With Bluebridge you can choose a Cook Strait ferry fare to suit your budget – from low price/non-refundable to fully flexi. We offer special discounts for groups, senior citizens, infants and children, as well as various payment options. While you can change the time or date of your sailing, our tickets are not transferable or able to be on-sold to other parties.
The Saver Sail fare is our best value option. It’s non-refundable but you can change your sailing for free as many times as you like. Simply call 0800 844 844 or email email@example.com to let us know at least one hour before your sailing. Your new travel must be within 12 months of the original travel date. Changes are subject to availability.
Spend a little more and have the peace of mind that you’ll get a 50% refund if you need to cancel your booking. Like all of our fares, you can change your sailing for free as many times as you like. Simply call 0800 844 844 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know at least one hour before your sailing. Your new travel must be within 12 months of the original travel date. Changes are subject to availability.
Book a Flexi Sail fare if you want peace of mind that you’ll get all of your money back if you have to cancel your booking. Simply call 0800 844 844 or email email@example.com to let us know at least one hour before your sailing, otherwise it will be non-refundable.
Like all of our fares, you can change your sailing for free as many times as you like. Simply call or email us at least one hour before your sailing. Your new travel must be within 12 months of the original travel date. Changes are subject to availability.
Senior discounted fares are available all year round to customers who are over 60 years of age, OR who hold a Super Gold Card or a Grey Power Card. A valid membership card or a valid proof of age document such as a driver’s license or passport is required at time of check-in. Failure to provide this information may result in the fare difference having to be paid prior to boarding.
Infants and Children
Infants (under 2) travel free with us, while children (2-17 years) travel for around half the price of an adult’s fare when travelling with an adult.
Please note: all children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Unaccompanied children are required to pay an adult fare.
Family fare discount
You’ll automatically get a family fare discount on the fare type you choose if your booking includes an adult or senior, one infant or child, and any vehicle (excluding motorbikes). The discount will be applied to a maximum of one primary vehicle per booking (car, ute, can, 4x4 or campervan/motorhome) and a vehicle towed by the primary vehicle e.g. boat or trailer. The conditions of the fare type you choose will apply.
Terms and Conditions
You’ll automatically get a family fare discount off the fare type you choose [Saver (non-refundable), Super (50% refundable) or Flexi Sail (100% refundable)] if your booking includes at least one adult or senior, one infant or child, and any vehicle (excluding motorbikes). The conditions of the fare type you choose will apply. You can change your booking subject to availability) provided the change is requested 24 hours prior to check-in. If notification is not received 24 hours prior to check-in the fare will not be transferred. Transferred fares must be used within six months of the original travel date. Where the same price fare is unavailable an upgrade payment will be required.
You will be required to leave your vehicle and remain within the passenger areas throughout the duration of the sailing. Please be aware all vehicle decks are locked at time of departure and you will not be able to access your vehicle until the ship has arrived at its destination.
All gang patches and insignia must be removed before check-in. Failure to comply will result in refusal of travel. Please note that groups of travellers affiliated to an organisation and wearing a patch or insignia may also be asked to remove this before or during travel.
If travelling with 12 people or more, or with five or more vehicles, you may qualify for a group discount (group discounts are not available over our peak travel periods). For more details, please contact our group bookings team on 0800 844 844 or use our contact us form.
- POLi - Online Banking. For further information about online banking, please read our POLi FAQs below.
At our call centres:
- Direct Credit*
- Bluebridge Gift Voucher
Please note that credit / debit card bookings made online or with the call centre will incur a $2 card payment fee. This fee does not apply to bookings made using online banking.
At our terminals:
- Farmlands Card
- CRT Card
- Bluebridge Gift Voucher
*Note that payment by direct credit will only be allowed where the travel booked is outside 14 days
What is POLi
POLi allows you to make a payment for goods using money straight from your bank account. POLi is a safe and secure way to facilitate an online banking transaction between your bank and Bluebridge.
How do I find and use POLi?
Using POLi is simple. Once you are ready to pay for your Bluebridge booking, select Online Banking from the payment methods on the payment page. Once you select Complete Transaction, you’ll be taken to a POLi payment screen to complete your details and confirm. When the transaction is confirmed, you’ll be returned to the Booking Confirmation screen. Remember to have your online banking details handy when selecting POLi.
Is POLI secure?
POLi uses advanced security features to ensure that your online banking details are not exposed in any way. POLi is independently audited and assessed on a regular basis.
At no stage during your transaction does POLi store your online banking details.
For further information regarding security, please read POLI’s security statement.
What banks are available when using POLi?
The following New Zealand banks are available when using POLI:
- Bank of New Zealand
- TSB Bank
- Bank Direct
Please note that POLI is only available to customers with a New Zealand based bank account.
Is there a fee for using POLi?
No, you will not incur any additional charges from Bluebridge for using POLI. However, your normal online banking transaction charges from your bank may apply.
How to pay with a Farmlands card
To pay with a Farmlands card you will need to make your booking over the phone by calling 0800 844 844 or in person at either of our terminals. Payment will need to be made at the terminal and your Farmlands card must be presented when you check in. Find out more.
What is Afterpay?
Afterpay is a payment option that enables you to book your next Bluebridge ferry trip online and spread the cost instead of having to pay it all upfront in one go. You pay the first 25% when you book online and then pay the rest off in three equal payments, every two weeks. It’s always interest-free, no minimum spend and no Bluebridge admin fee, you’ll pay nothing extra when you pay Afterpay on time, and you don’t have to book weeks in advance. If you’d like to use Afterpay simply select Afterpay as your payment option when you book and follow the prompts. If you haven’t yet joined Afterpay, it’s free to join and takes less than two mins to set up an account when you check out.
Is there a fee for using Afterpay?
Afterpay is free to join, always interest-free and won’t cost you anything extra when you pay Afterpay on time.