In May car & driver fare to SJI is $60; OI $51; Lopez $42

Islanders might want to befriend someone who uses multi-ride ferry tickets. Sharing will ease the impact of the May 1 to September 30 peak season surcharge.

 

The peak fare for a  car and driver from Anacortes to San Juan Island will be $60.65; Anacortes to Orcas/Shaw Island $51.10;  Anacortes to Lopez Island $42.65.

While the price of the 5-trip card does go up from its current rate there is no surcharge on the multi-ride cards. The cost as of May 1 is  $169.05 for San Juan Island; $142.45 for Orcas Island; $119.00 for Lopez. That works out per trip  to $33.81 San Juan Island; $28.49 Orcas; and $23.80  Lopez. 

The Washington State Ferries spring sailing schedule begins, Sunday April 6. Annual and new fare increases go into effect May 1.

Additional spring service starts Sunday, April 6

Customers should expect the following changes with the spring sailing schedule:

· Opening of the Sidney, B.C./Anacortes route with one round-trip per day

· Weekend inter-island service in the San Juan Islands

· Three boats serving the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route Saturdays and Sundays

· Four mid-afternoon sailings on the Port Townsend/Coupeville route will leave 15 minutes earlier to better match the schedule of the second ferry, which joins the route on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11.

· The last sailing departing Coupeville leaves 5 minutes earlier at 9:10 p.m.

New for 2014:

· Round-trip tickets now available between the San Juan Islands and Sidney, B.C.

To learn more about spring service updates and changes, please download a copy of the spring 2014 sailing schedule.

Annual peak-season fare surcharges – effective May 1

Annual peak-season surcharges begin on May 1. Surcharges apply to single-use passenger and driver fares only. Customers using multi-ride tickets are exempt. Surcharges will remain in effect through Sept. 30, 2014.

· All routes (except in the San Juan Islands) will carry a 25-percent peak-season surcharge.

· In the San Juan Islands, a 35-percent peak-season surcharge will be added to the cost of single-use tickets.

New fare increases – effective May 1

The second part of a two-year fare increase approved by the Washington State Transportation Commission brings the following across-the-board fare increases starting May 1:

· Two-percent general fare increase for passenger.

· Vehicle fare increase of 2.5 percent.

Peak Season Fares (May 1-September 30) vs (current fares):

Anacortes to Friday Harbor:

Passenger: $12.95 ($12.70)

Car and Driver: $60.65 ($43.85)

Multi-ride book: $169.05 (164.75)

Anacortes to Orcas or Shaw islands

Passenger: $12.95 ($12.70)

Car and Driver: $51.10 ($36.95)

Multi-ride book:   $142.45 ($138.90) 

Anacortes to Lopez Island:

Passenger: $12.95 ($12.70)

Car and Driver: $42.65 ($30.85)

Multi-ride book:   119.00 ($116.00)

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