There are 5 ways to get from Portland to Arcata by bus, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus  •  13 h 17 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

4 alternative options

Bus via Crescent City, CA  •  17 h 29 min

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

$68 - $133

Train, bus  •  18 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Portland Union Station Amtrak 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 26 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 takes 6 h 26 min and costs $190 - $950.

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The distance between Portland and Arcata is 530 km. The road distance is 656 km.

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It takes approximately 13 h 17 min to get from Portland to Arcata, including transfers.

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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 17 min.

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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 17 min. Alternatively, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and two other airlines fly from Portland to Arcata hourly.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Portland to Arcata/Eureka via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Portland Union Station Amtrak 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
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
Once 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 52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
redwoodcoasttransit.org
South West Point
Website
southwest-point.com
Bus from Medford, OR to Crescent City, CA
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
southwest-point.com
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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