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There are 5 ways to get from Santa Cruz to Eureka by bus, train, car, shuttle or plane

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Bus  •  10h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Santa Cruz, Ca to Oakland, Ca 6766 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Arcata, Ca 1482

$45 - $72

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Bus, train  •  11h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Ocean & Water to Diridon Station 17
  2. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station to Martinez Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Martinez Amtrak Station to Eureka Amtrak Bus Stop

Drive  •  6h 19m

  1. Drive from Santa Cruz to Eureka 350.2 miles

$30 - $50

Shuttle to San Francisco, fly  •  5h 51m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz to SFO Airport
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Arcata/Eureka (ACV) SFO - ACV

$245 - $458

Bus to Monterey, fly  •  9h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Santa Cruz Metro Center to Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 2 Munras
  2. Fly from Monterey (MRY) to Arcata/Eureka (ACV) MRY - ACV

$207 - $1,019

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Cruz to Eureka is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 6h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Cruz to Eureka is to shuttle and fly which costs $240 - $460 and takes 5h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Cruz to Eureka. However, there are services departing from Santa Cruz, Ca and arriving at 4th & H Streets via Oakland, Ca and Arcata Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 58m.

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The distance between Santa Cruz and Eureka is 290 miles. The road distance is 350.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Cruz to Eureka without a car is to bus which takes 10h 58m and costs $40 - $75.

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It takes approximately 10h 58m to get from Santa Cruz to Eureka, including transfers.

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Santa Cruz to Eureka bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Santa Cruz, Ca station.

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

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Santa Cruz to Eureka bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Arcata, Ca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Cruz to Eureka is 350 miles. It takes approximately 6h 19m to drive from Santa Cruz to Eureka.

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  • Distance: 289.9 miles
  • Duration: 10h 58m

What companies run services between Santa Cruz, CA, USA and Eureka, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Santa Cruz to Eureka via Oakland, Ca, Arcata, Ca, and Arcata Transit Center in around 10h 58m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Arcata/Eureka
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Flights from Monterey to Arcata/Eureka via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Monterey to Arcata/Eureka via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Monterey to Arcata/Eureka via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Train 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
Train from San Jose Diridon Station to Martinez Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
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 Santa Cruz, Ca to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Oakland, Ca to Arcata, Ca
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $85
Santa Cruz Metro
Website
scmtd.com
Bus from Ocean & Water to Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
scmtd.com
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 Station to Eureka Amtrak Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Santa Cruz Flyer
Phone
+1 831 423-5937
Website
santacruzflyer.com
Shuttle from Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz to SFO Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$54 - $55
Schedules at
santacruzflyer.com
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from Santa Cruz Metro Center to Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 2 Munras
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org

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

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There are 119+ hotels available in Eureka. Prices start at $113 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Santa Cruz to San Francisco Airport is to shuttle which takes 1h 45m and costs $54 - $55.

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