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Apex voted best NZ car rental company two years in a row

For the second year in a row Apex has been voted as New Zealand's top rental car company. Apex secured five star ratings for availability of vehicle booked, the booking process itself, and transparency of costs and fees.

You can read more on the Canstar Blue Award here.

Cook Strait Ferry Offer: Vehicle Ferry Ticket Included

Book any Apex rental car for travel in both the North and South Islands (eg. Auckland Airport to Christchurch Airport, Auckland to Auckland crossing twice, Christchurch to Auckland etc.) and the daily rate includes the cost of a vehicle ferry ticket. You only need to pay for your passenger(s) Cook Strait ferry tickets.

Please Note:
To take advantage of this special offer you must book all of your passenger ferry tickets directly with Apex - not with the ferry company - and you must travel on one of the Cook Strait Ferry services shown below. The option to book passenger ferry tickets is displayed during the car reservation process. Minimum rental periods apply depending on the travel dates selected and the length of rental requested.

Bluebridge Ferry Sailing Times

Wellington to Picton
Ferry Depart Arrive
Santa Regina08:00 am11:30 am
Straitsman01:30 pm05:00 pm

Picton to Wellington
Ferry Depart Arrive
Straitsman08:00 am11:30 am(does not operate Saturday)
Santa Regina02:00 pm05:30 pm
Straitsman07:00 pm10:30 pm

Cost of Passenger Fares

The cost of one-way passenger fares is as follows:
Adult - $69 Child (1-17) - $35
Senior (60+) - $65 Infant (1-11 months) - FREE

Interislander Ferry Sailing Times

Wellington to Picton
Ferry Depart Arrive
Arahura03:00 pm06:10 pm
Stena Alegra05:00 pm08:45 pm

Picton to Wellington
Ferry Depart Arrive
Stena Alegra09:05 am12:30 pm
Arahura11:00 am02:10 pm
Kaitaki02:00 pm05:30 pm
Arahura07:00 pm10:10 pm

Cost of Passenger Fares

The cost of one-way passenger fares is as follows:
Adult - $69 Child (1-17) - $35
Senior (60+) - $65 Infant (1-11 months) - FREE

Book Now - Pay Later

Apex will reserve your Bluebridge or Interislander passenger ferry tickets on your behalf and have these waiting for you along with your vehicle ferry ticket when you pick up your car.
Please Note: All ferry tickets are able to be changed en-route - subject to availability.

To book any of the above offers simply enter your car hire details into the Quick Quote panel to the left