Commuting from the Kitsap Peninsula to Seattle, WA
Thinking of relocating to a community of the Kitsap Peninsula but want to know more about your transportation and commute options for work (or play) in Seattle? Find out more about how you can live in an outdoor recreational paradise and work (or play) in a big city.
Take the Ferry
Beat the commuter traffic, leave the highway stress behind, and hop on the ferry for a relaxing and scenic ride to work. Four routes stretch across the Puget Sound, linking the Kitsap Peninsula communities to Seattle for one of the most breathtakingly beautiful commutes around. While others sit in traffic or try to navigate freeways while gulping down breakfast, you can enjoy a leisurely cup of coffee while you watch the world go by.
Ferry Routes from the Kitsap Peninsula to Seattle
Ferry service across the Puget Sound is provided by Washington State Ferries, which owns and operates the largest ferry fleet in the US. Routes include:
Bremerton → Downtown
Bainbridge Island → Downtown
Kingston → Edmonds (North Seattle)
Southworth → Fauntleroy
Southworth → Vashon Island/Tacoma area
Kitsap Fast Ferry—Coming Soon!
King County Water Taxi has partnered with Kitsap Fast Ferry to provide high-speed ferry service from Bremerton to Downtown, shortening commute times to just 28-minutes and increase convenience for regular commuters. This service debuted this summer, cutting the average commute time from Bremerton to Downtown Seattle in half.
A number of additional services will be available in the next few years. Beginning in Summer of 2018, the Kingston/Seattle Fast Ferry will offer a 33 minute crossing. In 2020, the Southworth/Seattle Route will offer a 23-minute crossing.
Additionally, the King County Water Taxi service provides ferry services from Vashon Island to Seattle.
Take the Rail in Seattle
Once you’re in Seattle, how do you get around? That’s easy! There are numerous options for transportation, a few favorites of which include walking and biking. Have a little farther to go? The Link Light Rail connects Downtown Seattle with the stadiums, Rainier Valley, the University of Washington, Capitol Hill, and the airport. Need to get to some of the metro communities outside of Downtown? The Sounder Commuter Rail services the direct metro communities of Seattle, like Edmonds, Kent, Puyallup, and more.
Drive from Kitsap
Like to have your car on hand for easy and on-demand transportation to wherever you need to go? Driving is definitely an option; it just takes a little longer sometimes. The most direct route is south of the Puget Sound, along State Route 16 through Puyallup and Tacoma. From the Bremerton/Port Orchard area, this can take about an hour. From the more northern communities, like Kingston, it could be much longer.
Learn More About Living on the Kitsap Peninsula
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