Bus and Coach
Services From Picton
New Zealand's South Island with its unique 8 unique geographical regions
and diverse natural beauty, from soaring mountain peaks of the Southern
Alps, fiords, glaciers, lakes,
rivers, native alpine bush and the southern skifields by bus and coach from Picton.
(Pop 2928) is a town in the Marlborough region of the South Island
and is the gateway to the Marlborough Sounds.
It is near the head of Queen Charlotte Sound in the north-east corner of the
South Island. Queen Charlotte Sound is one of four Sounds that makes up the
Many visitors to Marlborough arrive by sea through the glorious maze of deep
coves and bays of Queen Charlotte Sound.
Nestled between the mountains and the sea is Picton, an european settlement of
this area began in the 1840s and many of the early buildings still grace the
waterfront and wide streets of Picton.
Stroll along the boulevard where a cluster of charter operators and water taxis
hold the key to further Sounds exploration.
Picton has no local bus service. The town centre is easily explored on foot.
Waikawa Bay, a suburb of Picton where the majority of the regions private
yachts and power boats are moored is about a 30 minute walk from town
If you need to get around and don't feel like driving, take a taxi. Queen
Charlotte Sound is best explored by boat.
Shoppers will delight in the open, market-place atmosphere of Picton's
shopping centre with its fine selection of arts, crafts, souvenir, clothing
stores and cafes.
Picton is also the terminus for the famous
Coastal Pacific train
to and from
Cook Strait inter-island ferry services
to and from Wellington crossing Cook Strait.
Picton is in modern buses and coaches with
InterCity Coachlines operating a fleet
of eco-friendly air conditioned buses with reclining seats and foot
Newmans Coachlines operate premier
services using a fleet of modern eco-friendly air conditioned coaches
featuring reclining seats with foot and head rests and onboard toilet/washroom
overnight coach services between Wellington, Palmerston North, Taupo,
Rotorua, Hamilton and Auckland or vice versa, connecting at
Cook Strait ferry services
from Picton to
Wellington that operating
between the South and North Islands.
The Starlighter service features reclining
seats with foot and head rests, individual reading lights and air conditioning
controls, onboard toilet/washroom facility and makes two
refreshment/comfort stops on route.
If you want to
explore and see New Zealand's unique scenic beauty from Picton,
there are a range of flexible 'Book As You Go'
bus, scenic coach, ferry travel and
value for money travel.
Your 'Book As You Go' flexible bus, scenic coach and ferry pass, allows
you to travel through out New Zealand on New Zealand's largest regional and
national bus, coach, scenic coach, ferry and sightseeing network, that
includes Cook Strait ferry sailings between the North and South Islands,
sightseeing tours - like dolphin watching cruises in the Bay of Islands and
lots more. Travel is discounted, so you will be saving money, as you travel
plus it gives you total freedom to alter your plans whenever you want.
Set your own itinerary and travel when you want, as your 'Book As
You Go' flexible bus, scenic coach and ferry pass is valid for 12 months so you can
stay a while and leave when you please.