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There are 5 ways to get from Eureka to San Francisco by plane, bus, night bus or car

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Fly  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Arcata/Eureka (ACV) to San Francisco (SFO) ACV - SFO

$198 - $412

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Bus Amtrak  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Eureka Amtrak Bus Stop to Martinez Amtrak Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

$24 - $40

3 alternative options

Bus Greyhound USA  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Arcata, Ca to San Rafael 1483

$36 - $85

Night bus  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Take the night bus from Arcata, Ca to San Francisco, Ca 1481

$31 - $83

Drive  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Eureka to San Francisco 275.7 miles

$27 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Eureka to San Francisco is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 4 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Eureka to San Francisco is to fly which costs $190 - $420 and takes 3 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Eureka to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from 5th & H and arriving at San Francisco Civic Ctr-Golden Gate Ave & Polk St via Arcata, Ca and San Rafael Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 12 min.

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The distance between Eureka and San Francisco is 230 miles. The road distance is 275.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Eureka to San Francisco without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 12 min and costs $35 - $85.

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It takes approximately 3 h 36 min to get from Eureka to San Francisco, including transfers.

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Eureka to San Francisco bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Arcata, Ca station.

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The best way to get from Eureka to San Francisco is to fly which takes 3 h 36 min and costs $190 - $420. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $85 and takes 8 h 12 min.

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The quickest flight from Arcata/Eureka Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 9 min.

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Eureka to San Francisco bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at San Rafael station.

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  • Distance: 230.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 36 min

What companies run services between Eureka, CA, USA and San Francisco, CA, USA?

United Airlines flies from Eureka to San Francisco 4 times a day. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Eureka to San Francisco once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $75 and the journey takes 6 h 5 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Arcata/Eureka to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Bus operators
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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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
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Night bus from Arcata, Ca to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Eureka Amtrak Bus Stop to Martinez Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Eureka to San Francisco is 276 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 58 min to drive from Eureka to San Francisco.

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United Airlines offers flights from Arcata/Eureka Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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There are 613+ hotels available in San Francisco. Prices start at $103 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Eureka to Arcata/Eureka Airport is to bus which takes 53 min and costs $1 - $3.

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