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Getting to WWU


Bellingham, Washington

We invite you to visit the WWU campus in Bellingham, Washington. Bellingham, a city of 75,000, is located 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia, and 90 miles north of Seattle. The campus overlooks Bellingham Bay and is an hour drive from the snow-capped Cascade Mountains.


Driving Directions to the Campus Services Building
2001 Bill McDonald Parkway | Bellingham, WA 98225

From the south:

  • From Interstate 5, take exit 252
  • Turn left off the ramp onto S. Samish Way
  • Turn left at the stop light onto N. Samish Way
  • Stay in the left lane and go over the freeway
  • At the second light, turn left onto Bill McDonald Parkway/Byron Ave. – There will be a Wendy's and a 76 Station on your left.
  • Drive on Bill McDonald Parkway for just over 1 mile and continue straight through two stop lights (you will still be on the Bill McDonald Parkway)
  • The Campus Services Building will be the first building on the right after the intersection

View directions from the north

From the north:

  • From Interstate 5 going south, take exit 252 and get in the right lane
  • Turn right off the ramp onto N. Samish Way, and get into the left lane
  • At the next light, turn left onto Bill McDonald Parkway/Byron Ave. – There will be a Wendy's and a 76 Station on your left.
  • Drive on Bill McDonald Parkway for just over 1 mile and continue straight through two stop lights (you will still be on the Bill McDonald Parkway)
  • The Campus Services Building will be the first building on the right after the intersection

View directions from the south

Visitor Info/Campus Services
Visitor Information kiosk/Campus Services building

A campus map and parking information are available from Campus Services.

Campus Services is open from 7:15am – 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. During times when Campus Services is closed, visitors may park and explore the campus on their own, although many offices and academic departments may be closed or unavailable, and many campus facilities may have reduced hours. Please visit the Parking Services website prior to your arrival to obtain information on parking during weekends, holidays and after normal business hours. We also encourage visitors who would like to come on weekends to register for one of our Saturday tour options.

Chuckanut Drive Scenic Byway

After visiting campus, you might want to check out the surrounding area. Downtown Bellingham is just five minutes away to the north.

For an alternate route home, take the Chuckanut Drive Scenic Byway (SR 11—map). Chuckanut Drive begins in south Bellingham and follows the breathtaking Puget Sound coastline, rejoining Interstate 5 near Mount Vernon.


Parking Information

Special parking fee arrangements may be available to visiting prospective students and their families, and are administered by the Campus Services Center. For a parking map and more information, see the Parking Services website, or call (360) 650-2945.


Other Travel Options
  • Bellingham International Airport
    Allegiant Air - www.allegiantair.com
    Alaska/Horizon Airlines - www.alaskaair.com
  • Greyhound (800) 231-2222
    From Bellingham to downtown Seattle and Vancouver BC. Refer to www.greyhound.com for student discounts.
  • County Bus (360) 676-7433
    Bellingham/Whatcom County bus system via Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA). Bus schedules available online at www.ridewta.com.
  • Car Rentals
    Avis - (800) 230-4898
    Enterprise - (800) 261-7331
    Hertz - (800) 654-3131
  • Airporter Shuttle (866) 235-5247
    Shuttle service from Sea-Tac International Airport (100 mi. south of Bellingham).
  • Quick Shuttle (800) 665-2122
    Shuttle service from Vancouver International Airport (50 mi. north of Bellingham).
  • Taxicabs (local)
    Yellow Cab - (800) 281-5430
  • Train (800) 872-7245
    Amtrak departs from Fairhaven (south Bellingham) traveling south through Seattle and north through Vancouver, BC. Refer to www.amtrak.com for student discounts.
  • Alaska Ferry (800) 382-9229
    Departs from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal and travels via Alaska's Inside Passage.

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