Getting to Arcata

Despite its remote and private location, there are quite a few options for how you choose to arrive in Arcata! The first step in planning your trip is planning your arrival.


The Arcata-Eureka Airport (ACV) has daily flights from two airlines including Avelo and United! Avelo flies to and from Burbank, CA (BUR) and just added Las Vegas, NV (LAS). United flies to and from Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), and Denver (DEN).

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Take Highway 101 up all the way from Los Angeles or down all the way from Washington and you’ll run straight into Arcata! Either way, you’ll enjoy hundreds of miles of beautiful views! Highway 299 also connects Arcata to Redding and Interstate Highway 5.


Take a comfortable ride on a Greyhound bus to Arcata from all over the Western United States! Those traveling from Counties bordering Humboldt may also choose to take local busses and connect with Humboldt County busses.

Staying in Arcata

From historic hotels to modern Airbnb’s you can find the perfect accommodations for your needs in Arcata. Check out our Where to Stay page for some of our best local spots.

Getting Around

Walking – One of the best ways to get around Arcata is on foot! There is no better way to experience our unique culture and history than by strolling around town. Check out our self-guided tours to learn more about our town.

Biking – The City of Arcata, in collaboration with Cal Poly Humboldt, offers eight bike share locations across town! You can rent one of our awesome bikes for just $1.50 per half hour!

Driving – Car Rentals are available through National Car Rental and Enterprise Car Rental. Both agencies have locations at Arcata-Eureka.

Bussing – Arcata and Humboldt County have a great public transportation system. Take advantage of busses that go all over Arcata and all around Humboldt County!

Things to Do

Explore miles of rural beaches, mountain bike through 200-foot-tall redwood trees, enjoy one of our many local events, or check out our nightlife. There are endless possibilities in Humboldt County. Check out our Things To Do page for more ideas.