Regional Transportation Options

Driving Directions

From Interstate 5, take Exit #252 (Samish Way and WWU). Turn west onto Samish Way and follow the signs for Bill McDonald Parkway and the University Campus.

Amtrak Cascades Train

The Amtrak Station is located at the Fairhaven Transportation Center, 401 Harris Avenue, about 2 miles from campus. Amtrak Cascades provides daily service between Bellingham, Vancouver BC and points south to Eugene, Oregon.

Amtrak tickets are available online or at the station.

Check out Amtrak for deals and promotions, as well as Amtrak Cascades.

Greyhound Bus

The Greyhound bus station is located at the Fairhaven Transportation Center, 401 Harris Avenue, Bellingham, about 2 miles from campus.

Transportation between the Amtrak/Greyhound station and WWU campus

  • Taxi, Uber or Lyft - 7 days a week
  • WTA bus service - 7 days a week
  • Route 14 - Evenings and Sunday via campus, 21st and Harris
  • Route 105 - Evenings and Sundays via campus, 21st and Harris
  • During the day routes 14 and 105 stop in Fairhaven at 14th and Fairhaven Parkway. From there it is a 15 minute walk to the Greyhound and Amtrak Station 
  • Route 1 - Daily from the Downtown WTA station via State St.

www.ridewta.com or call 360-676-7433 for details

Boltbus

Boltbus travels between Vancouver, B.C. and Eugene, OR with stops in Vancouver, B.C., Bellingham, Everett, Seattle, Tacoma, Portland, Albany and Eugene.

Boltbus uses the WTA Cordata Station to load and unload passengers. Use WTA routes 4, 15 or 232 from the Downtown Bellingham Station to Cordata Station. For complete WTA route information and schedules use www.ridewta.com or call 360-676-7433

Public Transit

Trip Plans:

County Connector

The County Connector is a series of buses that are timed for travel between counties and transit agencies. These include:

Bellingham International Airport

Bellingham Airport is 7.5 miles from Western's campus.

WTA Route 3 travels from the Downtown Bellingham Station or the Cordata Station to the Airport.

Seattle Tacoma International Airport

Sea-Tac Airport can be reached from Bellingham using a variety of transit options:

Airporter Shuttle provides direct service.

BoltbusGreyhound and Amtrak can be used with a transfer to Link Light Rail.

The Port of Seattle operates SEATAC Airport. Information regarding the airport can be found on their website, www.portseattle.org/Sea-Tac.

Bellair Charters /Airporter

The Bellair Airporter Shuttle provides service multiple times daily between Bellingham and SeaTac airport, plus many other destinations.

Airporter picks up on the WWU Campus! at the Performing Arts Center, Friday/Saturday/Sunday with extended service on holidays and breaks.

The Airporter can also be boarded any day at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel, 714 Lakeway Drive (next to Fred Meyer), with convenient connections to WWU via WTA bus, Student Late Night Shuttle, and Taxi.

Washington State Ferries

Ferries provide service to/from multiple points around the Puget Sound, San Juan Islands, and Vancouver Island.

www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries