10 Terrific Routes 1
Anacortes — Sidney, B.C. This seasonal route transports international travelers to Canada’s Vancouver Island. Sidney-by-the-Sea is a charming British beachside town.
Annual Ridership: 120,269 Annual Vehicles Carried: 41,861 Crossing Time: Variable
Anacortes — San Juan Islands You’ll want to make a vehicle reservation, especially if you’re traveling during peak summer holidays. Check the schedule carefully, too, depending on which of the four islands is your destination.
Port Townsend is worth the trek. Tourists flock to see the Victorian architecture and shop for antiques in this maritime town.
Annual Ridership: 4,113,029 Annual Vehicles Carried: 2,237,947 Crossing Time: 20 minutes
Annual Ridership: 6,361,927 Annual Vehicles Carried: 1,957,700 Crossing Time: 35 minutes
Fauntleroy — Vashon — Southworth There are no traffic lights on the sometimes overlooked Vashon Island. We think this crossing is one to add to your list, if you haven’t made the trip yet.
Southworth — Vashon The Southworth terminus offers access to the Kitsap Peninsula and Port Orchard, an historic town with galleries and antique stores. Annual Ridership: 174,990 Annual Vehicles Carried: 88,114 Crossing Time: 40 minutes
Seattle — Bainbridge Island This route’s claim to fame is that it’s the busiest, transporting the most passengers each year of any route.
Lots to see on this route, whether you’re peeping waterfront homes or enjoying views of the Olympic Range.
Annual Ridership: 2,925,008 Annual Vehicles Carried: 1,722,982 Crossing Time: 20 minutes to Vashon, 40 minutes to Southworth
Mukilteo — Clinton Clinton is located on the south part of Whidbey Island, the largest island in the Puget Sound. Visitors look forward to the island’s ample sunshine and sandy beaches.
Seattle — Bremerton
Annual Ridership: 2,659,813 Annual Vehicles Carried: 670,688 Crossing Time: 60 minutes
Annual Ridership: 787,391 Annual Vehicles Carried: 362,203 Crossing Time: 35 minutes
Edmonds’ downtown waterfront is an idyllic place for setting sail. Enjoy a nice lunch or shop while you wait. Kingston is a popular gateway to the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas. Annual Ridership: 4,103,307 Annual Vehicles Carried: 2,124,721 Crossing Time: 30 minutes
Annual Ridership: 1,974,239 Annual Vehicles Carried: 909,195 Crossing Time: Variable
Port Townsend — Coupeville
Edmonds — Kingston
Point Defiance — Tahlequah This quick trip links Vashon Island with Tacoma. All sorts of urban destinations, including the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium are located nearby. Annual Ridership: 768,574 Annual Vehicles Carried: 450,258 Crossing Time: 15 minutes