Planning a Trip
I-5 connects Bellingham with Seattle to the south and Vancouver to the north. Wash. 20, the North Cascades Scenic Highway, connects Bellingham with eastern Washington by way of Winthrop, while Wash. 542 leads to Mount Baker.
Bellingham International Airport (tel. 360/671-5674; www.portofbellingham.com/airport), 5 miles northwest of downtown Bellingham, is served by Horizon Airlines and Allegiant Air. The Airporter Shuttle (tel. 866/235-5247 or 360/380-8800; www.airporter.com) runs between Sea-Tac Airport and Bellingham ($34 one-way, $60 round-trip).
Both Amtrak trains and Greyhound buses stop in Bellingham at the Fairhaven Station, which is adjacent to the Bellingham Cruise Terminal on Harris Avenue in the Fairhaven district.
Contact the Bellingham/Whatcom County Convention & Visitors Bureau, 904 Potter St., Bellingham, WA 98229 (tel. 800/487-2032 or 360/671-3990; www.bellingham.org), just east of I-5 at exit 253.
Rental cars are available at Bellingham International Airport from Avis, Budget, Enterprise, and Hertz. If you need a taxi, contact Yellow Cab (tel. 360/734-8294). Public bus service around the Bellingham area is provided by the Whatcom Transportation Authority (tel. 360/676-7433; www.ridewta.com).