Directions to Krotona

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Ojai, CA

Ojai is a rural community of 8,000 cradled in an inland valley in the coastal mountains of Southern California. We are located about a 90-minute drive north of Los Angeles, and 30-minutes inland from Ventura. Private taxi and shuttle services are available directly to Ojai or to Ventura where we can arrange to meet you.

In the map image above, the marker "A" represents the parking lot of the Bookshop.

Visiting Krotona

For information on things to do and see at Krotona, please see the Visiting Krotona page.

Driving Directions

From Ventura / Santa Barbara

Take the Ojai/Hwy 33 exit from Hwy 101 North or South. Drive north-bound 12 miles through the small towns of Casitas Springs, Oak View, and Mira Monte. After passing Villanova School, take the next left (Krotona Hill on the left, Hermosa Rd on the right). Two stone pillars mark the entrance.

Google Maps Directions

From (Ventura, Santa Barbara, LAX) to Krotona:

From within Ojai

Krotona is on Ventura Ave/Hwy 150 at the intersection of Krotona Hill / Hermosa Rd., 0.6 miles south of the "Y" (Vons shopping center).

Air Travel

Visitors arriving by air may fly into the LAX, Burbank (Bob Hope Airport), Oxnard or Santa Barbara airports. Generally speaking, flights to LAX will be more frequent and less expensive.

Unless you arrange for a rental car, you will need to take a shuttle, taxi or train from the airport. See "Shuttle Service" or "Train Service" below.

Shuttle Service

Currently, the only shuttle service coming directly to Ojai is the Roadrunner (1-800-247-7919), which offers service to and from LAX. Roadrunner shuttle fares can be shared with other incoming students.

An alternative service is the Ventura County Airporter (1-805-650-6600). You can book a round trip ticket online when you have booked your flight.

For students registered for classes, Rochelle is available for assistance with ground travel plans. Please let her know also, as soon as your travel plans are confirmed.

Google Maps Directions

From shuttle drop-off point (Holiday Inn Express Ventura Harbor) to Krotona:

We can arrange for a driver to meet you in Ventura at the shuttle drop-off location and bring you to Krotona. Please contact the School department to set this up.

Train Service

Trains operated by Amtrak serve the Ventura train station and have service that runs from the major airports listed above. Just as with the shuttle service, you will need to arrange a ride from the train station to Krotona.

Google Maps Directions

From train drop-off point (Ventura Station) to Krotona: