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Directions to the Kitsap Peninsula

The Kitsap Peninsula is located approximately nine nautical miles due west of Seattle.

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You can get here by plane, boat, ferry, car, bike or on foot. Travel time is an hour or less from downtown Seattle or downtown Tacoma.

Seattle-Tacoma Airport to Kitsap Peninsula Map

From Sea-Tac International Airport:

  1. Take Interstate 5 south toward Tacoma.
  2. Take the Highway 16/Bremerton exit off I-5.
  3. Continue on Highway 16 across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. You will come to the communities of Gig Harbor, Port Orchard and Gorst in that order.
  4. After looping through Gorst, you will meet the interchange where Highway 16 becomes Highway 3. The communities of Bremerton, Seabeck, Silverdale, Keyport, Port Gamble, Hansville and Kingston are accessible from Highway 3. Past Port Gamble, Highway 3 becomes Highway 104 on the way to Hansville and Kingston.
  5. To get to Bainbridge Island, Suquamish and Poulsbo, take the Highway 305 exit off Highway 3.

From Seattle/Interstate 90

  1. Follow the signs to downtown Seattle. Take the Seneca exit and head toward the waterfront.
  2. Board the Bremerton or Bainbridge Island ferries at the Colman Dock (Pier 52).
  3. If you take the Bremerton ferry, follow the signs to Highway 16 or Highway 3 out of town. Going south on Highway 16, you can access Gorst, Port Orchard or Gig Harbor. Going north on Highway 3, you can access Seabeck, Silverdale, Keyport, Port Gamble, Hansville and Kingston in that order.
  4. To get to Bainbridge Island, Suquamish and Poulsbo, head north on Highway 3 and take the Highway 305 exit which is just past Silverdale.
  5. If you take the Bainbridge Island ferry, follow Highway 304 out of town. You will pass Suquamish and Poulsbo on the way to Highway 3. From Highway 3, head north to Hood Canal, Port Gamble, Hansville and Kingston (past Port Gamble, Highway 3 becomes Highway 104 on the way to Hansville and Kingston), or south to Keyport, Silverdale, Seabeck, Bremerton, Gorst, Port Orchard and Gig Harbor in that order.

From Canada/Northern Washington

  1. Take Interstate 5 south toward Seattle.
  2. Take the Edmonds exit off I-5.
  3. Continue west to downtown Edmonds. Follow the signs directing you to the ferry. Board the Kingston ferry at Edmonds.
  4. After leaving the ferry at Kingston, continue on to Highway 104 and head west. You will pass the turnoff to Hansville and the communities of Port Gamble, Keyport, Silverdale, Seabeck and Bremerton in that order. At Port Gamble, Highway 104 becomes Highway 3.
  5. In Gorst, Highway 3 becomes Highway 16 and you can access Port Orchard and Gig Harbor from there. Further on lies the Narrows Bridge and passage to Tacoma. You can rejoin Interstate 5 in Tacoma.
  6. To get to Bainbridge Island, Suquamish and Poulsbo, take the Highway 305 exit off Highway 3.

From Southern Washington/Oregon

  1. Take Interstate 5 north toward Tacoma.
  2. Take the Highway 16/Bremerton exit off I-5.
  3. Continue on Highway 16 across the Narrows Bridge. You will come to the communities of Gig Harbor, Port Orchard and Gorst in that order.
  4. After looping through Gorst, you will meet the interchange where Highway 16 becomes Highway 3. The communities of Bremerton, Seabeck, Silverdale, Keyport, Port Gamble, Hansville and Kingston are accessible from Highway 3. Past Port Gamble, Highway 3 becomes Highway 104 on the way to Hansville and Kingston.
  5. To get to Bainbridge Island, Suquamish and Poulsbo, take the Highway 305 exit off Highway 3.

For ferry information and schedules as well as other local ways to get to and around the peninsula go to the Transportation page.

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