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Interislander - Cook Strait Ferries

Travelling with your bike

If you are travelling by bicycle, check in at the passenger terminal at least 60 minutes prior to departure.

If you are bringing a vehicle with bicycles on a rack, follow the normal vehicle boarding instructions

Bikes on a rack

Remember to allow for the extra length of the bike rack when you are making the booking for your car, SUV, van or motorhome.

During our busy summer period a lot of vehicles arrive with bike racks and we run the risk of having to leave vehicles behind due to the additional 1.5 to 2 metres of space taken by the bike rack.

Prior to check-in

Pack a small bag for the journey

  • All large items (including backpacks) must be checked in. Your luggage allowance is two bags weighing no more than 23 kgs each.
  • Carry on allowance is one small bag and one handbag/laptop bag
  • Bring a bike lock with you

Wellington bicycle check-in procedure

  • Arrive at least 60 minutes before departure
  • Go to the terminal building
  • Lock bicycle outside in the racks provided
  • Have booking confirmation ready (having the document open on your phone will do)
  • Go to check-in counters and exchange booking confirmation for boarding passes. You will be asked for photo ID if you are over 18 years
  • Check-in large bags (this includes backpacks)
  • Wait in the bicycle boarding area for instruction to board (this might be after the vehicles have boarded, so please be patient)
  • Follow crew's directions to the bicycle area and lock your bike

Picton bicycle check-in procedure

  • Arrive at least 60 minutes before departure
  • Go to the passenger terminal
  • Park/lock bicycle outside in the racks provided
  • Have booking confirmation ready (having the document open on your phone will do). You will be asked to show photo ID if you are over 18 years
  • Go to check-in counters and exchange booking confirmation for boarding passes and access code
  • Check-in large bags (this includes backpacks)
  • Wait in terminal until boarding is announced
  • Collect bicycle and follow red line through security gate using access code provided at check-in
  • Wait in bicycle boarding area for instruction to board (this might be after the vehicles have boarded, so please be patient)
  • Follow crew's directions to bicycle area and lock your bike