Airport Service

Connecting you to Del Norte County Airport and beyond

RCTA makes travel easier than ever. We’re now providing easy, affordable, and reliable transportation to Del Norte County Airport.

Reserve your ride at 707.464.6400


RCTA’S airport bus service offers convenient, affordable options to get to and from Del Norte County Airport (CEC). Getting to the airport costs just $5.00 from anywhere in the RCTA Dial-A-Ride Service area. 

Photo of airplane on the tarmac at Del Norte County Airport


RCTA is the best way to and from Del Norte County Airport. We offer convenient and affordable service. We provide four local routes and two regional routes with Route traveling as far south as Eureka!  See our interactive map or call our mainline for help trip planning.


Reservations can be made up 5:00 pm the day prior to your flight, based on availability. Advanced reservations are recommended as space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Book or check on the status of your trip by calling 707-464-6400.


Tips for Booking your Trip

  • Be on time. Vehicles may arrive between 15 minutes before or 15 minutes after your scheduled pick-up time. Your driver will only wait 5 minutes upon arrival.
  • Schedule drop-off times. Schedule your trip to be dropped off one hour prior to your flight’s departure time.
  • Plan ahead. To request changes to your reservation due to late or changed flights on days, call us at 707.464.6400.
  • Cancel early. If you must cancel, please call 707.464.6400 and cancel your trip at least two hours in advance of the scheduled pickup time. Please provide your name, phone number, and the date and time of the trip you wish to cancel.

CEC Bus Pick-ups and Drop-offs

The passenger pick-up and drop-off loading zone is located at the curb directly in front of the Terminal. This area is intended for quick pick-up/drop-off. Unattended vehicles in this loading zone will be cited.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I pay?

We accept cash (exact fare only). You can also utilize your visa smart card or mastercard (contactless payment).  Please see our Fares page for more details.

What if my flight is delayed?

Please contact our mainline immediately and speak to a representative at 707-464-6400.  We will make every effort to accomodate the unforseen changes.

How long will my bus wait?

Once a vehicle arrives to pick you up, it will hold for no more than 5 minutes.  Please be ready to board.

Am I required to tip my driver?

No, if you wish to express gratitude, please contact a customer service representative or send us a commendation via email, and your driver will be recognized for their service.

Flying with Arcata Airport in McKinleyville (ACV)?

RCTA’s Route 20 provides service to ACV .

Please see Route 20’s page for the bus arrivals and departures.

Fly ACV - Humboldt County Aviation
Translate »