We - party of 4 adults - are arriving in Bellingham at 8am on Friday, Sept 6th on the Alaska ferry. We depart SEA 24 hours later & already have hotel reservations near the airport. We have looked at the Airporter shuttle service but it appears that this is a 3+ hour trip. We would like to maximize our time in the Seattle/northwest Washington area and are wondering if we would be better off getting a one way rental car in Bellingham & dropping at the Seattle airport? We were recently in Seattle and only used public transportation - light rail - and were very happy with it. Would be interested in opinions of locals & others who have experience with airporter and/or rental cars. Would also like to know if there are rental car offices close to the ferry. Thanks!