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

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Fly  •  3 h 50 min

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

$198 - $413

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Bus  •  7 h 5 min

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

$30 - $80

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Martinez Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Martinez Amtrak to Rio Dell-Scotia Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Hoby's Market, Scotia to Arcata Transit Center Rts

Drive  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Oakland to Arcata 286.8 miles

$28 - $45

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

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The best way to get from Oakland to Arcata without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 5 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 50 min to get from Oakland to Arcata, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Oakland to Arcata is to fly which takes 3 h 50 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 5 min.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Arcata/Eureka Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 19 min.

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Oakland to Arcata bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Arcata, Ca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Oakland to Arcata is 287 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 9 min to drive from Oakland to Arcata.

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

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  • Distance: 234 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 50 min

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 - $80 and the journey takes 7 h 5 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Arcata/Eureka
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $800
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 Oakland Jack London Square Station to Martinez Amtrak
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $190
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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Oakland, Ca to Arcata, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Martinez Amtrak to Rio Dell-Scotia Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Redwood Transit System
Phone
(707) 443-0826
Website
hta.org
Bus from Hoby's Market, Scotia to Arcata Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
hta.org

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There are 92+ hotels available in Arcata. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Oakland to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 44 min and costs .

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