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Cost of New Zealand ferry

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1. Posted by jen23 (Full Member 73 posts) 10y

Does anyone know how much it costs to catch the ferry from Wellington to Picton? Or a flight?

How long is the journey?

thanx.

2. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

Just checking my NZ book! According to it it is NZ$40-60 and takes 3 hours. Check out www.strait.co.nz; www.interislandline.co.nz.

I think if you catch it on a clear day you will get a great view of the Marlbourough Sounds.

Hope this helps!

3. Posted by mtlgal (Full Member 1179 posts) 10y

$59 for the ferry and $69 for the flight.

4. Posted by HaadRinGuide (Travel Guru 542 posts) 10y

When I booked up it cost me 40 NZ dollars (but that was two years ago), but the tickets were cheaper the sooner in advance you booked up. Also, if you were prepared to take the ery early morning ferry (abut 7;30am) the tickets were generally cheaper.

I think it basicaly worked on a similar principal to Easyjet flight tickets were they start off with a certain number of cheap tickets and then once these go they move up into the next price bracket.