Picton to Wellington Ferry


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  • 2 crossings daily
    3 hr 30 min
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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 caf├ęs, 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 30 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 30 min, with Bluebridge.

    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.

    Looking for more information?

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