There are 7 ways to get from Reno 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.

Recommended option

Bus via Redding, Ca  •  12 h

  1. Take the bus from Reno, Nv to Sacramento, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Redding, Ca
  3. Take the bus from RABA Transit Center to Chevron Mini Mart
  4. Take the bus from Chevron Mini Mart to Willow Creek @ Hwy 299 & 96
  5. Take the bus from Willow Creek to Arcata Transit Center

$54 - $116

Cheapest option

Bus #2  •  12 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Amtrak Reno to Susanville Riverside Drive
  2. Take the bus from Riverside Drive to Holiday Market
  3. Take the bus from Chester Holiday Market to Redding Transit Center
  4. Take the bus from RABA Transit Center to Chevron Mini Mart
  5. Take the bus from Chevron Mini Mart to Willow Creek @ Hwy 299 & 96
  6. Take the bus from Willow Creek to Arcata Transit Center

$30 - $44

5 alternative options

Bus  •  12 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Reno, Nv to Oakland, Ca 8309 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Arcata, Ca 1482

$56 - $146

Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  15 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Reno Amtrak to Martinez Amtrak California Zephyr
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Martinez, CA to Arcata, CA 6316

Train, bus  •  16 h 1 min

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

$85 - $190

Drive  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Reno to Arcata 345.2 miles

$30 - $50

Fly  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Reno (RNO) to Arcata/Eureka (ACV) RNO - ACV

$275 - $1,308

What companies run services between Reno, NV, USA and Arcata, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Reno to Arcata via Sacramento, Ca, Redding, Ca, RABA Transit Center, Chevron Mini Mart, Willow Creek @ Hwy 299 & 96, and Willow Creek in around 12 h. Alternatively, United Airlines flies from Reno to Arcata 3 times a day.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reno to Arcata/Eureka via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Reno Amtrak to Martinez Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Room
$200 - $280
Train from Reno Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Train from Sacramento Amtrak to Redding Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Room
$180 - $260
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Reno, Nv to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Redding, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Reno, Nv to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Oakland, Ca to Arcata, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $85
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
Website
redwoodtransit.org
Bus from Willow Creek to Arcata Transit Center
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
redwoodtransit.org
Sage Stage
Website
sagestage.com
Bus from Amtrak Reno to Susanville Riverside Drive
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
sagestage.com
Lassen Rural Bus
Phone
+1 530-252-7433
Website
lassentransportation.com
Bus from Riverside Drive to Holiday Market
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
lassentransportation.com
Susanville Indian Rancheria Public Transportation Program
Website
transitunlimited.org
Bus from Chester Holiday Market to Redding Transit Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
transitunlimited.org

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Reno to Arcata?

The distance between Reno and Arcata is 392 km. The road distance is 552 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Reno to Arcata?

The cheapest way to get from Reno to Arcata is to bus which costs $29 - $45 and takes 12 h 53 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Reno to Arcata?

The quickest way to get from Reno to Arcata is to fly which takes 5 h 38 min and costs $270 - $1,400.

Is there a direct bus between Reno and Arcata?

No, there is no direct bus from Reno to Arcata. However, there are services departing from Reno, Nv and arriving at Arcata Transit Center via Sacramento, Ca, RABA Transit Center, Chevron Mini Mart and Willow Creek. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h.

How long does it take to get from Reno to Arcata?

It takes approximately 12 h to get from Reno to Arcata, including transfers.