Additional Fare Information

The following is additional information about Pierce County Ferry fares:
  • Peak season vs. non-peak season refers to a seasonal change in fares depending on the time of the year. Peak season is defined as May 1 through Sept. 30. Non-peak season is defined as Oct. 1 through April 30.
  • Senior citizens (age 65+) must show valid photo ID or a Regional Reduced Fare Permit at the time of boarding.
  • Disabled passengers must show a valid disability ID at the time of boarding (acceptable ID includes Regional Reduced Fare Permit, ADA paratransit card, or Medicare Card with photo ID).
  • Value Pass tickets are valid for 40 days from date of purchase until the expiration date indicated on each ticket. They may be used by only one passenger per vehicle per trip and may not be used by other vehicles or passengers waiting to board the ferry vessel. No refunds for unused, lost, or stolen tickets.
  • Vehicle length is measured from the furthest protruding item at the front of the vehicle to the furthest protruding item at the rear of the vehicle and/or trailer. Logging trucks, whether loaded or unloaded, will be charged the 60 to under 70 feet category.
  • Large carry-on items, including kayaks, canoes, and other items of comparable size which are typically stowed on the vehicle deck of the ferry vessel, shall be charged at the motorcycle rate. This rate includes the fare for the walk-on passenger carrying the item to be stowed.
  • The only government and public institution vehicles with a tax-exempt license plate that will be provided free passage are police, fire, and medical vehicles and only in the event of an emergency.
  • Vehicles 80 feet or longer or over 11 feet in width must schedule their departure time in advance by calling (253) 588-1950.
  • Tickets purchased online or at the terminal can be refunded through Pierce County by completing a refund request form.
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Customer Service: (253) 588-1950
Refunds or Purchase Issues: (253) 798-7251
Ferry Administration: (253) 798-7250
After Hours Emergency: (253) 798-6000
Steilacoom Landing:
56 Union Ave.
Steilacoom, WA 98388

Office Location:
2702 S 42nd St, Ste 201
Tacoma, WA 98409-7322