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Washington State Ferries Vehicle Reservations Washington State Ferries Vehicle Reservations Home Page


Convenient and Predictable Travel on Washington's Marine Highways.

Planning to take a vehicle on the ferry? Save A Spot vehicle reservations can help make your next ferry trip a smooth sailing. It's easy to get started. Simply click the "Make a Reservation" button on the right.

Routes Accepting Reservations include:

  • Port Townsend/Coupeville
  • Anacortes/San Juans
  • International service between Anacortes and Sidney B.C. 

Vehicle reservations for the Fall schedule (Sept 18, 2016 - Jan 7, 2017) are currently available.

Reservations are for vehicles only (walk-on passengers and bicylists board without reservations)

Click here to learn more

Call Center Hours: 5:00am until 8:15pm, 7 days a week  Phone: 206-464-6400; Toll-Free: 1-888-808-7977.


Route Construction Closure: There will be no service on the Port Townsend/Coupeville route from 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4 through 6 a.m. Monday, Nov. 7. More information at:

On the Anacortes/San Juan Islands routes, reservation space is released according to the following schedule :

  • 1st Tier -- 30% of reservable space for standard vehicles for the entire season is released 2 months prior to the season start date (already released for Fall). Note: Tall reservation space for large, non-standard vehicles is released all at once in the 1st Tier

  • 2nd Tier -- An additional 30% of vessel space is released at 7:00 am 2 weeks before each specific sailing date.

  • 3rd Tier -- The final 30% of space is released at 7:00 am 2 days before each specific sailing date.

  • 10% of vessel space is always held open for emergency and stand-by vehicles.

For the Port Townsend/Coupeville and Anacortes/Sidney B.C. routes, all of the reservation space is released 2 months prior to the season.

No reservation? In addition to the 10% of stand-by space on each sailing, more standby space is always available on sailings when drivers don't use their reservations or if they travel at a different time. While you may not always get on the sailing of your choice, traveling standby is an option when you need to travel at the last minute or can't make a reservation.

Account Types

Guest User
For infrequent ferry travelers or visitors

Universal Account
For occasional to frequent ferry users

Executive Account
For Wave2Go Business users


  • No account necessary, simply reserve your desired sailing.


  • You must provide a valid credit card in lieu of an upfront deposit.

How to Sign Up:

  • No sign up necessary. Click on Make a Reservation.


  • Travel and payment information is saved for quicker reservations.


  • You must provide a valid credit card in lieu of an upfront deposit.

How to Sign Up:

  • Click on Create a Reservation Account.


  • Ability to pay fare with WSF Business Account cards.


  • Have an active Wave2Go Business account.

How to Sign Up:

  • Call WSF Customer Service at 1-888-808-7977 or 206-464-6400.

Traveling with a Reservation


  • Each route has a specific time that reservation holders should arrive at their departure terminal to ensure they are loaded on their reserved sailing:
Departures from Port Townsend/Coupeville: Arrive 30-45 minutes in advance of reserved sailing.
Departures from Sidney, B.C.:  Arrive 90 minutes in advance to ensure process by immigration. Please arrive with 
your travel documents ready and in hand.
Departures from Anacortes (domestic): Arrive at the toll booth 30 minutes prior to the reserved sailing for all 
westbound travel and eastbound departures from the islands.
Departures from Anacortes (international): Arrive at the toll booth 60 minutes in advance of reserved sailing.
Please arrive with your travel documents ready and in hand.
  • If you arrive late for your reservation or decide to travel on an earlier sailing, you will travel standby as space is available.

  • If you do not show up for travel on the route reserved on the same day of your reservation, you will be charged a No-Show fee.

  • Note: You will incur a No-Show Fee based on vehicle size if you cancel the reservation after 5pm the day prior or do not travel on the same service day as your reservation.

What to bring

  • Print barcode from confirmation email if possible. If not, bring reservation confirmation number.

  • If travelling to or from Sidney B.C., please review the international travel information to ensure you have the correct documentation to enter Canada or the U.S. 

Changing or Cancelling a Reservation

  • Reservations must be canceled by 5pm the day prior to travel in order to avoid a no-show fee.

  • Unlimited changes are permitted up to 5pm the day prior to the reserved sailing. One change is allowed after 5pm but must be made more than two hours in advance of the reserved sailing for Coupeville/Port Townsend and Anacortes/San Juan Island reservations.  Any reservations cancelled after making the one allowable change after 5pm the day before will be charged a no-show fee.

  • Reservations for San Juan Island travel are reserved as separate legs. Please be reminded if you change or cancel an outbound trip, you may also need to change or cancel the return trip to avoid a no-show fee.


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