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Red Eye Honolulu to Bellingham & then drive home to B.C.?

Victoria, Canada
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Red Eye Honolulu to Bellingham & then drive home to B.C.?

We will be flying a red eye from Honolulu to Bellingham and should land around 8am.

We are not sure whether we will be too tired to drive straight from the airport home to B.C., a trip of about approximately 7hrs including border and ferry.

Has anyone done this without a quick sleep at a hotel? Thoughts anyone? Thanks.

Vancouver, Canada
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1. Re: Red Eye Honolulu to Bellingham & then drive home to B.C.?

It's a six hour flight from HNL to BLI. Add to that the time needed to travel from hotel to airport in Honolulu, lead time before the flight for check in and security for, let's say, another three hours along with the six in the air.

It's a short drive from BLI to the border, but unless you have Nexus cards you may have to wait at the border. It's a schlep to Tsawwassen for the ferry, and unless you book in advance you may have a one sailing wait; at the end of the ferry trip it's another drive to Victoria.

As tempting as it is to just continue the journey and sleep in one's own bed, I might be more tempted to stay in Bellingham and get up very early the next morning to drive home. Your tolerance for the drive from the border to your house will vary, but I find it the most wearying part of any cross-border trek.

Victoria, Canada
posts: 22
reviews: 64
2. Re: Red Eye Honolulu to Bellingham & then drive home to B.C.?

Oh my goodness - thankyou so much for the comment "lead time before the flight for check in and security for ...." We had totally forgotten that we are hanging around Waikiki from 8am until our late night flight as we are getting off of a cruise ship. We have a hotel room right on the beach for the day and flight but we don't plan on sleeping so absolutely we will be tired on getting into Bellingham. So one more day to our vacation and an overnight in Bellingham it is. Thanks again.

3. Re: Red Eye Honolulu to Bellingham & then drive home to B.C.?

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