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

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Bus  •  9h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Martinez to Eureka Amtrak Bus Stop Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

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Night bus  •  6h 55m

  1. Take the night bus from San Francisco to Eureka "Greyhound"

$30 - $50

4 alternative options

Bus, night bus  •  7h 39m

  1. Take the bus from SF Civic Center-McAllister St & Polk St to Santa Rosa Transit Mall 101
  2. Take the night bus from Santa Rosa to Eureka "Greyhound"

$39 - $56

Drive  •  4h 58m

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Eureka 272.6 miles

$26 - $40

Fly San Francisco to Arcata/Eureka  •  4h 30m

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

$208 - $360

Fly Oakland to Crescent City, bus  •  6h 45m

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Crescent City (CEC) OAK - CEC
  2. Take the bus from Cultural Center to Arcata Transit Center

$153 - $392

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Eureka is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 4h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Eureka is to fly which costs $200 - $360 and takes 4h 30m.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from San Francisco and arriving at Eureka. This bus operates every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 55m.

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The distance between San Francisco and Eureka is 230 miles. The road distance is 272.6 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Eureka without a car is to bus which takes 9h 26m and costs .

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It takes approximately 9h 26m to get from San Francisco to Eureka, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Eureka is to bus which takes 9h 26m and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $200 - $360 and takes 4h 30m.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Arcata/Eureka Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 9m.

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

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  • Distance: 230.3 miles
  • Duration: 9h 26m

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

Amtrak operates a bus from Martinez to Eureka Amtrak Bus Stop twice daily, and the journey takes 6h 25m. Alternatively, United Airlines flies from San Francisco to Eureka twice daily.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Arcata/Eureka
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $420
Corporate Flight Management
Website
contouraviation.com
Flights from Oakland to Crescent City
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $350
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Martinez to Eureka Amtrak Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
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
Night bus from San Francisco to Eureka
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $85
Night bus from Santa Rosa to Eureka
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $75
Golden Gate Transit
Phone
+1 415-921-5858
Website
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from SF Civic Center-McAllister St & Polk St to Santa Rosa Transit Mall
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
Golden Gate Transit
Redwood Coast Transit
Website
redwoodcoasttransit.org
Bus from Cultural Center to Arcata Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
Redwood Coast Transit

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Eureka is 273 miles. It takes approximately 4h 58m to drive from San Francisco to Eureka.

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

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There are 162+ hotels available in Eureka. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 26 min and costs $8 - $10.

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