The Transportation Commission is responsible for setting ferry fares and policies for Washington State Ferries.
Created in 1951, the Washington State Ferry system is the largest ferry system in the United States and the third largest system in the world. Nearly 23 million people ride the ferries each year. There are 20 terminals located on nine routes throughout the Puget Sound, from the San Juan Islands in the North Sound to Pt. Defiance in Tacoma, Washington.
2021 – 2023 Fare Setting Information
The Commission has begun its process for adjusting ferry fares and policies for the 2021-2023 biennium. You can learn more about the changes being proposed and provide comments here.
Current Ferry Fares
Fares are based on the route’s geographical location, the length, width, and height of your vehicle, as well as the length of time you will be traveling on board our ferry. Fares are also calculated based on the age or disability of each passenger and are collected either for round trip travel or one-way travel, depending on the departure terminal. Note that seniors, persons with disabilities and passengers with a Medicare card, or other eligibility verification, are eligible for travel at half the regular passenger fare rate. General Fare Information is available on the WSF website.
- Current Fare Information
- Passenger Ferry Fares
- Vehicles Under 20’, Motorcycle and Stowage Ferry Fares
- Oversize Vehicle Ferry Fares
- Charter rates for vessels
- WSF-Reservation No Show Fees (pdf 22 kb)
General Information About Washington State Ferries
To get detailed information on ferry schedules, route maps, ticket information, reservations, wait times and other operational information, please visit Washington State Ferries.
Note: The no-show reservation fee was re-instated in October, 2020. Please go here for more information.
Ferry Related Studies
The Commission has completed several ferry-related studies and surveys over the years. For access to the various reports, please refer to our studies and surveys page.