There are 6 ways to get from San Diego to Arcata by plane, bus, train or car

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

Fly  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Arcata/Eureka (ACV) SAN - ACV

$263 - $1,306

Cheapest option

Bus  •  20 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, 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

$86 - $204

4 alternative options

Bus, train, Amtrak Thruway  •  18 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Bakersfield, Ca
  3. Take the train from Bakersfield Amtrak to Martinez Amtrak
  4. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Martinez, CA to Arcata, CA

Bus Xe Do Hoang Transportation  •  22 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, CA to San Francisco, CA
  2. Take the bus from 7th St & Market St to Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St 101
  3. Take the bus from Santa Rosa, Ca to Arcata, Ca

$123 - $170

Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  23 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Martinez Amtrak
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Martinez, CA to Arcata, CA

Drive  •  13 h 18 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Arcata 780.1 miles

$75 - $110

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Arcata is to drive which costs $75 - $110 and takes 13 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Arcata is to fly which costs $260 - $1,400 and takes 5 h 53 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Arcata is 684 miles. The road distance is 780.1 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 5 h 53 min to get from San Diego to Arcata, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Arcata. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Arcata Transit Center via Los Angeles, Ca, RABA Transit Center, Chevron Mini Mart and Willow Creek. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 37 min.

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What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and Arcata, CA, USA?

United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Alaska Airlines, Inc. fly from San Diego to Arcata hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Arcata via Los Angeles, Ca, Redding, Ca, RABA Transit Center, Chevron Mini Mart, Willow Creek @ Hwy 299 & 96, and Willow Creek in around 20 h 37 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Arcata/Eureka via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Arcata/Eureka via Los Angeles, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Bakersfield Amtrak to Martinez Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $330
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Martinez Amtrak
Ave. Duration
12 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Room
$320 - $450
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Bakersfield, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Redding, Ca
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
Bus from Santa Rosa, Ca to Arcata, Ca
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
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
Xe Do Hoang Transportation
Phone
+1 408-729-7885 / +1-888-834-9336
Website
xedohoang.com
Bus from San Diego, CA to San Francisco, CA
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80
Schedules at
xedohoang.com
Golden Gate Transit
Phone
+1 415-921-5858
Website
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from 7th St & Market St to Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org

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