Bellingham is located at 48°45'34" North, 122°29'12" West (48.759722, -122.486944).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 31.74 mi2 (82.20 km2). 25.64 mi2 (66.42 km2) of it is land and 6.09 mi2 (15.78 km2) of it is covered by water. The total area is 19.20% water.
Bellingham is located in the Pacific Standard Time (PST) timezone, GMT-08:00. It observes Daylight Saving Time (DST).