There are 7 ways to get from Bellingham to Tacoma by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Bellingham, Wa to Seattle, Wa 1429 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Seattle, Wa to Tacoma, Wa 1431 / ...

$17 - $55

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Amtrak Thruway, bus  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Bellingham, WA to Seattle, WA 5600
  2. Take the bus from 2nd Ave & Yesler Way to Commerce St Transfer Area - Zone G 594

$24 - $34

Bus via Commerce St Transfer Area - Zone G  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Bellingham, Wa to Seattle, Wa 1429 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bus Wy & Royal Brougham St to Commerce St Transfer Area - Zone G 594

$17 - $38

Train  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Bellingham Amtrak to Tacoma Amtrak Amtrak Cascades

$30 - $75

Drive  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Bellingham to Tacoma 123 miles

$12 - $18

Fly from Bellingham  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Bellingham (BLI) to Seattle (SEA) BLI - SEA

$93 - $195

Train to Vancouver, fly  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Bellingham Amtrak to Vancouver Pacific Central Station
  2. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Seattle (SEA) YVR - SEA

$122 - $344

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bellingham to Tacoma is to drive which costs $12 - $18 and takes 2 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bellingham to Tacoma is to drive which costs $12 - $18 and takes 2 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bellingham to Tacoma. However, there are services departing from Bellingham, Wa and arriving at Tacoma, Wa via Seattle, Wa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 1 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bellingham Amtrak and arriving at Tacoma Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 36 min.

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The distance between Bellingham and Tacoma is 105 miles. The road distance is 123 miles.

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The best way to get from Bellingham to Tacoma without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 1 min and costs $17 - $55.

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It takes approximately 3 h 1 min to get from Bellingham to Tacoma, including transfers.

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Bellingham to Tacoma bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Bellingham, Wa station.

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Bellingham to Tacoma train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Bellingham Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Bellingham to Tacoma is to bus which takes 3 h 1 min and costs $17 - $55. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $30 - $75 and takes 3 h 36 min, you could also fly, which costs $90 - $200 and takes 3 h 4 min.

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Map of how to get from Bellingham to Tacoma.
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  • Distance: 104.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 1 min

What companies run services between Bellingham, WA, USA and Tacoma, WA, USA?

You can take a bus from Bellingham to Tacoma via Seattle, Wa in around 3 h 1 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Bellingham to Tacoma once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $75 and the journey takes 3 h 36 min.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Bellingham to Seattle
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Flights from Vancouver to Seattle
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Vancouver to Seattle
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Vancouver to Seattle via Victoria
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Seattle
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Vancouver to Seattle via Victoria
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Seattle
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Bellingham Amtrak to Tacoma Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Bellingham Amtrak to Vancouver Pacific Central Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Bellingham, Wa to Seattle, Wa
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
Bus from Seattle, Wa to Tacoma, Wa
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$17 - $21
Sound Transit
Phone
+1 206-398-5000
Website
soundtransit.org
Bus from Bus Wy & Royal Brougham St to Tacoma Dome Station - Zone E
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
soundtransit.org
Bus from 2nd Ave & Yesler Way to Commerce St Transfer Area - Zone G
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
soundtransit.org
Bus from Bus Wy & Royal Brougham St to Commerce St Transfer Area - Zone G
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
soundtransit.org
Amtrak Thruway

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 Thruway
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800 872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Bellingham, WA to Seattle, WA
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
amtrak.com

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