There are 5 ways to get from Bellingham to Tacoma by bus, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

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

Cheapest option

Bus  •  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

3 alternative options

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  •  2 h 58 min

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

$93 - $195

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

You can take a bus from Bellingham to Tacoma via Seattle, WA and 2nd Ave & Yesler Way in around 3 h 23 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
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Train operators
Amtrak
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
Bus operators
Amtrak Thruway
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
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Sound Transit
Phone
+1 206-398-5000
Website
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
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Bellingham and Tacoma is 168 km. The road distance is 197 km.

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

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

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.

No, there is no direct bus from Bellingham to Tacoma. However, there are services departing from Bellingham, WA and arriving at Commerce St Transfer Area - Zone G via 2nd Ave & Yesler Way. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 23 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 23 min to get from Bellingham to Tacoma, including transfers.