Bringing a car to Bainbridge Island, either on the ferry from Seattle or by driving from the Kitsap Peninsula, will give you the most flexibility and freedom to explore the island and the surrounding area. However, there are plenty of way to travel on Bainbridge – take your pick from the options below!
Bainbridge is an island, but there is a bridge to the Kitsap Peninsula at the north end. Visitors can drive from Tacoma over the Narrows Bridge on Highway 16 and follow Highway 3 at Bremerton to Poulsbo, where Highway 305 leads to Bainbridge Island.
Or, if you’re driving the Olympic Peninsula loop clockwise, continue south-east on Highway 104, cross the Hood Canal Bridge and take Highway 3 to Poulsbo, and Highway 305 to Bainbridge.
Once you’ve arrived, stop by the Visitor’s Kiosk at the ferry terminal or Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center at our office.