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There are 6 ways to get from Bellingham to Tacoma by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus Boltbus  •  3h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Bellingham Cordata Station to Seattle, WA Vancouver-Seattle / ...
  2. Take the bus from 2nd Ave & Seneca St to Commerce St Transfer Area - Zone G 594

$12 - $39

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Train  •  3h 36m

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

$30 - $75

Bus Greyhound USA  •  4h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Bellingham, Wa to Tacoma, Wa 1429

$18 - $47

Drive  •  2h 14m

  1. Drive from Bellingham to Tacoma 123 miles

$12 - $18

Fly from Bellingham  •  3h 4m

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

$93 - $195

Train to Vancouver, fly  •  5h 16m

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

$126 - $352

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Bellingham station to Tacoma. However, there are services departing from Bellingham Cordata Station and arriving at Commerce St Transfer Area - Zone G via 2nd Ave & Seneca St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 25m.

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

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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 3h 25m and costs $12 - $40.

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It takes approximately 3h 25m to get from Bellingham to Tacoma, including transfers.

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Bellingham to Tacoma bus services, operated by Boltbus, arrive at Bellingham Cordata Station.

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Bellingham to Tacoma train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Bellingham Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Bellingham to Tacoma is to bus which takes 3h 25m and costs $12 - $40. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $30 - $75 and takes 3h 36m, you could also fly, which costs $90 - $200 and takes 3h 4m.

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Map of how to get from Bellingham to Tacoma.
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  • Distance: 104.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 25m

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 & Seneca St in around 3h 25m. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Bellingham to Tacoma once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $75 and the journey takes 3h 36m.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Bellingham to Seattle
Ave. Duration
48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Flights from Vancouver to Seattle
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Vancouver to Seattle
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Seattle
Ave. Duration
55m
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Bellingham Amtrak Station to Tacoma Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
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 Station to Vancouver Pacific Central Station
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
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
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Bellingham Cordata Station to Seattle, WA
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $35
Website
boltbus.com
Sound Transit
Phone
+1 206-398-5000
Website
soundtransit.org
Bus from 2nd Ave & Seneca St to Commerce St Transfer Area - Zone G
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
soundtransit.org
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 Tacoma, Wa
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45

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The quickest flight from Bellingham Airport to Seattle Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

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Bellingham to Tacoma bus services, operated by Sound Transit, arrive at Commerce St Transfer Area - Zone G station.

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Bellingham to Tacoma train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Tacoma Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bellingham to Tacoma is 123 miles. It takes approximately 2h 14m to drive from Bellingham to Tacoma.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc. offers flights from Bellingham Airport to Seattle Airport.

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There are 143+ hotels available in Tacoma. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bellingham to Bellingham Airport is to line 3 bus which takes 14m and costs $1.

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