Nelson to Picton

Nelson to Picton

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Nelson to Picton Schedule

Nelson to Picton Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
InterCity Group Standard 09:45 - 12:00NZD 52.25

Transportation from Nelson to Picton

  • Buses
    $ 32.71
  • Trains are not avaliable
  • Ferries are not avaliable
  • Flights are not avaliable
  • Taxis are not avaliable
  • Vans are not avaliable

Facts about the transport from Nelson to Picton

Cheapest Transport$33
Fastest Transport2h 15m
Earliest Departure9:45 AM
Latest Departure9:45 AM
Departures per day1
Distance113 kilometers
Transport CompaniesInterCity Group

How to get from Nelson to Picton

When you want to get from Nelson to Picton, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Bus. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Bus ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A Bus ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 32.64. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 32.64.

How far is Nelson from Picton?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Nelson to Picton. Your trip will be a total of 71 miles (113 km). The flying distance is 53 miles (85 km).

How long does it take to get from Nelson to Picton?

The travel time from Nelson to Picton can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 3 to 3 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Nelson to Picton?

The cost of the trip from Nelson to Picton varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is InterCity Group: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as USD 32.64 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a Bus - a one-way Bus ticket can cost as much as USD 32.64.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Nelson to Picton:

  • Bus tickets - USD 32.71 to USD 32.71;
  • Plane tickets - USD 177.25 to USD 200.45;

How many trips per day are there between Nelson and Picton?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Flights from Nelson to Picton depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 09:45 - you can also take a bus as late as 09:45. There are 1 available bus trips every day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Nelson to Picton. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is USD 177.25.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Nelson to Picton

Air New Zealand


Taking a bus from Nelson to Picton is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.

The most popular transport from Nelson to Picton

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Nelson to Picton? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 100% decided to go for a bus.