Travel Info

Closest City: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA ~40 miles north of Yogaville

Public transportation from your area into Charlottesville is available via Amtrak, Greyhound Bus, or the following airlines: US Air, United Express (United Airlines), American Eagle (American Airline) and Comair (Delta).

There is no public transportation from Charlottesville to Yogaville. You may wish to rent your own car or contact the Ashram Reservation Center at (800) 858-YOGA [9642] to arrange transportation to the Ashram. We only provide pickup/dropoff service for Charlottesville. View transportation rates and terms.

Flying into Dulles: No pick-up or drop-off service is available to Dulles International Airport or Reagan National Airport. Options for continuing your journey from Washington DC:

  1. Take a shuttle from the airport to the bus station and travel from there to Charlottesville. You may order pick-up and/or drop-off service to and from Yogaville from the bus station. Pricing info and details can be found at Super Shuttle website or with a quick search on Google. Visit the Greyhound or Amtrak website if you require a reservation from DC to Charlottesville; -or-
  2. Take a shuttle to the train terminal and travel from there to Charlottesville. You may order pick-up and/or drop-off service to and from Yogaville from the train station. Pricing info and details can be found at Super Shuttle website or with a quick search on Google. Visit the Greyhound or Amtrak website if you require a reservation from DC to Charlottesville; -or-
  3. Rent a car and drive to Charlottesville, return it and arrange and for transportation from Charlottesville – more information can be found at Avis Rent a Car, Budget Car Rental, or National Car Rental, all of which are located at the Charlottesville airport.

RENTAL CARS: Avis, Budget, and/or Hertz rental car companies are located at all the national airports serving the central Virginia area.

When using Google Maps or other mapping services, try using the “avoid highways” feature when getting directions from Charlottesville for the simplest route.

Driving Directions to Yogaville

When using Google Maps and other internet mapping services, try using the “avoid highways” feature when getting directions from Charlottesville for the simplest route.  If you are driving to Yogaville, please see the suggested driving directions further below or you can get directions via Google Maps:

From the NORTH:

From Boston: (Approx 12 hours)

  • Choose route to New York City or take Mass Pike West to Sturbridge.
  • Then follow I-84 West to Scranton, PA.
  • From Scranton, take I-81 South to Staunton,VA.
  • From Staunton, I-64 East to Charlottesville (about 30 mi.).
  • Leave I-64 at exit for Route 20 South, Scottsville
  • follow directions from Charlottesville, via Route 20 South.
  • From Charlottesville (directions are below)

From New York City: (Approx 4 hours to Baltimore)

  • Take George Washington Bridge, Holland or Lincoln Tunnels to New Jersey Turnpike South until it ends
  • (or switch off at exit 7 or below to I-295 South to avoid toll).
  • Both Turnpike and I-295 take you to Delaware Memorial Bridge.
  • Cross Bridge and continue through Delaware on I-95 South to Baltimore, following signs.

Continuing from Baltimore: (Approx 4 1/2 hours)

  • Stay on I-95 and take the Harbor Tunnel-Thruway over/under
  • Baltimore and stay on I-95 South, following signs, toward Washington,DC.
  • Before you reach DC, exit onto the Capitol Beltway, I-495, West, Silver
  • Spring, toward Frederick/Bethesda.
  • Following I-495 from Maryland into Virginia, around Washington, until exit 49 (22 mi.)
  • for I-66 West toward Manassas.
  • After about 12 mi., exit off I-66 (exit 52) to Route 29 South until Charlottesville.
  • Please see directions from Charlottesville.

From Washington, DC: (Approx 3 1/2 hours)

  • Take Constitution Avenue toward the George Washington Monument.
  • Go onto I-66 West. Take I-66 out of Washington and continue for about
  • 45 minutes to Exit 43A toward Warrenton and Gainsville.
  • Take Route 29 South into Charlottesville.
  • Please see directions from Charlottesville.

Continuing from Charlottesville: (Approx 1 hour)

  • Take the exit for I-64 West toward Lynchburg on 29 (South) Bypass
  • continue for about 4 miles on the Bypass.
  • Take I-64 East toward Richmond.
  • After about 3 miles, take exit 121 A onto Route 20 South,
  • Follow 20 through Scottsville.
  • Cross the James River and continue on Route 20 for about 8 mi. into Buckingham County.
  • Look for Route 655 on right (small rectangular white sign). 655 is on the right immediately after Midway Market. Go right onto 655 (Rt. 655′s name changes from Glenmore Rd. to Jerusalem Church Rd. to Manteo) and continue for 5 miles to a “STOP SIGN”.(there are small stores on both sides).
  • Continue straight through “STOP SIGN” on 655 for 7 miles.(655 becomes 601 after a short time.) At the end of a winding hill is the intersection of 601 and 604.
  • (Rt. 604 is named Woodland Church Rd.) Turn left onto Route 604.
  • After 3/4 mi., turn RIGHT at the sign: “Sivananda Hall, Visitors.”
  • Proceed to Sivananda Hall reception area.

Alternate route from Charlottesville:

  • Leave I-64 for 29 South (towards Lynchburg).
  • Go about 30 miles to Lovingston.
  • Turn left(East) on Route 56 (James River Highway) towards Shipman.
  • Travel about 15 miles, cross the James River.
  • In 2 miles turn LEFT onto Route 604 (Woodland Church Rd.).
  • Continue 4 mi. on 604. Pass the first large green sign on the corner of 604 and
  • Karuna Rd. that reads “Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville, Visitors,” continue straight ahead 0.8 mi. and turn left at the second large green sign on 604 that reads: “Sivananda Hall, Visitors.”
  • Proceed to Sivananda Hall reception area

From the EAST:

From Richmond:

  • Take Route 60 West about 60 miles through Buckingham Courthouse.
  • About 1.5 miles past the Courthouse on Route 60, turn RIGHT onto Route 56.
  • Continue on Route 56 about 8 miles, past Route 604 on the left, and then after .06 miles, turn RIGHT onto Route 604.
  • After about 4 miles, continue pass the first green sign that reads “Welcome to Yogaville.” (on the corner of Route 604 and Karuna Road)
  • Continue on Route 604 for another .8 miles and turn left at the second large green sign that reads “Sivananda Hall – Visitors.”
  • Proceed to Sivananda Hall reception area.

From the WEST:

From Roanoke:

  • Take Route 460 East toward Bedford to Lynchburg.

From Lynchburg:

  • Take Route 29 North (towards Charlottesville).
  • Go about 30 miles to Lovingston.
  • Turn RIGHT (East) on Route 56 towards Shipman.
  • Travel about 11.5 miles cross the James River.
  • In 2 miles turn LEFT onto Route 604.
  • After about 4 miles, continue pass the first green sign that reads “Welcome to Yogaville.” (on the corner of Route 604 and Karuna Road)
  • Continue on Route 604 for another .8 miles and turn left at the second large green sign that reads “Sivananda Hall – Visitors.”
  • Proceed to Sivananda Hall reception area.

From the SOUTH:

From Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, N.C.:

  • Take 15 North to the outskirts of Farmville, Virginia.
  • Take 15 By Pass.
  • Follow 15 North to Route 60.
  • Take a LEFT onto Route 60 West and continue through Buckingham Courthouse.
  • About 1.5 miles past the Courthouse on Route 60, turn RIGHT onto Route 56.
  • Continue on Route 56 about 8 miles, past Route 604 on the left, and then after .06 miles, turn RIGHT onto Route 604.
  • After about 4 miles, continue pass the first green sign that reads “Welcome to Yogaville.” (on the corner of Route 604 and Karuna Road)
  • Continue on Route 604 for another .8 miles and turn left at the second large green sign that reads “Sivananda Hall – Visitors.”
  • Proceed to Sivananda Hall reception area.