There are 8 ways to get from Portland to Bellingham by bus, train, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus Boltbus  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Portland, OR to Bellingham Cordata Station Portland-Vancouver

$21 - $50

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Train  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Portland Union Station to Bellingham Amtrak Amtrak Cascades

$50 - $130

Bus Greyhound USA  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Portland, Or to Bellingham, Wa 1436 / ...

$32 - $74

Drive  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Portland to Bellingham 263.5 miles

$25 - $40

Fly Portland to Bellingham  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Portland (PDX) to Bellingham (BLI) PDX - BLI

$104 - $334

Fly Portland to Seattle, shuttle  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Portland (PDX) to Seattle (SEA) PDX - SEA
  2. Take a shuttle bus from SeaTac Airport to Bellingham, WA-4 points by Sheraton

$112 - $282

Fly Portland to Vancouver, train  •  7 h 14 min

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

$138 - $342

Train to Seattle, fly to Bellingham  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Portland Union Station to Tukwila Amtrak
  2. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Bellingham (BLI) SEA - BLI

$134 - $284

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Portland, OR and arriving at Bellingham Cordata Station station. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 5 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Portland Union Station station and arriving at Bellingham Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 2 min.

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The distance between Portland and Bellingham is 225 miles. The road distance is 263.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Portland to Bellingham without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 30 min and costs .

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The bus from Portland, OR to Bellingham Cordata Station takes 5 h 30 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Portland to Bellingham bus services, operated by Boltbus, depart from Portland, OR station.

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

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The best way to get from Portland to Bellingham is to bus which takes 5 h 30 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 6 h 2 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 5 h 40 min.

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There is no direct flight from Portland Airport to Bellingham Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 41 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Portland to Bellingham.
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  • Distance: 225.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 30 min

What companies run services between Portland, OR, USA and Bellingham, WA, USA?

Boltbus operates a bus from Portland to Bellingham twice daily. Tickets cost $21 - $50 and the journey takes 5 h 30 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Portland to Bellingham once daily. Tickets cost $50 - $130 and the journey takes 6 h 2 min.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Portland to Bellingham via Seattle
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Portland to Bellingham via Redmond, Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Portland to Bellingham via Medford, Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Portland to Bellingham via Spokane, Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Portland to Bellingham via Eugene, Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Portland to Bellingham via Boise, Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Portland to Seattle
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Flights from Portland to Seattle via Redmond
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Flights from Portland to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Portland to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Seattle to Bellingham
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Portland to Seattle
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $420
Flights from Portland to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Portland to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
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 Portland Union Station to Bellingham Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Bellingham Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 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
Train from Portland Union Station to Tukwila Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Room
$180 - $260
Bus operators
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Portland, OR to Bellingham Cordata Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
boltbus.com
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 Portland, Or to Bellingham, Wa
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
BellAir Airporter Shuttle
Phone
+1 866-235-5247
Email
shuttle@airporter.com
Website
airporter.com
Shuttle from SeaTac Airport to Bellingham, WA-4 points by Sheraton
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
airporter.com

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Portland to Bellingham train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Bellingham Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Portland to Bellingham is 264 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 41 min to drive from Portland to Bellingham.

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

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There are 53+ hotels available in Bellingham. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Portland to Portland Airport is to tram which takes 35 min and costs .

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