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Eugene - Arcata Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are usually 2 daily train trips available from Eugene to Arcata. Traveling by train from Eugene to Arcata usually takes 27 hours and 6 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 24 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance226 mi (364 km)
Fastest train24h 10m
Lowest price$176.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Eugene to Arcata?

Over the past month, a train ticket between Eugene and Arcata cost $182.00, on average. Since this route covers a considerable distance, tickets are typically a bit pricier than most train fares. Booking your trip at least 12 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around $24.00 more.

Monthly avg. prices

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Ticket prices for the train from Eugene to Arcata often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in April when the average ticket price is only $126. If you're thinking of traveling from Eugene to Arcata during September, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $178 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in September, is to book your trip well in advance.

Which train should you take from Eugene to Arcata?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Eugene to Arcata. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak21d 3h 6m$183.00
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 2 Amtrak trains from Eugene to Arcata every day, as well as 4 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $142.

Frequently Asked Questions

While the train is the main method of transportation from Eugene to Arcata, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

The distance between Eugene and Arcata is approximately 226 miles, or 364 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 27 hours and 6 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 24 hours and 10 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

Trains departing from Eugene to Arcata tend to have the most passengers on Sunday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Sunday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Monday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs Eugene at 10:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Trains leave the station in Eugene twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Arcata to Eugene.

City Information

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As Oregon's second-largest city and one of the state's best vacation destinations, Eugene has so much to offer. Whether you're looking for culture and art, shopping and restaurants, or sports and entertainment, this vibrant city at the south of the Willamette Valley has got you covered.

Start your visit at the University of Oregon, where you can explore the historic track at Hayward Field, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, and the Museum of Natural and Cultural History, all within the spectacular grounds of the campus. If you arrive on a sunny day, don't miss the opportunity for a picnic or bike ride at the city's largest park, Alton Baker Park. Take an amble along the Willamette River, or even rent a canoe to relax on the water.

If you're lucky enough to visit on a Saturday between April and November, check out the Saturday market in Downtown Eugene to peruse local handmade crafts, live music, and many of the local foods.

Getting to Eugene is simple. Eugene Airport is only 15 minutes from the city and welcomes direct flights from 13 major cities. Amtrak trains also stop at Eugene's downtown station, and various affordable bus services, including Greyhound and FlixBus, all make regular stops in the city. We even rounded up a complete list of the places you can reach from Eugene for under $50.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Eugene?

Main departure station: 1100 Willamette Street

There are two stations in Eugene where you can board the train to Arcata.

All train stations in Eugene:

  • 1100 Willamette Street

  • 433 Willamette St

Where is the train station in Arcata?

Main arrival station: Humboldt State University

Arcata receives travelers from Eugene at its two active train stations.

All train stations in Arcata:

  • Humboldt State University

  • 925 E St Transit Ctr

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