> From the Sacramento University/65th Street Light Rail Station
You can catch the Light Rail Train from that station to the Iron Point Station in Folsom. If you let us know you’re arriving on a Friday, we will make a pick up in Folsom, meeting the trains that arrive in the afternoon. If it’s another day of the week, you can get a taxi or car share from Folsom to the vihara.
Alternatively, you can get to the downtown Sacramento, via car share or taxi, and then take the El Dorado commuter bus to Diamond Springs but not on the weekend. See below.
> From downtown Sacramento
The El Dorado Commuter Bus makes several stops in downtown Sacramento. If you are coming to Placerville during the day, you will need to take a “reverse route” bus. “Eastbound” regular routes from Sacramento to Placerville start at 3:15 pm and end at 6:15 pm. *** NOTE that you will need to request the “Diamond Springs – Commerce Way” stop when boarding the bus. We occasionally make arrangements for rides to and from Diamond Springs on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
> From the Sacramento Valley Amtrak Train Station (also downtown Sacramento)
Amtrak provides bus service between Sacramento and Placerville 7 days per week, once in each direction per day. The bus to Placerville leaves the Sacramento Valley Amtrak station at 10:20 am. The bus from Placerville to Sacramento leaves at 3:40 pm. We can make arrangements for transportation to or from Placerville on occasional Saturdays and Sundays.
> From Sacramento International Airport (SMF)
Yolobus routes 42 travels 7 days a week between Sacramento Airport and downtown Sacramento. Route 42 A is best from the airport to downtown, as it goes in a clockwise direction. Route 42 B is best from downtown back to the airport, as it goes in a counter-clockwise direction. From downtown Sacramento, you can catch one of the above buses to Diamond Springs or to Placerville. The 42 routes also stop at the 65th Street Light Rail station, if you want to take the train to Folsom.
Please note that exact cash is required for payment upon boarding most buses, though the Amtrak bus must be paid in advance.
> You could also take a shuttle, taxi, or a car share service from Sacramento to the vihara.