DEL NORTE COUNTY

  • Del Norte County is the most northwest county of California and sits on the Pacific Ocean between the Oregon border and Humboldt County along US Highways 101 and 199.
  • Daily flights from San Francisco, Sacramento, Portland, and Arcata operated by Sky West, operated under United Airlines. View the Airport Location Map.

HUMBOLDT COUNTY

Driving time from the San Francisco Bay Area is five or six hours of spectacular scenery through Sonoma, Mendocino and Humboldt Counties. Drive time from Portland is seven hours. The Eureka/Arcata airport is located in the town of McKinleyville, 16 miles north of Eureka. AMTRAK Motorcoach runs from Martinez in the San Francisco Bay area to Humboldt County.

LAKE COUNTY

From San Francisco, Marin and Alameda Counties:

Option #1 (if you prefer scenic mountain roads)
Take Highway 101 north.
At Hopland take Highway 175 for 19 miles to Lakeport.

Option #2 (if you prefer less twists and turns)
Stay on Highway 101 past Highway 175.
Shortly after Ukiah, take Highway 20 east.

Drive Time: 2 to 2.5 hours

From Alameda, Contra Costa and Napa counties:

Take Highway 29 through Napa Valley and up into Middletown. From there you can take any number of routes to head toward the communities surrounding Clear Lake:

  • Highway 175 over Cobb Mountain and into Kelseyville.
  • Stay on Highway 29 to its intersection with Highway 53. Turn left to stay on 29 and you’ll be heading toward Kelseyville and Lakeport; or turn right on 53, which will have you enroute to the city of Clearlake.
  • Continue on 53 and you’ll hit Highway 20, which will lead you to Clearlake Oaks and around Clear Lake up to the north shore communities of Lucerne, Nice and Upper Lake.

Drive Time: 1 to 1.5 hours

From the Sacramento Valley:

Go north on Interstate 5 until you reach Highway 20 in Williams.
Take Highway 20 west and you’ll be heading our way!

Drive Time: 2 hours

MENDOCINO COUNTY

  • From the South, Mendocino County starts just past Sonoma County, approximately 90 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge. You can access it from Highway 101, or historic Highway 1.
  • From the East, drive through beautiful Lake County on Highway 20 to 101.
  • From the North, Mendocino County starts just below the “Avenue of the Giants” south of Garberville.

MAJOR AIRPORTS

The following international airports provide service from multiple destinations and airlines:

San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

Oakland International Airport (OAK)

Sacramento International Airport (SMF)

REGIONAL AIRPORTS

The following regional airports provide limited commercial passenger service:

Charles M. Schultz Sonoma County Airport

Flights From: Denver, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Portland, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Ana, Seattle

Humboldt County Airport (ACV)

Flights From: San Francisco

Medford Airport (MFR)

Flights From: Denver, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Seattle

LOCAL AIRPORTS

There are several small airports in the region that do not provide commercial service, but are options for private aircraft. Please visit each county’s website for more information.

GREYHOUND BUS STOPS

Please note that “Bus Stops” do not have ticketing or customer service available. For information on Greyhound service, please call (800) 231-2222 or visit www.greyhound.com.

Eureka Bus Stop
1603 4th Street
Eureka, CA 95501

Garberville Bus Stop
924 Redwood Drive (Waterwheel Restaurant)
Garberville, CA 95542

Rio Dell Bus Stop
127 Wildwood Ave.
Rio Dell, CA 95562

Ukiah Bus Stop
1411 S. State Street
Ukiah, CA 95482

Willits Bus Stop
898 S. Main Street (Arco AM/PM)
Willits, CA 95490

AMTRAK BUS STOPS

Amtrak offers access to Mendocino and Humboldt Counties via bus service connecting from train stations in the Bay Area and Sacramento. For more details, visit www.amtrak.com.

Eureka
6th and C Streets (Bus stop behind Denny’s restaurant)
Eureka, CA 95501

Garberville
924 Redwood Drive (Humboldt Bar & Grill)
Garberville, CA 95542

Ukiah
115 North Orchard Avenue (McDonald’s Restaurant)
Ukiah, CA 95482

REGIONAL TRANSIT

The following transit authorities provide multiple regional options for exploring the North Coast:

Humboldt Transit

Lake County Transit

Mendocino Transit Authority

Redwood Coast Transit (Del Norte County)