All of the major car rental agencies are available at or near SeaTac (Seattle-Tacoma) airport. To drive to the Washington State ferries terminal in Anacortes from SeaTac:

  • Follow the signs from the airport to I-5 North
  • Take I-5 North through Everett
  • Take Exit 230 to Burlington/Anacortes (or take Exits 221 or 226 for a scenic drive through Skagit Valley)
  • At the first light, turn left toward Anacortes onto Highway 20 west
  • Follow Highway 20 west to Anacortes
  • Once you reach Anacortes merge right into the traffic circle, and another right onto Commercial Avenue
  • Take a left at 12th St., where signage points you to the San Juans ferry, and follow for about 2 miles

Allow a comfortable 1 ½ to 2 hours for the drive and to account for some traffic.