Getting around Port Townsend is quite easy, though some streets can be confusing. Check out the map section to orient yourself. We sit at the northeast tip of Quimper Peninsula and a number of roads connect it to the Olympic Peninsula. The Port Townsend-Keystone (Coupeville) ferry connects us to Whidbey Island. The ferry terminal at Keystone is 7 miles from Coupeville!
Local Transit Options include public and private buses, shuttles, taxis and in-town options.
Some thoughts...when you arrive by automobile, park and explore the city by bicycle or on foot if possible. Exploring the town by walking cannot be overstated and the experience of discovering a hidden shop, gallery or street performer is worth it. Preserve our quality of life. (When you see someone in the crosswalk you must stop your vehicle and let them cross, it's the law!).
Parking is at a premium downtown and we highly encourage the use of public transportation. When you come to visit, we recommend the Haines Place Park-N-Ride. Park and take the bus downtown, to Fort Worden, or to the fairgrounds.
- Distances and Times
- Driving Directions
- Ferry Travel
- Public Transportation
- Boating and Sailing (historically proper!)
- Bicycling and Walking
- Air Travel (got a plane?)
- ATMs and Public Restrooms
- Truck and Car Rentals (only moving trucks)
Ferry Alert: PT/Coup - 2018 Spring and Summer SR 20 Construction
Customers travelling to the Port Townsend and Coupeville (Keystone) terminals during the spring and summer should be aware of resurfacing projects on SR 20 in Port Townsend and on Whidbey Island. Those travelling to the terminals should plan to allocate extra travel time to arrive at the terminals and are advised to use extra caution while travelling through these areas.
Check current status of roads and planned ferry changes before driving. See WSDOT Olympic Region page for updates.
Video cameras for Northwest Washington Area
Want to skip driving? How to get to and from Port Townsend to Sea-Tac Int'l Airport without a car.