There are 4 ways to get from Oakland to Arcata by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  3 h 54 min

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

$198 - $413

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Arcata, Ca 1482

$30 - $85

2 alternative options

Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  8 h

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Martinez Amtrak Capitol Corridor / ...
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Martinez, CA to Arcata, CA Westbound / ...

Drive  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Oakland to Arcata 286.8 miles

$28 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Oakland to Arcata is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 5 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Oakland to Arcata is to fly which costs $190 - $420 and takes 3 h 54 min.

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The distance between Oakland and Arcata is 234 miles. The road distance is 286.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 54 min to get from Oakland to Arcata, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Oakland, Ca and arriving at Arcata, Ca. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 5 min.

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

United Airlines flies from Oakland to Arcata 4 times a day. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Oakland to Arcata every 3 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $85 and the journey takes 7 h 5 min.

United Airlines
Flights from San Francisco to Arcata/Eureka
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Train operators
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
+1 1-800-872-7245
Train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Martinez Amtrak
Ave. Duration
45 min
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
$130 - $190
Bus operators

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