Ferry/ Train Throughfares
The wildly beautiful way to get between Wellington, Kaikoura and Christchurch
Ferry/ train Throughfares are a fantastic way to travel between Christchurch, Picton and Wellington. Combine an epic Coastal Pacific journey, right alongside soaring mountains and dramatic coastline between Christchurch or Kaikoura and Picton, with what is described as one of the most spectacular three hour cruises in the world.
The iconic Interislander Ferry takes you through the magnificent waterways of the picturesque Marlborough sounds, across Cook Strait to the Capital. The ferry links with both north-bound or south-bound Coastal Pacific train services at Picton, with the station just a stone's throw away from the ferry terminal.
Luggage can be through-checked making your transfer to or from the ferry a breeze. To book your Ferry/ train Throughfare, simply select your departure and destination stations using the book now tool to the right.
Extended Summer Season
As our summer train, the Coastal Pacific oeprates over the extended summer season between September and May. Train/ ferry Throughfares are unavailable over the winter season while the Coastal Pacific train is out of service. The current 2014/15 season closes on the 3rd of May 2015. The 2015/16 season commences on the 25th of September 2015, and carries through to the 1st of May 2015.
For more information on the Interislander ferries please visit the Interislander website.