Transportation on the Kitsap Peninsula

There are a variety of ways to arrive to and get around the Kitsap Peninsula. A tourist favorite is to ride aboard the beautiful WA State Ferries. If you are driving or arriving via the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport south of Seattle, you can drive, catch a shuttle or bike across the impressive Tacoma Narrows Bridge. You also can 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.

Try Kingston Ride!

Catch the bus to work, shopping, lunch or to visit friends. Travel inside the service area or meet a bus to connect to Suquamish, Indianola, Bainbridge Island and beyond. Kingston Ride will also provide service to the Kingston-Edmonds ferry for those passengers needing transportation across the Sound. Monday - Friday: Service starts at the Kingston Ferry at 8:00AM with last pick-up at 4:00PM. Click here for more information.

Historic Carlisle II Foot Ferry

Historic Carlisle II Foot Ferry

Ride an original 1900s Mosquito Fleet Ferry still in operation today! The scenic, 10-minute ride takes visitors between Bremerton and Port Orchard weekdays, Saturdays & special events. Weekdays also goes between Bremerton and Annapolis. $2 each way (cash only, please).

Airport Shuttle & Charter Services

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

Public Transportation

Public Transportation

Kitsap Transit's bus sevice 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, Kitsap Transit Access provides another option. 

Seattle & Kitsap Airport Services

If you are arriving via the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, it's about a 30-minute ride to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, which leads to the Kitsap Peninsula. You can rent a car, use a shuttle or other charter service. The region also is served by two smaller airports: the Bremerton National Airport and the Tacoma Narrows Airport.

New! Fast Ferries Now Available in Kingston and Bremerton!

With the launch of the new Kingston fast ferry to Seattle, Kitsap Transit now has two convenient locations on the Kitsap Peninsula to provide passenger ferry service to Seattle and back: Kingston-Seattle and Bremerton-Seattle. The weekday schedule serves commuters, residents, and visitors with early morning and late afternoon runs.

Click here for the Bremerton schedule.

Click here for the Kingston schedule.

Click here for a pdf of the Fast Ferry System Map.

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. 

KVP Map

Highway Access

Highway Access

The Kitsap Peninsula is accessible from the Olympic Peninsula (northwest) via the Hood Canal Bridge, from Shelton (southwest) via HWY 3 and from Tacoma (south) via HWY 16 and the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. Traffic updates and web cams are available on the sites for WSDOTHood Canal and Tacoma Narrows.