There are 2 ways to get from Arcata to Mendocino by bus or car

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Bus  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Arcata, Ca to Willits 1483 / ...

$60 - $101

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Drive  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Arcata to Mendocino 156.1 miles

$15 - $23

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The cheapest way to get from Arcata to Mendocino is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 3 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Arcata to Mendocino is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 3 h 13 min.

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The distance between Arcata and Mendocino is 113 miles. The road distance is 156.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Arcata to Mendocino without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 31 min and costs $60 - $110.

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It takes approximately 3 h 31 min to get from Arcata to Mendocino, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Arcata to Mendocino is 156 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 13 min to drive from Arcata to Mendocino.

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There are nine+ hotels available in Mendocino. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 113.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 31 min

What companies run services between Arcata, CA, USA and Mendocino, CA, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Arcata to Mendocino every 3 hours. Tickets cost $20 - $50 and the journey takes 3 h. Amtrak also services this route once daily.

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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
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Bus from Arcata, Ca to Willits
Ave. Duration
3 h
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
$20 - $30
$35 - $50

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
+1 1-800-872-7245
Bus from Arcata Amtrak to Willits Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Once daily

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