Mount Vernon (Washington)

Mount Vernon downtown

Mount Vernon is the county seat of Skagit County a city in the North Cascades region of Washington State. In 1998 Mount Vernon was rated the #1 "Best Small City in America" by the New Rating Guide to Life in America's Small Cities.

Get in

Mount Vernon is situated along western Washington's main north-south transportation route, Interstate 5, where the major east-west highway SR 536 intersects.

By car

The easiest and most common way to get to Mount Vernon is via Interstate 5 (or "I-5"), which passes through the city. I-5 gives access from Bellingham and Vancouver, British Columbia to the north, and from Seattle to the south. SR 536 gives access (via SR 20) from Anacortes and Whidbey Island to the west.

By train

Railroad access is available through Amtrak. The railway extends north to Vancouver, Canada and south to Los Angeles. The Skagit Transportation Center is the city's train station.

By bus

Get around

Public transportation in Mount Vernon is available via the Skagit Transit bus service. Cost for bus service is extremely reasonable. However the buses do not run at night, so you have to be careful you do not get stranded.

Due to the size of the city, it is easy to travel by bike.





Go next

Routes through Mount Vernon

Vancouver (via ) Burlington  N  S  Arlington Seattle
Abbotsford Sedro-Woolley  N  S  Arlington Seattle
Vancouver Bellingham  N  S  Everett Seattle

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