Departing Bellingham with the views of the bay © Charles Baxter / Alaska Marine Highway System From the ferry terminal, transportation options include trains © Erich Tritz Activities around the area including multiple Tulip farms to visit © Alaska Marine Highway System Recreational activities such as biking are also available © Alaska Marine Highway System There are plenty of activities to keep you busy while you await the ferry © Alaska Marine Highway System Summer or Winter, there is always something to do in Bellingham © Alaska Marine Highway System

Bellingham, Washington is our southernmost terminus at 595 nautical miles south of Ketchikan. With 140 miles of marine shoreline and 100,000 acres of highly productive farmland, Bellingham and Whatcom County are a fresh food haven. Adventure abounds in the area with hiking, biking, kayaking, golfing, running, climbing, camping, sailing and much more. Ranked second in the nation for arts businesses per capita, Bellingham shines with arts and heritage activities. Visit www.bellingham.org for more information on available activities and accommodations.

A service area map for the community of Bellingham

Bellingham is conveniently located an hour-and-a-half drive from Seattle, Washington and one hour from Vancouver, British Columbia and their multi-modal facility offers train, bus, Alaska, and San Juan Island ferry service, all in one location. The ferry terminal and visitor information center are adjacent to the historic Fairhaven district. With direct ferry service from Bellingham to Ketchikan, a passport is not required to travel between Alaska and the Lower 48.