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Burlington is a city in the North Cascades region of Washington State.

Get in[edit]

Map of Burlington (Washington)

By plane[edit]

Burlington does not have an airport with commercial service. You must fly into one of these airports and drive or take a bus to Burlington:

  • Bellingham International Airport: closest airport with commercial service to Burlington but has limited connections. See Bellingham#Get in for more details. Get to Burlington by going south from the airport on I-5.
  • Seattle International Airport: South of Seattle, this is the closest main airport. To get to Burlington from the airport, go north on I-5 for about 80 miles to Burlington. See Seattle#Get in for details.
  • Vancouver International Airport: Although it lies across the international border, the airport really isn't that far and can be useful in some occasions. See Vancouver#Get in for details.

By car[edit]

Burlington lies at the intersection of WA-20 and I-5.

  • From Seattle, take I-5 north about 65 miles (a little more than an hour without traffic) to Burlington.
  • From Vancouver take BC-99 and I-5 south for about 80 miles to Burlington.
  • From Eastern Washington: in summer you can take SR-20 (the North Cascades Hwy) across from the Methow Valley area, in winter WA-20 is closed and you must take US-2 or I-90 to the Puget sound area and then drive north to Burlington.

By train[edit]

Amtrak Cascades offers service to the Mount Vernon station, which is next to Burlington, to Vancouver and Seattle.

Get around[edit]





Burlington has been overrun by sprawl-type restaurant chains. But there are still a few quality places to eat.

  • El Gitano - Burlington, 624 E. Fairhaven Ave.. The original location of the local family-run Mexican restaurant chain. They feature fresh ingredients and attention to authenticity from family recipes.
  • Tacos Guaymas, 590 S Burlington Blvd.. Tacos Guaymas is a locals' favorite featuring a variety of Mexican restaurant plates, and taqueria dishes. The burritos are delicious and huge.
  • Cafe Burlington, 331 East Fairhaven. Cafe Burlington specializes in local and homemade foods that emphasize the best of what Skagit County has to offer.
  • Sakura Japanese Steak House, 1830 S Burlington Blvd., +1 360-588-4821. Japanese steakhouse where the chefs prepare your dish on a hot grill right in front of you. Also features a sushi bar, and many other Japanese food selections.



Go next[edit]

Routes through Burlington
VancouverBellingham  N I-5.svg S  Mount VernonSeattle
Port TownsendAnacortes  W WA-20.svg E  Sedro-WoolleyNorth Cascades N.P.

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