Take an InterCity bus to Picton, with multiple daily bus services from Blenheim, Nelson and around the South Island.

Buses to Picton arrive outside the Interislander ferry terminal to meet with ferries to Wellington and onward connections throughout the North Island.

Additional InterCity bus stops in Picton include the Picton Crow Tavern and the Picton Information Centre.

You can book a bus to Picton from $1 (+ booking fee) with InterCity, New Zealand's most popular national bus network.

Approximate Bus to Picton Travel Times:

Bus Blenheim to Picton: 30 minutes

Bus Havelock to Picton: 1 hour 5 minutes

Bus Christchurch to Picton: 5 hours 15 minutes

Bus Nelson to Picton: 2 hours 10 minutes

Bus Kaikoura to Picton: 2 hours 10 minutes

About Picton

Located in the Marlborough region on the north-east corner of the South Island is the picturesque coastal town Picton. This busy town is the main link between the North and the South islands, as Interislander ferries to and from Wellington arrive and depart here.  The site of modern day Picton was once a Maori Pa (fortified village) called Waitohi, it was relocated to Waikawa Bay in 1844 by Sir George Grey. 

There are many enjoyable things to do in Picton like walking the Queen Charlotte Track and exploring the Marlborough Sounds by water taxi, kayak or scenic boat cruise. The Marlborough Sounds is a nature lovers paradise with golden sandy bays, lush native forest and crystal clear waters around every corner. 

Visiting the EcoWorld Aquarium in Pictons town centre is enjoyable for people of all ages, where fish species from the Marlborough Sounds as well as Little Blue Penguins, Seahorses and ancient Tuatara are homed. 

A visit to the Diversion Gallery and the Picton Heritage & Whaling Museum provides an insight into the history and heritage of the region and New Zealand. 

For more information and other ideas about what you can do in Picton, take a look at visitpicton.co.nz 

The Intercity FlexiPass and TravelPass bus passes can be used to bus to Picton. These bus passes provide affordable and flexible travel which can be easily managed online!