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There are 6 ways to get from Petaluma to Eureka by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  7h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Santa Rosa, Ca to Arcata, Ca 1482

$34 - $50

5 alternative options

Bus via Martinez  •  9h 15m

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

Drive  •  4h 17m

  1. Drive from Petaluma to Eureka 237.5 miles

$23 - $35

Bus to San Francisco, fly to Arcata/Eureka  •  5h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Petaluma, CA to San Francisco Airport, CA
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Arcata/Eureka (ACV) SFO - ACV

$220 - $437

Fly Santa Rosa to Arcata/Eureka  •  8h 26m

  1. Fly from Santa Rosa (STS) to Arcata/Eureka (ACV) STS - ACV

$309 - $1,512

Fly Oakland to Crescent City, bus  •  8h 5m

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Crescent City (CEC) OAK - CEC
  2. Take the bus from Cultural Center to Arcata Transit Center

$136 - $715

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The cheapest way to get from Petaluma to Eureka is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Petaluma to Eureka is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Petaluma to Eureka. However, there are services departing from 4th St & C St and arriving at 4th & K Streets, Eureka via Santa Rosa, Ca and Arcata Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 35m.

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The distance between Petaluma and Eureka is 196 miles. The road distance is 237.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Petaluma to Eureka without a car is to bus which takes 7h 35m and costs $30 - $50.

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It takes approximately 7h 35m to get from Petaluma to Eureka, including transfers.

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Petaluma to Eureka bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Santa Rosa, Ca station.

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The best way to get from Petaluma to Eureka is to bus which takes 7h 35m and costs $30 - $50. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $300 - $1,600 and takes 8h 26m.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Arcata/Eureka Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 11m.

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

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Map of how to get from Petaluma to Eureka.
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  • Distance: 196.4 miles
  • Duration: 7h 35m

What companies run services between Petaluma, CA, USA and Eureka, CA, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Petaluma to Eureka once daily. Tickets cost $28 - $40 and the journey takes 5h 10m. Alternatively, United Airlines flies from Petaluma to Eureka twice daily.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Arcata/Eureka
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Flights from Santa Rosa to Arcata/Eureka via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,500
Flights from Santa Rosa to Arcata/Eureka via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $2,100
Corporate Flight Management
Website
contouraviation.com
Flights from Oakland to Crescent City
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $650
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 Santa Rosa, Ca to Arcata, Ca
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $75
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Petaluma Amtrak Bus Stop to Martinez Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Martinez Amtrak Station to Eureka Amtrak Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Redwood Coast Transit
Website
redwoodcoasttransit.org
Bus from Cultural Center to Arcata Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
Redwood Coast Transit

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Yes, the driving distance between Petaluma to Eureka is 238 miles. It takes approximately 4h 17m to drive from Petaluma to Eureka.

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

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There are 118+ hotels available in Eureka. Prices start at $114 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Petaluma to Santa Rosa Airport is to train which takes 36m and costs $7 - $9.

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