Ferry info & Directions

Please note:

  • When traveling by ferry you should plan to arrive early for your boat. Also when traveling on holidays or weekends in the summer there can be long ferry lines. I usually still opt to take the ferry over driving around. The busiest ferry days are Memorial weekend, 4th of July, Labor Day weekend, Thanksgiving, and around the Wooden Boat Festival in early September.
  • There is not a direct ferry from Seattle to Port Townsend. 
  • There is a bus that leaves from the airport and downtown Seattle and out to Port Townsend. It takes about 3 hours. But if you plan on exploring the Olympic Peninsula at all this option would leave you a little stranded once you arrive in Port Townsend. 

 

Driving FROM SEATTLE or SEA-TAC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

 

FROM DOWNTOWN SEATTLE*: 

Or 

 

From the Airport*:

Or

*Both routes require a car. There is a bus option but it is not very efficient. 

 

FROM THE NORTH SEATTLE, EVERETT, AND SURROUNDING AREAS:

 

 

Driving FROM SOUTH OF THE SOUND AND OREGON

If you are leaving from south of Olympia, including Portland or anywhere in Oregon, I definitely recommend driving up 101. This route might say that it will add 10-15 minutes to your trip but in reality you will skip all of the traffic in Tacoma and you will get to drive along the Sound and through National Forest. You might want to plan to stop for oysters or a beer along the way.

 

Driving FRom NORTHERN WASHINGTON AND BRITISH COLUMBIA

 

FROM NORTHERN WASHINGTON AND BC:

FROM VICTORIA BC: