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There are 4 ways to get from Whidbey Island to Carnation by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train, line 545 bus, line 224 bus, line 629 bus

  1. Take the train from Mount Vernon Amtrak Station to Seattle
  2. Take the line 545 bus from 4th Ave S & S Jackson St to Redmond Transit Center - Bay 3
  3. Take the line 224 bus from Redmond Transit Center - Bay 5 to Brown Ave NE & NE Richardson St
  4. Take the line 629 bus from Brown Ave NE & NE Richardson St to Sr 203 & W Bird St

Bus, line 545 bus, line 224 bus, line 629 bus

  1. Take the bus from Mount Vernon Amtrak Station to Seattle
  2. Take the line 545 bus from 4th Ave S & S Jackson St to Redmond Transit Center - Bay 3
  3. Take the line 224 bus from Redmond Transit Center - Bay 5 to Brown Ave NE & NE Richardson St
  4. Take the line 629 bus from Brown Ave NE & NE Richardson St to Sr 203 & W Bird St

Train, taxi

  1. Take the train from Mount Vernon Amtrak Station to Everett Amtrak Station
  2. Take a taxi from Everett Amtrak Station to Carnation

Drive

  1. Drive from Mount Vernon to Carnation

Whidbey Island to Carnation by train and bus

The journey time between Whidbey Island and Carnation is around 8h 39m and covers a distance of around 110 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 5h 11m. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 22m. Operated by Amtrak, Sound Transit and King County Metro, the Whidbey Island to Carnation service departs from Mount Vernon Amtrak Station and arrives in Sr 203 & W Bird St. Typically 10 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3h 27m
Layover time:
5h 11m
Total time:
8h 39m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
4h 22m
Journey distance:
110 miles
Services per week:
10
Cheapest price:
$30
Carbon emissions:
13 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:03
Last service departs at:
20:13

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Whidbey Island to Carnation train and bus schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Whidbey Island → Carnation
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Carnation is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Carnation is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Carnation is 2 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Whidbey Island to Carnation is to drive which costs $6 - $10 and takes 1h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Whidbey Island to Carnation is to drive which costs $6 - $10 and takes 1h 20m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Whidbey Island station to Carnation. However, there are services departing from Mount Vernon Amtrak Station and arriving at Sr 203 & W Bird St via 4th Ave S & S Jackson St, Redmond Transit Center - Bay 5 and Brown Ave NE & NE Richardson St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 52m.

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The distance between Whidbey Island and Carnation is 57 miles. The road distance is 66.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Whidbey Island to Carnation without a car is to train and line 545 bus and line 224 bus and line 629 bus which takes 5h 44m and costs $30 - $45.

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It takes approximately 5h 44m to get from Whidbey Island to Carnation, including transfers.

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Whidbey Island to Carnation bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Mount Vernon Amtrak Station.

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Whidbey Island to Carnation bus services, operated by King County Metro, arrive at Sr 203 & W Bird St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Whidbey Island to Carnation is 67 miles. It takes approximately 1h 20m to drive from Whidbey Island to Carnation.

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There are 69+ hotels available in Carnation. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Whidbey Island to Carnation.
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  • Distance: 57.2 miles
  • Duration: 5h 44m

What companies run services between Whidbey Island, WA, USA and Carnation, WA, USA?

You can take a bus from Mount Vernon to Carnation via Seattle, 4th Ave S & S Jackson St, Redmond Transit Center - Bay 3, Redmond Transit Center - Bay 5, and Brown Ave NE & NE Richardson St in around 5h 52m.

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 Mount Vernon Amtrak Station to Seattle
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $50
Train from Mount Vernon Amtrak Station to Everett Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$29 - $45
Bus operators
Sound Transit
Phone
+1 206-398-5000
Website
soundtransit.org
Bus from 4th Ave S & S Jackson St to Redmond Transit Center - Bay 3
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Website
Sound Transit
Senior/Disabled
$1
Youth 6-18
$2
Adult
$2 - $4
King County Metro
Phone
+1 206-553-3000
Website
kingcounty.gov
Bus from Redmond Transit Center - Bay 5 to Brown Ave NE & NE Richardson St
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
kingcounty.gov
Bus from Brown Ave NE & NE Richardson St to Sr 203 & W Bird St
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
kingcounty.gov
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Mount Vernon Amtrak Station to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Other operators
Taxi from Everett Amtrak Station to Carnation
Ave. Duration
46 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Orange Cab - Everett
Phone
+1 425-783-0000
American Checker Cab
Phone
+1 425-259-3333
Website
americancheckercab.com

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