Best Times to Travel
Find the best time to travel by selecting your route and sailing dates below. Reservations are recommended on Anacortes / San Juan Islands and Port Townsend / Coupeville routes.
Note: These guides are for vehicle traffic only. In almost all cases there is room for walk-on passengers and bicyclists. Vehicle traffic levels represent sailings from the busier portion of the season and may vary during slower times or for special events and holidays. Due to COVID-19, ridership is hard to predict and riders may experience conditions different than what is shown below.
Source: Washington State Ferries' Best Times to Travel guides are a generalized forecast of expected vehicular travel patterns. They are based on vehicle ridership (ticket sales) from a past year, which is adjusted to reflect the capacity of planned vessel assignments. Because 2020 was an anomalous year, we are currently using 2019 ridership as our base data source.
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