Rent a Car at Picton Ferry Terminal & Explore NZ’s South Island With Ease
|Minimum age to rent a car in Picton:
|What Do You Need to Rent a Car:
|– Driver’s License, an ID, and a Credit Card
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Pick your car rental at Picton Ferry Terminal and give a great start to your New Zealand South Island adventure. A car rental is the best choice for travelers who are coming from the North Island by crossing the Cook Strait on a ferry and are looking for a way to explore the region in total freedom.
With us, you can reserve online via our booking engine or through our support team which remains available around the clock. For answers to your rental queries, we also offer email and live chat support.
Suppliers We Work With in Picton Ferry NZ
VIPCars provides car hire deals for Ferry Picton through a variety of suppliers which have their counters at the Ferry Terminal, they are given as under (supplier is also offered as a filter on the booking engine):
- Ace Rental Cars
- Apollo Rent a Car
- Thrifty Car Rental
To pick your car rental, head towards the counters available at the Picton Ferry Terminal’s Passenger section. The pick-up and drop-off zones are located directly in front of the building.
Compare the Best Rental Cars
for Ferry Picton Terminal on VIPCars
VIP Cars and associate suppliers offer daily, monthly and long term car hire deals for Picton Ferry Terminal that you can compare at one place through the help of various filters. Our booking process consists of three steps - search, select & book - and the filters appear during the second step.
The following are the filters that you can use at the time of booking to narrow down your search:
Car CategoriesEconomy, Compact, Intermediate, Full-size, Minivan, and SUV
Transmission TypeAutomatic and Manual
Fuel typePetrol and Diesel
Price range sliderYou can use this to set the price range as per your budget
Extras That You Can Rent With Your Ferry Picton Car Rental
Depending on the season, needs, and the popular activities that bulk of travelers usually try while they visit Picton, here is a tentative list of extras that our suppliers offer:
- Sat Nav - GPS
- Baby Seats
- Booster seats
- Ski Racks
- Snow Chains
- Additional Driver
Places Where You Can Pick your car rental in Picton
With VIPCars.com and its car hire partners, travelers can request rental pickup either at Ferry Picton or Picton City. Depending on how you are going to arrive into Picton, make sure that you choose your pick-up location in Picton wisely to ensure a smooth traveling experience.
Passengers who are taking Interislander ferry from Wellington, as already stated, can pick the car rental at Picton Ferry Passenger terminal. But there is one more option! With us, the passengers coming from Wellington can also rent cars at Wellington Ferry Passenger Terminal as our suppliers allow the vehicle to be taken on a Ferry. After that, they can use Blue bridge Cook Strait Ferry from Wellington’s vehicle terminal to transport their vehicle to Picton.
Travelers, who are arriving in Picton through a flight into Picton Airport, should book their rental car in the Picton City. The airport offers shuttle service to the township of Picton, so, reaching the city for the pickup will not be an issue. The airport is also quiet famous as a destination because it offers scenic flights over the Abel Tasman National Park and Marlborough Sounds.
One Way Rentals from Picton to Christchurch & Beyond
In Picton, travelers can return and their pick car rentals only at Picton Ferry terminal and the city of Picton, but if you are planning to take your car hire on a trip across the South Island, there are various places in NZ’s South Island where you can return your rental car.
Here are a few cities in New Zealand covered as drop-offs by our suppliers:
- Blenheim Airport
- Christchurch Airport
- Dunedin Airport
- Greymouth Train Station
- Nelson Airport
- Westport Airport
The complete list of the locations covered by our suppliers can be accessed on our search form. If you choose to rent a one-way, there will be a small fee which will be added to your final billing amount.
A Bit about Picton Ferry Terminal
Picton Ferry Terminal has two sections, the Passenger, and the Vehicle terminal; the passenger terminal is for passengers on foot and the other is for passengers who want to take the ferry with their vehicles on board. Car Rental desks are located in Picton Ferry Passenger Terminal.
|Interisland Ferry Terminal, Picton, Marlborough, 7220, New Zealand
Facilities Available at Picton Ferry Passenger Terminal
Since travelers who want to rent a car or are going to pick their pre-booked car rentals will visit the Picton Ferry’s passenger terminal, here is a list of the terminal’s facilities that might be useful to the travelers.
- Café (First Floor)
- Car Rental Desks
- Internet Workstations & Wifi
- Long-term Parking
- Storage lockers
- Covered Seating Areas
Note that both the passenger and vehicle terminal commuters need to check in 45 minutes before their departure time. The Interislander ferry offers five trips in a day.
Day Trips from Picton NZ
Just like Wellington on the other side of the Cook Strait, Picton is also a port city and a complete destination in itself, and, day trips are quite popular among the travelers visiting NZ’s South Island; here are some of the day trips that you can take in your Picton Ferry car rental:
Ferry Picton to Nelson
- Abel Tasman National Park
- Nelson Lakes National Park
- Kahurangi National Park
- Lake Rotoiti
Ferry Picton to Blenheim
- Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre
- Pollard Park
- Marlborough Museum
- Seymour Square, Blenheim
Some Popular Road Trips from Picton
Many travelers visit NZ’s South Island with ample time on their hands, and Christchurch –which is the oldest city in the region – is on almost every traveler’s radar. If you have a week you should definitely go for Christchurch & the city’s amazing offerings, but if you have more time, we are suggesting some more road trips that you can enjoy in your Picton Ferry car rental.
Ferry Picton to Christchurch
- Christchurch Art Gallery
- Christchurch Arts Centre
- New Regent Street
- Ferrymead Heritage Park
- Bungee Jumping
- Jet boating
Ferry Picton To Kaikoura
- Fyffe House
- Kaikoura Museum
- Seal Swim Kaikoura
- Point Kean viewpoint
- Swimming with Dolphins
- Maori Tours
- Sea Kayaking
- Off Road Quad Biking
Ferry Picton to Greymouth
- Fox Glacier
- Franz Josef Glacier
- Paparoa National Park
- Westland Tai Poutini National Park
- Car and Kart Racing
- Caving and Canyoning
- Glacier Hiking and Ice Climbing
- Rafting and Sledging