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Bainbridge Island Ferry Schedule

If there is one required activity of Seattle tourists, it is a trip across the open waters of Puget Sound. The memories of a Bainbridge Island ferry ride in the Pacific Northwest last a lifetime, which is why the Washington State Ferries are the most popular tourist attraction in the state. The trip from Seattle to Bainbridge Island via ferry boat (locals refer to it merely as “the boat”) is 35 minutes.

Bainbridge Island Ferry Reservations and Cost

You don’t need to (nor can you) make a reservation to board the Bainbridge Island ferry on foot or with your car in Seattle; it’s first-come, first-served. While there is a fee from Seattle to Bainbridge Island for both walk-on passengers and automobiles, the route from Bainbridge Island to Seattle only charges for automobiles (walk-on passengers are free).

Bainbridge Island to Seattle Ferry Schedule

Bainbridge Island Ferry Schedule

SatH Saturdays and Holidays (New Year’s Day, Jan. 2, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Dec. 26) only. Any questions about sailings should be directed to the Washington State Ferries at 888-808-7977 or 206-464-6400.

Alerts for the Bainbridge Island Ferry Route

  • [Last Updated 12/13/2018 – 2:37 PM] Starting Mon. 11/26, all Bainbridge sailings arrive/depart from slip 1 at Colman Dock, and only exit at Yesler Way.
  • [Last Updated 12/13/2018 – 2:37 PM] Bicycle-only entrance now located at the sound end of the toll plaza at Colman Dock. See bulletin for details.
  • [Last Updated 12/8/2018 – 5:00 AM] Join the Ferry Riders Opinion Group and offer feedback on WSF. See bulletin for more details or go to

Camera Shots of the Bainbridge Island Ferry Terminal and Seattle Ferry Terminal

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Bainbridge Island Ferry Holding in Seattle
Current WSF Time: 05:33 AM

Typical Vehicle Traffic Conditions

Bainbridge Island Ferry Car Loading Traffic Congestion Spring 2013
Bainbridge Island Ferry Car Loading Traffic Congestion Spring 2013

Colman Dock, Pier 52, Seattle

The Bainbridge Island ferry leaves Bainbridge Island and docks at Colman Dock, Pier 52, Seattle. The street address for this dock is 801 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA. Here are Google Map directions from 801 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA to the SeaTac airport.

Airport to Colman Dock

There are four ways to get from SeaTac airport to Colman Dock; three if you don’t have a friend that will pick you up and drive you:

  1. DJ’s Towncar Service – (206) 439-1013 (highly recommended, similarly priced to taxi)
  2. Seattle Taxi
  3. SoundTransit Central Link Light Rail from SeaTac to Pioneer Square, Then Walk to Colman Dock (hopefully with only luggage you can carry or roll easily)
  4. Here are Google Map directions from 801 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA to the SeaTac airport. View Larger Map

    Travel Options on Bainbridge Island

    • Foot – it’s only a few tenths of a mile up the street and you’re in downtown Winslow, 15 minutes across downtown from point 1 to point 2 on the map below
    • Public Transportation (busses serve five sailings in the morning and again in the evening)
    • Taxi Service
    • Bicycle Rental
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