There is very limited parking available near the Mukilteo Terminal. There is no overnight parking and only limited four-hour street parking.
From SeaTac Airport to the Mukilteo Terminal follow road signs to the freeway. Drive NORTH to enter eastbound on 518. You will need to get on I-5 North. Mukilteo is approximately an hour’s drive from SeaTac Airport. The exit number from I-5 is exit 189.
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 auto tollbooths, advance tickets may be purchased at the kiosk inside the terminal waiting room or online. Advanced fare purchase is encouraged on this route.
Procedures have changed at the Mukilteo terminal. All motorcycles must stop at the auto tollbooth via ferry line from Mukilteo Speedway (SR 525). Ticket sellers will direct cyclists to designated staging lane.
Loading order: bicycles, motorcycles, vehicles, late arriving motorcycles as space permits.
Motorcycle Special Communication
Advanced fare purchase is encouraged on this route.
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).
Bicyclists may bypass the line of vehicle traffic and go to the passenger terminal if the passenger seller is present. Otherwise, bicyclists should stop at the vehicle tollbooth to purchase tickets before proceeding to the passenger terminal. 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 no racks.
Mukilteo Commuter Trains
Sounder offers commuter rail service from Mukilteo to Seattle with stops in Edmonds. In Mukilteo, Sounder rail is located at 920 First Street, NE of the Mukilteo Ferry Terminal, within six minutes walking distance from terminal. For more information about this service, check online at Sounder Train
A $4.00 Mukilteo/Clinton monthly pass is available at the Mukilteo terminal at the selling price of $196.50
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.
If no normal vehicle movement is occurring in the general ferry access lane, vanpools, carpools, and medical priority vehicles may now drive down the local access lane to access any available toll booth by merging into ferry line traffic just prior to the tollbooths.
For information or to register for our rideshare program check online at: Rideshare