Directions and Transportation Options
from Sea-Tac Airport to
Whidbey and Camano Islands
Many of these Coupeville buildings pre-date Seattle.
5 year-old Lukas Bas Verhulst puts a just-found clam into a bucket.
His family was at a class called “Digging for Dinner.”
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Before computers and jets, this region was about the sea, timber, agriculture, and farming. Visiting Whidbey and Camano Islands gives travelers the chance to experience that slower pace.
You can visit unspoiled beaches, farms, wineries, and stay in unique lodging that enhances the experience.
On Whidbey and Camano Islands, we call ourselves, “The Shortest Distance to Far Away©.” But, how do you get here?
Depending upon traffic, the ferry to Whidbey Island is about an hour’s drive from Sea-Tac Airport. Getting to Camano takes about 90 minutes, but there’s no ferry. Both drives are mostly straight shots up I-5 through Seattle.
Your options include shuttle busses, car rentals (including waiting to get to the island to rent) and public transit.
Options for getting to Whidbey Island
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Departing from Sea-Tac’s gate 2 south of the baggage carousels, the shuttle offers stress-free transportation to eight locations on Whidbey Island, including car rentals (if you ask in advance). Check with your lodging to find options to get to where you’re staying.
Shuttle Express serves Mukilteo and the ferry terminal. From there you can buy a passenger only ferry ticket and ride over to Clinton. On weekdays, Island Transit offers free bus services throughout the island.Visit Shuttle Express’ Website…
Selected Public Transit Routes
Options for getting to Camano Island
The fastest way to drive to Camano Island is take I-5 north through Seattle about 78 miles.
Take the exit for state route 532 west to Stanwood and then Camano Island. A brand new bridge has eased traffic congestion between Stanwood and Camano Island.
- TakeSoundTransit’s Link Light to the International District station.
- Walk to 4th Ave. and Jackson and take Community Transit’s 510 bus to Everett
- Take Skagit Transit’s 90x bus to Mt. Vernon
- Take Island Transit 411-C bus to Terry’s Corner on Camano Island weekedays only
- Island Transit has free bus routes throughout the island on weekdays