Traveling to the San Juans

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By Train from Seattle

Enjoy riding the rails? From Seattle, take a train or bus from Amtrak's King Street Station to Mount Vernon's Skagit Transit Station. Disembark, then catch Skagit Transit bus Route 40X to March's Point, then transfer to Skagit Transit Route 410 to the Anacortes Washington State Ferry Terminal where you'll board a ferry to Lopez, Orcas or San Juan Island/Friday Harbor.

By Bus from Seattle

Take Metro Bus Route 512 to Everett. Transfer to the 90X, which will take you to Skagit Station in Mt. Vernon. In Mt. Vernon, transfer to the Skagit Transit Route 40X bus, which will take you to March's Point, where you will transfer to the Skagit Transit Route 410 to the Anacortes Ferry Terminal. Travel time: 4 hours.

By Train and Bus Via Bellingham

If you take an Amtrak train to Bellingham, you can catch the Whatcom Transit Authority bus Route 80X from Bellingham Station to the Chuckanut Park and Ride, transfer to Skagit Transit bus Route 513 to March's Point, then transfer to Skagit Transit Route 410 to the Anacortes Washington State ferry terminal where you'll board a ferry.

By Shuttle or Charter around the region

The Bellair Airporter Shuttle provides 11 round-trips daily from the Anacortes ferry terminal to: SeaTac Airport, Bellingham Airport, Paine Field and Mt. Vernon. They also have 2 trips daily to downtown Seattle. For group travel, You can use a charter bus service with buses of all sizes, from an 18-passenger minibus to a 56-passenger motorcoach. You can sit back and relax while you travel safely and comfortably to your destination; read a book, or catch up on some rest.