- Getting Around
Take Pierce Transit to The Festival of Sail®
June 15-18, 2017
Ships Ahoy! Come to the shores of the Puget Sound for Festival of Sail®. Catch Pierce Transit Local Bus Service to the festival June 15-18, 2017. It’s a rare chance to catch a glimpse, step aboard, and even set sail on some of the grandest ships of yore. Tacoma will be one of only a handful of Pacific ports that will host the historic ships.
Pierce Transit Bus Service
Many Pierce Transit routes travel to Downtown Tacoma for easy access to the Festival including 1, 2, 3, 11, 15, 16, 28, 41, 42, 45, 48, 57, 500, and 501. Most of these routes serve stops at Pacific Ave & S 14th St, and at Pacific Ave & S 19th St. From these stops it’s an easy walk.
- From the stop at Pacific Ave & S 14th simply walk south to S 15th St then travel east (toward the water) to Dock St.
- From the stop at Pacific Ave & S 19th, just cross the Bridge of Glass down to Dock St.
Route 13 travels the closest to the Festival with stops along Dock St (see map).
- S 15th St – our northernmost bus stop on Dock St.
- S 19th St – next to the Museum of Glass
- S 21st St – at the 21st Street Park
On Thursday and Friday,
Route 13 follows its regular schedule; visit piercetransit.org for times. Southbound trips will travel along Pacific Ave instead of Dock St. Note: commuters fill the parking stalls at Tacoma Dome Station very early on weekdays.
Weekend Service On Saturday and Sunday,
June 17 and 18, Pierce Transit Route 13 will operate a limited service between the Tacoma Dome Station (Zone E) and Pacific Ave & S 11th St. The first bus leaves Tacoma Dome Station starting at 8:30 am and the last return trip is scheduled at 5:30 pm both days. A trip is scheduled to leave approximately every 20 minutes. Route 13 travels along Dock St between S 23rd and S 15th St. For your return trip to TDS, catch Route 13 on Pacific Ave at:
- S 11th St
- S 14th St
- S 19th St
Plus parking is FREE at the Tacoma Dome Station and there should be plenty of space available on Saturday and Sunday.
Pierce Transit specialized transportation is available for registered Shuttle customers, during normal Shuttle service hours. Call 253.581.8000, option 1, then option 2, one to five days in advance to schedule your trip.
Pierce Transit Fares & Info
Local fares apply. $2 each boarding for adults, $1 youth (ages 6-18), and $1 discounted fare with Regional Reduced Fare Permit. Children ages 5 and younger ride free with a fare paying passenger. All Day Passes can be purchased on the bus with exact cash. ORCA cards may be used. Valid passes and One Ride Tickets will also be honored for fare payment.
For help planning your trip contact our friendly customer service representatives at 253.581.8000, option 1, weekdays from 6:30 am - 6:30 pm. Or use the Trip Planner at the left for trip planning.
Enjoy the Festival of Sail® and let us help you get to this event with easy, convenient bus service.
World’s Largest Rubber Duck
With the largest Tall Ships event in Tacoma, Washington’s history just got even bigger. The world’s largest rubber duck will fly the coop and turn Foss Waterway into her own personal bathtub. Kids 8 to 80 are gonna enjoy this!
Mama Duck will be available during festival hours starting with the Parade of Sail on June 15. Rides are not permitted and to protect her during certain weather extremes, she may not be on display.