Washington State Ferry customers should plan ahead for what is anticipated to be one of the busiest travel weekends in the last few years. About 400,000 people are expected to travel throughout the ferry system between Thursday, Aug. 29 and Tuesday, September 5 for Labor Day weekend. The most traveled day will be Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023.
Passengers are encouraged to check sailing schedules in advance and give themselves plenty of extra time to get to their destination as there will likely be longer waits if driving aboard.
Also, please note that the routes below will be operating on adjusted sailing schedules for only Monday, Sept. 4:
Anacortes/San Juan Islands: Holiday Schedule
Port Townsend/Coupeville: Holiday Schedule
Edmonds/Kingston: Holiday Schedule
Seattle/Bainbridge: Saturday Schedule
Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth: Weekend Schedule
Point Defiance/Tahlequah: Holiday Schedule
Customers can also use several tools in advance to help their trip go as smoothly as possible. They can check terminal conditions before leaving home as well as follow WSF’s Twitter account for automatic updates on travel conditions. People using state highways to get to the ferry terminal should also plan ahead for potential backups and delays with real-time traffic information on the WSDOT traffic app for their mobile device.