Exploring Whidbey Island by bus is free!
Whether you are visiting from off island or a resident of “The Rock”, you can take advantage of Island Transit’s free bus service. Yes, you heard correctly “FREE BUS SERVICE!” You can use any of the Park and Rides locations and bus stops to hop aboard to explore all the beautiful viewpoints, tasty eateries, and local shops. It’s also accessible for folks on bikes or wheelchairs.
Now is a great time to park your car in Mukilteo and ride the ferry to Clinton where the bus will be waiting to whisk you away to all sorts of island adventures. Check out the ferry schedule to confirm departures or any delays. Pick up an Island Transit schedule or get the RideShout app on your mobile phone. Choose your destination and the bus will pick you up in no time!
There are plenty of great places to visit as you explore Whidbey Island. Here are some of the wonderful destinations you’ll find along the way. There are plenty of other discoveries to be found, just use your bus schedule and have a great day or weekend—stay longer if you have time. Many have visited and chosen to move to Whidbey! It’s a great place to live and work.
Clinton is located at the southern entrance of Whidbey Island, It is the beginning of Whidbey Isle Scenic Byway as well as the beginning of the North Cascade Loop! Discovering Clinton takes you on an adventure through rural back roads with surprises and beauty around every corner.
Discover idyllic pastures and shepherds, grab some fresh-made bagels, take your kids to learn how to fish from the greatest hidden bait shack, watch orcas and grey whales pass by—then end the day by visiting many of the small shops and eateries in two business areas.
Consider all the choices available for your adventure in Langley. Whether you want to get out and play or savor an intimate meal with friends—or both—be sure to browse the infinite options that await you.
Experience Langley’s culinary treasures. You’ll find quaint cafes, coffee houses, and the resident chocolatier intertwined with fine dining experiences complete with world-renowned chefs.
The Langley area offers more than 50 lodgings with mountain, Puget Sound, or forest views. Innkeepers are very gracious and will help you create your memorable stay on Whidbey Island.
Located at about the island’s halfway point, the farm makes for a great midday stop while touring Whidbey Island. Easily accessible by bus, you’ll find art, food, shopping, wetlands, and trails. Greenbank Farm, once the largest grower of Loganberries, is a semi-working farm and has evolved into a community of shops offering everything from wine and cheese to pies to furniture. Greenbank is located along one of the narrowest points of the island and the walking trails offer beautiful views of the water.
Whether you’re looking to explore the great outdoors, immerse yourself in art or history, or enjoy unique experiences, you’ll find plenty to see and do in Coupeville. The heart of Whidbey Island is packed with a variety of places to eat. Quick grab and go picnics, small cafes, and award-winning restaurants are ready to meet your every need. Plan your perfect stay in any of our charming inns, vacation rentals, or camping grounds. All perfectly located to help you explore Coupeville and central Whidbey Island.
Nestled at the water’s edge, Oak Harbor is a vibrant community packed with activity for families of all ages. The unparalleled beauty of nearby Deception Pass boasts expansive views and unforgettable sunsets and serves as a fitting backdrop to the myriad of outdoor adventures that await. Spot a harbor seal, stumble across a secret tide pool or discover a hidden treasure in one of the town’s unique boutique or antique shops, Oak Harbor has something for everyone visiting by bus.
Deception Pass is Washington’s most-visited state park for a reason. Mysterious coves, rugged cliffs, jaw-dropping sunsets, and a stomach-dropping high bridge make this park a go-to for locals and international travelers alike.
Families can fish and swim in Cranberry Lake. Beach explorers look for shells along miles of Puget Sound beachfront. Hikers can trek through forests and out along bluffs. And birdwatchers fill their field guides with notes. You may see a whale or a family of seals as you gaze on wild waters. You will be awestruck by the area’s beauty and history.
Ride the bus for free
You may discover many new places and old favorites to as you wander around Whidbey Island via Island Transit’s free bus service. Watch this short video and get a taste of traveling around this amazing island.