Driving from Seattle
- Take I-5 north
- Take Exit 230 to Burlington/Anacortes (or Exits 221 or 226 through scenic Skagit Valley)
- At the first light, turn left toward Anacortes onto Highway 20 west
- Follow Highway 20 west to Anacortes
- Once you reach Anacortes merge right into the traffic circle and another right onto Commercial Ave.
- Take a left at 12th St,, where signs point you to the San Juan Islands ferry, and follow for about 2 miles to the terminal
- Be sure to make a ferry reservation if you plan on bringing your vehicle to the islands.
Allow a comfortable 1-1/2 to 2 hours to enjoy the drive and the scenery from Seattle or Vancouver B.C. to the Anacortes ferry terminal.
If you plan on bringing your vehicle to the islands we strongly encourage you to make ferry reservations!
Kenmore Air has a choice of several daily flights direct to Friday Harbor or Eastsound airports from various Seattle-area locations and offers free shuttle service to and from their terminals and SeaTac. For an exciting treat, fly Kenmore’s seaplane to Lopez, to Rosario or West Sound on Orcas, or to Friday Harbor and Roche Harbor on San Juan Island.
Northwest Sky Ferry and San Juan Airlines have regularly scheduled flights between the mainland and the San Juans — Northwest Sky Ferry flies from Bellingham and San Juan Airlines flies from Anacortes and Bellingham.
Westwind Aviation provides on-demand air charter services to the San Juans from anywhere in the Pacific Northwest including Seattle, Bellingham, Everett, Victoria and Vancouver, and also offers attractive tour packages.
A number of airlines offer charters to Orcas and Lopez Islands, as well as to Roche Harbor and Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. On these, you have the option of leaving from many Washington and British Columbia locations in addition to SeaTac, including Bellingham, Anacortes, Vancouver, and Victoria. Northwest Sky Ferry, San Juan Airlines and Westwind Aviation provide air charter service between Seattle, Bellingham, Anacortes and the San Juans.