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There are 5 ways to get from Anacortes to Carnation by bus, train, taxi, car or shuttle

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Recommended option

Bus, train, line 545 bus, line 224 bus, line 629 bus

  1. Take the bus from March’s Point to Skagit Station
  2. Take the train from Mount Vernon Amtrak Station to Seattle
  3. Take the line 545 bus from 4th Ave S & S Jackson St to Redmond Transit Center - Bay 3
  4. Take the line 224 bus from Redmond Transit Center - Bay 5 to Brown Ave NE & NE Richardson St
  5. Take the line 629 bus from Brown Ave NE & NE Richardson St to Sr 203 & W Bird St

Cheapest option

Shuttle, line 545 bus, line 224 bus, line 629 bus

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Anacortes - Shell to Seattle, WA - Convention Center
  2. Take the line 545 bus from Olive Way & 8th Ave to Redmond Transit Center - Bay 3
  3. Take the line 224 bus from Redmond Transit Center - Bay 5 to Brown Ave NE & NE Richardson St
  4. Take the line 629 bus from Brown Ave NE & NE Richardson St to Sr 203 & W Bird St

3 alternative options

Bus, line 545 bus, line 224 bus, line 629 bus

  1. Take the bus from March’s Point to Skagit Station
  2. Take the bus from Mount Vernon Amtrak Station to Seattle
  3. Take the line 545 bus from 4th Ave S & S Jackson St to Redmond Transit Center - Bay 3
  4. Take the line 224 bus from Redmond Transit Center - Bay 5 to Brown Ave NE & NE Richardson St
  5. Take the line 629 bus from Brown Ave NE & NE Richardson St to Sr 203 & W Bird St

Taxi, train

  1. Take a taxi from Anacortes to Mount Vernon Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Mount Vernon Amtrak Station to Everett Amtrak Station
  3. Take a taxi from Everett Amtrak Station to Carnation

Drive

  1. Drive from Anacortes to Carnation

Anacortes to Carnation by shuttle and bus

The journey time between Anacortes and Carnation is around 7h 42m and covers a distance of around 121 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 4h 4m. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 31m. Operated by BellAir Airporter Shuttle, Sound Transit and King County Metro, the Anacortes to Carnation service departs from Anacortes - Shell and arrives in Sr 203 & W Bird St. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3h 38m
Layover time:
4h 4m
Total time:
7h 42m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
4h 31m
Journey distance:
121 miles
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
$36
Carbon emissions:
24 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:15
Last service departs at:
07:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Anacortes to Carnation shuttle and bus schedules

Anacortes → Carnation
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Carnation is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Carnation is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Carnation is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

Last updated: 14 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Anacortes to Carnation is to drive, which costs $8 - $12 and takes 1h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Anacortes to Carnation is to drive which costs $8 - $12 and takes 1h 41m.

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The distance between Anacortes and Carnation is 68 miles. The road distance is 82.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Anacortes to Carnation without a car is to bus and train and line 545 bus and line 224 bus and line 629 bus which takes 8h 14m and costs $55 - $85.

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It takes approximately 8h 14m to get from Anacortes to Carnation, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Anacortes to Carnation is 82 miles. It takes approximately 1h 41m to drive from Anacortes to Carnation.

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There are 69+ hotels available in Carnation. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 68.3 miles
  • Duration: 8h 14m

What companies run services between Anacortes, WA, USA and Carnation, WA, USA?

You can take a bus from Anacortes to Carnation via Anacortes - March Point Shell Station, March’s Point, Skagit Station, Mount Vernon Amtrak Station, Seattle, 4th Ave S & S Jackson St, Redmond Transit Center - Bay 3, Redmond Transit Center - Bay 5, and Brown Ave NE & NE Richardson St in around 8h 22m.

Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Mount Vernon Amtrak Station to Seattle
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $50
Train from Mount Vernon Amtrak Station to Everett Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$29 - $45
Bus operators
Skagit Transit
Phone
+1 360-757-4433
Email
custserv@skagittransit
Bus from March’s Point to Skagit Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
skagittransit.org
Sound Transit
Phone
+1 206-398-5000
Website
soundtransit.org
Bus from 4th Ave S & S Jackson St to Redmond Transit Center - Bay 3
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Website
Sound Transit
Senior/Disabled
$1
Youth 6-18
$2
Adult
$2 - $4
Bus from Olive Way & 8th Ave to Redmond Transit Center - Bay 3
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Website
Sound Transit
Senior/Disabled
$1
Youth 6-18
$2
Adult
$2 - $4
King County Metro
Phone
+1 206-553-3000
Website
kingcounty.gov
Bus from Redmond Transit Center - Bay 5 to Brown Ave NE & NE Richardson St
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
kingcounty.gov
Bus from Brown Ave NE & NE Richardson St to Sr 203 & W Bird St
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
kingcounty.gov
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Mount Vernon Amtrak Station to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
BellAir Airporter Shuttle
Phone
+1 866-235-5247
Email
shuttle@airporter.com
Website
airporter.com
Shuttle from Anacortes - Shell to Seattle, WA - Convention Center
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
airporter.com
Other operators
Taxi from Anacortes to Mount Vernon Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Ault Field Taxi LLC
Phone
+1 360-682-6920
Red Cab
Phone
+1 360-332-1960
Bellingham Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 360-733-8294
Website
yellowcabinc.com
Bellingham Taxi Service
Phone
+1 360-220-4990
Website
taxibellingham.com

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