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NZ - Picton to Nelson 6pm ferry on a Wednesday

Bristol, UK
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NZ - Picton to Nelson 6pm ferry on a Wednesday

Hi, I'm visiting NZ in December and am planning to get the ferry which arrives in Picton at 6pm. Is there an independent bus company which runs between Picton and Nelson? Intercity don't seem to run a coach at this time?

Thanks.

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1. Re: NZ - Picton to Nelson 6pm ferry on a Wednesday

There are a number of other shuttle operators in the area but I have to confess none that I know of travel to Nelson that late in the evening.

A night in Picton might be on the cards for you?

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2. Re: NZ - Picton to Nelson 6pm ferry on a Wednesday

Naked Bus leave Picton at 6pm, from the ferry terminal, and arrives in Nelson at 8.15pm. If the ferry is late your ticket is valid for the next bus which is 9.55am the next day.

So you may have to spend a bight in Picton, unless you get an earlier ferry?

http://www.nakedbus.com/bus-timetables/

Bristol, UK
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3. Re: NZ - Picton to Nelson 6pm ferry on a Wednesday

Thanks for that, it's the conclusion I'm fast coming to, we planned to kayak the next day so were hoping to get to Nelson in the evening.

We might try to get a lift from someone.

Thanks, again, J.

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4. Re: NZ - Picton to Nelson 6pm ferry on a Wednesday

Thanks, ChCh, I've just checked out Naked Bus and they do run at 6pm, that's fantastic, Thanks loads.

J.