Directions to ASTC Whidbey Island

NAS Whidbey Island is located 80 miles northwest of Seattle and getting here is very easy, whether you choose to drive or fly. Oak Harbor is its largest city and is 2 miles from the naval air station.


If you arrive by plane into Seattle, you may want to consider taking the Airport Shuttle as an alternative to flying into Oak Harbor. The shuttle has four runs per day from SeaTac Airport, with a discounted fare for military. Call 1-800-423-4219 for reservations and information.


VIA THE DECEPTION PASS BRIDGE: Follow I-5 North from Seattle and take exit 230, which is the Anacortes/Whidbey Island exit. Continue West on Highway 20 following the signs to Oak Harbor/Whidbey Island. You will notice a sign which reads "Whidbey Island Naval Air Station" on the right hand side of the road. This will take you to the main base, better known as Ault Field.

VIA MUKILTEO-CLINTON FERRY: Follow Interstate 5 (I-5) North from Seattle to exit 189. Follow the signs to Mukilteo and the Whidbey Island Ferry. The Ferry generally runs every 30 minutes and crossing time is approximately 20 minutes. After you arrive at the Clinton Ferry Dock on Whidbey Island, follow Highway 525 (which will turn into Highway 20) through to Oak Harbor. (Do not make any turns--this highway will lead you straight into Oak Harbor, approximately 38 miles from the Ferry.) This route is very scenic--keep your eyes open for deer! Follow HWY 20 and turn left on AULT FIELD ROAD. Signs to the base are posted along the road.

WHEN YOU GET TO NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND: The MAIN GATE is on LANGLEY BLVD. Follow it to the intersection at the top of the hill then turn left on MIDWAY ST. At the end of MIDWAY turn left on SARATOGA ST. You will see the hospital to your right. We are the last building on your left. If you enter the CHARLES PORTER GATE to the base, follow it down until you see the base theater on your left, turn left on MIDWAY.