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[Last Updated: Sunday, July 05, 2020 10:07 PM]

PT/Coup - Tidal Cancellations for Monday, July 6

Tidal currents will cancel one or more sailings from Port Townsend and Coupeville in July.  Please see our Tidal Cancellations table for a complete list of affected dates and departures.

On Monday, July 6, due to tidal currents, the 8:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. sailings from Port Townsend and the 8:45 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. from Coupeville are cancelled. Your alternate routes are Edmonds/Kingston and Mukilteo/Clinton.


[Last Updated: Friday, July 03, 2020 05:39 PM]

Mukilteo/Clinton and Edmonds/Kingston on 1-Boat Service Each Weekend in July

Reminder: Because of a shortage of available crew during the COVID-19 pandemic, service on the Mukilteo/Clinton and Edmonds/Kingston routes must be reduced to one boat on weekends during the month of July. The affected dates include: July 4-5; July 11-12; July 18-19; and July 25-26. On those four weekends, the #1 boat will be the only boat in service.

Travelers should plan ahead by checking the online schedule and be prepared for long waits if driving onto a state ferry over each weekend, particularly during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Customers may also want to consider traveling during non-peak times in the early mornings and later in the evening. Those who do sail during this time are strongly encouraged to remain in their vehicles for the duration of their trip, while those in the cabin should practice safe physical distancing, wash your hands and avoid traveling if you feel ill. Please be reminded that face coverings are now required in all public spaces in the State of Washington.

WSF apologizes for the inconvenience and asks for your patience and understanding at this unprecedented time. We understand the impact this service will have on passengers and thank you for your cooperation as we attempt to maintain as much service as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. To read about how WSF is adapting its service in response to COVID-19, please read our COVID Response Service Plan. For general COVID-19 travel information, please see our website.


[Last Updated: Wednesday, July 01, 2020 02:30 PM]

All Routes - Recording of WSF's Virtual Community Meeting Now Available Online

Thank you to everyone who participated in WSF's Virtual Community Meeting yesterday! For those who were unable to attend, a recording of the meeting is now available online on our Community Meetings page. To watch the meeting, you’ll need to provide a name and email to sign into the GotoWebinar page. For more information go to: https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/commuterupdates/pub_meetings.htm


[Last Updated: Wednesday, July 01, 2020 02:30 PM]

All Routes - Customers Asked to Use Debit or Credit Cards to Pay for Tickets

Customers are encouraged to use debit or credit cards when purchasing their tickets at the terminal. Terminals have a limited supply of change due to a national coin shortage caused by COVID-19. Should customers need to pay with cash, please be prepared to pay with exact change.

Passengers also have the option to purchase their tickets online in advance to avoid paying at the tollbooth altogether.

Thank you for your understanding. We will continue to provide updates on the situation as they become available.


[Last Updated: Wednesday, July 01, 2020 02:30 PM]

All Routes - Customers are Advised to Limit Ferry Travel to Essential Purposes

As a reminder, the Governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” emergency order is still in effect. Customers are advised to limit travel on ferries to essential purposes only, and to observe physical distancing by remaining in their vehicles whenever possible. Customers who must travel on ferries are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings to help promote the health and safety of themselves and our frontline employees. On some sailings, the number of walk-on passengers may be restricted so that riders can maintain physical distance.

Thank you for doing your part to keep Washingtonians safe and healthy during this challenging time.


[Last Updated: Wednesday, July 01, 2020 02:30 PM]

All Routes - Statewide Mask Requirement Began Friday, June 26

Passengers are asked to comply with the Governor’s statewide order requiring that face masks and coverings be worn in public to limit the spread of COVID-19. The requirement includes both indoor and outdoor spaces and took effect on Friday, June 26.

Customers traveling by vehicle are encouraged to remain in their vehicles for the duration of their trip, while those in the cabin should practice safe physical distancing, wash your hands and avoid traveling if you feel ill.

Thank you for helping us do our part to keep our community healthy.


[Last Updated: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 05:40 AM]

Muk/Clin: Two Late-Night Departures on Mukilteo/Clinton Route Pushed Back 15 Min

Two late-night departures on the Mukilteo/Clinton route will be pushed back 15 minutes until further notice to better align with current ridership needs. This change will begin on Friday, May 29 for the following sailings:

  • The 11:30 p.m. sailing from Clinton to Mukilteo will now depart at 11:45 p.m.
  • The 12 a.m. sailing from Mukilteo to Clinton will now depart at 12:15 a.m.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding while we navigate this challenging time. We will continue to monitor ridership needs to align our service as best as we can.


[Last Updated: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 10:54 PM]

Service Changes to Fauntleroy/Vashon Island/Southworth Route Began March 29

Washington State Ferries has temporarily reduced service on the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route due to significant declines in ridership. The reductions are tentatively scheduled to last beyond June 20 until further notice. 

In addition to the route operating on its two-boat schedule, the following daily sailings will be cancelled:

  • 1:25 a.m. from Vashon to Fauntleroy
  • 1:45 a.m. from Southworth to Fauntleroy and Vashon
  • 2:20 a.m. from Fauntleroy to Vashon and Southworth
  • 2:45 a.m. from Vashon to Southworth 

These service changes ensure that we are providing an appropriate level of service based on passenger demand, crew availability, and state and federal guidelines for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time. We wish you safe and healthy travels.

For all information about adjustments to WSF operations visit the COVID-19 travel updates webpage.


[Last Updated: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 10:54 PM]

Sea/Brem - Service Changes to Seattle/Bremerton Route Began March 29

Washington State Ferries has temporarily reduced service on the Seattle/Bremerton route due to significant declines in ridership. The reductions are tentatively scheduled to last beyond June 20 until further notice. 

The following schedule changes are in effect:

  • The route will operate on a one-boat schedule instead of its usual two-boat service.
  • The daily 11:40 p.m. departure from Bremerton, and the 12:50 a.m. departure from Seattle are cancelled.

These service changes ensure that we are providing an appropriate level of service based on passenger demand, crew availability, and state and federal guidelines for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time. We wish you safe and healthy travels.

For all information about adjustments to WSF operations visit the COVID-19 travel updates webpage.


[Last Updated: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 10:53 PM]

Sea/BI - Service Changes to Seattle/Bainbridge Island Route Began March 29

Washington State Ferries has temporarily reduced service on the Seattle/Bainbridge route due to significant declines in ridership. The reductions are tentatively scheduled to last beyond June 20 until further notice. 

The following schedule changes will be in effect:

  • The route is on a one-boat reduced service schedule, instead of its usual two-boat service. 
  • The weekday 12:55 a.m. departure from Bainbridge and the 1:35 a.m. departure from Seattle are cancelled.
  • The weekend 1:25 a.m. departure from Bainbridge, and the 2:10 a.m. departure from Seattle are cancelled.

These service changes ensure that we are providing an appropriate level of service based on passenger demand, crew availability, and state and federal guidelines for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time. We wish you safe and healthy travels.

For all information about adjustments to WSF operations visit the COVID-19 travel updates webpage.


[Last Updated: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 10:52 PM]

Edm/King - Service Changes to Edmonds/Kingston Route Began Friday, April 3

Washington State Ferries has temporarily canceled a pair of late night Friday and Saturday sailings on the Edmonds/Kingston route due to significant declines in ridership. This change is scheduled to last beyond June 20 until further notice. 

The following sailings will be cancelled on Friday and Saturday nights:

  • 12:20 a.m. from Kingston to Edmonds
  • 12:55 a.m. from Edmonds to Kingston

These service changes ensure that we are providing an appropriate level of service based on passenger demand, crew availability, and state and federal guidelines for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time. We wish you safe and healthy travels.

For all information about adjustments to WSF operations visit the COVID-19 travel updates webpage.


[Last Updated: Saturday, July 04, 2020 04:18 PM]

Ana/SJ's - ADA Alert - #1 Elevator on M/V Samish Out of Service

The #1 elevator on the M/V Samish is currently out of service pending necessary maintenance and repairs. The Samish is operating as the #3 vessel on the Anacortes/San Juan Islands route. Updates will be provided as conditions change. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


[Last Updated: Thursday, June 25, 2020 05:23 PM]

WSF Call Center Moved to Remote Operations, Offering Limited Service

The WSF call center is now operating with limited service due to Information agents working remotely based on COVID-19 health recommendations. However, agents do not have the ability to take credit card numbers over the phone, so they will not be able to make reservations or assist customers with ticket purchases.

Customers can still call 206-464-6400 to speak with an agent or receive automated schedule and fare information. However, vehicle reservations will need to be made, changed or cancelled online. Refund requests can also be submitted online, and customers are highly encouraged to do so. Customers may also experience longer than normal hold times depending on call volumes.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience. We will continue to provide updates as they become available.


[Last Updated: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 01:39 PM]

Edm/King - Second Holding Lane Now Open on SR 104 in Edmonds

The Edmonds terminal overflow holding lane on State Route 104 prior to the tollbooths is now open. This will be a permanent second lane designated for ferry traffic. WSDOT maintenance crews recently reconfigured the area between Pine and Dayton streets to help reduce congestion and backups leading to the terminal.


[Last Updated: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 01:25 PM]

WSF Encourages Customers to Purchase Tickets Online

To better protect our customers and employees against the spread of COVID-19, WSF encourages all customers to purchase their tickets in advance online. Pre-purchasing tickets minimizes the amount of contact and money exchange that needs to take place at tollbooths.  

To make it easier for customers to purchase tickets online, WSF has made all of its fares available, including those that normally require in-person purchase and proof of eligibility. These include youth, senior, and disabled fares. 

For all information about adjustments to WSF operations visit the COVID-19 travel updates webpage.


[Last Updated: Thursday, June 25, 2020 10:18 PM]

Muk/Clin - ADA Alert - Clinton Terminal Restrooms Temporarily Closed

The restrooms at the Clinton terminal are currently out of service for maintenance. There are portable restrooms on site. We apologize for any inconvenience. Updates will be provided as conditions change.


[Last Updated: Thursday, June 25, 2020 05:12 PM]

Sea/Brem - ADA Alert - #2 Restroom Out of Service at Bremerton Terminal

The #2 end bathroom inside the Bremerton terminal is currently closed due to unscheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Updates will be provided as conditions change.


[Last Updated: Saturday, July 04, 2020 08:23 PM]

ALL ROUTES: Keller Ferry Temporarily Out of Service. 07/04

The Keller Ferry on SR 21 MP 106 that crosses the Columbia River north of Wilbur is temporarily out of service due to repairs. Updates will be provided as conditions change.