By Car and Ferry
Most attendees travel to the FHL by car and ferry. The labs are located about 75 miles northwest of Seattle, Washington and 80 kilometers south of Vancouver, British Columbia. All ferry service leaves from Anacortes, Washington, approximately 17 miles/ 27 km west of Interstate 5. Driving time from Seattle to Anacortes (80 miles) is about 90 minutes and from Vancouver to Anacortes (150 km) is about two hours. If you plan to bring a vehicle onto the island, arrive about two hours early to ensure passage on the ferry. The winter WA state ferry schedule gives travel times, fares, directions, and other relevant information. To obtain a reduced fare for vehicles and passengers, print out the School Letter on your Institution's letterhead, fill out the appropriate information, and obtain a signature from your chair or administrator. Present the letter when purchasing a ferry ticket for your vehicle.
Parking is available at the Anacortes ferry terminal and most attendees leave their vehicles in Anacortes. If you choose this option, plan to arrive about 30 minutes early to purchase a ticket and walk onto the ferry. Vans will meet each ferry and transport attendees and baggage to the FHL conference site.
Kenmore Airlines offers flights from Seatac airport or Lake Union near downtown Seattle, to the Friday Harbor marina for about $225 round trip. For those connecting with flights at SeaTac, ground transportation from SeaTac to both sites is included in the price of your ticket and is scheduled by the airline. If you use this option, Kenmore suggests conservative connection times as part of their Important Passenger Information .
Taxi or bus service to the FHL is available in town but one can often get a ride simply by asking. A map showing the route is suitable for both driving and walking. The distance from town to the FHL is ~ 1 mile.
Additional information is available at Visiting FHL .