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The vehicle ferry which operates a continuous service during the day and a reduced service until 10:00pm. Bookings are not required and you pay on board.
Car Ferry Facts
First ferry Leaves Okiato 06:40am (mainland side), Leaves Opua 06:50am (Russell side)
Last ferry leaves: Okiato 2200 (mainland side) , Leave Opua 2150 (Russell side)
Travel time: 10mins
Tickets: Purchased on board - cash and eftpos/visa available
There are a number of passenger Ferry's that run between Russell and Paihia regularly throughout the day. The trip is approx 15 mins. First ferry leaves Russell at 7am departing Paihia at 7.20am and goes approx every 20mins during the summer and half hour during the winter. From 5pm the ferry drops to every hour last ferry departing 10.00pm from Russell and 10:30 from Paihia. Pay on board. Please check with reception for current time table and prices.
Pease note A fast ferry operates during summer on demand and takes about 5 mins