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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.

rt 13 festival of sail map

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.


SHUTTLE

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

Worlds 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.

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Trip Planner Tips - Entering Locations

To create a trip plan you need to enter both a starting location (origin) and an ending location (destination). For information about stops, schedules, or service at a specific location, you only need to enter one location.

The Trip Planner recognizes most street intersections and addresses as well as many landmarks in Pierce, King, and Snohomish Counties. If what you entered is not immediately recognized, the Trip Planner will offer you a list of options. You can choose one of the options, but if your intended location is not there, select the "Revise Original Entries" link to return to the entry page and change the entries you have already made.

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  • You don't need to type in the city. The Trip Planner shows the possible city names as options if needed. City names are based on zip codes.
  • You don't need to type in St., Street, Ave., or Avenue, or similar street types. The Trip Planner shows the possible alternatives as options if needed. (Example: type Conifer & Jones instead of Conifer Circle & Jones Boulevard.)
  • You don't need to type in the directional designations for streets, but if a direction name is part of a street name, you should include it. (Example: type 3rd & Main instead of 3rd S & S Main. But type 34th & West Viewmont for 34th W & West Viewmont Way W.)
  • Some streets are unknown to the Trip Planner. You may need to enter another nearby intersection or a landmark.

Landmarks

Government Sites: Pierce County Health Dept, Pierce Co Sheriffs Office, Tacoma City Hall

Major Commercial Sites: Tacoma Mall, Sheraton Hotel

Transportation Facilities: Sea-Tac Airport, Greyhound Bus Depot

Schools & Colleges: Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma Community College

Sports & Leisure: Cheney Stadium, Pt Defiance Zoo

Medical Facilities: Group Health, Tacoma General Hospital


 

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