge and Interislander.

Book a Picton to Wellington ferry today with AFerry. Just use the form above and choose the route that you want. If nothing appears automatically, start typing Picton. You can also type the country or even the name of the ferry company you are interested in. When you have the route that you want, choose single or return and all the other options you want.

How we compare ferries, prices and times for Picton to Wellington

If there is more than one ferry company operating on the Picton Wellington route we will show you all the ferry companies, to make sure you get our best price. We'll also show you any routes similar to Picton to Wellington so you have the complete picture when making your booking. And of course you'll also see a range of times just in case it's a bit cheaper earlier or later than your preferred booking time.

How you get your ticket and how you can make changes if you need to

Once you've chosen your perfect sailing and have made your booking we'll email you your booking confirmation for your Picton to Wellington ferry. The majority of tickets have instant confirmation.

We will also email you details about how you can contact us using our messaging service, as well as details about how you can change your ticket. Most of the time you can do this by yourself. The vast majority of our customers give us a review of four or five stars showing that their very happy with our service and communication.

Below you can see the ferry company or companies that sail on the Picton to Wellington route and the journey times. You might also see some recent prices our customers have found. The best way to find a cheap Picton to Wellington ferry though is to use the form above today to see all of our possible choices.

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Getting the best price for your Picton to Wellington ferry

With AFerry we always give you our best prices for ferries from Picton to Wellington. No matter which page you book from we always include all our special offers. And there is no need to look for a discount code. If we have an offer available, your ferry price will include the reduction or offer. There's no need to look at other websites.

If you're not sure if the Picton to Wellington route is right for you or you can't decide between ferry companies, if there is more than one, you might also find it useful to read any reviews we have available. We ask all our customers to send us reviews for Picton to Wellington ferries. Remember though, that the earlier you book, the cheaper prices normally are. So don't spend too long deciding! Picton to Wellington is a popular route, so we advise you to book as soon as possible.

About Picton

Picton is picturesque seaside town in New Zealand, often referred to as the Gateway to the South Island. Ferries run all year round across the Cook Strait to Picton from Wellington on the North Island. Picton is nestled at the head of Queen Charlotte Sound, in the stunning Marlborough Sounds and is one of New Zealand's prettiest seaside towns, with an attractive seafront dotted with cafés, restaurants and galleries. From Picton you can hike or moutain-bike across the Queen Charlotte Track, one of the finest and most diverse coastal tracks in New Zealand, or take a half-day guided sea kayaking tour along the western end of Queen Charlotte Sound to see eagles rays, cormorants, little blue penguins, seals and dolphins.

About Wellington

With a nickname such as "Windy Wellington" you could be forgiven for thinking Wellington is not a place to visit, however this is far from the truth about this vibrant, bustling compact city. Wellington is New Zealand's capital city and sits on the North Island's most southern point on the Cook Strait, hence the nickname! Wellington features a waterfront promenade, sandy beaches, a working harbour and colourful timber houses on surrounding hills. The harbour sits on a hook-shaped mass with great ferry links to Picton on the South Island. Iconic Wellington sites include the red Wellington Cable Car, Wellington Museum, Zealandia Wildlife reserve, Wellington Botanic Gardens and Mt Victoria Lookout.


  • 02 May 2017
    Good Service
    • Friendly staff - good service

      Review by Anon

  • 19 Jan 2017
    An enjoyable crossing
    • In most respects this was a very pleasant and hassle-free experience.The ticket pick-up and luggage check-in were efficiently handled and the journey itself was a delight. There was plenty of comfortable seating and many opportunities to enjoy the magnificent scenery. Our only criticism would be regarding the onboard shop,in which we experienced slow service when wishing to buy a newspaper for the journey.

      Review by Elaine Henson

  • 03 Dec 2013
    Ferry experience
    • Ferry was 2 hours late arriving at Wellington. Consequently when we arrived there were no taxis and we had a loooong wait (over an hour in a drizzling rain) before any came. Otherwise the trip was OK

      Review by Richard Kent

  • 16 Aug 2012
    Great service shame about the weather
    • I had a very pleasant trip. Check-in was quick and simple. As a foot passenger I also needed to check-in my luggage. The ferry itself was spacious and comfortable and would have offered great views of the coastline had the weather been good.

      Review by Anon

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Picton to Wellington Popular Questions

Want to know more about your journey from Picton to Wellington? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the ferry from Picton to Wellington take?

The average journey time by ferry between Picton to Wellington is 3 hrs 27 min. The journey time may vary, so use our booking engine on this page to search for a specific travel date.

How fast does the ferry from Picton to Wellington travel?

The fastest journey time by ferry from Picton to Wellington is 3 hrs 10 min, with Interislander.

How much does the ferry from Picton to Wellington cost?

The cheapest ferry ticket price from Picton to Wellington found by AFerry customers recently is £39, travelling with Interislander on Monday, 30 December 2019. Prices also vary depending on the date and time of travel.

What time does the first ferry from Picton to Wellington leave?

The first ferry from Picton to Wellington leaves at 08:00 with Bluebridge. Times may vary depending on the time of year.

What time does the last ferry from Picton to Wellington leave?

The last ferry from Picton to Wellington leaves at 19:00 with Bluebridge. Times may vary depending on the time of year.

Which ferry companies operate between Picton to Wellington?

Ferries travelling from Picton to Wellington are operated by Bluebridge and Interislander.

Looking for more information?

If you're looking for the return journey, check out Wellington to Picton.