To get you started, take a look at the rideshare and carpool suggestions.
Deer Park is located about 50-miles from San Diego. We are closest I-15 and HWY-78 in Escondido. Once you arrive at our gate, drive up mountain road through oak grove (Clarity Hamlet) and park in Main Parking Lot just past oak grove. If you are visiting for a Day of Mindfulness, make your way to the Ocean of Peace Meditation Hall. If you are staying for a retreat your confirmation letter indicates which Hamlet you will be staying in. If you will be staying in Clarity Hamlet please park in the main parking lot and walk to the Clarity Hamlet Registration Office, first building on the left. If your confirmation letter indicates that you will be staying in Solidity Hamlet please enjoy your walk up to the registration office in Solidity Hamlet, by the Circular Garden.
Light Rail to Escondido: Sprinter (between Oceanside and Escondido) and Coaster (between Oceanside and San Diego). The Sprinter arrives at the Escondido Transit Center, 700 W. Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92025, 4.9 miles from Deer Park. It is possible to fly into San Diego Airport, get on the Coaster to Oceanside, and take the Sprinter to Escondido.
Amtrak Train Station: Oceanside Amtrak Station, 235 S. Tremont Ave., Oceanside, CA 92054, 17.39 miles from Deer Park.
Nearest bus station: Escondido Transit Center, 700 W. Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92025, 4.9 miles from Deer Park. Greyhound Bus.
Nearest airport: San Diego Airport (SAN), 36.7 miles from Deer Park. Airport Shuttles – Cost is approximately $45/person.
- EZ Ride OR Sea Breeze, 800-777-0585. Special Discount with 3 passenger min and up to 10 per shuttle they will charge us $50 for the first person and $7 per additional. (normal is $62 and &9)
- Cloud 9, click for discount reservation, 800-974-8885 or 800-974-3826
Taxi in Escondido: Yellow Cab of North County (760) 230-0235; Escondido Taxi Cab (760) 690-2080
If you wish to use public transportation, you can take a bus from San Diego Airport or Oceanside Amtrak station to Escondido Transit Center or use the light rail option above. From San Diego Airport, take Airport Shuttle 992 to Downtown San Diego, then take bus 20 to North County Fair and bus 384 to Escondido Transit Center. From Oceanside Amtrak station, take bus 320 to Escondido Transit Center.
For bus and rail schedules, please refer to San Diego Commute. From Escondido Transit Center, take a taxi to Deer Park.