Getting Around


hether it's by land, water or air. You can get here.

Picture of Squalicum

Bellingham International Airport:

Direct Flights are now available to Bellingham via Delta Airlines so that you may bypass Seattle.

Horizon (to / from Seattle, WA), Allegiant Air (to / from Las Vegas, NV), and charter airlines depart from Bellingham's airport at I-5 Exit 258.

Other carriers:

San Juan Airline (to San Juans, Boeing field, Anacortes and charters) (800)-874-4434.

For airport information call the administration office at (360) 676-2500. See car rental information below. For information on airport parking call (360) 733-5823. Parking price is $6.00 for 24 hours, $30 per week.


Amtrak service connects Seattle, Bellingham and Vancouver, B.C. Two northbound trains depart Seattle: 7:45 a.m. (arrives in Bellingham at approximately 9:52 a.m.) and 5:30 p.m. (arrives Bellingham at 8:00 p.m.). Two southbound trains depart Bellingham at 10:15 a.m. (arrives Seattle at 12:45 p.m.) and 7:27 p.m. (arrives Seattle at 9:55 p.m.). Trains depart at the Fairhaven Station adjacent to the Bellingham Cruise Terminal (I-5 Exit 250). Prices from Bellingham to Seattle: $33-46, round-trip. Bellingham to Vancouver: $26-$30 (U.S.) round-trip. For tickets, call (800) USA-RAIL or (360) 734-8851 (operated during the times the train is in station), or contact your travel agent. Prices and schedule subject to change.

Alaska Marine Highway System: Bellingham is the southern port of the Alaska Ferry, which departs from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal in Fairhaven (I-5 Exit 250). The ferry makes a week-long voyage through Alaska's Inside Passage. For information and reservations, call (360) 676-8445 or (800) 642-0066. Cruise terminal parking: Self-pay lot, no reservations. Day use:$6.00. Weekly: $30.00.

Port of Bellingham:The Port of Bellingham manages and operates a number of the transportation connections within Whatcom County including the airport, marinas, cruise terminal, and Fairhaven Station, where Amtrak train and bus services are located.

Sailboat PictureBellingham and Blaine are also popular destinations for sail and power boat enthusiasts. For marina information at Squalicum and Blaine Harbors contact the Port of Bellingham.
Lummi Island Ferry: Lummi is the island seen from Bellingham Bay. Hourly car ferry departs Gooseberry Point. Take I-5 Exit 260. Call (360) 676-6692.

San Juan Islands and Victoria:

Bellingham has seasonal passenger ferries to Orcas and San Juan Island, and to Victoria on Vancouver Island.

Victoria/San Juan Cruises' Victoria Star 2 makes daily summer crossings to Victoria, B.C. Departs the cruise terminal at 9:00 am. Call (888) 443-4552. San Juan Island Commuter offers a summer-only passenger ferry between Bellingham and 14 of the San Juan Islands. Call 1-888-734-8180.

Northbound Video Cameras at the U.S./Canadian borders in Blaine A view of I-5 and Highway 543 border crossings. Updated every two minutes.

Southbound Video Cameras at the U.S./Canadian borders in Blaine. Updated continuously.


Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA) has more than 30 routes, six days a week that link Whatcom County communities. Fares are currently 50 cents a ride. For information, call (360) 676-RIDE. Does not serve the Bellingham Airport.

Airport Shuttle: Professional passenger and express shuttle service transports passengers to and from SeaTac Airport, the Washington State Ferry dock at Anacortes and several other destinations. Call 1-866-235-5247 or (360) 380-8800.

Quick Shuttle: This bus service transports passengers arriving and departing from Canada only (Vancouver, B.C./Bellingham/Seattle). Call (604) 244-3744 or (800) 665-2122 for information. Greyhound: Departs from the Fairhaven Station four times a day to downtown Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. Call (360) 733-5251 (recording), (360) 733-5252. Regional office: (800) 231-2222.