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There are 4 ways to get from Vancouver to Friday Harbor by train, ferry, shuttle or plane

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Train, ferry  •  4h 53m

  1. Take the train from Vancouver to Bellingham Amtrak Station Amtrak Cascades
  2. Take the ferry from Anacortes to Friday Harbor Anacortes - Friday Harbor

$162 - $226

Cheapest option

Shuttle, fly  •  3h 10m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Hotels to Bellingham Airport, WA
  2. Fly from Bellingham (BLI) to Friday Harbor (FRD) BLI - FRD

$39 - $499

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Ferry  •  11h 56m

  1. Take the ferry from Vancouver, BC to Victoria, BC
  2. Take the ferry from Victoria Clipper Terminal to Seattle Clipper Terminal
  3. Take the ferry from Seattle Clipper Terminal to Friday Harbor

$368 - $408

Shuttle, ferry  •  9h 46m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Hotels to Seattle, WA - Convention centre Southbound
  2. Take the ferry from Seattle Clipper Terminal to Friday Harbor Seattle to Friday Harbor

$103 - $117

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Friday Harbor is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Friday Harbor is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Friday Harbor is 2 metres.

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The cost-effective way to get from Vancouver to Friday Harbor is to shuttle and ferry, which costs $120 - $150 and takes 9h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Friday Harbor is to shuttle and fly which costs $45 - $650 and takes 3h 10m.

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No, there is no direct ferry from Vancouver to Friday Harbor. However, there are services departing from Vancouver, BC and arriving at Friday Harbor via Victoria Clipper Terminal and Seattle Clipper Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 56m.

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The distance between Vancouver and Friday Harbor is 52 miles.

The best way to get from Vancouver to Friday Harbor without a car is to train and ferry which takes 4h 53m and costs $200 - $290.

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It takes approximately 4h 53m to get from Vancouver to Friday Harbor, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Bellingham Airport to Friday Harbor Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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San Juan Airlines offers flights from Bellingham Airport to Friday Harbor Airport.

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There are 27+ hotels available in Friday Harbor. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Bellingham Airport is to shuttle which takes 1h 40m and costs $35 - $75.

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Map of how to get from Vancouver to Friday Harbor.
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  • Distance: 52.2 miles
  • Duration: 4h 53m

What companies run services between Vancouver, Canada and Friday Harbor, WA, USA?

There is no direct connection from Vancouver to Friday Harbor. However, you can take the train to Bellingham Amtrak Station, take the taxi to Anacortes, then take the ferry to Friday Harbor. Alternatively, you can take a ferry from Vancouver to Friday Harbor via Victoria, BC, Victoria Clipper Terminal, and Seattle Clipper Terminal in around 11h 56m.

Airlines
San Juan Airlines
Website
sanjuanairlines.com
Flights from Bellingham to Friday Harbor
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$8 - $440
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 Vancouver to Bellingham Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$12 - $16
Business Seat
$28
Bus operators
Quick Shuttle
Website
quickcoach.com
Shuttle from Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Hotels to Bellingham Airport, WA
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Schedules at
quickcoach.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Shuttle from Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Hotels to Seattle, WA - Convention centre
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
quickcoach.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Ferry operators
Washington State Ferries
Website
wsdot.com
Ferry from Anacortes to Friday Harbor
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $40
Schedules at
wsdot.com
Passenger
$10 - $17
Vehicle & Driver
$30 - $40
Prince of Whales
Phone
1-888-383-4884
Email
info@princeofwhales.com
Website
princeofwhales.com
Ferry from Vancouver, BC to Victoria, BC
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$183
Schedules at
princeofwhales.com
Victoria Clipper
Phone
+1 800-888-2535
Website
clippervacations.com
Ferry from Victoria Clipper Terminal to Seattle Clipper Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
clippervacations.com
Ferry from Seattle Clipper Terminal to Friday Harbor
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
clippervacations.com

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