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Welcome! Spirit Rock Meditation Center is located approximately 45 minutes northwest of San Francisco, 60 minutes west of Oakland and 12 minutes from Fairfax. Please note: Fairfax is the last stop for gas, so be sure to plan accordingly.

Address:

5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Woodacre, CA 94973

Please do not mail anything to this address, as this is not our mailing address.

Getting Here Via Car

From San Francisco, take 101 North, across the Golden Gate Bridge. Take the Sir Francis Drake/San Anselmo exit off HWY 101 in Larkspur. Stay on Sir Francis Drake Blvd. for the next 10 miles toward the west. Our center is located on the right‐hand side of the road and there is a sign at the entrance. From the East Bay, take the Sir Francis Drake Blvd. exit off Interstate 580 immediately after crossing the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge. Stay on Sir Francis Drake Blvd. for the next 10 miles toward the west. Our center is located on the right‐hand side of the road and there is a sign at the entrance.

Arriving from the north, take HWY 101 South. until you reach Hetherton St./Central San Rafael exit. Take a right on 3rd St. which will join with 2nd St. & Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Stay on Sir Francis Drake Blvd. for the next 10 miles toward the west. Our center is located on the right‐hand side of the road and there is a sign at the entrance.

Getting Here From Airports

Spirit Rock is accessible from both the Oakland (OAK) and San Francisco (SFO) International Airports. Please allow two to three hours to get from the airport to Spirit Rock. Either airport is fine, choose the flight arrangements that will get you to the retreat on time and do not cause you to leave early. Check‐in is between 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. PT on the opening day of the retreat. Check out is 11:00 a.m. PT on the last day. No late arrivals or early departures. Please call us if you have an emergency that will cause you to be delayed after 5:00 p.m. on opening day. (415) 488‐0164 ext. 262

Ground Transportation from OAK or SFO:

Door‐to‐door Service:

Service to San Rafael Transit Center:

Both the Marin Airporter and the Sonoma Country Airport Express will take you to the San Rafael Transit Center. If you wish to continue to Sprit Rock Meditation Center by taxi the driver of the Airporter will often call a taxi for you during the drive.

Getting to Spirit Rock from the San Rafael Transit Center (3rd and Hetherton)

  • Taxi: Cost is approximately $25‐$30. It is a 20‐25 minute cab ride to Spirit Rock. Taxis are usually waiting at the transit center. However, you may wish to reserve in advance by calling Marin Green Cab - (415) 258-9980 or North Bay Taxi - (415) 258-2800.
  • Uber/Lyft: Cost is approximately $25 from the transit center to Spirit Rock.
  • Public Transportation/Bus: The West Marin Stage goes from the San Rafael Transit Center (3rd & Hetherton) to West Marin, everyday via the #68 bus for less than $5 one way. The driver will drop people off at the Spirit Rock entrance. For a schedule, Visit www.marintransit.org/stage or call (415) 526-3239 for a schedule, information and prices.
  • Carpooling or Ridesharing: Sometimes local retreatants offer rides from the San Rafael Transit Center to Spirit Rock. Spirit Rock does not manage this rideshare board; participants will make arrangements on their own.
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