There are 4 ways to get from San Francisco to Arcata by plane, 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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  3 h 34 min

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

$197 - $411

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 45 min

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

$30 - $85

2 alternative options

Amtrak Thruway  •  9 h 58 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Martinez, CA to Arcata, CA 6316

Drive  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Arcata 283.6 miles

$27 - $40

Questions & Answers

The distance between San Francisco and Arcata is 372 km. The road distance is 454 km.

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

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

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.

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

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

United Airlines flies from San Francisco to Arcata 3 times a day. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from San Francisco to Arcata every 3 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $85 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 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85

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