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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


Directions and Transportation Connections

  • From I-5 exit 189 on to highway 526, follow signs to terminal. For passenger assistance use the online Trip Planner for Community Transit.



WSF has implemented a U.S. Coast Guard approved security plan, for more information please check Security.


Ferry Advisory Committee (FAC)

  • Contact your local Ferry Advisory Committee at FAC.


Tourist Information

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. 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. For questions call (425)263-8000.

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.

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.

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 and go to the passenger terminal if the passenger seller is present. Otherwise, bicyclists should stop at the vehicle tollbooth to purchase tickets before proceeding to the passenger terminal.

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.

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, NE of the Mukilteo Ferry Terminal, within six minutes walking distance from terminal. For more information about this service check Sounder Train. A $4.00 Mukilteo/Clinton monthly pass is available at the Mukilteo terminal at the selling price of $196.50

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.

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 check Rideshare.


Terminal Features and Amenities

  • Overhead Passenger Loading: No
  • Elevator: No
  • Waiting Room: Yes
  • Food Service: No. Galley service on this route is provided by Centerplate Sound Provisions. Vending machines are also available at the terminals and on the vessels. Hours for the Winter 2020 schedule are in effect January 5, 2020 - June 20, 2020:

    Vessel #1:
  • Monday - Friday: 4:40 am to 8:10 pm
  • Saturday - Sunday: 5:30 am to 8:10 pm

    Vessel #2:
  • Monday - Friday: 5:00 am to 7:40 pm
  • Saturday - Sunday: 8:00 am to 7:40 pm

  • Restrooms: Yes


ADA Information

  • The Mukilteo terminal does not have overhead passenger loading. All walk-on passengers must load and offload via the car deck. Vessels on the Mukilteo ferry route do have elevator access between the passenger cabin and 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


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.



Upcoming Preservation Projects: Mukilteo Multimodal Terminal


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.


Additional Info

Passenger Ticket Booth Hours

The passenger ticket booth by the terminal waiting room is open the following hours:

  • Sunday through Wednesday: 12:10 pm to 7:35 pm
  • Thursday through Saturday: 10:10 am to 7:35 pm

    When the passenger ticket booth is closed, passengers must purchase fares at the auto toll booth.