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There are 7 ways to get from San Diego to Eureka by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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Fly from San Diego  •  6h 47m

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

$263 - $1,306

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Train to Los Angeles, fly  •  8h 57m

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Arcata/Eureka (ACV) LAX - ACV

$270 - $1,157

Train, bus via Bakersfield  •  20h 40m

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles Union Station to Bakersfield Amtrak Station
  3. Take the train from Bakersfield Amtrak Station to Martinez Amtrak Station
  4. Take the bus from Martinez Amtrak Station to Eureka Amtrak Bus Stop

Bus  •  21h 47m

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Santa Ana, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Santa Ana to Santa Rosa
  3. Take the bus from Santa Rosa, Ca to Arcata, Ca

Train, bus  •  24h 10m

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Martinez Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Martinez Amtrak Station to Eureka Amtrak Bus Stop

Night bus, bus  •  20h 13m

  1. Take the night bus from Balboa Park to Richmond BART FlixBus
  2. Take the bus from Martinez Amtrak Station to Eureka Amtrak Bus Stop Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Drive  •  13h 6m

  1. Drive from San Diego to Eureka 772.1 miles

$75 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Eureka is to drive which costs $75 - $110 and takes 13h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Eureka is to fly which costs $260 - $1,400 and takes 6h 47m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Eureka. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at 4th & H Streets via Santa Ana, Santa Rosa, Ca and Arcata Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 47m.

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The distance between San Diego and Eureka is 683 miles. The road distance is 772.1 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Eureka without a car is to train and bus via Bakersfield which takes 20h 40m and costs .

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It takes approximately 6h 47m to get from San Diego to Eureka, including transfers.

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San Diego to Eureka bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Diego, Ca station.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Eureka is to fly which takes 6h 47m and costs $260 - $1,400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 21h 47m.

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There is no direct flight from San Diego Airport to Arcata/Eureka Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 58m and has one stopover.

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San Diego to Eureka bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Arcata, Ca station.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Eureka.
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  • Distance: 683.4 miles
  • Duration: 6h 47m

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

United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines fly from San Diego to Eureka hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Eureka via Santa Ana, Ca, Santa Ana, Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa, Ca, Arcata, Ca, and Arcata Transit Center in around 21h 47m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Arcata/Eureka via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Arcata/Eureka via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Arcata/Eureka via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Arcata/Eureka via Los Angeles, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Arcata/Eureka
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Arcata/Eureka via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
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 San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Train from Bakersfield Amtrak Station to Martinez Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Premium
$210 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Seat
$75 - $110
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Martinez Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
12h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Premium
$250 - $350
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Seat
$120 - $170
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Los Angeles Union Station to Bakersfield Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Martinez Amtrak Station to Eureka Amtrak Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.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 San Diego, Ca to Santa Ana, Ca
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$30 - $50
Bus from Santa Rosa, Ca to Arcata, Ca
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $75
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Santa Ana to Santa Rosa
Ave. Duration
11h 44m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Night bus from Balboa Park to Richmond BART
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Eureka is 772 miles. It takes approximately 13h 6m to drive from San Diego to Eureka.

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United Airlines offers flights from San Diego Airport to Arcata/Eureka Airport.

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There are 118+ hotels available in Eureka. Prices start at $114 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Diego to San Diego Airport is to line 992 bus which takes 14m and costs $2 - $3.

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