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There are 6 ways to get from San Francisco to Arcata by plane, bus, night bus or car

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Fly  •  4 h 8 min

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

$197 - $411

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Night bus  •  8 h 9 min

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

$33 - $84

4 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 45 min

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

$30 - $80

Bus via Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from McAllister St & Polk St- San Francisco Civic Ctr to Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St 101 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Santa Rosa, Ca to Arcata, Ca 1482

$37 - $79

Bus Amtrak  •  8 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Martinez Amtrak to Arcata Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Drive  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Arcata 283.6 miles

$27 - $40

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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 4 h 8 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Francisco, Ca and arriving at Arcata, Ca. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 45 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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The best way to get from San Francisco to Arcata without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 45 min and costs $30 - $80.

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It takes approximately 4 h 8 min to get from San Francisco to Arcata, including transfers.

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San Francisco to Arcata bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Francisco, Ca station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Arcata is to fly which takes 4 h 8 min and costs $190 - $420. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $80 and takes 7 h 45 min.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Arcata/Eureka Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 11 min.

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

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Arcata.
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  • Distance: 232.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 8 min

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

United Airlines flies from San Francisco to Arcata 4 times a day. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from San Francisco to Arcata once daily. 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 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Bus operators
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 Francisco, Ca to Arcata, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
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
Night bus from Oakland, Ca to Arcata, Ca
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
Golden Gate Transit
Phone
+1 415-921-5858
Website
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from McAllister St & Polk St- San Francisco Civic Ctr to Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
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 Martinez Amtrak to Arcata Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com

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

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Book your San Francisco to Arcata bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 90+ hotels available in Arcata. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 28 min and costs $6 - $9.

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