Travel Directions via Public Transportation
Get To Sacramento As Your First Step
Sacramento is the closest major transportation hub to Aloka Vihara. From/to Sacramento you will take the El Dorado Transit Commuter to Diamond Springs, Central Park & Ride (Commerce Way), where someone from the vihara can pick you up/drop you (except on Mondays & Tuesdays).
Please note that there is no El Dorado Transit Commuter service on Saturdays & Sundays. If you wish to arrive/leave on a weekend and do not travel by car, there is one daily Amtrak Thruway service to/from Placerville or you could take a shuttle, taxi or Uber.
Amtrak provides a combination of train and bus services connecting the greater San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento to Placerville. There is one daily Amtrak Thruway service from Sacramento to Placerville and return.
Sacramento International Airport (SFM) is the closest airport to Placerville. If you are flying into/from other Bay Area airports, take a train or bus to/from Sacramento. Yolobus will take you from/to Sacramento Capitol Mall at 7th Street to/from Sacramento Airport. This Yolobus stop is just a block from buses which take you to Diamond Springs and Placerville (see details above).
After you have confirmed your visit with the guest nun and purchased your ticket to Sacramento, the vihara steward could assist you with planning your trip from Sacramento to the vihara. Please email the vihara steward with your arrival date, time and the means of travel.
We are offering pick ups/drop offs from/to Diamond Spring or Placerville bus stops from Wednesday through Sunday.