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Driving from BLI to Port Angeles

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Driving from BLI to Port Angeles

I am considering flying into BLI (Bellingham International) and renting a car to drive to Port Angeles. Is this a difficult drive? I'm not familiar with how difficult the ferries/roads are. For a little more money, I could fly to SEA, take a shuttle to Port Angeles and then rent a car. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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1. Re: Driving from BLI to Port Angeles

Easy-peasy. Down the freeway to its intersection with WA-20 at Burlington; take exit west and drive down Whidbey Island to Coupeville, Take Ferry to Port Townsend and onward to Port Angeles. No reservation required.

www.takeaferry.com.

https://goo.gl/maps/ZWQ2RpgwyjH2

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2. Re: Driving from BLI to Port Angeles

Which shuttle to Port Angeles are you talking about?

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3. Re: Driving from BLI to Port Angeles

Thanks for the info. Are there often long waits at the ferries? This will be during the week in August.

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4. Re: Driving from BLI to Port Angeles

August is by far the busiest month for the ferries. Try and avoid Friday and Saturday.mis Port Angeles your only dstination? Are you heading to Victoria?

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5. Re: Driving from BLI to Port Angeles

The ferries will be busy but you can and should reserve online.

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6. Re: Driving from BLI to Port Angeles

Keep in mind if you are traveling to or from Seattle you can not reserve a space on the ferry.

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7. Re: Driving from BLI to Port Angeles

Good point, i was thinking of Coupeville ferry.

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8. Re: Driving from BLI to Port Angeles

Always make reservations on the Coupville ferry if possible. Anyone who tells you differently probably doesn't take this ferry often.

You should figure 1 1/2 hours to Coupeville, arrive at ferry 30 min prior to scheduled time. 30 min crossing and approx 1 and 1/2 hour more to Port Angeles.

BLI is certainly a smaller and more user friendly airport than SeaTac.

Olympic bus lines (Dungeness line) has regularly scheduled service from SeaTac to Port Angeles

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9. Re: Driving from BLI to Port Angeles

Go BLI ... a very scenic drive, stop to sightsee at Deception Pass, pleasant wait at Keystone for the ferry.

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10. Re: Driving from BLI to Port Angeles

Mapquest has me go on Keystone Ferry. What do you suggest?

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