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There are 5 ways to get from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to Arcata by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to Arcata/Eureka (ACV) SMF - ACV

$254 - $1,225

Cheapest option

Train, bus via RABA Transit Center  •  10 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Sacramento Valley 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

$50 - $111

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Sacramento Valley Station to Martinez Amtrak Station Capitol Corridor / ...
  2. Take the bus from Martinez Amtrak Station to Arcata Amtrak Bus Stop Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Bus  •  9 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Sacramento to Santa Rosa 417 Santa Rosa / ...
  2. Take the bus from Santa Rosa, Ca to Arcata, Ca 1482

Drive  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to Arcata 293.6 miles

$28 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to Arcata is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 5 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to Arcata is to fly which costs $250 - $1,300 and takes 4 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to Arcata. However, there are services departing from Terminal A and arriving at Arcata, Ca via J St & 4Th St, Sacramento and Santa Rosa, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 24 min.

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The distance between Sacramento Airport (SMF) and Arcata is 202 miles. The road distance is 293.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to Arcata without a car is to train and bus which takes 9 h 10 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 48 min to get from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to Arcata, including transfers.

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Sacramento Airport (SMF) to Arcata bus services, operated by ACN Autobuses, depart from Sacramento station.

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The best way to get from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to Arcata is to fly which takes 4 h 48 min and costs $250 - $1,300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9 h 24 min.

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There is no direct flight from Sacramento Airport to Arcata/Eureka Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 19 min and has one stopover.

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Sacramento Airport (SMF) to Arcata bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Arcata, Ca station.

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Map of how to get from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to Arcata.
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  • Distance: 201.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 48 min

What companies run services between Sacramento Airport (SMF), USA and Arcata, CA, USA?

United Airlines and Southwest Airlines fly from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to Arcata every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to Arcata via J St & 4Th St, Richards Blvd & Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento, Santa Rosa, and Santa Rosa, Ca in around 9 h 24 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Sacramento to Arcata/Eureka via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Sacramento to Arcata/Eureka via Los Angeles, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Sacramento to Arcata/Eureka via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Sacramento Valley Station to Martinez Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Train from Sacramento Valley Station 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
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 Martinez Amtrak Station to Arcata Amtrak Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Sacramento to Santa Rosa
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
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
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
hta.org

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Yes, the driving distance between Sacramento Airport (SMF) to Arcata is 294 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 31 min to drive from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to Arcata.

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Southwest Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Sacramento Airport to Arcata/Eureka Airport.

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There are 102+ hotels available in Arcata. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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