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Port Angeles to Bellingham...best route?

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Port Angeles to Bellingham...best route?

Is there a ferry from Port Angeles to Bellingham?

If not, whats the best way to get there quickly?

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1. Re: Port Angeles to Bellingham...best route?

US101 to SR 20 to Port Townsend

Here is the Ferry reservation page:

https:/…

Whidbey Is. North, Across Deception Pass, to I5, North to Bellingham.

Have a great trip.

chuckie.

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2. Re: Port Angeles to Bellingham...best route?

Darn those secure pages:

http://tinyurl.com/5lxw7y

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3. Re: Port Angeles to Bellingham...best route?

If I were going to Bellingham from Port Angeles I would drive to the Kingston/Edmonds ferry, take it, then make the drive to Bellingham from Edmonds.

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4. Re: Port Angeles to Bellingham...best route?

I would take the one from Port Townshend to Whidbey -- only if I MADE A RESERVATION first.

I have spent a day trying to get on this ferry and getting the runaround from ferry employees. Reservations are free, so get one.

Going up through Whidbey to I-5 would be faster than going to I-5 at Edmonds during most of the afternoon and evening, plus the PT-W is shorter and more scenic. Also the line to Kingston is often bad and you can't make a reservation on that ferry.

Other than going north or specifically wanting to go to Whidbey, I'd avoid the PT-W ferry. It is very small and they only allow 5 drive up passengers per trip on a busy day. One boat goes back and forth so there are not many spots.

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5. Re: Port Angeles to Bellingham...best route?

don't think I'd advise anyone going north to go almost all the way back to Edmonds. Agree that Pt. Townsend to Whidbey make a whole lot more sense. If you do this please head up Chuckanut Drive. You can get there from hwy 20 but you'd have to ask a local as I doubt there is any signs.

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6. Re: Port Angeles to Bellingham...best route?

I second the Chuckanut Drive! You can get off I-5 around Burlington. Yes, there are signs for Chuckanut Drive, state Hwy. 11. It's at exit 231. It'll take you right into Fairhaven.

To get there "quickly" stay I-5.

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