Alaska Marine Highway System

Ferry Information

The Bellingham Cruise Terminal, in Bellingham's Historic Fairhaven District, is the southern starting point for the Alaska Marine Highway System. Navigating the nation's first marine scenic highway, the ferry departs Bellingham regularly transporting passengers and vehicles between Alaska and the lower 48 states. There is an additional ferry on alternating Saturdays typically during the summer months that reaches as far as Whittier allowing visitors to see all Alaska has to offer. Visit the Alaska Marine Highway System website for complete schedules and details.

Access to Services

The Bellingham Cruise Terminal offers convenient access to:
  • Alaska Marine Highway System
  • Amtrak Passenger Train
  • Greyhound and local bus service
  • San Juan Island transportation
  • Taxis
The ferry terminal and visitor information center are adjacent to the historic Fairhaven district.