There are 9 ways to get from Arcata to Grass Valley by bus, train, car, plane, subway or towncar

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Bus, train  •  11 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Arcata Amtrak to Martinez Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the train from Martinez Amtrak to Auburn Amtrak Capitol Corridor

$32 - $66

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Bus Greyhound USA, train  •  12 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Arcata, Ca to San Rafael 1483
  2. Take the train from Richmond Transit Station to Auburn Amtrak Capitol Corridor

$69 - $155

Bus  •  13 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Arcata, Ca to Oakland, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Sacramento Amtrak to Auburn Amtrak

Bus, drive, train  •  13 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Arcata Transit Center to Willow Creek
  2. Drive from Willow Creek to Chevron Mini Mart
  3. Take the bus from Chevron Mini Mart to RABA Transit Center
  4. Take the train from Redding Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak
  5. Take the train from Sacramento Amtrak to Auburn Amtrak

$72 - $157

Drive  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Arcata to Grass Valley 310.1 miles

$30 - $45

Fly Arcata/Eureka to Sacramento, bus  •  10 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Arcata/Eureka (ACV) to Sacramento (SMF) ACV - SMF
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento Amtrak to Auburn Amtrak

Fly Arcata/Eureka to San Francisco, BART, train, bus  •  9 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Arcata/Eureka (ACV) to San Francisco (SFO) ACV - SFO
  2. Take the BART from 12th St. Oakland City Center BART Station to Richmond BART Station
  3. Take the train from Richmond Transit Station to Auburn Amtrak
  4. Take the bus from Nevada St at Amtrak Station to Tinloy St Transit Ctr at Bank St

$233 - $492

Bus to Crescent City, fly to Oakland, train  •  10 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Arcata Transit Center to Cultural Center
  2. Fly from Crescent City (CEC) to Oakland (OAK) CEC - OAK
  3. Take the train from Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak to Auburn Amtrak

$91 - $352

Uber  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Take an Uber from Arcata to Grass Valley 310.1 miles

$310 - $390

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The cheapest way to get from Arcata to Grass Valley is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 6 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Arcata to Grass Valley is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 6 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Arcata to Grass Valley. However, there are services departing from Arcata, Ca and arriving at Tinloy St Transit Ctr at Bank St via Oakland, Ca, Richards Blvd & Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento Amtrak and Nevada St at Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 5 min.

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The distance between Arcata and Grass Valley is 197 miles. The road distance is 310.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Arcata to Grass Valley without a car is to bus and train which takes 11 h 53 min and costs $30 - $70.

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It takes approximately 11 h 53 min to get from Arcata to Grass Valley, including transfers.

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Arcata to Grass Valley bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Arcata, Ca station.

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There is no direct flight from Arcata/Eureka Airport to Sacramento Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Arcata to Grass Valley bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Auburn Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Arcata to Grass Valley is 310 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 14 min to drive from Arcata to Grass Valley.

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  • Distance: 197.4 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 53 min

What companies run services between Arcata, CA, USA and Grass Valley, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Arcata to Grass Valley via Oakland, Ca, Sacramento, Ca, Richards Blvd & Sequoia Pacific Blvd, J St & 4Th St, Sacramento Amtrak, Auburn Amtrak, and Nevada St at Amtrak Station in around 13 h 5 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Arcata/Eureka to Sacramento via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Arcata/Eureka to Sacramento via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Arcata/Eureka to Sacramento via San Francisco, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Arcata/Eureka to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Corporate Flight Management
Website
contouraviation.com
Flights from Crescent City to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Martinez Amtrak to Auburn Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Train from Richmond Transit Station to Auburn Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Train from Redding Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Room
$180 - $260
Train from Sacramento Amtrak to Auburn Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak to Auburn Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from 12th St. Oakland City Center BART Station to Richmond BART Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
bart.gov
Bus operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Arcata Amtrak to Martinez Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Sacramento Amtrak to Auburn Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Arcata, Ca to San Rafael
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Bus from Arcata, Ca to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
Bus from Oakland, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Redwood Transit System
Phone
(707) 443-0826
Website
hta.org
Bus from Arcata Transit Center to Willow Creek
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
hta.org
Trinity Transit
Website
trinitytransit.org
Bus from Chevron Mini Mart to RABA Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
trinitytransit.org
Nevada County Gold Country Stage
Phone
530.477.0103
Email
GoldCountryStage@co.nevada.ca.us
Website
goldcountrystage.com
Bus from Nevada St at Amtrak Station to Tinloy St Transit Ctr at Bank St
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
goldcountrystage.com
Redwood Coast Transit
Website
redwoodcoasttransit.org
Bus from Arcata Transit Center to Cultural Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
redwoodcoasttransit.org
Other operators
Uber Sacramento
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Arcata to Grass Valley
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$310 - $390
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uber.com
UberX
$310 - $390
Assist
$310 - $390
WAV
$310 - $390
Español
$310 - $390
UberXL
$450 - $600
Black
$1,300 - $1,700
Black SUV
$1,500 - $2,000

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United Airlines offers flights from Arcata/Eureka Airport to Sacramento Airport.

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There are 38+ hotels available in Grass Valley. Prices start at $124 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Arcata to Arcata/Eureka Airport is to bus which takes 34 min and costs $1 - $3.

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