Picton
Wellington
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Picton Wellington Ferry

The ferry from Picton to Wellington typically sails 6 times daily and up to 44 times weekly. 2 ferry operators provide ferries from Picton to Wellington, Bluebridge & Interislander. Picton Wellington Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get tickets, pricing, schedules and availability.

Picton Wellington Ferry Times

The earliest Picton Wellington ferry typically departs Picton at about 02:30. The average sailing time of a ferry from Picton to Wellington is approximately 3h 33m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 3h 30m.

Picton to Wellington Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Picton to Wellington typically range between $116* and $557*. On average the Picton Wellington ferry is $320*. The cheapest Picton Wellington ferry prices start from $52*. The average price for a foot passenger is $158*. The average price for a Picton Wellington car ferry is $365*.

Ferry prices may differ by season and depend on various factors, such as number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time. Pricing is taken from searches over last 30 days, last updated 05 July, 2023.

How far is Wellington from Picton?

The distance between Picton and Wellington is approximately 53.9 miles (86.8km), or 46.9 nautical miles.

Is there a car ferry from Picton to Wellington?

Yes, there is a car ferry from Picton to Wellington provided by Bluebridge, Interislander. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and tickets for car ferries between Picton and Wellington.

Are foot passengers allowed on the Picton Wellington ferry?

Yes, Picton Wellington ferries allow foot passengers. You can travel as a foot passenger from Picton to Wellington with Bluebridge, Interislander.

Picton Wellington Ferry Operator Schedules

  • Interislander - 13 weekly sailings, 1 daily sailings
  • Bluebridge - 25 weekly sailings, 3 daily sailings

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Picton - Wellington Route summary
Departure Country New Zealand
Destination Country New Zealand
No. of Operators 2
Operators Bluebridge & Interislander
Average Price A$345*
Average Daily Sailings 6
Average Weekly Sailings 46
Average Sailing Duration 3h 33m
Fastest Sailing Duration 3h 30m
First Ferry 02:30
Last Ferry 19:15
Distance 46 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Picton to Wellington?

    The typical crossing time for ferries from Picton to Wellington is approximately 3h 30m. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.
  • How much is the ferry from Picton to Wellington?

    The average price of a ferry from Picton to Wellington is approximately 171 €. The price is typically a bit higher during peak season. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Picton to Wellington?

    Picton to Wellington is operated by 2 ferry companies. The operators that provide this service are
    • Interislander
    • Bluebridge
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Picton to Wellington?

    Ferries from Picton to Wellington are available for booking through our deal finder, with live prices, timetables and operators.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Picton to Wellington?

    Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger from Picton to Wellington with
    • Interislander
    • Bluebridge
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Picton to Wellington?

    Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Picton to Wellington with
    • Interislander
    • Bluebridge
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Picton to Wellington?

    Yes, pets are allowed onboard the ferry from Picton to Wellington. However, you may require a pet passport and other documentation. Please read the operators pet guidelines. The following operators currently allow pets on the ferry
    • Interislander
    • Bluebridge
  • How far is Wellington from Picton?

    The distance between Picton to Wellington is approximately 46 nautical miles.

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.


Picton to Wellington Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 19/2/2024 and 25/2/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Bluebridge 02:30 06:00 3 hours 30 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Interislander 07:30 11:00 3 hours 30 minutes Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Bluebridge 07:45 11:15 3 hours 30 minutes Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Interislander 11:00 14:30 3 hours 30 minutes Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Bluebridge 14:00 17:30 3 hours 30 minutes Everyday
Interislander 14:15 17:45 3 hours 30 minutes Everyday
Interislander 18:30 22:00 3 hours 30 minutes Everyday
Bluebridge 19:15 22:45 3 hours 30 minutes Everyday
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