Bainbridge Island Visitor's Guide

Getting Around the Island

Getting Around Bainbridge Island


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.

Cars can be rented from Modern Collision Rebuild & Service or Rock Rent-A-Car, LLC – advanced reservation is recommended.

New in the summer of 2014 is B.I. RIDE, an island-wide bus service that combines three scheduled stops (including the ferry terminal) with Dial-A-Ride flexibility. The Chamber’s successful Froghopper Bus pilot project last summer was the impetus for Kitsap Transit to develop an enhanced transportation program for the island.

Other public bus transportation (Kitsap Transit) is largely geared to commuter needs and hours, although one bus circles from the ferry terminal through Winslow on its way to Poulsbo via State Highway 305 throughout the day. There is no commuter service on Saturdays.

No buses run on Sundays in the Kitsap County, Clallam County or Jefferson County transit systems.

Bike rentals are available in summer from The Bike Barn, located near the ferry terminal and in winter from Classic Cycle.

For thousands of years, the main form of transportation in Puget Sound was by water, and you can get around in kayaks or canoes rented from Back of Beyond Outfitters.

Electric boats in Eagle Harbor can be rented from the Eagle Harbor Inn.