Travel Directions via Public Transportation
Get to Sacramento As Your First Step
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 Bus service from Sacramento to Placerville and return.
Sacramento International Airport (SFM) is the closest airport to Placerville. 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 below).
After you have confirmed your visit with the Guest Coordinator and purchased your ticket to Sacramento, she can assist you with planning your trip from Sacramento to the vihara.
Getting to the Vihara
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday:
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.
Saturday & Sunday:
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 Bus service to/from Placerville, where someone from the vihara can pick you up/drop you.
You could also take a shuttle, taxi or Uber from Sacramento to the vihara.
Monday & Tuesday:
We do not receive guests on these two days, as we observe Quiet Days.