Washington State Ferries rates increase, as fall schedule takes over

  • Wed Sep 27th, 2017 8:40pm
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Submitted by Washington State Ferries

The last day of the summer peak season surcharge for single vehicle fares is Saturday, Sept. 30. On Sunday, Oct. 1, single-vehicle fares will return to their non-peak rates. Passenger fares and multi-ride products are not affected by the peak season changes.

In the fall schedule, the San Juan Islands will be served by four vessels with one daily round-trip to Sidney, British Columbia from Friday Harbor. Drivers can make reservations at www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/reservations or by calling 1-888-808-7977 (WA & BC) or 206-464-6400 (Seattle) to speak with an information agent. Check the online schedule or pick up a purple schedule, No. 245, at the terminals or on the vessels.

In addition, general fare increases and policy changes will take effect on Sunday, Oct. 1. Changes include:

• 2.9 percent fare increase for small and standard sized vehicles

• 0.8 percent to 1.8 percent fare increase for oversized vehicles (22 feet and longer), depending on vehicle size

• 2.5 percent fare increase for passengers

• Passengers who bring bicycles with trailers will see an increase as they begin paying the motorcycle/driver (stowage) rate instead of the combined passenger fare with bicycle surcharge

For more information, visit the Washington State Transportation Commission’s ferry fares page wstc.wa.gov/2017FerryFareProposal.htm