Cook Strait ferry fares & payment options
Our range of Interislander fares and payment options are designed to help you book your sailing today.
Cook Strait ferry fares:
OUR FARES TYPES:
+See below for full conditions
*Requests must be made 1-hour or more before scheduled departure
Flexible & Refundable Fares
With our Flexible and Refundable Cook Strait ferry fares, you can change sailings up to 1 hour before your scheduled departure.
Changing to a sailing of equal or less value is free of charge. You can also transfer to a more expensive sailing simply by paying the difference in price. You can do this as many times as you need, providing your new sailing is within 12 months of your original sailing.
With our Saver Cook Strait ferry fares, you can change your sailing up to 1 hour before departure with the following Change Fees:
- $20 per person
- $30 per vehicle
- $15 per motorbike
Relax in Aratere Plus
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Online Payment Methods
For online bookings, we accept the following payment methods:
Credit & Debit Cards*
|• VISA||• Mastercard|
|• VISA Debit||• Mastercard Debit|
|• Diners Club||• American Express|
|• JCB (Japan)||• HUMM|
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.
Pay Later Options
We offer two Pay Later options that cater to different needs.
If you are looking to book and travel now, then Humm allows you to buy your ticket now and pay for it over 5 fortnightly or 10 weekly instalments. If you are looking to book well in advance to get a cheap Cook Strait ferry fare and then pay it off before travelling, then Cruisey Pay is just the ticket.
View our quick comparison chart for an overview of the differences or delve into the detail:
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*
|• EFTPOS||• VISA|
|• American Express||• VISA Debit|
|• Mastercard||• Diners Club|
|• Mastercard Debit||• JCB (Japan)|
|• Farmer's Card|