Humboldt State University

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Traveling To Arcata


We suggest you make all reservations early!

Arrival by Air

The Arcata/Eureka airport (ACV) is about a 10-minute drive from campus and is served by United Express.

Taxi service and airport shuttle service are also available at the airport.


Car Rental

Rental car agencies accessible from the airport include:

Alamo / National Rent A Car: 707.839.3229

Avis Rent A Car: 707.839.1576 or 1.800.331.1212

Hertz: 707.839.2172 or 1.800.654.3131


Arrival by Bus

Greyhound and Amtrak Bus Lines and Redwood Transit serve the Arcata/Eureka area. Be sure to take the bus to the Arcata station, which is near the campus. From the bus station, you can walk or take an Arcata-Mad River Transit System bus to campus.


Driving to humboldt state

Arcata lies along U.S. Hwy 101 near Eureka. It takes about five hours to drive to Arcata from San Francisco or Sacramento, and we are about two hours from the southern Oregon border.

To get to the HSU campus:

From U.S.-101 South, take the Sunset Ave exit, turn left on to Sunset Ave, right on L.K. Wood Blvd and left onto Harpst Street.

From U.S.-101 North, take the 14th Street exit, continue straight onto L.K. Wood Blvd and turn right onto Harpst Street.

If you are coming from the Sacramento area, guests have informed us that they prefer Hwy 20, a less mountainous and 'windy' drive to Hwy 299. Watch for the Humboldt State University off-ramp (14th Street) and signs to the campus.

If you are coming from southern California, we recommend taking I-5 North to the I-580 West to the U.S.-101 North. Some online mapping services may recommend Hwy 299 but we recommend avoiding Hwy 299. (Hwy 299 is full of winding curves.)



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