WSF has implemented a U.S. Coast Guard approved security plan, for more information please click on the security link: Security
The "tally 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 the "tally slip" you have to go to the end of the line.
Tally slips 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 tally slips 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.
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. There is a Kingston commuter parking lot operated by Diamond Parking available at 1st and Ohio St. It is not very well marked, but if drivers 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 lots are:
$3.00 for up to 12 hours
$4.00 for 12-24 hours
$50 for monthly parking
$33.00 for carpools
There is no charge for disabled parking customers displaying a valid disabled parking placard or license plate. Disabled parking customers may park free of charge in any general parking space in the terminal parking lot, except those spaces reserved for other uses (e.g., carpool and Ferry System employee vehicles).
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.
During commute hours, motorcyclists may use the pre-ticketed tollbooth.
Proceed to staging at front of vehicle holding lanes.
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) 515-3846. 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 1 bicycle rack which holds 8 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 online at: Rideshare
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 6-18 years of age. Children, 0-5 travel free.
Multi-ride cards are good for 90 days from the date of purchase and are non-refundable.
For fares, check on line at: Fares
Lost and Found
All lost & found items on this route are turned into the Edmonds Terminal. You can reach the Lost & Found Department at 206-515-3439. Their hours of operation are 10:00am - 6:00pm Thursday-Monday and closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. Our Information Agents can also assist you with lost & found inquiries from 7:00am through 6:45pm daily at 206-464-6400 or 1-888-808-7977.