Bellingham BLI Airport Overview

Bellingham International Airport BLI is located in the north-western corner of the State of Washington, Whatcom County , and is close to the Canadian Border. Situated between the beautiful San Juan Islands and the Mount Baker area, it serves year--round as gateway to a host of recreational areas.

BLI Airport is located within city limits of Bellingham - just off Interstate Hwy. 5 (Exit 258) - half an hour south of the Canadian Border and 90 miles north of Seattle's SeaTac Airport. If coming from south take a left on West Bakerview Rd., if coming from north, take a right instead.

With over 1 million passengers a year, the Airport is served by some major & smaller airlines offering regular flights to Sea-Tac and other western airports, as well as to Hawaii, with connections worldwide.  San Juan Airlines offers scheduled & charter flights.

For information on crossing the U.S. / Canadian Border
, including waiting times, open; click "Airport" and select 'Airport Travel Tips' - OR -  click on "Crossing the U.S. / Canadian Border".

The passenger terminal at Bellingham Airport is divided on the gound level between Arrivals (left) & Departures (right).
   The Departures area houses the ticket lobby at the right end of the ground level , and offers Halibut Henry's NW Gifts & Cafe. After TSA screening checkpoint, in the restricted area, is Scotty Brown's Restaurant/Lounge & Halibut Henry's Gifts & Cafe;  leading to the boarding area with gates A, B, C, D & E.
   The Arrivals area has Baggage Claims 1 & 2, with baggage service office, rental car counters & access to gift shop/cafe.

NOTE: The terminal is presently in its second phase of construction work - the first phase added a new boarding gate facility; the second phase expands the terminal at ticketing area, baggage claim and TSA screening checkpoint - thereby tripling the terminal space - to be completed by 2015.

Airlines currently serving the passenger terminal:  Alaska (800-252-7522) & Allegiant (702-505-8888).

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BLI Delays: 15 mins or less.

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