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Terminal Conditions

Approximate Vehicle Spaces Available in Holding Area
Note: Vehicles in line that have not been processed through a tollbooth are not counted here. Please view cameras for additional vehicles queued outside the terminal holding area which will subtract from the listed available space.

Space Availability Legend

  • 60%-100%
  • 10%-60%
  • 0%-10%
  • Cancelled / Unavailable

Ferry Alert Bulletins

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Directions and Transportation Connections

  • From I-5 exit 189 on to highway 526, follow signs to terminal. For passenger assistance use the online Trip Planner for Community Transit.

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Security

WSF has implemented a U.S. Coast Guard approved security plan, for more information please click on the security link: Security

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Ferry Advisory Committee (FAC)

  • Contact your local Ferry Advisory Committee FAC

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Tourist Information

Parking
There is very limited parking available near the Mukilteo Terminal. There is no overnight parking and only limited four-hour street parking.

Airport
From SeaTac Airport to the Mukilteo Terminal follow road signs to the freeway. Drive NORTH to enter eastbound on 518. You will need to get on I-5 North. Mukilteo is approximately an hour’s drive from SeaTac Airport. The exit number from I-5 is exit 189.

Motorcycles
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:

  • Motorcycle Fare Purchase/Redemption
    Purchase tickets at auto tollbooths, advance tickets may be purchased at the kiosk inside the terminal waiting room or online. Advanced fare purchase is encouraged on this route.


  • Motorcycle Entry/Staging
    Procedures have changed at the Mukilteo terminal. All motorcycles must stop at the auto tollbooth via ferry line from Mukilteo Speedway (SR 525). Ticket sellers will direct cyclists to designated staging lane.


  • Motorcycle Loading
    Loading order: bicycles, motorcycles, vehicles, late arriving motorcycles as space permits.


  • Motorcycle Special Communication
    Advanced fare purchase is encouraged on this route.
  • Trucks
    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) 515-3846. Please allow three business days for completion and approval. You can contact us at anytime for status updates at (206) 464-6400 (Seattle).

    Bikes
    Bicyclists may bypass the line of vehicle traffic and go to the passenger terminal if the passenger seller is present. Otherwise, bicyclists should stop at the vehicle tollbooth to purchase tickets before proceeding to the passenger terminal. Bicyclists should arrive 20 minutes prior to departure time to be loaded at the beginning of loading process. If a bicyclist arrives after vehicle loading has begun, they will be loaded at the end of the load. Riders should walk their bikes on and off the ferry to avoid injuring passengers. The terminal has no racks.

    Train
    Mukilteo Commuter Trains Sounder offers commuter rail service from Mukilteo to Seattle with stops in Edmonds. In Mukilteo, Sounder rail is located at 920 First Street, NE of the Mukilteo Ferry Terminal, within six minutes walking distance from terminal. For more information about this service, check online at Sounder Train A $4.00 Mukilteo/Clinton monthly pass is available at the Mukilteo terminal at the selling price of $196.50

    HOV
    Carpool/Vanpools must be ticketed and in line 10 minutes before scheduled sailing time to receive preferential loading. If you are late, you will be loaded on a space available basis at the end of the loading. Car/van pools need to be registered or a recognized HOV with the ferry system HOV program, to receive loading privileges.

    If no normal vehicle movement is occurring in the general ferry access lane, vanpools, carpools, and medical priority vehicles may now drive down the local access lane to access any available toll booth by merging into ferry line traffic just prior to the tollbooths. For information or to register for our rideshare program check online at: Rideshare

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    Terminal Features and Amenities

    • Overhead Passenger Loading: No
    • Elevator: No
    • Waiting Room: Yes
    • Food Service: No.
      Food service is provided on board the ferries on this route by CDX. Basic operating hours for the galley:

      Boat #1:
    • Mon - Fri: 4:30am - 7:30pm
    • Sat - Sun: 5:30am - 7:30pm

      Boat #2:
    • Mon - Fri: 5:00am - 7:30pm
    • Sat - Sun: 8:00am - 7:30pm

      Vending machines with snacks and drinks are available at the terminal. There is a restaurant at the dock as well.
    • Restrooms: Yes

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    ADA Information

    • The Mukilteo terminal does not have overhead passenger loading. All walk-on passengers must load and offload via the car deck. Vessels on the Mukilteo ferry route do have elevator access between the passenger cabin and the car deck.

      For passengers traveling in a vehicle who need access to an elevator, or who need extra space for a lift, please alert the ticket seller at the terminal prior to boarding the ferry so that we can meet your needs and make your trip as pleasurable as possible.

      The inside waiting area at Mukilteo is accessible via the street level, where you may get a current sailing schedule, or bus information.
    • Additional Terminal ADA & Medical Info

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    Fare Discounts

    We offer seniors (65+), persons with disabilities and passengers with a Medicare card, or other eligibility verification, travel at half the regular passenger fare rate. We offer special rates for youth 6-18 years of age. Children, 0-5 travel free.

    Multi-ride cards are good for 90 days from the date of purchase and are non-refundable.

    For fares, check on line at: Fares

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    Construction

    Upcoming Preservation Projects: Mukilteo Multimodal Terminal

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    Lost and Found

    All lost & found items on this route are turned into the Mukilteo Terminal. You can reach the Lost & Found Department at 206-515-3439. Their hours of operation are 10:00am - 6:00pm Thursday - Sunday and closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. Our Information Agents can also assist you with lost & found inquiries from 7:00am through 6:45pm at 206-464-6400 or 1-888-808-7977.

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    Additional Info

    Passenger Ticket Booth Hours

    The passenger ticket booth by the terminal waiting room is open the following hours:

  • Sunday through Friday: 10:10am - 7:40pm

  • Saturday: - 9:10am - 6:40pm

    When the passenger ticket booth is closed, passengers must purchase fares at the auto toll booth.

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