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Form of Payment for WSF Tollbooth

General Conditions:

  • All fare media is non-refundable after purchase. 
  • WSF is not responsible for the loss of any fare media.
  • WSF does not accept checks or Canadian currency.

Washington State Ferries tollbooths accept the following media as forms of payment for travel:

  • Cash
  • Credit cards
  • Debit cards
  • Traveler’s checks (U.S. Only)
  • Money orders and cashier’s checks
  • WSF business accounts
  • Transit vouchers
  • ORCA E-purse

Sellers may accept bills up to $100 in denomination. Sellers may request that customers roll pennies if more than 50 are given in payment. The seller will supply the customer with the coin wrapper.
Credit cards
Currently WSF accepts only VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards. All credit cards must be signed.

Debit cards
Debit cards are accepted as a form of payment.

Traveler’s checks
WSF accepts U.S. traveler’s checks in denominations of $100 or less. Foreign traveler’s checks (including Canadian traveler’s checks) are not accepted.

Money orders and cashier’s checks
Money orders and cashier’s checks are accepted at the tollbooth provided they are made out to Washington State Ferries.

WSF business accounts
Customers who wish to establish a WSF business account may contact the main WSF offices at 206-515-3400 Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. for more information. There is an annual fee associated with this form of payment.

Transit vouchers
Currently WSF accepts the following paper transit vouchers:

  • King County Metro Commuter Bonus Voucher
  • TransBen Voucher
  • Commuter Check Voucher
  • WageWorks Voucher
  • TransitCheck Voucher 


ORCA E-purse may be used at WSF locations, except Sidney B.C., to pay for vehicle and passenger fares. WSF monthly passenger passes can be loaded on your ORCA card and have unlimited usage for the calendar month. 

Use your ORCA card at the tollbooth or turnstile, or on the handheld reader, prior to boarding the ferry to pay for your passenger fare. If your card is loaded with an E-purse the cost of the trip will be deducted from your card. If you have a WSF monthly passenger pass, valid for the ferry service, the reader will recognize your pass as valid fare payment for the designated calendar month.