The Bainbridge Ferry route ties Bainbridge Island in Washington to Seattle, across the Puget Sound. In the past, the route had another name: Seattle-Winslow ferry. Then Winslow changed its name and annexed the other part of the island. This route is part of the Washington state ferry system, the biggest ferry system in the U.S. at the moment, from 1951. On this route, there can be carried also vehicles besides passengers. This route is also a tourist attraction.
The Schedule of the Bainbridge Ferries
Each ferry has its own schedule for each route it travels on. When unforeseen circumstances don’t happen, each ferry departs on time and the Bainbridge Ferry Schedule remains the same. The arrival times are only estimates and the dispatch always receives information about delays or events. The services offered on holidays vary by service. However, on Thanksgiving Day, New Year’s Day and Christmas Day the ferry will not travel. There is no need for reservation to get a ticket, even if you are a regular customer or a new one. The rule applied here is the first that comes is the first served.
The ferries can transport bicycles, cars and also pets, but only if they are in portable kennels or carriers and they do not make a lot of noise. The last case is solved by moving the pet in a utility room for the rest of the journey. Parking spaces are also offered for those who do not want to cross over with their vehicles. Passengers have to be on board 2 minutes before the published sailing time. The crossing takes approximately 35 minutes. If you take the ferry from Bainbridge to Seattle as a passenger, it is free. If you cross over with your car, you have to pay.