Easier car-free getaways to the Olympic Peninsula begin Saturday, June 17 when Clallam Transit inaugurates the “Strait Shot” daily direct bus service between Port Angeles and the Bainbridge Island ferry terminal. STB previously covered the service in detail, which is a 75-mile route using 40-passenger transit buses making five intermediate stops.
There will be a morning roundtrip and an evening roundtrip Monday to Saturday and an evening round trip on Sunday. Adult fare is $10 per person each way and $5 for children and Regional Reduced Fare Permit card holders. Fare must be paid in exact cash only; ORCA cards are not accepted. Limited space is available for bicycles on a first-come, first-served basis. The bus is scheduled to complete the trip in two hours, making it competitive with driving.
The Strait Shot is a more convenient option than the existing 5-seat local transit ride and costs less than the Dungeness Line. From Port Angeles, riders can connect to other Clallam Transit buses that can take them to Forks (with onward connections to Neah Bay and La Push) or walk over to the Black Ball ferry to Victoria, B.C. Buses are timed to meet with the Bainbridge ferry and will wait for late ferries. More information is available in the full schedule. You can also plan your trip in Google Maps.