Getting to Humboldt

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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 offers rental cars. More details and travel information is available on our local visitor's bureau website.

Flight & Car Rental Info

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

Get Driving Directions

Arrive 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.

Bus Info from SFO

Maps & Info

Printable Map of Cal Poly Humboldt

Complete Map of Humboldt

Printable Disability Access Map

Complete map of Humboldt including Accessibility information such as Handicap Parking, Elevator access and TDD

Conference and Named Rooms

Listing of rooms on campus that are commonly referred to by name, rather than number

Lodging & Activities

There are plenty of places to stay and dine during your visit.


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!

Parking Information

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.