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Bus  •  2h

  1. Take the bus from Seattle to Bellingham Amtrak Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service / ...

$10 - $14

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Train  •  2h 2m

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

$28 - $40

Drive  •  1h 38m

  1. Drive from Seattle to Bellingham 90.3 miles

$8 - $13

Fly  •  3h 36m

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

$89 - $305

Shuttle  •  2h 5m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Seattle, WA - Convention Center to Bellingham, WA-4 points by Sheraton I-5 Corridor Northbound

$29 - $70

Seattle to Bellingham by bus

The bus journey time between Seattle and Bellingham is around 2h 27m and covers a distance of around 90 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 2h. Operated by Amtrak and Boltbus, the Seattle to Bellingham bus service departs from Seattle and arrives in Bellingham Amtrak Station. Typically 14 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
2h 27m
Fastest bus time:
2h
Buses per week:
14
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
17 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
12:15
Last bus departs at:
14:25

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Seattle to Bellingham bus schedules

Seattle → Bellingham
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bellingham is 800-232-4636.

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The cost-effective way to get from Seattle to Bellingham is to drive, which costs $8 - $13 and takes 1h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Seattle to Bellingham is to drive which costs $8 - $13 and takes 1h 38m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Seattle and arriving at Bellingham Amtrak Station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h.

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

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The distance between Seattle and Bellingham is 80 miles. The road distance is 90.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Bellingham without a car is to bus which takes 2h and costs $10 - $14.

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The bus from Seattle to Bellingham Amtrak Station takes 2h including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Seattle to Bellingham bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Seattle station.

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

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The best way to get from Seattle to Bellingham is to bus which takes 2h and costs $10 - $14. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $28 - $40 and takes 2h 2m, you could also fly, which costs $85 - $310 and takes 3h 36m.

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Map of how to get from Seattle to Bellingham.
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  • Distance: 80.5 miles
  • Duration: 2h

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

Amtrak operates a bus from Seattle to Bellingham Amtrak Station once daily, and the journey takes 2h. Boltbus also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Seattle to Bellingham Amtrak Station once daily. Tickets cost $28 - $40 and the journey takes 2h 2m.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Seattle to Bellingham
Ave. Duration
47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $300
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 Seattle to Bellingham Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Bus 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
Bus from Seattle to Bellingham Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Seattle, WA to Bellingham Cordata Station
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
boltbus.com
BellAir Airporter Shuttle
Phone
+1 866-235-5247
Email
shuttle@airporter.com
Website
airporter.com
Shuttle from Seattle, WA - Convention Center to Bellingham, WA-4 points by Sheraton
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Schedules at
airporter.com
Book at
secure.airporter.com

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The quickest flight from Seattle Airport to Bellingham Airport is the direct flight which takes 44 min.

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Seattle to Bellingham bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Bellingham Amtrak Station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Seattle to Bellingham is 90 miles. It takes approximately 1h 38m to drive from Seattle to Bellingham.

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

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There are 32+ hotels available in Bellingham. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Seattle Airport is to tram which takes 34 min and costs $2 - $4.

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