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Start Your Esalen Journey via Shuttle

Support Sustainability

Whether you're flying into one of Esalen's nearby airports or you live locally, using the shuttle service is a great alternative to renting a car or driving your own. You have the choice of relaxing quietly and enjoying the views down coastal Highway 1, or starting a conversation with one of the other participants sharing the ride with you. Either way, you arrive refreshed after the journey and have the satisfaction of knowing you made a sustainable choice.

Van Shuttle Service Prices

  • $80 from Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY)
  • $120 from San Jose International Airport (SJC)
  • $140 from San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

Prices listed include round-trip transportation and are payable upon arrival to Esalen. No discount applies if return trip is unused. Return service must be confirmed with the Esalen office at least 48 hours prior to departure.


Van service to Esalen is offered on Friday and Sunday afternoons, coinciding with our workshop schedules.

Departing SFO Departing SJC Departing MRY Arriving at Esalen
12:00 PM 12:45 PM 2:45 PM 3:30-4:00 PM
Departing Esalen Arriving MRY Arriving SJC Arriving SFO
3:30-4:30 PM 5:45 PM 7:45 PM 8:30 PM

Shuttle Pick-Up Locations

  • SFO - Courtyard #4 near the DOMESTIC UNITED AIRLINES Baggage Claim area
  • SJC - Outside Terminal B at Baggage Claim Door B2
  • MRY - Outside of Baggage Claim

Making or Canceling a Reservation

Reservations for the shuttle van can be made when booking a workshop reservation online, or on the phone with the Esalen Reservations staff at least 48 hours before the departure date. Return service must be confirmed with the Esalen office at least 48 hours prior to departure.

Although there is no charge for canceling a shuttle reservation, we ask that you provide at least 48 hours notice.


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