There are 1,265 spaces in three parking lots. Pay parking is in effect at the Anacortes Terminal, and spots can't be reserved in advance.
Off-peak rates will be in effect from October 1, 2015 - April 30, 2016.Off-peak rates are as follows:
- 1 day (0-24 hours) - $5.00
- 2 days (24-48 hours) - $10.00
- 3 days (48-72 hours) - $12.00
- 4 days (72-96 hours) - $15.00
- One week (7 days/168 hours) - $20.00
- 14 days - $40.00
- 21 days - $60.00
- Calendar Month Permit (plus tax) - $34.00
- Season permit (10/1 to 4/30) - $140.00
There is a lower lot close to the terminal building, which provides parking for disabled customers as well as others, and there is an expanded parking area up the hill and to the left of the terminal.
Park & Pay for up to three weeks at one of the six conveniently located electronic pay boxes with cash or credit card. Parking spaces cannot be reserved in advance. To remotely add time call Call To Park at 1-877-647-4707. You will need to know your Stall #, Station #124939 and your license number. Contact (206)729-0241 for additional parking information. For weekend service between 8AM and 6PM please contact (360)239-7397.
Customers wishing to purchase a monthly or seasonal permit may call Diamond Parking Services at 1-800-828-4197 or purchase online at Diamond Parking. Please order your monthly permit by the 15th of the prior month to ensure timely receipt of your permit.
There is no charge for disabled parking customers displaying a valid disabled parking placard or license plate. There are 18 ADA spaces available. It’s important to note that when all the sign posted ADA spaces are filled in a WSF lot, customers are allowed to park in any empty space, for free, with their ADA placard, except those spaces reserved for other uses (e.g., carpool and Ferry System employee vehicles).
From the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, allow a minimum of 2 1/2 hours driving time to Anacortes and plan to arrive at least an hour before your ferry is scheduled to depart. Follow road signs to the freeway. Drive north to enter eastbound on 518. You will need to get on I-5 North, just follow the road signs. Take I-5 North for approximately 85 miles to state route 20. Take exit 230, turn left at the light and follow the signs into downtown Anacortes. Turn left on 12th Street. Our terminal is 4 to 5 miles outside town.
When traveling from Sea-Tac Airport to Anacortes there is a shuttle from Sea-Tac Airport to our Anacortes Dock. For schedule and fare information call 1-866-235-5247 or check Bellair Airporter.
Island Airporter is another service that provides transportation from Sea-Tac Airport to Friday Harbor. To contact them for fare and schedule information, call (360) 378-7438 or check Island Airporter.
While motorcycles are not, by Washington Administrative Code (WAC 468-300-700), a preferential loading category of users, they are often loaded prior to automobiles for operational and staging purposes. Arrival at the dock after vehicle load has commenced requires motorcycles to wait until all cars have been loaded for the next motorcycle loading opportunity. Motorcycles should proceed, while on the dock, at no more than 10 mph. Use caution when car decks are wet. The following information details specific staging for this terminal:
Motorcyclists queue, along with vehicles, in traffic line prior to tollbooths. Proceed to motorcycle staging area in front of holding lanes as directed by ticket seller or traffic attendant.
Loading order: bicycles, motorcycles, vehicles, late arriving motorcycles as space permits.
Space may be limited to 30 motorcycles per sailing.
Expect heavy truck traffic on the first 3 sailings in the morning. Trucks going standby are advised to travel between the 7:40 am to 11:00 am time frame.
WSF requires trucks with a gross vehicle weight of over 80,000 lbs and/or over 8’6” wide to have “travel approval” before crossing any of our routes. Vessels on this route have a limited height clearance and trucks may be loaded out of sequence.
Trucks that have a gross vehicle weight of over 80,000 lbs but are hauling less than 80,000 lbs will need to provide a weight slip.
Please fill out our Oversized/Overweight Vehicle Travel Request Form by downloading a pdf version of the form and fax it to us at (206)515-3773. Please allow three business days for completion and approval. You can contact us at anytime for status updates at (206) 464-6400 (Seattle).
The Canada Border Service Agency does not provide Commercial Services at the Sidney Terminal, as this office is not a designated commercial office.
Approaching the Anacortes Terminal, you will arrive at the vehicle tollbooths first on the right. Bicyclists may bypass these and the line of vehicle traffic at the vehicle tollbooths to get onto the ferry dock when the passenger tollbooth in the terminal is open, but must go through a vehicle tollbooth if the terminal and passenger tollbooth are closed. Signage at the vehicle tollbooth will indicate if the passenger tollbooth is open. If passenger booth is open, bicyclists should secure their bikes at the terminal and go into the terminal to purchase their tickets.
There is one bike rack at the terminal which holds 12 bikes. Bicyclists should arrive 20 minutes prior to departure time to be loaded at the beginning of loading process to be certain they are loaded for their specific destination and multi-destination sailings. If a bicyclist arrives after vehicle loading has begun, they may not be loaded for their desired destination.