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. You can also hop aboard the passenger-only Kitsap Transit Fast Ferries which travel between Seattle and Kingston, and between Seattle and Bremerton. Click here for more Ferry information. 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.
General traffic Conditons: Kitsap County Public Works Road Reports.
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.
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.
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. See schedule details below.
Note: Due to COVID-19, Kitsap Transit will be temporarily reducing the maximum passenger loads on each fast ferry sailing to 46. This emergency policy will apply until further notice for both the local foot ferry service as well as the Bremerton and Kingston routes. On the Bremerton route, passengers with reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. The first 46 passengers with reservations in line will receive boarding passes. On the Kingston route, customers who ride a Kitsap Transit bus to the ferry terminal have priority boarding. Click here for current info.
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. Click on the map below for Google Map.
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 WSDOT, Hood Canal and Tacoma Narrows.