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Construction at Seattle Terminal

The Seattle terminal and ferry dock is currently under major construction until 2023, and could affect your travel plans. The passenger terminal is much smaller, and the entrance for drive-on customers is located south of the main dock. Learn more about construction.

Project News

Temporary schedule for two weeks: All trips between the Seattle terminal, Bainbridge Island, and Bremerton will follow a temporary sailing schedule beginning on Saturday, Jan. 4 through Jan. 20, 2020. Find out more about the temporary sailing schedule and ways to plan ahead.

Terminal Status

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 vehicles queued outside the tollbooths, which will subtract from the listed available space.

Space Availability Legend

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

Ferry Alert Bulletins

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Directions and Transportation Connections

  • Northbound: From I-5 N, take exit 182 for SR 525 N (Mukilteo Speedway) and follow for 18 miles.

    Southbound: From I-5 S, take exit 189 for SR 526 and follow for 4.5 miles. Turn right onto 84th St SW for .4 miles. Turn right onto SR 525 N (Mukilteo Speedway) for 2 miles.

    Vehicles coming from the north and south will be travelling north on SR 525. Proceed in the lane marked for ferry traffic on the right.

    Accessing the Terminal: Near the waterfront, take a slight right to access the terminal via a temporary road. It passes through the old terminal’s holding lanes and connects SR 525 to First Street and the new holding lanes. The road splits into a general ferry traffic lane (right lane) and priority ferry traffic and through lane (left lane). Each lane has its own green light to proceed into the holding lanes. A permanent road will be constructed after the structures of the old terminal building have been demolished.

    For more detail, visit the Getting to the Mukilteo ferry page.

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Security

WSF has implemented a U.S. Coast Guard approved security plan, for more information please visit our Safety and Security page.

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Ferry Advisory Committee (FAC)

  • Contact the Ferry Advisory Committee chair representing your community with suggestions or concerns about ferry service.

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Tourist Information

Parking
There is no long term parking in Mukilteo. All parking near the Mukilteo Terminal is limited to 4 hours and the area north of the railroad tracks is paid parking with a 4 hour limit.

The waterfront promenade is open to the public. A walkway links east toward Edgewater Park and to Lighthouse Park to the west

The fishing pier, east of the new passenger building, will open to the public in February. It’s owned and operated by the Port of Everett. There is no parking at the ferry terminal for people who are fishing.

Suggestions for parking for more than 4 hours are the Park and Ride lots in Everett or Lynnwood and use transit to get to the Ferry.

Airport
From SeaTac Airport to the Mukilteo Terminal follow road signs to the freeway. Drive NORTH to enter eastbound on 518. You will need to get on I-5 North. Mukilteo is approximately an hour’s drive from SeaTac Airport. The exit number from I-5 is exit 189.

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 auto tollbooths, advance tickets may be purchased at the kiosk inside the terminal waiting room or online. Advanced fare purchase is encouraged on this route.

Motorcycle Entry/Staging
Procedures have changed at the Mukilteo terminal. All motorcycles must stop at the auto tollbooth via ferry line from Mukilteo Speedway (SR 525). Ticket sellers will direct cyclists to designated staging lane.

Motorcycle Loading
Loading order: bicycles, motorcycles, vehicles, late arriving motorcycles as space permits.

Motorcycle Special Communication
Advanced fare purchase is encouraged on this route.

Trucks
Current Oversize Restriction Notice:
Trucks over 13 ft. in width are not permitted to travel on the route until further notice.

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 form and email it to wsfinfo@wsdot.wa.gov. Please allow three business days for completion and approval. You can contact us at anytime for status updates at (206)464-6400.

Bikes
Bypass the line of vehicle traffic, purchase tickets at a tollbooth, then use the green bike lane to the staging area provided near the terminal’s maintenance building.

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. Riders should walk their bikes on and off the ferry to avoid injuring passengers. The terminal has no racks.

Train
Mukilteo Commuter Trains
Sounder offers commuter rail service from Mukilteo to Seattle with stops in Edmonds. In Mukilteo, Sounder rail is located at 920 First Street, SW of the Mukilteo Ferry Terminal, 800 feet walking distance from terminal. For more information about this service check Sounder Train.

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.

If no normal vehicle movement is occurring in the general ferry access lane, vanpools, carpools, and medical priority vehicles may now drive down the local access lane to access any available toll booth by merging into ferry line traffic just prior to the tollbooths. For information or to register for our rideshare program see ourcarpools and vanpools page.

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Terminal Features and Amenities

  • Overhead Passenger Loading: No
  • Elevator: Yes
  • Waiting Room: Yes
  • Food Service: No. All galleys on Washington State Ferries will be closed until further notice in an effort to protect the health and safety of employees and customers. However, vending machines will still be available.

    Plans are to have a food cart/kiosk at the head of the holding lanes. Planning is underway. Currently, there are vending machines at ground level at the head of the holding lanes and inside the passenger building.
  • Restrooms: Yes

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ADA Information

  • Walk-on passengers go through the passenger building second floor, accessible by two stairwells and two elevators to buy tickets at the ticket window (when staffed.) or from ticket kiosks. To board the vessel, walk-on passengers go through the turnstiles and onto the north balcony to board via the overhead passenger walkway – open in late March 2021.

    Note: While the overhead walkway is being completed, passengers with disabilities can buy tickets from a kiosk on ground level and board via the car deck. Walk-on passengers go down the stairwell at the north balcony to ground level and board via the car deck.

    For passengers traveling in a vehicle who need access to an elevator, or who need extra space for a lift, please alert the ticket seller at the terminal prior to boarding the ferry so that we can meet your needs and make your trip as pleasurable as possible.

    The inside waiting area at Mukilteo is accessible via the street level, where you may get a current sailing schedule, or bus information.

  • Additional Terminal ADA & Medical Info

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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 ages 6 to 18. Children ages 5 and under travel free.

Multi-ride cards are good for 90 days from the date of purchase and are non-refundable.

For more information check Fares.

Pre-purchasing Wave2Go tickets will not guarantee a space on the vessel.

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Construction

Upcoming Preservation Projects: Mukilteo Multimodal Terminal

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Lost and Found

Lost and found items on this route are turned in to the Mukilteo ferry terminal. Due to storage limitations, found items are held for 10 days from the date they were found. Our Information Agents can assist you with lost and found inquiries from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm (daily) at (206) 464-6400 or 1-888-808-7977.

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Additional Info

Passenger Ticket Booth Hours

  • Monday through Friday: 4:45 a.m.- 12:15 a.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 5:45 a.m. to 12:15 a.m.
  • When the passenger ticket booth is closed, passengers must purchase fares at the auto toll booth.

    Ticket seller window is open these hours: Seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    When the ticket window is closed, passengers can buy tickets from two kiosks on the second floor of the passenger building. Public restrooms are located at the head of the holding lanes (east end) in the maintenance building and on the second floor of the passenger building at its west end.

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