Travel to HSU

Arrive by Air

The Arcata/Eureka airport is about a ten minute drive from campus. It is serviced by United Airlines and PenAir and offers rental cars. More details and travel information is available on our local visitor's bureau web site.

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 Humboldt State University off-ramp and signs to the campus. See detailed driving directions.


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Parking on Campus

A parking permit is required to park on campus. If you have scheduled a campus visit, please visit the University Police Department, located on the 1st floor of the Student and Business Services (SBS) Building. Let them know you are here for a campus visit, and they will give you a parking permit for the day. If you visit on your own, permits are available at the parking kiosk on Rossow Street, as well as from an automated kiosk in the large parking lot in front of the SBS building.

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.

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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