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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

  • Northbound on Highway 3: Take the "Poulsbo, Bainbridge Island" exit. You must turn right off the exit ramp. Continue to follow this road for approximately 13 miles; it will take you straight to the ferry dock.

    Southbound from the Hood Canal Bridge: Make a right turn coming off the bridge. After driving approximately 6 miles, you will come to the "Poulsbo, Bainbridge Island" exit. Exit at that point and follow the road for aproximately 13 miles.

    Southbound from the Kingston area: Follow the road from Kingston for about 5 miles until you come to a stoplight. (Valley Nursery and a Kitsap Transit bus parking lot will be off to the left.) Turn left and follow the road for about 12.5 miles to the ferry terminal.

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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
On January 1, the U-Park System assumed the management of the former City of Bainbridge Island parking facility. To sign up for monthly parking, carpools and vanpools please call the U-Park System Office Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm. U-Park System Office: 206-284-9797.

Parking Classifications / Parking Rate
1. All Day (0-10 hours) $11.00
2. 24 Hours $15.00
3. Evenings (7:00pm) $ 7.00
4. Motorcycles (24 hours) $5.00
5. Charge for Parking Fees Owed Calculated per above Parking Rates
For more information here is their web site at U-Park.

There is disabled parking at the terminal. There are three large lots within two blocks of the terminal. Daily rates (0-10 hours) runs $7-$9. All offer rates for weekend or extended stays. Time and price options are posted at the lots. Monthly parking is available in Bainbridge. “Diamond Dollar” discounts are available. Kitsap Diamond Parking address: 843 6th St. Bremerton, (360) 373-9501.
*There is no charge for disabled parking customers displaying a valid disabled parking placard or license plate at the terminal parking lot. It’s important to note that when all the sign posted ADA spaces are filled in a WSF lot, disabled customers are allowed to park in any empty space, for free, with their ADA placard, except those spaces reserved for other uses (e.g., carpool and Ferry System employee vehicles). There are 11 ADA spaces available in the terminal parking lot.

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
    If holding area is full and traffic has come to a stop at the tollbooth, proceed around vehicles to the seller’s window at the tollbooth.
  • Motorcycle Loading
    Loading order: bicycles, motorcycles, vehicles, late arriving motorcycles as space permits.

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).

Bikes
There is no payment for passengers or bicycles traveling from Bainbridge to Seattle. Bicyclists may bypass the line of vehicle traffic to get onto the ferry dock and to the staging area at the east end of the dock. 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. Mid-loads for bicyclists are allowed during the commute period 6 a.m. -8:45 a.m. There are two large bicycle racks at the terminal, which hold 32 bikes.

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

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Terminal Features and Amenities

  • Overhead Passenger Loading: Yes
  • Elevator: No
  • Waiting Room: Yes
  • Food Service: No.
    Food service is provided on board the ferries on this route by Olympic Cascade. Basic operating hours for the galley:

    Boat #1:
  • Mon - Fri: 4:45am - 7:30pm
  • Sat: - 5:15am - 8:15pm
  • Sun: - 7:15am - 8:15pm

    Boat #2:
  • Mon - Fri: 5:00am - 8:15pm
  • Sat: - 7:45am - 9:15pm
  • Sun: - 9:30am - 9:15pm

    Vending machines with snacks and drinks are available. There are many types of restaurants, cafes, sandwich shops and of course, coffee shops within walking distance of the ferry terminal.
  • 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 rate. We offer special rates for youth 6-18 years of age. Children, 5 and under travel free.

Fare Purchase/Redemption
Purchase and redeem tickets at the auto tollbooths. Tickets may be purchased at the kiosk inside the terminal waiting room, or online in advance.
Multi-ride cards are good for 90 days from the date of purchase and are non-refundable.

For fares, check on line at: Fares

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Transit Options

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Lost and Found

All lost & found items on this route are turned in to the Seattle Terminal. You can reach the Lost & Found Department at 206-515-3439. Their hours of operation are 10:00am - 6:00pm daily. Our Information Agents can also assist you with lost & found inquiries from 7:00am through 7:45pm at 206-464-6400 or 1-888-808-7977.

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