"They Run No More: Kingston to Seattle Ferry" Kingston Transportation Tip by glabah

Kingston Transportation: 3 reviews and 4 photos

  They Run no More: Spirit of Kingston and Companion
by glabah

On September 28, 2012 The Soundrunner Ferry Made its Last Run

The Edmonds to Kingston ferry is one of the most crowded ferry routes, and people trying to get their automobiles onto the ferry sometimes face a two hour wait. Those wishing to get from Kingston to downtown Seattle face a number of slow public transit options once they arrive on the other side, and the SoundTransit and Amtrak trains only serve the Edmonds station several times a day.

Thus, in October of 2010, the Port of Kingston launched a new passenger-only ferry service that bypasses the congestion and slow services and connection delays associated with Edmonds, and today people can make a direct downtown Seattle to Kingston link if they have no need of their automobile once they arrive in Seattle.

The fare was $7 one way, and may be purchased on the boat, at the Kingston ferry terminal, or at the city of Seattle Pier 50, where the boat terminates in downtown Seattle.

The crossing time each direction is about 50 minutes.

The current schedule, unfortunately, is quite limited: one round trip in the morning and one in the evening. It is primarily aimed at the commuter traffic to downtown Seattle from Kitsap County and Jefferson County.

Free WiFi service is available on the boat.

Mode: TO
Type: Ship/Boat
Website: http://www.portofkingston.org/passenger-ferry/soundrunner.html

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 10, 2012
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