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

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Bus  •  13 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Portland, Or to Medford, Or
  2. Take the bus from Medford Greyhound to Crescent City Cultural Center/CoC
  3. Take the bus from Cultural Center to Arcata Transit Center 20

$61 - $118

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  18 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Portland Union Station to Redding Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from RABA Transit Center to Chevron Mini Mart
  3. Take the bus from Chevron Mini Mart to Willow Creek @ Hwy 299 & 96
  4. Take the bus from Willow Creek to Arcata Transit Center

$87 - $223

Drive  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Portland to Arcata 409.7 miles

$40 - $60

Fly  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Portland (PDX) to Arcata/Eureka (ACV) PDX - ACV

$194 - $906

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The cheapest way to get from Portland to Arcata is to drive which costs $40 - $60 and takes 7 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Portland to Arcata is to fly which costs $190 - $950 and takes 6 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Portland to Arcata. However, there are services departing from Portland, Or and arriving at Arcata Transit Center via Medford Greyhound and Cultural Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 20 min.

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The distance between Portland and Arcata is 331 miles. The road distance is 409.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Portland to Arcata without a car is to bus which takes 13 h 20 min and costs $60 - $120.

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It takes approximately 13 h 20 min to get from Portland to Arcata, including transfers.

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Portland to Arcata bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Portland, Or station.

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The best way to get from Portland to Arcata is to bus which takes 13 h 20 min and costs $60 - $120. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $190 - $950 and takes 6 h 32 min.

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There is no direct flight from Portland Airport to Arcata/Eureka Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Portland to Arcata bus services, operated by Redwood Coast Transit, arrive at Arcata Transit Center station.

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Map of how to get from Portland to Arcata.
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  • Distance: 331.4 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 20 min

What companies run services between Portland, OR, USA and Arcata, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Portland to Arcata via Medford, Or, Medford Greyhound, Crescent City Cultural Center/CoC, and Cultural Center in around 13 h 20 min. Alternatively, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and two other airlines fly from Portland to Arcata every 2 hours.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Portland to Arcata/Eureka via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Portland to Arcata/Eureka via Vancouver, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
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 Portland Union Station to Redding Amtrak
Ave. Duration
11 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Room
$310 - $440
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 Portland, Or to Medford, Or
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $80
Oregon Intercity Transit
Phone
+1 888-846-4183
Website
oregon-point.com
Bus from Medford Greyhound to Crescent City Cultural Center/CoC
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
oregon-point.com
Redwood Coast Transit
Website
redwoodcoasttransit.org
Bus from Cultural Center to Arcata Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
redwoodcoasttransit.org
Trinity Transit
Website
trinitytransit.org
Bus from RABA Transit Center to Chevron Mini Mart
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
trinitytransit.org
Bus from Chevron Mini Mart to Willow Creek @ Hwy 299 & 96
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Schedules at
trinitytransit.org
Redwood Transit System
Phone
(707) 443-0826
Website
hta.org
Bus from Willow Creek to Arcata Transit Center
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
hta.org

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