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Directions to Poulsbo, Washington

Poulsbo is in north Kitsap County, west of Puget Sound, north of Bremerton, east of Hood Canal.
Tacoma 75 min., Seattle 60-90 min., Edmonds 45 min., B.I. 20 min., Olympia 90-120 min.

Directions from Sea-Tac Airport via Ferry: Go north from Sea-Tac airport on the access road leaving the terminal or parking area, stay in the right lanes. Follow the "To Freeway" signs for 1.7 miles to the 518 freeway. Exit to your right off the freeway access road onto the 518 freeway at the "To 518, 5, 405 Seattle" sign. Move into the left lane as soon as possible. Go 1.3 miles east to I5. Exit off the 518 freeway to your left at the "I5 North Seattle" sign. Go north on I5 for 9.9 miles (move into right lanes after going 7 miles on I5). Exit to your right off I5 at the "Exit 164B, 4th Ave. S" sign. (The 164B exit immediately follows the 164A exit). Stay in the right lane for .6 miles to "4th Ave. South" sign. Turn right at "4th Ave. South", stay in the right lane for .1 miles to Royal Brougham. Turn right onto Royal Brougham, stay in the right lane. Go west for .4 miles to intersection of Alaskan Way and Royal Brougham. Turn right and stay in the left lane. Go north for .6 miles to ferry terminal entrance and turn left. Take the Washington State Ferry to Bainbridge Island (35 minute crossing), proceed from the Bainbridge Island terminal to Poulsbo via Hy 305.

Directions from Sea-Tac Airport via Highway: Take I-5 South from the airport to Tacoma. From Tacoma take the Bremerton Hy 16 exit from I-5 (figure 75 min. from here). Hy 16 merges into Hy 3 at Gorst, proceed North toward Bremerton until you see the Hy 3 North or Silverdale sign. Take Hy 3 North beyond Silverdale, bypass the first Poulsbo exit, continue, taking the second Poulsbo-Kingston - Bainbridge Island Exit (Hy 305 south). Exit right, then merge left onto 305, proceed straight through traffic light. Hy 305 runs through Poulsbo. Travel time approximately 1.5 hours.

Directions from Everett: Take the Washington State Ferry from Edmonds to Kingston (30 min), proceed from the Kingston terminal to Poulsbo via the Port Gamble and then Bond Road (10 miles). Turn left off of Bond Rd onto Hy 305, which runs through Poulsbo.

Directions from Tacoma and Olympia: Take the Bremerton Hy 16 exit from I-5 (figure 75 min. from here). Hy 16 merges into Hy 3 at Gorst, proceed North toward Bremerton until you see the Hy 3 North or Silverdale sign. Take Hy 3 North beyond Silverdale, bypass the first Poulsbo exit, continue, taking the second Poulsbo-Kingston - Bainbridge Island Exit (Hy 305 south). Exit right, then merge left onto 305, proceed straight through traffic light. Hy 305 runs through Poulsbo.

Downtown Poulsbo: Take Hostmark or Lincoln down the hill from Hy 305 to Front Street. Park on Front Street or behind the stores is also a large parking area.

Poulsbo Village Shopping/Holiday Inn Express: turn into the Poulsbo Village shopping center off 305 at the N.E. Liberty Road traffic light, there is a Burger King and soon to be Denny's on the corner. At the Liberty Rd and 7th Ave stop sign turn right if going to the Holiday Inn.

Silverdale: From Poulsbo (15 min.) take Hy 305 west to Hy 3 south take the Silverdale exit and turn left at the light on Clear Creek Rd. Silverdale has the largest Mall west of the Puget Sound and there are also many large exterior stores like Price-Costco, HomeBase, Barnes&Nobles etc. The waterfront park is south on Silverdale Way, left on Linder Way or Byron St.

Bremerton: From Poulsbo (30 min.) take Hy 305 west to Hy 3 south take the Bremerton exit staying in the right lane it wraps around onto Waaga Way/Hy 303. Cross Warren Ave. Bridge and turn left on 11th St and follow to Kitsap Co. Historical Museum, USS Turner Joy, Naval Museum and Ferry Terminal.

Keyport: From Poulsbo (10 min.) take 305 south to Keyport exit Hwy 308 or follow Front St. around Liberty Bay and turn left on Viking Way. Follow signs to Keyport (left on Hwy 308).

 

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