FERRIES: Peak-season surcharges start Sunday

(Fauntleroy ferry dock, photographed in early April by James Bratsanos)

Sunday is not only the start of a new month, it’s also the start of higher fares if you’re bringing vehicles onto Washington State Ferries. May 1st is when the peak-season surcharges kick in. You can check the fares by going here – one example, taking a 14′ (or less) vehicle from Fauntleroy to Vashon would cost you $16.75 today, but $20.80 starting Sunday.

10 Replies to "FERRIES: Peak-season surcharges start Sunday"

  • Jim May 1, 2022 (2:15 am)

    Increased prices for decreased service these rates are getting outrageous

  • huh May 1, 2022 (10:23 am)

    How has the service decreased ? You could always drive around ?

    • Kai May 2, 2022 (4:48 am)

      Please share how to avoid the ferries & “drive around” to Vashon (boats have been reduced for many, many months from 3 to 2 which includes a limited triangle stop at Southworth)…San Juan Islands (sometimes no ferry service at all!)**obvious you’re not a frequent ferry rider?**

    • Jim May 2, 2022 (7:01 am)

      Staff shortages and hiring a lot of new and inexperienced people even before covid. The triangle route here in West seattle, vashon, and southworth is supposed to be on a three boat schedule but it’s only on a two boat schedule. So decrease service because of quality of employee performance and reliability. We’re lucky though at least it’s not Bremerton where it’s 2 hours between boats because they only have one boat doing the Bremerton run right now

  • tim May 1, 2022 (1:52 pm)

    Massachusetts?  Sales tax is 6%. I’ll take that anyday.

    • East Coast Cynic May 1, 2022 (3:29 pm)

      There’s also a state income tax in Massachusetts – 5% on earned and unearned income.  Are you cool with that too?  And lobster:)

      • R Socks May 1, 2022 (4:27 pm)

        I heard Boston has actual mass transit. And world class universities

  • Mj May 1, 2022 (5:55 pm)

    R Socks – the UW is a world class University.

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