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Arriving At Deer Park
You should be able to use either 2499 Melru Ln, Escondido, CA or 1 Deer Park Ln, Escondido, CA in your mobile map or to provide to your driver. Once you arrive at our Main Gate, drive up the road about one-mile. You will go past Clarity Hamlet and park in Main Parking Lot (a large gravel lot on the left side). If you are visiting for a Day of Mindfulness, make your way (after parking in the lot) to the Ocean of Peace Meditation Hall that is located just above the Main Parking Lot. 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 Circle Garden.
Arriving By Car
Deer Park is located about 50-miles from San Diego. We are closest to I-15 and HWY-78 in Escondido. Click the “view larger map” or “directions” on the map below for specific driving directions.
Taxi in Escondido: All City Taxi Cab 760-747-8888; A1 Taxi Cab of Escondido 760-690-2080
Arriving By Plane
Nearest airport: San Diego Airport (SAN), 36.7 miles from Deer Park. The next nearest airport is John Wayne Airport in Orange County, 75-miles from Deer Park.
Airport Shuttles from San Diego: Cost is approximately $45 to $60 per person. Some shuttle service may have discounts for multiple passengers traveling together. Two service we are familiar with are EZ Ride and Sea Breeze. This is not an endorsement of the shuttle service.
Arriving By Train
The Escondido Transit Center is serviced by the SPRINTER Light Rail. The Sprinter travels between Oceanside Transit Center and Escondido Transit Center. The travel time is ~1-hour and will cost $2.50. Sprinter rail and Amtrak rail share the Oceanside Transit Center so it’s simple to just change trains.
In addition to arriving via Amtrak from all points north of Oceanside, you may also take the COASTER Rail from the San Diego Airport (after a short bus ride) to Oceanside. The travel time is ~75-minutes and will cost $9.00.
For both these services, you can use their Trip Planner.
Arriving By Bus
Most busses arriving in Escondido and traveling within Escondido, start and terminate at the Escondido Transit Center. This include arriving via Greyhound Bus service.
Within Escondido, the closet bus stop from the monastery is located 3-miles away at the corner of Rincon and Broadway. This is serviced by Route 358/359 of the BREEZE Bus service. Travel time from the transit center to the bus stop is ~20-minutes and will cost $2.50.
Lastly, it is possible to take a bus from the San Diego Airport to the Escondido Transit Center. Most of the travel will be on one bus and will take less than 2-hours. The cost is $6.00.