Directions & Maps
So you've decided to visit Cal Poly Humboldt! Now, it's time to plan your trip. Use our guide to figure out how to get here, where to stay and eat, and what to do in Humboldt. Safe travels—we look forward to seeing you!
Arrive by Air
The Arcata/Eureka airport is about a ten-minute drive from campus. It is serviced by United Airlines and Avelo. Car rentals are also available.
Drive to Humboldt
Arcata is located on U.S. Highway 101. It takes about six hours to drive to Arcata from San Francisco or Sacramento. Watch for the Cal Poly Humboldt off-ramp and signs to the campus.
Campus tours start from the Student & Business Services Building
Arrive by Bus
Note: There are NO TRAIN SERVICES to Arcata.
Both Greyhound and Amtrak bus lines service the Arcata Transit Center. After you arrive in Arcata, you can take an Arcata & Mad River Transit System (A&MRTS) bus from the Arcata Transit Center to campus. Amtrak also directly serves Cal Poly Humboldt at the College Creek Soccer Field Bus Stop.
Getting to the Bus Terminal 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 bus station. 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.
Lodging & Activities
There are plenty of places to stay and dine during your visit.
- Visit Humboldt—Comprehensive listing of lodging in the area
- Humboldt Dining Guide
- North Coast Journal's Menu of Menus
- Visit Arcata
While you’re visiting us, there are many other community activities taking place throughout the weekend. Be sure to plan some time for exploring the area!
- Humboldt County California Redwood Coast—Activities, dining, and more on the RedwoodCoast.
- North Coast Journal’s Calendar—Check out what’s happening throughout the weekend.
Parking permits are required
Monday – Thursday 7am – 10pm and Friday 7am – 5pm.
If you have scheduled a campus visit, please visit the Parking Kiosk, located on Rossow Street. Let them know you are here for a campus tour, and they will give you a parking permit for the day. If you visit on your own, daily permits are available at the parking kiosk, as well as from an automated kiosk in the large parking lot in front of the SBS building.