Fast Ferry FAQs


Q: How do I pay to ride the Fast Ferry?

A: You pay for your ride when you board the vessel: Tap an ORCA card pre-loaded with E-Purse, Kitsap Fast Ferries monthly pass, Puget Pass, or employer-issued ORCA cards. You may also put exact cash fare in the farebox. Passengers also can present a ticket they purchased from the Transit GO Ticket app or a vending machine located at the ferry dock. The vending machine accepts debit and credit cards (VISA or Mastercard). 

Q: What does it cost to ride the Fast Ferry?

A: A single-ride fare is $2 eastbound (to Seattle) and $10 westbound (from Seattle). The price of a monthly fast-ferry pass is $168, while a monthly combined bus/fast-ferry pass is $196. Seniors, disabled, youth and low-income who show a current reduced-fare permit pay half price.

Q: Do you accept transfers from Kitsap Transit buses or the local foot ferries?

A: Transfer credits apply only when ORCA e-purse is used for payment.

Q: Is the Fast Ferry schedule going to change or stay the same all year?

A: In the summer, Kitsap Fast Ferries will run during peak commute hours Monday through Friday and throughout the day on Saturday. Starting in October, Kitsap Fast Ferries will be commuter service only until May 1 of the following year. 

Q: Do you accept the ORCA card?

A: Yes, Kitsap Transit accepts ORCA cards.

Q: How many bicycles does the fast ferry accommodate?

A: Bicycles are welcome aboard on a first-come first-served basis. Crews will direct passengers on secure placement of their bikes in one of the exterior racks.

For more detailed information, visit the specific route of the Fast Ferry you plan to ride.

Q: Can I pay my fare with Washington State Ferries (WSF) fare products?

A: Kitsap Transit does not accept WSF fare products.

Q: Can I bring a pet aboard?

A: Service animals are eligible to ride all Kitsap Transit buses and vessels. Passengers traveling with a service animal are responsible for the animal and may be held liable for the behavior and actions of the animal. Pets and service animals, regardless of training or certification, may be denied transportation if the animal poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others. Small pets traveling with their owners are also allowed. However, your pet must be in a suitable carrier and may not exceed 25 pounds.

Q: Is the Fast Ferry wheelchair accessible?

A: Yes. For more detailed information, visit the specific route of the Fast Ferry you plan to ride.

Q: Are strollers allowed on board the Fast Ferry?

A: Yes. The crew can easily accommodate strollers on board.

Q: Can I bring an electric bicycle aboard?

A: Yes, electric bicycles are permitted on our fast ferries.

Q: What is the seating capacity of your Fast Ferry?

A: Please visit Our Ferry Fleet web page for the capacity of all our ferries. 

Q: If I buy a fast-ferry ticket and cannot get a seat, will Washington State Ferries honor my ticket?

A: No. However, If Kitsap Transit’s vessel is not able to sail due to mechanical breakdown, Kitsap Transit will provide its monthly passholders with tickets on the next available WSF sailing. Single-ride tickets on Kitsap Transit’s fast ferry are valid through the expiration date on the ticket.

Q: Does the Fast Ferry carry automobiles?

A: No, the service transports passengers only, not automobiles. 

Q: Why is there no service on Sundays?

A: The sales-tax increase approved by voters in 2016 funded fast-ferry service Monday through Friday year-round and on Saturday from May through September. The tax increase wasn't designed to support Sunday service.


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