There are parking lots all within a few blocks of the terminal.
The off-site, U-Park lot located at the corner of Sunset Ave. S. and James St., has parking ranging from $5.00 to $12.00. There is one lot available with 64 spots including 2 ADA spaces. You can contact U-Park at (206) 284-9797.
There is no charge for disabled parking customers displaying a valid disabled parking placard or license plate in this U-Park parking lot. Please note: When all the sign posted ADA spaces are filled in a WSF lot, disabled parking 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).
Follow road signs to the freeway. Drive NORTH to enter eastbound on 518. You will need to get on I-5 North. The Edmonds terminal is approximately an hour’s drive from SeaTac Airport. The exit number from I-5 is 177. Edmonds terminal address is SR-104 & Dayton St., Edmonds, WA 98020.
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 passenger booth at the lower dock, at the kiosk inside the terminal waiting room, or online in advance.
Pre-ticketed customers should proceed to the lower dock by utilizing local lanes.
Non-ticketed customers purchase fare from either auto or passenger tollbooth.
Ticket or boarding pass must be presented to traffic attendant on lower dock, then stage in front of lanes 1 and 2.
Loading order: bicycles, motorcycles, vehicles, late arriving motorcycles as space permits.
Motorcycle Special Communication
Advanced fare purchase is encouraged on this route.
On Friday nights and weekends, motorcyclists that need to purchase fares are encouraged to do so at the lower dock.
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) 515-3773. 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 to get to the lower ferry dock. The rider must then secure their bike and go into the passenger terminal to purchase their ticket. Their ticket will be scanned by the lower dock attendant. 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. The terminal has no bicycle racks.
Sounder offers commuter rail service from Everett and downtown Seattle with stops in Edmonds. In Edmonds, Sounder rail is located near the waterfront along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) tracks, between Railroad Avenue and Highway 104 and from Main Street to Dayton Street (adjacent to the existing Amtrak Station), at 211 Railroad Ave. 140 parking spaces available.
In Seattle, the Sounder train is located at 3rd and King St., 303 S. Jackson Street, Seattle, WA 98104. For more information check Sounder Train.
Amtrak also provides train service between Seattle and Edmonds. In Seattle, Amtrak is located at 3rd and King St.,
303 S. Jackson Street, Seattle, WA 98104.
For schedule and fare information you can call (206) 382-4125 or 1-800-USA-RAIL or check online at Amtrak.
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 Rideshare.