Directions and Transportation

Students should arrive between 3:00 and 5:00 pm on the day the course starts. Visitors other than those dropping off or picking up students must call the manager for an appointment. Drop-in visitors are not permitted.

Driving Directions to the Northwest Vipassana Center

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Transportation Options

Ride sharing: If you would like to offer other participants a ride to the course, or if you would like to get a ride with another participant, please visit our online rideshare board. From this page, you can send an email to others in your area who need or can offer a ride, or you can add yourself to the list so other people can contact you. No personal contact information is displayed on the page. If someone wishes to contact you, they will be able to send you an email with their contact information, but they will not see your email address when they do so. You can then choose whether or not to respond.

Train service to Centralia, WA: Amtrak, 1-800-872-7245

Bus service to Centralia, WA: Greyhound, 1-800-231-2222

Express Bus - Vancouver, BC to Seattle: Quick Shuttle, 604-940-4428 or 1-800-665-2122

Shuttle to/from Seattle-Tacoma Int'l. Airport: Capital Aeroporter, 1-800-962-3579
Reservations 48 hours in advance recommended. Flights should arrive before 11:00 am at the start of the course and leave after 3:00 pm at the end of the course to accommodate driving time.

Shuttle to/from Portland International Airport: Blue Star Airporters, 1-800-247-2272.

Taxi Service from Centralia to the Center:Quality Taxi Service, 360-807-3923. Trip takes about 25 minutes.
Those taking public transportation to Centralia can visit our online rideshare board (see above) to find a ride from Centralia to the center with another participant.