There are 5 ways to get from San Francisco to Eureka by plane, bus, subway or car

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Fly  •  3 h 53 min

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

$197 - $411

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Bus  •  8 h 11 min

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

$34 - $82

3 alternative options

Amtrak Thruway  •  8 h 41 min

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

BART, bus  •  10 h

  1. Take the BART from Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station to Concord BART Station
  2. Take the bus from Martinez Amtrak to Rio Dell-Scotia Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Hoby's Market, Scotia to 5th & H Rts

Drive  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Eureka 275.5 miles

$27 - $40

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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 8 h 11 min.

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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 8 h 11 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 53 min 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 fly which takes 3 h 53 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 11 min.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Arcata/Eureka Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 19 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Eureka is 276 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 58 min 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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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Eureka.
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  • Distance: 230.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 53 min

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

United Airlines flies from San Francisco to Eureka 4 times a day. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from San Francisco to Eureka 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 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station to Concord BART Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
bart.gov
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
Every 3 hours
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Martinez, CA to Eureka, CA
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Martinez Amtrak to Rio Dell-Scotia Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Redwood Transit System
Phone
(707) 443-0826
Website
hta.org
Bus from Hoby's Market, Scotia to 5th & H
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
hta.org

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There are 85+ 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 28 min and costs .

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