There are several modes of public transportation to Fort Bragg from the San Francisco (SFO), Oakland (OAK), and Sacramento (SMF) airports which are approximately 3-1/2 hours away. There is also the Charles M. Schultz - Sonoma County Airport (STS) which is a smaller airport in Santa Rosa about 2 hours away that mainly services the West Coast. Living Light provides this information in order to support you in arranging your own transportation to the school. Living Light does not assist in providing or reserving transportation for our students.
Recommended Airport Arrival
Remember that it will take about 4 hours or more from SFO and OAK airports to reach Fort Bragg. Bus services take longer than driving due to the added stops along the way. Since class begins on the first day of your workshop at 8:00AM you will be wise to book your flight one or two days prior. If you are taking FUNdamentals, check-in is available for the class on Friday, the day before, from 4:00PM to 6:00PM.
You should always check road conditions before embarking on your journey on the California Department of Transportation's (CALTRANS) website.
Airport Express Inc. transports passengers from San Francisco and Oakland Airports to the Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa, where you can catch the CC Rider bus to Fort Bragg, the home of Living Light. No reservations are required for any of the bus services.
When you leave the baggage claim area, exit the airport and cross over to the center island to the Airport Shuttles waiting area. Islands are located outside every terminal at San Francisco Airport. The regional transportation stop in the center island is the only location we board passengers at the Oakland Airport.
You may purchase Airport Express tickets in advance on their website and need to be purchased at least a week in advance. You can also pay for each trip when you board the bus at the time of travel. Payments may be made with either cash or a traveler's check. Airport Express does not accept credit cards or personal checks on the bus.
Once you arrive at the Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa, take the CC Rider bus to Fort Bragg. The ride will take approximately 3-1/2 hours and can take you to the Company Store which is the location of the school or to your accommodations.
The CC Rider departs Fort Bragg to Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa from the Footlighters Theatre on the corner of Laurel and McPherson Streets. From here you may connect to the Airport Express Shuttles to San Francisco and Oakland Airports.
Please check online schedules or phone for confirmation of departure times before you travel.
|Airport Express Inc.||www.airportexpressinc.com||(800) 327-2024|
|CC Rider||www.4mta.org||(800) 696-4682|
Most major car rental companies are available at the San Francisco (SFO) and Oakland (OAK) Airports. In addition, to avoid city traffic, you may take the Airport Express from the SFO or OAK Airports and rent a car at the Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa. Hertz and Enterprise Rent-a-car are the only major car rental companies in Fort Bragg. The Living Light Inn and other fine hotels and B&Bs are located within easy walking distance (several blocks) of the school, so a car is not required to get around in Fort Bragg.
Limousine or Car Service
Mendocino Limousine Service offers transportation to & from OAK or SFO. There is a 72-hour cancellation policy for this service and you are advised to make reservations early. Call them for a quote as prices are subject to change. Please check their websites for more information:
Mendocino Limousine: www.mendocinowinetours.com - (707) 964-8294
Obar11 Door to Door Charter Service: www.obar11.com - (707) 321-6655
Ride & Accommodation Share
If you are interested in sharing expenses with other students who plan to rent a car or limousine; are driving their own automobile; or staying in a hotel and desire a room mate, you may log-on to our Bulletin Board where you may post requests, communicate and share resources. There are no guarantees for this service and we take no responsibility for the choices you make concerning ride or accommodations sharing. Visit our Transportation and Ride Sharing Forum to line up a ride.