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Colman Dock, the Seattle ferry terminal, is located on the Seattle Waterfront at Pier 52. This is where you access Washington State Ferries to Bainbridge Island and Bremerton. The Colman Dock Project completed major new elements in summer 2023, including the entry building along Alaskan Way and the elevated pedestrian connector for ticketing and terminal building access. Additional and final improvements will be completed in 2024—including removal of the temporary walkway. Please be alert to final construction activities while entering and exiting Colman Dock.

Project News

Temporary schedule for two weeks: All trips between the Seattle terminal, Bainbridge Island, and Bremerton will follow a temporary sailing schedule beginning on Saturday, Jan. 4 through Jan. 20, 2020. Find out more about the temporary sailing schedule and ways to plan ahead.

Terminal Status

Approximate Vehicle Spaces Available in Holding Area
Note: Vehicles in line that have not been processed through a tollbooth are not counted here. Please view cameras for vehicles queued outside the tollbooths, which will subtract from the listed available space.

Space Availability Legend

  • 60%-100%
  • 10%-60%
  • < 10%
  • Cancelled / Unavailable

Ferry Alert Bulletins


Directions and Transportation Connections

  • From Seattle and Points South: Drive NORTH on Interstate 5 to State Route (SR) 104, taking Exit 177. Continue WEST on SR 104 for 4 miles and follow the signs to the Edmonds Ferry Terminal. Vehicles must enter the toll booths at SR 104 & Dayton Av via SR 104 northbound, but not from Dayton St.

    From Everett and Points North and East: Drive SOUTH on Interstate 5 to State Route (SR) 104, taking Exit 177. Continue WEST on SR 104 for 4 miles and follow the signs to the Edmonds Ferry Terminal.

    For passenger assistance use the online Trip Planner for Community Transit.



WSF has implemented a U.S. Coast Guard approved security plan, for more information please visit our Safety and Security page.


Ferry Advisory Committee (FAC)

  • Contact the Ferry Advisory Committee chair representing your community with suggestions or concerns about ferry service.


Tourist Information

There are parking lots all within a few blocks of the terminal.

The off-site, U-Park lot located at the corner of Sunset Ave. S. and James St., has parking ranging from $5.00 to $12.00. There is one lot available with 64 spots including 2 ADA spaces. You can contact U-Park at (206) 284-9797.

There is no charge for disabled parking customers displaying a valid disabled parking placard or license plate in this U-Park parking lot. Please note: When all the sign posted ADA spaces are filled in a WSF lot, disabled parking customers are allowed to park in any empty space, for free, with their ADA placard except those spaces reserved for other uses (e.g., carpool and Ferry System employee vehicles).

Follow road signs to the freeway. Drive NORTH to enter eastbound on 518. You will need to get on I-5 North. The Edmonds terminal is approximately an hour’s drive from SeaTac Airport. The exit number from I-5 is 177. Edmonds terminal address is SR-104 & Dayton St., Edmonds, WA 98020.

While motorcycles are not, by Washington Administrative Code (WAC 468-300-700), a preferential loading category of users, they are often loaded prior to automobiles for operational and staging purposes. Arrival at the dock after vehicle load has commenced requires motorcycles to wait until all cars have been loaded for the next motorcycle loading opportunity. Motorcycles should proceed, while on the dock, at no more than 10 mph. Use caution when car decks are wet. The following information details specific staging for this terminal:

Motorcycle Fare Purchase/Redemption
Purchase tickets at the auto tollbooths, at the passenger booth at the lower dock, at the kiosk inside the terminal waiting room, or online in advance.

Motorcycle Entry/Staging
Pre-ticketed customers should proceed to the lower dock by utilizing local lanes.
Non-ticketed customers purchase fare from either auto or passenger tollbooth.
Ticket or boarding pass must be presented to traffic attendant on lower dock, then stage in front of lanes 1 and 2.

Motorcycle Loading
Loading order: bicycles, motorcycles, vehicles, late arriving motorcycles as space permits.

Motorcycle Special Communication
Advanced fare purchase is encouraged on this route. On Friday nights and weekends, motorcyclists that need to purchase fares are encouraged to do so at the lower dock.

WSF requires trucks with a gross vehicle weight of over 80,000 lbs and/or over 8’6” wide to have “travel approval” before crossing any of our routes. Vessels on this route have a limited height clearance and trucks may be loaded out of sequence.

Trucks that have a gross vehicle weight of over 80,000 lbs but are hauling less than 80,000 lbs will need to provide a weight slip.

Please fill out our Oversized/Overweight Vehicle Travel form and email it to Please allow three business days for completion and approval. You can contact us at anytime for status updates at (206)464-6400.

Bicyclists may bypass the line of vehicle traffic to get to the lower ferry dock. The rider must then secure their bike and go into the passenger terminal to purchase their ticket. Their ticket will be scanned by the lower dock attendant. Bicyclists should arrive 20 minutes prior to departure time to be loaded at the beginning of loading process. If a bicyclist arrives after vehicle loading has begun, they will be loaded at the end of the load. The terminal has no bicycle racks.

Sounder offers commuter rail service from Everett and downtown Seattle with stops in Edmonds. In Edmonds, Sounder rail is located near the waterfront along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) tracks, between Railroad Avenue and Highway 104 and from Main Street to Dayton Street (adjacent to the existing Amtrak Station), at 211 Railroad Ave. 140 parking spaces available.

In Seattle, the Sounder train is located at 3rd and King St., 303 S. Jackson Street, Seattle, WA 98104. For more information check Sounder Train.

Amtrak also provides train service between Seattle and Edmonds. In Seattle, Amtrak is located at 3rd and King St., 303 S. Jackson Street, Seattle, WA 98104.

For schedule and fare information you can call (206) 382-4125 or 1-800-USA-RAIL or check online at Amtrak.

Carpool/Vanpools must be ticketed and in line 10 minutes before scheduled sailing time to receive preferential loading. If you are late, you will be loaded on a space available basis at the end of the loading. For information or to register for our rideshare program see ourcarpools and vanpools page.


Terminal Features and Amenities

  • Overhead Passenger Loading: Yes
  • Elevator: No
  • Waiting Room: Yes
  • Food Service: Yes.

    Galley Hours Vessel #1
  • 4:45am – 7:45pm Mon-Fri
  • 7:00am - 7:45pm Sat
  • 6:15a.m.-7:45p.m.
    Vessel #2
  • 6am - 7 pm Mon. and Thurs.
  • 9:15 a.m.-5:30p.m. Tues. and Wed.
  • 6 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Friday
  • 7a.m.-8:30 p.m. Saturday
  • 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday

  • Restrooms: Yes


ADA Information

  • The Edmonds terminal does have overhead passenger loading, but the ramp can be steep for passengers with disabilities. There are two stages to the ramp and each stage is approximately 200 feet in length with a gradual uphill slope.

    Our terminal staff can assist passengers with disabilities loading on and off the ferries. Please arrive at least 20 minutes in advance of the sailing for assistance with boarding.

    For passengers traveling in a vehicle who need access to an elevator, or who need extra space for a lift, please alert the ticket seller at the terminal prior to boarding the ferry so that we can meet your needs and make your trip as pleasurable as possible.
  • Additional Terminal ADA & Medical Info


Fare Discounts

We offer seniors (65+), persons with disabilities and passengers with a Medicare card, or other eligibility verification, travel at half the regular passenger fare rate. We offer special rates for youth ages 6 to 18. Children ages 5 and under travel free.

Multi-ride cards are good for 90 days from the date of purchase and are non-refundable.

Check Fares.

Pre-purchasing Wave2Go tickets will not guarantee a space on the vessel.


Lost and Found

Lost and found items on this route are turned in to the Edmonds ferry terminal. Due to storage limitations, found items are held for 10 days from the date they were found. Our Information Agents can assist you with lost and found inquiries from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm (daily) at (206) 464-6400 or 1-888-808-7977.