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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


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Directions and Transportation Connections

  • Traveling from the Edmonds/Kingston ferry or Poulsbo area, cross over the Hood Canal Bridge on Highway 104, then take the Port Ludlow/Chimacum/Highway 19 exit and follow the highway all the way to the Port Townsend dock.

    From the Olympic Peninsula region, take Highway 101 east, then take the exit onto State Route (SR) 20 east. Follow SR 20 into town. The highway becomes Sims Way, then Water St. to the Port Townsend/Coupeville ferry dock.



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

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.

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

Motorcycle Entry/Staging
Queue with cars prior to tollbooth and be directed to staging lane

Motorcycle Loading
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.


Terminal Features and Amenities

  • Overhead Passenger Loading: No
  • Elevator: No
  • Waiting Room: Yes
  • Food Service: No.

    Galley service on this route is provided by Centerplate Sound Provisions. Vending machines are also available at the terminals and on the vessels.

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

    Vessel #1:
  • Sunday - Thursday: 6:30 am - 7:35 pm

  • Friday - Saturday: 6:30 am - 9:15 pm

  • 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. We offer special rates for youth ages 6 to 18. Children ages 5 and under travel free.

Multi-Ride Commuter Cards
Multi-Ride Cards are good for 90 days from the date of purchase and are non-refundable.

WSF Monthly Pass offers a 20% discount off the regular adult passenger fare for commuters.


Transit Options


Lost and Found

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