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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.

Terminal Conditions are temporarily unavailable. View Lopez Island cameras.

Ferry Alert Bulletins


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WSF has implemented a U.S. Coast Guard approved security plan, for more information please visit our Safety and Security page.


Ferry Advisory Committee (FAC)

  • Contact the Ferry Advisory Committee chair representing your community with suggestions or concerns about ferry service.


Tourist Information

There is limited parking ( up to 72 hrs. ) available at the Lopez dock.

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:

Fare Purchase/Redemption
Inter-island tickets may be purchased from kiosk in terminal or online in advance.
Tickets are required for traveling inter-island, heading westbound, from Lopez to Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor.

Motorcyclists bypass staging lanes and proceed to the lower parking lot adjacent to the terminal.

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

Special Communication
Recommended arrival time is 20 minutes prior to scheduled sailing time.

Inter-island tickets may be used between any two islands, they are not destination specific and fare payment is required traveling westbound only. Motorcyclists travel free eastbound.

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 form and email it to Please allow three business days for completion and approval. You can contact us at anytime for status updates at (206)464-6400.

Bicyclists may bypass the line of vehicle traffic to get onto the ferry dock. Bicyclists should arrive 20 minutes prior to departure time to be loaded at the beginning of vehicle loading. 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 bike rack, which holds 8 bikes.


Terminal Features and Amenities

  • Overhead Passenger Loading: No
  • Elevator: No
  • Waiting Room: Yes
  • Food Service: No. All galleys on Washington State Ferries will be closed until further notice in an effort to protect the health and safety of employees and customers. However, vending machines will still be available.
  • Restrooms: Yes


ADA Information

  • For disabled passengers traveling without a vehicle, Anacortes does have an overhead loading ramp to board the ferry. However, the San Juan Islands do not and all passengers load/offload via the the car deck. All of the vessels on these routes do have elevator access between decks.

    Passengers traveling in a vehicle who need extra space for a lift, or access to an elevator, please alert the ticket seller or attendant at the terminal.
  • Additional Terminal ADA & Medical Info


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.


Lost and Found

Lost and found items on this route are turned in to the Anacortes 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.


Additional Info

Peak Season schedule eastbound allotments from Lopez to Anacortes:

6:20 a.m. sailing - 35 Reg and 9 Tall
8:30 a.m. sailing - 15 Reg and 2 Tall
10:45 a.m. sailing - 107 Reg and 32 Tall
2:40 p.m. sailing - 48 Reg and 18 Tall (Sundays and Holidays only)
2:40 p.m. sailing - 33 Reg and 10 Tall (Except Sundays and Holidays)
4:15 p.m. sailing - Foot passengers and bicyclists only
6:20 p.m. sailing - 95 Reg and 25 Tall
7:35 p.m. sailing - 107 Reg and 32 Tall
11:20 p.m. sailing - 13 Reg and 3 Tall

NO Kayak launching or beach access at the terminal.
NO vehicle reservations from Lopez to Anacortes.
NO running water; sani cans only.
Lopez Village is 4 miles from the terminal.