Abhayagiri Monastery is located about 2.5 hours north of the San Francisco Bay Area. If booking a flight, San Francisco and Oakland are the largest airports within 3 hours of the monastery. Sacramento and Santa Rosa airports are also convenient, but with limited service compared to SFO or OAK.
Please note that it is not possible to travel from the SF Bay Area round trip to Abhayagiri by public transportation in one day; it requires at least two days if coming from more than one and a half hours away. If you are staying at Abhayagiri overnight, in a nearby hotel, or friend’s home near the monastery, you can use the following information to travel here by public transport. We apologize, but due to the number of guests frequenting the monastery, we do not coordinate rides or go to Ukiah/Redwood Valley to pick up or drop off guests.
The closest city to the monastery with many services is Ukiah which is about 15 miles away. There are daily regional bus routes to Ukiah; from there, a taxi, Uber, or Lyft can cover the remaining distance.
From San Francisco Bay Area
Golden Gate Transit (route 101) provides service from San Francisco to Santa Rosa, CA (about 90 miles from the monastery).
Sonoma County Airport Express provides service from San Francisco Airport and Oakland Airport to Santa Rosa, CA (about 90 miles from the monastery).
Mendocino Transit Authority provides local bus service (Route 65 “CC Rider”) from Santa Rosa to Ukiah, CA. This bus does have a stop at the West Rd. exit of Hwy 101. Please keep in mind that this stop has no services and is more than a 7 mile walk from the monastery.
If you have managed to piece together the bus routes in order to get to Ukiah, the easiest option from there is to take a taxi, Uber, or Lyft.
Overnight guests are welcome to park vehicles at the monastery in the case that renting a vehicle is practical. San Francisco, Oakland, and Santa Rosa airports have rental car agencies; as well as Ukiah.