Travel Alert Bulletins

Washington State Ferries offers a free travel alert subscription service via email or text message. Travel Alerts help you stay informed of conditions on your route so you can plan ahead. Note: We use the term, "operational constraints," for a variety of generalized issues including mechanical repairs to the vessels or terminals, crewing shortages and U.S. Coast Guard inspections.



Thursday, May 30, 2013 02:39 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - Issaquah Out of Service. Two-Boat Schedule in Effect
The Issaquah is out of service for necessary repairs. Maintenance crews are onboard the vessel and performing repairs. The 2-Boat Schedule will be in effect beginning with the 3:10pm sailing from Fauntleroy, and the 3:15pm sailing from Southworth. Updates will occur as conditions change.

Please see the 2-Boat Schedule for sailing times:


Thursday, May 30, 2013 07:55 AM

Detour Directions from I-5 to Anacortes

I-5 is closed over the Skagit River in Burlington and Mount Vernon. Here are alternate routes to get you from the I-5 corridor to the Anacortes ferry terminal:

From the south take exit 226 from I-5 and follow signs west to SR 536/East Kincaid Street. Continue on SR 536 to SR 20. Turn left at the 536/SR 20 intersection to SR 20. Continue to Commercial Ave., turn left onto 12th St., which becomes Oakes Ave., and continue to the ferry terminal. Detour Map

From the north take exit 230 from I-5 to the terminal. This route is not affected but drivers should expect increased traffic on SR 20. Turn right onto State Route 20 and continue to Anacortes. Continue onto Commercial Ave., turn left on 12th St., which becomes Oakes Ave., and continue to the ferry terminal.


Thursday, May 30, 2013 07:55 AM

WSF Community Meetings In June
Starting Wednesday, June 5, WSF will host eight community meetings around the Sound to discuss a variety of issues, including the 2013 legislative session, liquefied natural gas as a source of fuel, new vessel construction, ferry system performance measures, and route-specific issues.

We look forward to seeing you! For more information, visit Public Meetings


Thursday, May 30, 2013 07:55 AM

Fauntleroy Terminal - No Left Hand Turns Allowed M-F 2:00pm-6:00pm
During the Barton Pump Station Upgrade project no left hand turns into the terminal will be allowed except for the Vanpool and Carpools between 2:00pm and 6:00pm Monday - Friday.


Thursday, May 30, 2013 07:55 AM

Faunt/Va/SW – Vehicle queue policies
Customers lining up at Fauntleroy should note that the ferry queue continues along Fauntleroy Way at the gas station at the north end of Lincoln Park; it does not go down 47th Ave. SW toward the beach. Please also note that line cutting is against state law and subject to a fine of up to $124. We ask that customers be respectful of others waiting in the queue. You can report line-cutters by calling 877-764-HERO. All violators are logged and receive a warning letter. Multiple violations result in further action.


Thursday, May 30, 2013 07:55 AM

Muk/Clin - Mukilteo Multimodal Terminal Project
We are making progress on plans to improve the Mukilteo terminal. The Mukilteo Multimodal Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is now available for public comment. To learn more about upcoming public meetings and how to submit comments, visit Project Info.