Ferry Timetables

Catching the ferry between Paihia and Russell is a fun and easy way to get out on the water in the Bay of Islands.

 
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Paihia - Russell Passenger Ferry

Fullers InterCity Ferries operate regular passenger ferry services throughout the day from the Paihia wharf to the opposite township of Russell. Paihia - Russell ferry tickets can be pre-purchased from the Fullers GreatSights booking office or on board. Ferry crossings take approximately 15 minutes.

Fullers Intercity Ferries

(09) 402 7421 - Paihia

(09) 403 7866 - Russell

Adult Return
$12.00
Child Return
$6.00
Paihia - Russell
07.20am
08.30am
09.30am - 7.30pm
(departures on the half hour)
8.30pm*
9.30pm**
10.30pm**
Russell - Paihia
07.00am
07.45am
09.00am - 7.00pm
(departures on the hour)
8.00pm*
9.00pm*
10.00pm**

*
**
(W)

Early morning departures

Morning - Evening departs every 30 minutes

Night departures

Friday and Saturday Only

October to May Only

Drop-off at Waitangi available on request
(10am & 3pm sailings from Russell only)

Child fare: ages 14 and under

Duration

CROSSING
TIME: 15MINS

 

Opua Vehicle Ferry

Okiato is approximately 10 minutes' drive from Russell and Opua is approximately 7 minutes from Paihia. The Opua car ferry approximately every 10 minutes between the hours listed at right.

The Opua ferry is suitable for all vehicles including trucks, buses and campervans. Opua ferry tickets can be purchased on board.

VEHICLE TYPEPRICE
Car / Van / Vehicles less than 6 metres $11.00
Motorcycle $5.50
Mid Vehicle (6-8 metres) $17.50
Large Vehicle (8-10 metres) $27.50
Truck (10+ metres) $55.00
Trailer (less than 6 metres) $11.00
Trailer (6-8 metres) $17.50
Trailer (8-10 metres) $27.50
ADDITIONAL PASSENGERSPRICE
Adult Passenger $1.00
Child Passenger (5-14 years) $0.50
Child Passenger (0-5 years) FREE
Concession Tickets available on request  
OKIATO - OPUA
First Ferry 6:40am
Last Ferry 9:50pm
OPUA - OKIATO
First Ferry 6:50am
Last Ferry 10:00pm

Departures every 10 minutes (approximately)
between the hours above.