Additional Commuter Options

This page offers you additional resources, beyond Island Transit bus and Paratransit services, as a commuter.

 

Vanpool

A vanpool is a group of 5 to 15 people who have similar schedules and share their commute to and from work or school at the same time each day in a vanpool van. Island Transit vanpools must begin or end in Island County. Click here to learn more about our vanpools.

Washington State Ferries

Whidbey Island is served by the Washington State Ferries at Clinton-Mukilteo and at Coupeville-Port Townsend. WSF accepts vehicle reservations for travel between Port Townsend and Coupeville. For a round trip reservation between Port Townsend and Coupeville, two separate one way reservations must be made. To make a reservation on WSF when you need to drive, visit their website to reserve a spot for a car, truck or motorcycle  https://business.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/reservations/ or call Washington State Ferries Customer Service at 1-888-808-7977 for more information. No reservations are required for walk on passengers.


Washington State Ferries also accepts vehicle reservations for International sailings between Anacortes and Sidney B.C. A deposit is required on the International sailing to reserve space. Vehicle drivers traveling from one of the San Juan Islands to Sidney must have a reservation. Customers wishing to travel from Orcas, Lopez or Shaw Islands to Friday Harbor to catch the international sailing to Sidney, BC may travel free between the islands on the day of travel only if the customer has a reservation and confirmation number. International reservations booked online must be made at least 48 hours prior to the date of travel and by phone 24 hours prior to the date of travel.

Always check the WSF website http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries or call their Customer Service at 1-888-808-7977 for the most current information.

 

Links to Other Connecting Transit Systems

Island Transit offers a list of additional available resources, found here.

Biking

Bicycle commuting offers potential health, economic and quality of life benefits.

For statewide bicycle resources visit:

The Washington State Department of Transportation page, found here:

http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/bike/

To find Bicycle partners, safety guidelines, how to take your bike on the bus and other resources, go to:

http://www.rideshareonline.com/Commuters/bike.html

Whidbey Island Bicycle Club
Mount Baker Bicycle Club
Skagit Bicycle Club 
Native Planet Outdoor Club 
Port Townsend Bicycle Association

Walking

The option to walk may be forgotten. The new Trip Planning tool from Google/Transit is often displaying connections to our buses by foot. Other ways to learn about safe routes to schools and walking can be found here: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/walk/