Travel to HSU: Driving Directions

From the North, via Highway 101:

Go south on 101 to the Sunset Avenue freeway exit in Arcata. From the stop sign, turn left over the freeway, then turn right onto L.K. Wood Boulevard. Proceed two blocks to Harpst Street; turn left. You'll see our Parking Services kiosk on your right where you may obtain a parking permit and parking instructions. The Student and Business Services Building, which houses the Rohner Admissions Center, is at the corner of Harpst Street and Rossow Street just yards away from the Parking Services kiosk. Walk in through the entryway on the southwest corner, under the large green metal awning.

From Sacramento/Redding:

Drive north on Interstate 5 to Williams; take Highway 20 west, then Highway 101 north to Arcata. In Arcata, take the 14th Street Exit. At the stop sign, proceed straight (paralleling the freeway) one block; turn right on Harpst Street. You'll see our Parking Services kiosk on your right where you may obtain a parking permit and parking instructions. The Student and Business Services building, which houses the Rohner Admissions Center, is at the corner of Harpst Street and Rossow Street just yards away from the Parking Services kiosk. Walk in through the entryway on the southwest corner, under the large green metal awning. Total driving time is approximately 5 1/2 - 6 hours.

Alternate Route via Redding:

Drive north on Interstate 5 all the way to Redding; turn west on Highway 299 (there are some twisty mountain stretches of road here and chains may be required in the winter). Upon arrival at the coast, turn south on Highway 101. Go south on 101 to the Sunset Avenue freeway exit in Arcata. From the stop sign, turn left over the freeway, then turn right onto L.K. Wood Boulevard. Proceed two blocks to Harpst Street; turn left. You'll see our Parking Services kiosk on your right where you may obtain a parking permit and parking instructions. The Student and Business Services building, which houses the Rohner Admissions Center, is at the corner of Harpst Street and Rossow Street just yards away from the Parking Services kiosk. Walk in through the entryway on the southwest corner, under the large green metal awning. Total driving time from Sacramento to Redding is 2 1/2 - 3 hours; from Redding to Arcata is approximately 3 hours.

From the San Francisco Bay Area:

Drive north on Highway 101 to Arcata. In Arcata, take the 14th Street Exit. At the stop sign, proceed straight (paralleling the freeway) one block; turn right on Harpst Street. You'll see our Parking Services kiosk on your right, where you may obtain a parking permit and parking instructions. The Student and Business Services building, which houses the Rohner Admissions Center, is at the corner of Harpst Street and Rossow Street just yards away from the Parking Services kiosk. Walk in through the entryway on the southwest corner, under the large green metal awning. Total driving time is approximately 5 - 6 hours.

From the Los Angeles/San Diego Area:

Drive north on Interstate 5 to 580; head northwest to Highway 101. Drive north on Highway101 to Arcata. In Arcata, take the 14th Street Exit. At the stop sign, proceed straight (paralleling the freeway) one block; turn right on Harpst Street. You'll see our Parking Services kiosk on your right, where you may obtain a parking permit and parking instructions. The Student and Business Services building, which houses the Rohner Admissions Center and Office, is at the corner of Harpst Street and Rossow Street just yards away from the Parking Services kiosk. Walk in through the entryway on the southwest corner, under the large green metal awning. Total driving time from the Los Angeles area is approximately 12 hours.

For road conditions, please visit http://www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi or call 1-800-427-ROAD (7623)

Driving Directions from the Eureka/Arcata Airport to Humboldt State University

Turn right (west) out of the airport complex, then proceed to Highway 101; drive south (left) on 101 approximately ten miles to the Sunset Avenue freeway exit in Arcata. From the Sunset Avenue stop sign, turn left over the freeway, then turn right onto L.K. Wood Boulevard. Proceed two blocks to Harpst Street; turn left. You'll see our Parking Services kiosk on your right, where you may obtain a parking permit and parking instructions. The Student and Business Services building, which houses the Rohner Admissions Center, is at the corner of Harpst Street and Rossow Street just yards away from the Parking Services kiosk.

By Bus

Note: There are NO TRAIN SERVICES to Arcata.

Both Greyhound and Amtrack bus lines service Arcata. After you arrive in Arcata, you can take an Arcata & Mad River Transit System (A&MRTS) bus from the Arcata Transit Center to campus.

From San Francisco Airport (SFO)

SFO is 16 miles south of Downtown San Francisco, which is where you will catch the bus.

From SFO, you can take BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) or a Taxi to the Transbay Temporary Terminal. If you take BART, get off at the Embarcadero Station. See a map of the route. If you take a taxi the Transbay Temporary Terminal is located at 200 Folsom Street #100, San Francisco, CA 94105.

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