Commuting from the Kitsap Peninsula to Seattle

Thinking of relocating to a community of the Kitsap Peninsula but want to know more about your transportation and commute options for work (or play) in Seattle? Find out more about how you can live in an outdoor recreational paradise close to a big city.

Travel By Car

Like to have your car on hand for easy and on-demand transportation to wherever you need to go? Driving is definitely an option; it just takes a little longer sometimes. The most direct route is south of the Puget Sound, along State Route 16 through Puyallup and Tacoma. From the Bremerton/Port Orchard area, this can take about an hour. From the more northern communities, like Kingston, it could be much longer. If driving around the Sound doesn't sound good to you, you can always drive your car onto most of the ferries!


Take the Ferry

Beat the commuter traffic, leave the highway stress behind, and hop on the ferry for a relaxing and scenic ride to work. Four routes stretch across the Puget Sound, linking the Kitsap Peninsula communities to Seattle for one of the most breathtakingly beautiful commutes around. While others sit in traffic or try to navigate freeways while gulping down breakfast, you can enjoy a leisurely cup of coffee while you watch the world go by.

Kitsap Fast Ferry

King County Water Taxi has partnered with Kitsap Fast Ferry to provide high-speed ferry service from Bremerton to Downtown, which will shorten commute times and increase convenience for regular commuters.

Additionally, the King County Water Taxi service provides ferry services from Vashon Island to Seattle.

Ferry Routes from the Kitsap Peninsula to Seattle

Ferry service across the Puget Sound is provided by Washington State Ferries, which owns and operates the largest ferry fleet in the US.

Routes include:

Bremerton → Downtown Seattle
Bainbridge Island → Downtown
Kingston → Edmonds (North Seattle)
Southworth → Fauntleroy (South Seattle)
Southworth → Vashon Island
And more!

Learn More About Ferries
Schedule provided by WS DOT

Take the Rail in Seattle

Once you’re in Seattle, how do you get around? That’s easy! There are numerous options for transportation, a few favorites of which include walking and biking.

Have a little farther to go? The Link Light Rail connects Downtown Seattle with the stadiums, Rainier Valley, the University of Washington, Capitol Hill, and the airport. Need to get to some of the metro communities outside of Downtown? The Sounder Commuter Rail services the direct metro communities of Seattle, like Edmonds, Kent, Puyallup, and more.

Learn More About Living on the Kitsap Peninsula

Thinking of relocating to Greater Seattle and the Kitsap Peninsula? Learn more about life on the Puget Sound—explore all the amazing outdoor recreation that awaits, search beautiful homes, explore outstanding lifestyles, and truly understand what it’s like to live in one of America’s most beautiful outdoor communities. Contact us today to learn more about buying a home on the Kitsap Peninsula.