Rideshare to Deer Park

Translation / Dịch : Vietnamese Spanish

When planning to visit Deer Park, many friends ask about carpool or rideshare options. Our community is very supportive of finding alternative means of transportation and has practiced a “No Car Day” for many years. We can offer the following suggestions for connecting with others traveling to Deer Park for a day visit or for a retreat.

Days of Mindfulness and Seasonal Retreats

Please use the comment system on this page to OFFER or to REQUEST a ride by stating the date, location, and general needs as a comment. As a good practice, don’t include your contact information until you are ready to make an arrangement with someone else. Remember this is a public website and anything you post is visible to anyone. We will administratively delete messages on a regular basis (probably monthly).

Special Retreats

Facebook EventFor retreats, such as the Family Retreat, Teen Camp, Wake Up! Retreat, etc., we suggest using the Facebook Event page for the retreat. Like above, you can post a message to any Deer Park Facebook Event that the monastery may create for a retreat. Typically, this will only be available for our larger retreats and not typically for a Day of Mindfulness or smaller seasonal retreat. As we open registration for retreats, we will typically add an event on Facebook. Viewing the event on Facebook does not require an account, but if you want to post a comment looking for a ride then you’ll need to have a Facebook account. We are not affiliated with Facebook but we do use them to share mindfulness practices and to share our events.

A Third Option – Public Transit

Public transit is also an option and you can arrive in Escondido via light rail or bus. See our Getting Here page for some details. Whatever you decide, we are happy to know that you are trying to connect with others to share transportation options to the monastery and trust this guide has been helpful. Feel free to comment below with your thoughts and ideas.


Updated on December 28, 2016


22 thoughts on “Rideshare to Deer Park

  1. Looking for a ride from laguna Hills area on 9 th October 2018 . Let me know if anyone o can ride with . Will pay for gas

  2. Daniel T Colbert says:

    I will be attending the seasonal retreat from Oct. 12 to 19, and REQUEST a ride from and to San Diego Airport. I arrive at 8:50 AM on the 12th, and depart at 8:45 PM on the 19th. Of course, I am happy to wait on both ends, as I recognize I am arrive early and departing late. Thank you!

    • Daniel Colbert says:

      Kim and I will be departing from SAN to Deer Park via Lyft no later than 10 AM on Friday, Oct. 12. If others can join us, that would be great, so please let me know. Thank you, Daniel

  3. Hello there! I am looking for a ride from LA to Deer Park on October 5th. I can meet you anywhere.
    Also hoping for a ride from Deer Park to San Diego Airport on October 12.
    Thank you so much!

  4. Daniel Escobar says:

    I am going to start a retreat on October 5th and am trying to get to Deer Park from the San Diego Airport. My flight arrives at 12:15. I am trying to return to San Diego on the 12th. Is anyone available to carpool or split a lyft?

      • HI Peggy, Welcome aboard! I will contact Super Shuttle now to add you to our two van rides:
        On Friday, Oct 12, we will leave from Ground Transportation, at the Super Shuttle parking place outside, a little after 4pm, as a friend arrives at 3:50. (three of us arrive at SD airport about 1:50 — 2:00, so we will probably see you. I will have on my brown jacket:))
        On Sunday, Oct 19, Super Shuttle will pick us up at 9:25 a.m. at the Deer Park main lot. (two of us have flights about 11:50)
        Please send me your cell phone so that we can be in touch whatever comes up. Hdhobart@gmail.com, cell 916-212-4612.

        • Helen my phone is 503 680-5942. Text me and I’ll meet you wherever. I just arrived. I thought I would get messages in my email but it didn’t happen.

  5. Hello friends, a shuttle is available on Oct 12 if you would like to join three of us at about 4:15 pm departure from SD airport. Please let me know very soon. I am also looking for friends to share a return shuttle on Oct 19th, arriving SD airport around 10:30 am or earlier.


    Hello Sangha,
    Early Bird request to share ride from San Diego Airport to Deer Park for Winter Retreat – Dec 27th. Kelly

  7. I am arriving at SAN at 2:12 PM on Friday, Oct. 12 and wanting to share a ride to DP. Also leaving from SAN at 11:10 on Friday, Oct. 19. Thank you for connecting.

  8. Friends coming to DP on Oct 12 and departing Oct 19 — if you haven’t already contacted me about sharing a van, please make your own arrangements as ours are now full. Thank you!
    For Peggy, Lyn, Susu, and Gussie, I will send you the new confirmation numbers, as it was necessary to cancel the previous reservation and start afresh to add a person. We are all set now — happy to see you tomorrow at the SD airport!

  9. Hello. I am arriving at SAN at 11:40 PM on Friday, Dec 7th and wanting to share a ride to Deer Park. Also leaving from SAN at 11:30 AM on Friday, Dec 14th. Thank you.

    • I am also looking for a ride from San Diego Airport to Deer Park on Friday Nov 16 after 1 pm. Happy to chip in for gas or for a shared shuttle/taxi. Thank you!

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