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Construction at Seattle Terminal

The Seattle terminal and ferry dock is currently under major construction until 2023, and could affect your travel plans. The passenger terminal is much smaller, and the entrance for drive-on customers is located south of the main dock. Learn more about construction.

Project News

Temporary schedule for two weeks: All trips between the Seattle terminal, Bainbridge Island, and Bremerton will follow a temporary sailing schedule beginning on Saturday, Jan. 4 through Jan. 20, 2020. Find out more about the temporary sailing schedule and ways to plan ahead.

Ferry Alert Bulletins


Wait Time


Directions and Transportation Connections

  • From Port Angeles / Olympic Peninsula Points: Drive EAST on U.S. 101 to State Route (SR) 104, crossing the Hood Canal Floating Bridge. Continue EAST on SR 104 for 8 more miles (through Port Gamble) to the Kingston Ferry Terminal.

    From Bremerton: Drive north on WA-3 N and take the WA-305 exit toward Poulsbo/Bainbridge Island. Turn right onto WA-305 S and take the 2nd left onto WA-307 N/Bond Rd NE. Continue on WA-307 N for 6 miles and continue straight onto NE State Highway 104 to the Kingston Ferry Terminal.

    Waiting area: Outdoor heated and sheltered seating area.

    Dropping off or picking up?
    When approaching the ferry terminal to pick up or drop off and NOT disabled, please enter the right hand lane (local line) and make a right turn at Washington St. right in front of the toll booths. There should be parking there for a quick pick up – drop off.

    If you are disabled and picking up or dropping off, cut into the line down by the toll booths and let the ticket seller know that you will be dropping off or picking up.



WSF has implemented a U.S. Coast Guard approved security plan, for more information please check Security.


Ferry Advisory Committee (FAC)

  • Contact your local Ferry Advisory Committee at FAC.


Tourist Information

Park and Ride lots are available at the Albertsons with Kitsap Transit making bus connections. In addition to the park-n-ride lot at the Albertson's store on Hansville Road, there is pay parking in Kingston. Kingston commuter parking lot is operated by Diamond Parking available at 1st and Ohio St. Turn left on Ohio Street, they will see it. There are a total of 73 spaces. Contact Diamond Parking at (206) 729-0590 for parking information.

Parking fees for Diamond Parking in Kingston are:

  • $8.00 for 0 - 12 hours
  • $12.00 for 12 - 24 hours
  • $24.00 for 2 days
  • $28.00 for 3 days
  • $30.00 for 5 days
  • $38.00 for 7 days
  • $100.00 for monthly parking
  • $75.00 for carpools

    WSF has an off-site parking lot for public use, operated by Diamond Parking. There is no charge for disabled parking customers displaying a valid disabled parking placard or license plate in this parking lot only. There are three ADA spaces available. It’s important to note that when all the sign posted ADA spaces are filled in this WSF lot, customers are allowed to park in any empty space in this lot, for free, with their ADA placard, except those spaces reserved for other uses (e.g., carpool and Ferry System employee vehicles).

  • 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 the auto tollbooths, at the kiosk outside next to the restrooms, or online in advance.

    Motorcycle Entry/Staging
    During commute hours, motorcyclists may use the pre-ticketed tollbooth.
    Proceed to staging at front of vehicle holding lanes.

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

    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).

    There is no payment for passengers or bicycles traveling from Kingston to Edmonds. Bicyclists may bypass the line of vehicle traffic to get into the ferry holding lane. 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 one bicycle rack which holds eight bikes.

    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. For information or to register for our rideshare program check Rideshare.


    Terminal Features and Amenities

    • Overhead Passenger Loading: Yes
    • Elevator: No
    • Waiting Room: Yes
    • Food Service: No.
      Food service is provided on board the ferries on this route by Centerplate Sound Provisions.

      Galley hours for the Winter 2020 schedule are in effect January 5, 2020 - June 20, 2020:

      Vessel #1:
    • Monday - Friday: 4:45 am to 7:45 pm
    • Saturday - Sunday: 6:25 am to 7:45 pm

      Vessel #2:
    • Monday - Friday: 5:30 am to 8:30 pm
    • Saturday: 5:15 am to 8:30 pm
    • Sunday: 7:00 am to 8:30 pm

      Currently there is no food service at the Edmonds terminal. Vending machines with snacks and drinks are available. There are many types of restaurants, cafes, sandwich shops and of course, coffee shops within walking distance of the ferry terminal.
    • Restrooms: Yes



    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 ages 6 to 18. Children ages 5 and under travel free.

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

    For more information check Fares.

    Pre-purchasing Wave2Go tickets does not guarantee a space on the vessel.


    Tally System

    The "tally" or boarding pass system means that vehicles in line receive a slip of paper from the WSP to show that they have not cut in line. If you arrive at the ticket booth without a boarding pass, you have to go to the end of the line. Boarding passes are used on Sunday afternoons and are distributed by WSP at Lindvog Rd. in Kingston. This program was started at the request of the community leaders in order to help reduce the traffic congestion in the downtown corridor.

    Distribution of boarding passes begin at various times on Sunday and is based on traffic volume. Prior to distribution, signs are placed in various locations along the highway with a trooper stationed at the Lindvog - SR104 intersection. Vehicles arriving at a tollbooth without a tally slip will be sent back to Lindvog and the end of the line.


    Transit Options


    Lost and Found

    Lost and found items on this route are turned in to the Edmonds ferry terminal. Due to storage limitations, found items are held for 10 days from the date they were found. Our Information Agents can assist you with lost and found inquiries from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm (daily) at (206) 464-6400 or 1-888-808-7977.