How does it work?
WTA’s Route 3 provides hourly service to a bus shelter near Bellingham International Airport. From the bus shelter, you can catch an Airport Shuttle to the airport. Route 3 operates Monday through Friday from 6:35 am to 7:10 pm and on Saturdays from 7:40 am to 7:05 pm.
Traveling TO the airport, for departing flights:
WTA’s Route 3 will drop you off at a bus shelter on Bakerview Road near Airport Way. From there, you can call the Airport Shuttle at (360) 920-0252, for a short trip to the terminal.
Traveling FROM the airport, after arriving by air:
Catch Port of Bellingham’s Airport Shuttle outside of Baggage Claim. Let the driver know you’d like the WTA stop on Bakerview Road near Airport Way.
Do I have to make reservations in advance?
No. But when traveling TO the airport, you do need to call for the Airport Shuttle, once you reach our bus stop on Bakerview Road near Airport Way. Please call only once you have arrived at the bus stop. (360) 920-0252.
NOTE: If you use a wheelchair, please let the Airport Shuttle driver know this, when you call.
How much does it cost?
Route 3 costs $1 per trip. The Airport Shuttle is free.
What are the hours of operation?
Click here to see the schedule for WTA’s Route 3. Route 3 operates Monday through Friday from 6:35 am to 7:10 pm and on Saturdays from 7:40 am to 7:05 pm. WTA does not operate on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. The Airport Shuttle operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
What about connections to Bolt Bus, Amtrak, Greyhound or the Alaska State Ferry?
Yes. Bolt Bus stops at Cordata Station, with service via Route 3 Cordata. For Amtrak, Greyhound and the Alaska State Ferry Terminal, riders can catch Route 3 Downtown. Stay on the bus at Bellingham Station. There, Route 3 Downtown continues as Route 1 Fairhaven. Fairhaven Transportation Center (with access to Amtrak, Greyhound and the Alaska State Ferry Terminal) is the last stop on Route 1 Fairhaven.
Why doesn’t the bus go all the way to the airport?
We’re currently exploring the demand for bus service to the airport. Until we know more, we’ll be serving it using an existing route—Route 3. In order for Route 3 to make its other time points, we’re not able to make the full loop to the terminal.