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Terminal Conditions

Approximate Vehicle Spaces Available in Holding Area
Note: Vehicles in line that have not been processed through a tollbooth are not counted here. Please view cameras for additional vehicles queued outside the terminal holding area which will subtract from the listed available space.

Space Availability Legend

  • 60%-100%
  • 10%-60%
  • 0%-10%
  • Cancelled / Unavailable

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.

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Security

WSF has implemented a U.S. Coast Guard approved security plan, for more information please click on the security link: Security

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Ferry Advisory Committee (FAC)

  • Contact your local Ferry Advisory Committee FAC

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Tourist Information

Parking
Port Townsend is a fairly small town with extremely limited parking in the downtown area. Street parking is limited to two hours. You are highly encouraged to park your car in the Haines Place Park-N-Ride Lot. Port Townsend Guide


Parking is available at the bank on weekends only after 1:00pm.

Motorcycles
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.
  • Trucks
    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).

    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).

    Bikes
    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.

    HOV
    For information or to register for our rideshare program, check online at: Rideshare

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    Terminal Features and Amenities

    • Overhead Passenger Loading: No
    • Elevator: No
    • Waiting Room: Yes
    • Food Service: No. Vessel Galley Hours of Operation:
      Food service on Port Townsend/Coupeville route is available for the Early Fall schedule beginning Sept. 21 - Oct. 13.

      #1 Vessel:
    • Daily: 6:30am - 7:30pm
      #2 Vessel:
      Mon - Thur: 8:45am - 3:45pm
      Fri - Sun: 10:15am - 5:00pm


      Snack and beverage machines are available on the vessels
    • Restrooms: Yes

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    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 fares for youth 6-18 years of age. Children ages 0-5 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.

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    Transit Options

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    Lost and Found

    All lost & found items on this route are held at the Port Townsend 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 at 206-464-6400 or 1-888-808-7977.

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