While Gig Harbor is largely known for its amazing view of Mount Rainier from the historical downtown waterfront district, there are many other areas of Gig Harbor to explore. You can venture out with your own vehicle, or use local transportation.
In the summer (June 13 - September 2, 2021), the trolley is available to take between the Uptown shopping district and the historic downtown Gig Harbor waterfront. Look for trolley stop signs along Pierce Transit Route 101. Trolleys run daily every 30 minutes. Trolleys also connect with other routes at the Kimball Drive Park & Ride. Pierce Transit has more information about the trolleys on Route 101.
For real time bus information, use a bus locator app, such as Transit. With Transit, you may also plan a trip (including connections with other services), check capacity alerts, use step-by-step navigation and much more.
Three important things to note: 1) Masks are required; 2) Only service dogs are allowed to ride on board; 3) Trolleys have racks that hold bikes in the front. For a digital trolley schedule: digital 2021 PT Trolley schedule. For additional information on the Trolley: Pierce Transit Trolley.
Pierce Transit’s Route 100 buses serve Gig Harbor. These buses also connect outside of Gig Harbor with the Tacoma Community College Transfer Center and the Purdy Park and Ride, either of which you can transfer to other buses. More information about Route 100 can be found from Pierce Transit.
For an express bus route to and from Seattle, check out Sound Transit’s Route 595, available on weekdays.
There is a toll to take Eastbound SR 16 over the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, but not for Westbound SR 16. More information and toll rates can be found from the Washington State Department of Transportation.
If your vehicle needs charging, there are a few EV Charging Stations available around Gig Harbor:
Free, public charging stations:
- Downtown Gig Harbor, 3025 Harborview Drive, in the Maritime Pier parking lot
- Downtown Gig Harbor, 8824 North Harborview Drive
- Olympic Towne Center Gig Harbor, 5268 Point Fosdick Drive, between Ocean5 and PetSmart
Hourly fee charging stations:
- Uptown Gig Harbor, 4709 Point Fosdick Drive
- Harbor Plaza Shopping Center, 4928 Point Fosdick Drive
For guests only:
- the Best Western Wesley Inn, 6575 Kimball Drive
- the INN at Gig Harbor, 3211 56th Street NW
For medical or event transportation, check out Around the Sound.
Gig Harbor Taxi serves the local community. Call Gig Harbor Taxi at 253-241-6701.
Uber and Lyft also serves the Gig Harbor area. Download their app and use your phone to request a ride.
If coming from and going to the airport, Kitsap Airporter has two drop off locations for the Gig Harbor area.