Interislander fares & payments options

Our range of Interislander fares and payments options are designed to help you book your sailing today.

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Interislander fare types: 



Cancellation policy
change of sailing
Change transfer fee
No refund*
Yes, up to one hour prior to sailing subject to availability
No fee, but you may need to pay the difference in fare*
Saver Change
50% refund*
Yes, up to one hour prior to sailing subject to availability
No fee, but you may need to pay the difference in fare*
Easy Change
100% refund*
Yes, up to one hour prior to sailing subject to availability
No fee, but you may need to pay the difference in fare*

*All cancellation and change of sailing requests can be made up to one hour before scheduled departure. 

All our fare types automatically include Family discountsSenior discountsStudent discounts (see our Discounts & Deals section for more information).


Added comfort

Regardless of which fare type you choose, you can add the Plus Lounge or a private cabin to your booking to make your journey comfortable.

Add the Plus Lounge to your booking to guarantee a comfy seat

Plus Lounge

Interislander Plus Lounges provide a refined, child-free, environment with food and drink included. It's the perfect way to travel, leaving you refreshed and relaxed for your onward journey.

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Add a cabin to your Kaitaki sailing to enjoy some down-time

Kaitaki Cabins

If you select a Kaitaki sailing then you can add a private cabin. Kaitaki Cabins come with 4 bunk beds and an en-suite bathroom, allowing you to enjoy some relaxing downtime and arrive reinvigorated.

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Changing sailings

To give you peace of mind, all our fares come with the option to change sailings up to 1 hour before your scheduled departure. If you booked online, then you can login online to change your sailing. Alternatively, call our Contact Centre during office hours.

Our Easy Change fare is the most flexible. To change sailing, all you need to do is choose another sailing. If you choose a more expensive sailing, then you can simply pay the difference and your Easy Change fare conditions remain unaffected. 

For Websaver and Saver Change fares, you can change your sailing free of charge if the same fare type is available on your preferred sailing.  If not, you can pay the difference in fares but will retain your original fare terms and conditions  (e.g. if you transfer from Websaver to Easy Change, your fare will still be non-refundable).


Booking online

For online bookings, we accept the following payment methods:

Credit & Debit Cards*

• VISA • Mastercard
• VISA Debit • Mastercard Debit
• Diners Club • American Express
• JCB (Japan)  

Account2Account Bank Transfer

We provide secure online bank transfer payments using Account2Account. When you reach the payments page for your online booking, select Account2Account (instead of credit card) and follow the instructions. Account2Account transactions do not incur a fee.

Please note: Account2Account cannot process refunds. If you request a refund, then we will need to contact you via email to validate your bank details. Please allow up to 30 days for Account2Account refunds to be processed.

Book today with Cruisey Pay instalments

Cruisey Pay

Get your holiday booked today with Cruisey Pay, our monthly instalment payment plan. 

Cruisey Pay is available on any booking over $100, booking at least 6 weeks in advance of travel. 

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Booking at the Terminal

Tickets can also be purchased at Wellington Ferry Terminal or Picton Ferry Terminal. You can turn up on the day and pay at Check-in or come into our Terminals book in advance using the following payment methods:



We accept New Zealand Dollars only. There are no currency exchange facilities at the terminals or ATM cash machines so please come prepared if you wish to pay by cash.  

Credit & Debit Card*

• American Express • VISA Debit
• Mastercard • Diners Club
• Mastercard Debit • JCB (Japan)
• Farmer's Card

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