The combined Naval Base Kitsap - Bremerton/Puget Sound Naval Shipyard complex is located an hour ferry ride away from Seattle and 30 miles northwest of Tacoma. The Washington State Ferry System runs average about every hour and 20 minutes between Pier 56 in downtown Seattle and the downtown Bremerton terminal. The main gate to the complex is on Naval Avenue, located one mile west of the ferry terminal off Burwell Street and is open 24 hours daily. The downtown gate for the Shipyard is one block from the ferry terminal but is only accessible for official business with prior authorization.
From the Seattle-Tacoma (Sea-Tac) International Airport, proceed out to Interstate 5 (South) to Tacoma for 26 miles, then west on State Highway 16 for a scenic 30 minute drive to Highway 3 (North). The west end of the base and most of the Inactive Fleet will be visible along the waterfront. The base complex is small (1100 acres) and is congested. Parking is limited and tightly controlled. Security access inside the Naval Shipyard Controlled Industrial Area (CIA) portion of the complex is tightly controlled with the wearing of Security Area Control Badges (SACB's) worn, and always visible, at all times.
The Kitsap Airporter bus service runs from SeaTac Airport to Kitsap County 20 hours daily to various dropoff points in the Bremerton area.