Jefferson Transit Authority - the area's public transportation provider. Fixed route bus service can deliver you to within a few blocks of most places in Port Townsend. For service to outlying communities, routes run frequently to Irondale, Port Hadlock and Chimacum. Other routes connect with service east to Seattle, south to Olympia and west to the Pacific Ocean shore. Jefferson Transit does a good job of covering most community transportation opportunities. Bus racks can take 2 bicycles. NO SUNDAY BUS SERVICE.
For route, schedule and service information, please call (360) 385-4777 locally, 800-371-0497 for out-of-state/West End or visit the Jefferson Transit web site. Door to door Dial a Ride services are available for people with disabilities.
Visitors to Port Townsend are asked to remember that Port Townsend predates the automobile, making auto parking limited. Visitors are encouraged to use the Haines Place Park & Ride (find the Haines Place Transit Center, 440 12th St Park & Ride by turning between McDonalds Restaurant & the Safeway Store on Haines St. - see map here). To keep your car parked longer than 24 hours, just call Jefferson Transit and tell the the make, license number and give them a phone contact: (360) 385-4777 or Toll Free (800) 371-0497.
Transit buses depart and return to the Park & Ride frequently. The drivers are friendly, the fares are low, public transit is the way to go!
Private Transportation Options
PTeRider - all electric Red Roadsters for short distance ride share taxis and shuttles in Port Townsend within city limits.
Olympic Bus Lines - Daily bus service between Port Townsend and Seattle, Kingston, Edmonds, SeaTac Airport, Seattle Hospitals, Amtrak. Pick-up/drop-off at the Haines Place Park and Ride across the Street from Safeway off Sims Way. (They change buses at Discovery Bay/Smitty's Burgers when going from Seattle to Pt. Townsend). See schedule here. (360) 417-0700 or (800) 457-4492Rocket Transportation - Door to Door shuttle service. All shuttles are lift equipped. By Reservation Only. Shuttles to Airport, Hospitals, Hotels including: SeaTac, Tacoma, Seattle, Bremerton, Silverdale and Cruise Ship terminals. Currently running up to 4 trips per day as needed, 365 days a year to and from SeaTac Airport. (877) 697-6258 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bremerton-Kitsap Airporter - Sea-Tac Airport Shuttles from Silverdale and other points (not Port Townsend).
(360) 876-1737 or (800) 562-7948 Olympic Van Tours & Shuttles - Olympic National Park tours and daily bus service between Port Angeles and other points to Seattle/Seatac Airport (not Port Townsend). (360) 452-3858 or (800) 550-3858
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Who needs a car? The public transportation network increases when you link other County systems together, all the way to Seattle, and timed right it's easier than driving (and more interesting).
For Port Angeles (or from Victoria, BC on the ferry) to Port Townsend see Ferry Travel page.
More options on JeffersonCAN.