There are 6 ways to get from San Diego to Bellingham by plane, shuttle, train, bus or car

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Fly to Bellingham  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Bellingham (BLI) SAN - BLI

$143 - $654

Cheapest option

Fly to Seattle, shuttle  •  7 h 20 min

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

$127 - $462

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Fly to Vancouver, train  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Vancouver (YVR) SAN - YVR
  2. Take the train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Bellingham Amtrak

$147 - $702

Bus  •  33 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9480 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Bellingham, Wa 1420 / ...

$128 - $341

Train  •  40 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Seattle King Street Station
  3. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Bellingham Amtrak

$232 - $689

Drive  •  22 h 52 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Bellingham 1354.4 miles

$130 - $200

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Bellingham. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Bellingham, Wa via Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct train from San Diego to Bellingham. However, there are services departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot and arriving at Bellingham Amtrak via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak and Seattle King Street Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40 h 46 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Bellingham is 1149 miles. The road distance is 1354.4 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Bellingham without a car is to bus which takes 33 h 37 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 28 min to get from San Diego to Bellingham, including transfers.

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San Diego to Bellingham bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Diego, Ca station.

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San Diego to Bellingham train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from San Diego Santa Fe Depot station.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Bellingham is to fly which takes 5 h 28 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 33 h 37 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 40 h 46 min.

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Bellingham Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 55 min.

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San Diego to Bellingham bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Bellingham, Wa station.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Bellingham.
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  • Distance: 1149 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 28 min

What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and Bellingham, WA, USA?

Allegiant Air and Alaska Airlines, Inc. fly from San Diego to Bellingham 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Bellingham via Los Angeles, Ca in around 33 h 37 min.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to Bellingham via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from San Diego to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from San Diego to Seattle via Portland
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from San Diego to Vancouver via Portland
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Vancouver via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Bellingham via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from San Diego to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from San Diego to Seattle via Portland
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from San Diego to Vancouver via Portland
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Vancouver via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,400
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Seattle via Oakland
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Seattle via San Jose
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Seattle
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from San Diego to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Vancouver via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Vancouver via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,600
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from San Diego to Bellingham
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from San Diego to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,600
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 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 San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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 Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Seattle King Street Station
Ave. Duration
33 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$170 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$310 - $450
Business Coach Seat
$370 - $550
Room
$650 - $950
Train from Seattle King Street Station to Bellingham Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Bus operators
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
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 San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Bellingham, Wa
Ave. Duration
30 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$110 - $300
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$110 - $200
Flexible
$230 - $300

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

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Bellingham is 1354 miles. It takes approximately 22 h 52 min to drive from San Diego to Bellingham.

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Allegiant Air and Alaska Airlines, Inc. offer flights from San Diego Airport to Bellingham Airport.

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Book your San Diego to Bellingham train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your San Diego to Bellingham bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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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 San Diego to San Diego Airport is to line 992 bus which takes 9 min and costs .

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