Transportation on the Kitsap Peninsula

There are a variety of ways to arrive and get around the Kitsap Peninsula. A tourist favorite is to ride aboard the beautiful WA State Ferry. If you are driving or arriving via the Seattle Tacoma Airport south of Seattle, you can drive, catch a shuttle, or bike across the impressive Tacoma Narrows Bridge. You can also fly in via the Bremerton National Airport. Below is information about a few transportation services available. Use the Search Transportation filter to look for other options. Check traffic conditions on state highways at WSDOT Traffic Alerts and locally at Kitsap County Public Works - Road Reports.

Highway Access

Highway Access

The Kitsap Peninsula is accessible from the Olympic Peninsula (North West) via the Hood Canal Bridge, from Shelton (South West) via HWY 3 and from Tacoma (South) via HWY 16 and the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. Traffice updates and web cams are available on the WSDOT site, Hood Canal and Tacoma Narrows.

Airport Shuttle & Charter Services

The Bremerton Kitsap Airporter provides hourly departures.  Use the Transportation Search to other options including, taxis, tour and charter services. 

Seattle/Kitsap Airport Services

If you are arriving via the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport its about a 30-minute ride get to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge that crosses over to the Kitsap Peninsula region. You can rent a car, use a shuttle or other charter service. The region is also served by two local airports; the Bremerton National Airport and the Tacoma Narrows Airport.

Washington State Ferries

Washington State Ferries

A tourist favorite! There are four Washington State Ferries terminals that transport travelers to and from the Kitsap Peninsula; Kingston, Bainbridge Island, Bremerton and Southworth.For a complete list of schedules, rates and ferry cameras, visit the Washington State Ferries website. 


Historic Carlisle II Foot Ferry

Ride an original 1900's Mosquito Fleet Ferry still in operation today! The scenic 10-minute ride transports visitors between Bremerton and Port Orchard. Weekdays, Saturday & Special Events: Weekday Commute Only between Annapolis and Bremerton. $2 cash only each way.

kitsap Transit Carlisle II

Public Transportation

Public Transportation/Bus Service: Kitsap Transit meets each ferry, and offers public transportation throughout the area, with connections to the Olympic Peninsula via Jefferson Transit. For seniors and people with disabilities who are unable to use regular routed buses, Kitsap Transit ACCESS services provide transportation options.