• 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.
  • Direct flights from Oakland International Airport (OAK) and the Los Angeles basin via Hawthorne Municipal Airport (HHR) into Crescent City, California’s Del Norte County Municipal Airport (CEC) on Advanced Air. They offer a free shuttle service between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Hawthorne Municipal Airport, too that makes it easy to fly into LAX and continue to CEC
  • Drive Time: 6.5 hours


Driving time from the San Francisco Bay Area is five 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.

Direct flights are available on United and Avelo Airlines from the Humboldt County Airport (ACV) from San Francisco, Hollywood/Burbank, Los Angeles, Denver CO, and Las Vegas, NV.


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 en route 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

Fly to Lake County: The nearest aiports are Sonoma County Airport/Santa Rosa (STS) with 15 non-stop destinations into STS, or Sacramento International Airport (SMF). Both airports require a car rental and drive. STS is the closest airport, but SMF offers more flight options to choose from. It’s approximately a 2 hour drive from SMF to Lake 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.
  • Fly into Sonoma County Airport/Santa Rosa (STS) with 15 non-stop destinations into STS. You can also fly into Humboldt County’s Municipal Airport (ACV) and come into Mendocino County from the north.


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

San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

Oakland International Airport (OAK)

Sacramento International Airport (SMF)


The following regional airports provide limited commercial passenger service:

Del Norte County Regional Airport (CEC)

Flights From: Oakland International Airport (OAK) and Hawthorne Municipal Airport (HHR) in Los Angeles ( free shuttles from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Charles M. Schultz Sonoma County Airport (STS)

Flights From: Bend, Boise, Burbank/Hollywood, Denver,  Kalispell, Dallas, Phoenix, Portland, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Ana (Orange County), Portland, Salem, Seattle

Humboldt County Airport (ACV)

Flights From: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Burbank/Hollywood, Las Vegas, Denver

Rogue Valley International Airport in Medford, OR (MFR)

Flights From: Denver, Los Angeles, Burbank/Hollywood, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Francisco and Seattle


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.


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

Crescent City Stop
Crescent City – Del Norte County Visitor Center
1001 Front St.
Crescent City, CA 95531

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

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

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

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


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)