The easiest and cheapest Cook Strait crossing: Bluebridge ferry
Posted on 03/04/2019 by Spaceships Crew
If you want to explore as much of New Zealand as possible, you'll have to cross Cook Strait to go from the North to the South Island (or vice versa). The Bluebridge ferry is an easy and relaxing way to do this. Just like on any ferry, you simply drive on, sit back & enjoy the crossing in the cafe or bar and drive off again on the other side.
If you want to know more about the ferry crossing itself, check out our Cook Strait ferry crossing info & tips. For Bluebridge specific info and deals, keep on reading.
Save money on the ferry crossing
One of the reasons you booked a Spaceship campervan is that it drives like a regular car but with the features of a campervan. Well, that's also the reason you'll be saving money on the Bluebridge ferry crossing. You pay the low rate of a normal car (less than 5.5m long), instead of the higher rate these huge motorhomes and big campervans have to pay. That's money you can keep in your pocket to use for fun stuff on your road trip.
And you can now add an open-date prepaid ferry ticket to your Spaceships campervan booking.
- Add it when booking your campervan online (you'll always get the best campervan rate)
- Or add it to an existing booking later via our self-service options.
You can let us know as soon as you know the day you want to use the ferry. You don't need to fill it out when booking our open-date prepaid ferry ticket. However, we strongly recommend booking your Bluebridge ferry crossing in advance in the busy summer season (November to March). You'll avoid delays and disappointment.
Already know your sailing dates? Then book the Bluebridge ferry online to get the best ferry deal at specific dates.
Promo code for the Bluebridge ferry
The following promo codes are active at the moment for the Bluebridge ferry from Wellington to Picton or from Picton to Wellington:
- Get free fuel (worth $30): use promo code FREEFUEL when you book the Bluebridge ferry. Book by 30 April 2019 and sail by 31 May 2019 (excludes 18-23 April 2019) to use this deal. See current ferry specials on your travel dates.
Book your Bluebridge ferry ticket online to get the best deal
Bluebridge ferry operates several crossings daily between the North and the South Island. They are a true Kiwi company and will give you that typical & friendly Kiwi experience. Getting the best rate on the Bluebridge ferry is easy. Book Bluebridge online and save.
Already have a ferry ticket included with your booking through one of our amazing deals? Then we'll book the ferry crossing for you. You can just sit back and plan your road trip. We'll take care of this!
Bluebridge ferry timetable
The most up to date Bluebridge ferry sailing schedule can be found on their website. Times vary and are dependent on the day of the week and the season.
If you would like to know more about crossing Cook Strait on the Bluebridge ferry, just contact the friendly Spaceships crew. Or talk to our depot staff in Auckland or Christchurch for travel advice when picking up your vehicle.
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