There are 5 ways to get from San Francisco to Arcata by plane, bus, night bus 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.

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Fly  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Arcata/Eureka (ACV) SFO - ACV

$197 - $411

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Take the night bus from Oakland, Ca to Arcata, Ca 1484

$33 - $84

3 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Arcata, Ca 1482

$30 - $80

Amtrak Thruway  •  8 h 56 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Martinez, CA to Arcata, CA Westbound / ...

Drive  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Arcata 283.6 miles

$27 - $40

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Arcata is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 5 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Arcata is to fly which costs $190 - $420 and takes 3 h 34 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Arcata is 233 miles. The road distance is 283.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 34 min to get from San Francisco to Arcata, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Francisco, Ca and arriving at Arcata, Ca. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 45 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Arcata is 284 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 9 min to drive from San Francisco to Arcata.

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  • Distance: 232.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 34 min

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

United Airlines flies from San Francisco to Arcata 5 times a day. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from San Francisco to Arcata every 3 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $80 and the journey takes 7 h 45 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Arcata/Eureka
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Francisco, Ca to Arcata, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
Night bus from Oakland, Ca to Arcata, Ca
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80

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