Tahoma Monastery is located on Whidbey Island, 30 miles (48 km) north of Seattle in Washington State, U.S.A.
Address: 6499 Wahl Rd. Freeland, WA 98249
Telephone: +1 (360) 331-4142
The closest airport is SeaTac, south of Seattle. It is about 2-3 hours from airport to the Monastery. Please plan to coordinate your own transportation to and from the monastery. Taxi service exists for the short drive from the shuttle station to the monastery gate.
PLEASE INFORM TAHOMA SO WE KNOW WHEN TO EXPECT YOU.
If your plans change, please email and call us so we are sure to receive the message. We prepare for your arrival and appreciate your communication. Please inform us of departure times as well. Your coming and going is not unnoticed.
From Seattle, take the ferry from Mukilteo to Clinton. Ferries run every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour. Drive west on Highway SR 525 about 8 miles, past the stoplight at Bayview, and turn left onto Useless Bay Road. Useless Bay Road becomes Millman Road. Stay on Millman and cross Double Bluff Road. At this point Millman Road is renamed Lancaster Road. About 2 miles beyond the Double Bluff/Lancaster intersection, turn left onto Wahl Road. Enso House is on your left about ¾ mile down the road, and the Tahoma One Drop Zen Monastery entrance is about ¼ mile further on the left.
From Whidbey Island North, 25 minutes south of Coupeville you’ll enter town of Freeland on HWY 525; at only stop light in town there’s a Shell station on right; turn right onto Fish Road,
Left onto Woodard, Left on Lancaster and immediate right on Wahl Rd to 6499 Wahl. (only about 5 minutes from highway to Monastery)
• WHIDBEY ISLAND TAXI SERVICES
SOUTH WHIDBEY TAXI 24/7 (TONY)
($15 up to three people and luggage)
Website: South Whidbey Taxi
Phone: (360) 321-0203
ALL ISLAND EXPRESS TAXI24/7 (RAY)
($15 up to three people and luggage)
Phone: (360) 341-8294
• WHIDBEY SEATAC SHUTTLE
This airport to island shuttle is the most convenient and direct way to travel from Seattle Tacoma (Seatac) Airport without a car.
Website: SeaTac Shuttle
Phone / Reservation Inquiries
Toll Free : 877-679-4003
Approx. 2 hours directly from airport to Shell gas station in Freeland. 5 minute Taxi from Shell station to Tahoma (see Taxi below. Due to revised schedules we can no longer pick people up from the Shuttle drop off. Please arrange a taxi to Tahoma gate.)
SeaTac Airport to Freeland: Approx. $41.00 – $39 seniors. Plus tip. Taxi to Tahoma approx. $15 additional for up to 3 people.
• PUBLIC TRANSIT OPTIONS
For public transportation, we recommend using the Sound Transit Trip Planner. Enter your starting point (for instance, SeaTac Airport) and destination (Mukilteo/Clinton Ferry) and they will offer various transportation options.
SOUND TRANSIT TRIP PLANNER
There are several ways you can get from SeaTac (Seattle Tacoma) Airport to Tahoma One Drop Zen Monastery via public transit. Total travel time is determined by bus/train/ferry connections and by traffic conditions. Costs are estimated using most current information.
SOUND TRANSIT LIGHT LINK RAIL
Light Rail direct from airport to Westlake stop, downtown Seattle. Go above ground. Take downtown bus to Mukilteo ferry terminal. There are several options; transfer in Lynwood. Walk on Ferry. Island Transit bus to Freeland. Taxi to Tahoma.
Total trip can take up to 4 hours, and cost approx. $20-$40
Light Rail direct from airport to Westlake stop, downtown Seattle. Go above ground. Take downtown bus to Mukilteo ferry terminal. Walk on Ferry. Taxi from Clinton Ferry Terminal to Tahoma.
Total trip can take up to 4 hours, and cost approx. $35.
EVERETT-SEATTLE SOUNDER TRAIN
Light Rail from SeaTac Airport to International District stop. [Go up the escalator. At the top, look between buildings for a sign pointing to AMTRAK. Cross between buildings. You will see the crosswalk. Take the elevator down elevator to the train station.] SounderTrain from King St. [Amtrak] Station to Mukilteo Ferry Terminal. Walk on Ferry. Bus to Freeland Taxi to Tahoma.
OR Taxi to Tahoma from Clinton Ferry Terminal
Up to 4 hours, approx. $25. Trains are very inexpensive and offer Senior Discounts.
• MUKILTEO/CLINTON FERRY SCHEDULE
• ISLAND TRANSIT
This bus is free. Note:Island Transit does not run on weekends. No service New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, or Christmas.