Wellington to Picton Ferry


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

Book a Wellington to Picton ferry today with AFerry. Just use the form above and choose the route that you want. If nothing appears automatically, start typing Wellington. 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 Wellington to Picton

If there is more than one ferry company operating on the Wellington Picton 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 Wellington to Picton 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 Wellington to Picton 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 Wellington to Picton route and the journey times. You might also see some recent prices our customers have found. The best way to find a cheap Wellington to Picton 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 Wellington to Picton ferry

With AFerry we always give you our best prices for ferries from Wellington to Picton. 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 Wellington to Picton 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 Wellington to Picton ferries. Remember though, that the earlier you book, the cheaper prices normally are. So don't spend too long deciding! Wellington to Picton is a popular route, so we advise you to book as soon as possible.

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.

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.


  • 12 Apr 2019
    Wellington to Picton
    • Great trip! Superb scenery.

      Review by Anon

  • 04 Mar 2019
    Much what one would expect of a ferry.
    • Loading and unloading seemed a bit laborious, but it did seem pretty much 'full'. There were more people than seats, at least it seemed that way. Breakfast was a long queue with a bit af a struggle to get a table to eat it. Journey was great, arrived on time.

      Review by ROGER BAYLISS

  • 08 Feb 2019
    • While everything was efficiently dealt with and on time, there are a lack of facilities- not enough seating or toilets.

      Review by Anon

  • 18 Apr 2018
    An excellent way to travel between Wellington and Picton
    • A very relaxed journey which great facilities on board

      Review by Anon

  • 02 Dec 2013
    Ferry - no issues with this booking
    • No issues with this booking, a slight change to the return time was communicated in good time via email. Facilities on board were more than adequate, checking in and luggage collection was efficient and speedy.

      Review by Anon

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Wellington to Picton Popular Questions

Want to know more about your journey from Wellington to Picton? 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 Wellington to Picton take?

The average journey time by ferry between Wellington to Picton is 3 hrs 25 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 Wellington to Picton travel?

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

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

The first ferry from Wellington to Picton leaves at 02:30 with Bluebridge. Times may vary depending on the time of year.

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

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

Which ferry companies operate between Wellington to Picton?

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

Looking for more information?

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