Cook Strait ferry fares & payment options

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

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Cook Strait ferry fares: 

All our Cook Strait ferry fares automatically include Family discountsSenior discountsStudent discounts where applicable (see our Discounts & Deals section for more information).



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$20 per person + $30 per vehicle+
No Refund
No Refund
100% Refund*

+See below for full conditions
*Requests must be made 1-hour or more before scheduled departure

Changing sailings

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.  

If you booked online, then you can login now to change your sailing. Alternatively, call our Contact Centre during office hours.

Saver Fares

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

If you booked online, then you can login now to change your sailing. Alternatively, call our Contact Centre during office hours.


Extra comfort

Regardless of which fare type you choose, you add extra comfort to your Cook Strait crossing by including our Plus Lounge or a private Kaitaki Cabin to your booking.

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:

Use our Cook Strait ferry Pay Later Humm option to travel today

Humm Buy Now, Pay Later

Travel now and pay over 5 fortnightly or 10 weekly instalments with Humm - a great option for travelling prior to paying.

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Book your Cook Strait crossing today and pay later with Cruisey Pay

Cruisey Pay

Book now and pay over several months prior to travelling with Cruisey Pay - a great option for booking early.

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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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