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Colman Dock, the Seattle ferry terminal, is located on the Seattle Waterfront at Pier 52. This is where you access Washington State Ferries to Bainbridge Island and Bremerton. The Colman Dock Project completed major new elements in summer 2023, including the entry building along Alaskan Way and the elevated pedestrian connector for ticketing and terminal building access. Additional and final improvements will be completed in 2024—including removal of the temporary walkway. Please be alert to final construction activities while entering and exiting Colman Dock.

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 Conditions for the Southworth terminal are unavailable. Please check the ferry alert bulletins below, and the Best Times to Travel links on the right side of the online schedule pages for travel information. View Southworth cameras.

Ferry Alert Bulletins


Directions and Transportation Connections

  • From I-5: Take exit 132 and proceed west on Hwy 16 approximately 23 miles to Hwy 160 exit. Take Hwy 160 (Sedgwick road) exit, turn right onto Hwy 160 at stop sign and proceed approximately 7 miles to yet another stop sign. Turn right; ferry dock straight ahead. Parking is located to the right of terminal.

    From Bremerton, go east on Hwy. 16 to the Sedgewick Rd. (Hwy 160) exit. Turn left onto SE Sedgwick Rd and proceed 7.3 miles to SE Southworth Dr. Turn right onto SE Southworth Dr. and proceed to the toll booth.



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


Ferry Advisory Committee (FAC)

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


Tourist Information

Parking is available in an adjacent parking lot.

Rates as of April 1st are: $5.00 per day with no in and out privileges, $101.01 for a monthly pass.

There are approximately 215 parking spaces..
For connecting bus information check Kitsap Transit.

U-Park System has assumed the management of this parking facility. To sign up for monthly parking, carpools and vanpools please call the U-Park System Office Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, (206) 284-9797

There is no charge for disabled parking customers displaying a valid disabled parking placard or license plate. There are 10 ADA spaces available in this lot. It’s important to note that when all of the ADA spaces are filled in the WSF lot that 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).

Airport Shuttle
The Kitsap Airporter provides bus service from Sea-Tac International Airport to the Kitsap Penninsula. Check Kitsap Airporter.

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(Fauntleroy/Southworth)
Purchase tickets at the auto tollbooths, at the passenger booth, at the kiosk inside the terminal waiting room, or online in advance.

Motorcycle Fare Purchase/Redemption (Fauntleroy/Vashon)
Roundtrip Fares Purchased at Fauntleroy, Southworth, kiosk, or online in advance.

Motorcycle Entry/Staging
When the gated lane is open during high traffic volumes, motorcyclists may access the dock in the HOV lane but must stop at tollbooth to process fares.

Motorcycle Loading
Loading order: bicycles, motorcycles, vehicles, late arriving motorcycles as space permits.
On most departures, early arriving motorcycles will be directed to the front of the dock beside the terminal building. During commute hours and weekends motorcycles may receive special staging instructions from seller or traffic attendant.

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 Please allow three business days for completion and approval. You can contact us at anytime for status updates at (206)464-6400. .

Trucks with a ground clearance of less than 14" may not be allowed to travel to/from Vashon Island during periods of extreme low tides.

Bicyclists may bypass the line of traffic. All Vashon-bound bicyclists must stop at the vehicle tollbooth. Fauntleroy-bound bicyclists may continue down to the front of the dock (there is no payment for passengers or bicycles traveling from Southworth to Fauntleroy), bypassing the booth.

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. There is one rack that holds 8 bikes.

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. For information or to register for our rideshare program see ourcarpools and vanpools page.


Terminal Features and Amenities

  • Overhead Passenger Loading: No
  • Elevator: No
  • Waiting Room: Yes
  • Food Service: Yes.
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    • 4:20am – 6:45pm Mon-Fri
    • 9:20am – 6:10pm Sat - Sun

    • Restrooms: Yes



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 does not guarantee a space on the vessel.


Transit Options


Lost and Found

Lost and found items on this route are turned in to the Fauntleroy 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

Vehicles should queue up (line up on SE Sedgwick Rd) and proceed on a first come, first serve basis to the toll booth for the next available sailing.

If a line exists from the tollbooth to the intersection at SE Southworth Drive and SE Sedgwick Highway, all vehicles must line up in the ferry line on Sedgwick Highway.

These changes have been made for safety and for the first come, first serve loading process.