Port Townsend is a fairly small town with extremely limited parking in the downtown area. Street parking is limited to two hours. You are advised to park your car in the Haines Place Park-N-Ride Lot. Port Townsend Guide
Parking is available at the bank on weekends only after 1:00 pm.
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 the auto tollbooths, at the kiosk inside the terminal waiting room, or online in advance
Queue with cars prior to tollbooth and be directed to staging lane
Loaded after bicycles and up to 6 vehicles; late arriving motorcycles are loaded at end of vehicle load as space permits.
Motorcycle Special Communication
This route operates on a reservation system. To make a reservation call 1-888-808-7977 or book online. You may arrive as a standby without a reservation, but reservations are recommended.
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).
Reservations are required for trucks, trailers or RV's at least 1 day prior to sailing. To make reservations you can call (206) 464-6400 or 1-888-808-7977 (WA, BC).
Bicyclists may bypass the line of vehicle traffic to get onto the ferry dock but must go through a tollbooth. Bicyclists should arrive 20 minutes prior to departure time to be loaded at the beginning of loading process. Reservations are not needed. If a bicyclist arrives after vehicle loading has begun, they will be loaded at the end of the load. Bicycles can load to the upper deck where there are 10 racks and enough space for 50 bikes or on the car deck. Riders should walk their bikes on and off the ferry to avoid injuring passengers. Terminal has one rack that holds 12 bikes.
For information or to register for our rideshare program check Rideshare.