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Getting away from the Picton Ferry Terminal

After disembarking from your Interislander ferry at the Picton terminal, there are a number of ways in which to continue your journey.


Passengers travelling by the Coastal Pacific train should make their way to the train station by foot (approximately a 4 minute walk), following the footpath outside the ferry terminal. 


For those on foot, Picton town centre is just a few minute's walk. Just follow the blue line from outside the terminal front doors.

Accommodation Connections

For those staying locally, many accommodation providers offer a courtesy car service. This service is available from the car park directly in front of the terminal. Enquire about courtesy car services when you make your accommodation booking with your preferred operator.

Water Taxi Transport

Several water taxi companies operate from the Picton foreshore including Cougar line and Beachcomber cruises. Their location is a 10 – 15 minute walk from the front of the Interislander Terminal. Many of these companies offer a pick up from the commercial jetty adjacent to the Interislander terminal upon request. Enquire about this service when you make your water taxi reservations with your preferred operator.

Taxi/Shuttle Service

Picton does not currently have a dedicated taxi service however several local shuttle companies offer transfers to your desired location. This service operates from the car parking area directly in front of the Picton terminal. If there are no shuttles waiting, Interislander staff will happily arrange one for you.

Transport connections to other South Island Destinations

There is a bus/shuttle stop at the Picton Interislander terminal. Road transport operators operate schedules that connect with Interislander key passenger sailings including the Intercity bus company and Atomic shuttles. Tickets can be purchased from the bus drivers, or in advance from the information centre (approximately 300 metres from the Interislander terminal). Picton does not offer an around town bus service, and there are no bus connections to other destinations after 6pm.

Please contact the individual bus operators (Intercity and Atomic Shuttles) for current timetable information.

Rental Cars

A wide range of rental car companies are located directly outside the terminal.

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