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There are 4 ways to get from San Francisco to Eureka by bus, car or plane

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  8h 35m

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

$34 - $82

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Bus Amtrak  •  9h 8m

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

Drive  •  4h 58m

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Eureka 275.5 miles

$27 - $40

Fly  •  4h 41m

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

$197 - $411

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Eureka is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 4h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Eureka is to fly which costs $190 - $420 and takes 4h 41m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Eureka. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, Ca and arriving at 4th & H Streets via Arcata Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 35m.

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The distance between San Francisco and Eureka is 230 miles. The road distance is 275.5 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Eureka without a car is to bus which takes 8h 35m and costs $30 - $85.

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It takes approximately 8h 35m 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, Ca station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Eureka is to bus which takes 8h 35m and costs $30 - $85. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $190 - $420 and takes 4h 41m.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Arcata/Eureka Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 21m.

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

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  • Distance: 230.3 miles
  • Duration: 8h 35m

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from San Francisco to Eureka once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $80 and the journey takes 7h 45m. Alternatively, United Airlines flies from San Francisco to Eureka 3 times a day.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Arcata/Eureka
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
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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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
7h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
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 Amtrak Station to Eureka Amtrak Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Eureka is 276 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 96+ hotels available in Eureka. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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

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