Travel Directions to the Mater Dolorosa Retreat Center, Sierra Madre, CA

Mater Dolorosa Retreat Center
700 North Sunnyside Ave.
Sierra Madre, CA  91024
(626) 355–7188
Map

Directions by Car

Traveling West on the 210
Exit: BALDWIN AVENUE

  • At end of ramp continue North on Baldwin Avenue to Sierra Madre Blvd.
  • Turn left onto Sierra Madre Blvd to Sunnyside
  • Turn right onto Sunnyside Avenue to the end of the street

Traveling East on the 210
Exit: ROSEMEAD BLVD. N./MICHILLINDA AVE.

  • End of ramp is Colorado Blvd. Turn left and stay in left lane
  • Turn left onto Michillinda to Sierra Madre Blvd.
  • Turn right onto Sierra Madre Blvd. to Sunnyside Ave.
  • Turn left onto Sunnyside to the end of the street

TO ENTER: If the gates are closed, press the button on the speaker box located on the right left hand side of the gate. You can drive up to the speaker box.
Drive up the lane and across the front of the retreat center.

Parking
There are a few parking spots at the east end of the retreat center. If that is full, there is a parking lot at the east end right below the retreat center.

From the Airport Via Shuttle Service:  We do not recommend taking a taxi from the airport.  Instead we suggest use of a Shuttle Services or a train.  Passengers are encouraged to contact the companies first for rates and more information.

LAX – Two shared ride van companies,  Super Shuttle and Prime Time Shuttle, operate out of LAX and are authorized to serve all Southern California counties. These vans pick up passengers on the Lower/Arrivals Level in front of each terminal.  Please look for signs that read “Shared Ride Vans” at terminal curbside near the exits from baggage claims areas.

Super Shuttle:  (310) 782-6600 (Reservations)
(310) 222-5535 (Fax)
(310) 222-5500 (Administration)

http://www.supershuttle.com

Prime Time Shuttle:  (800) 473-3743
(310) 342-7200 (General Information)
(310) 342-7216 (Fax)
http://www.primetimeshuttle.com

Burbank – Shuttle van service and taxi cabs are located on the pedestrian islands immediately in front of the Bob Hope Airport passenger terminal.  The two recommended shuttle services are:

Prime Time Shuttle: (800) 733-8267.  http://www.primetimeshuttle.com

Super Shuttle: (800) 660-6042.  http://www.supershuttle.com

Ontario – Travelers can find door-to-door van services at the island curbs outside of baggage claim. The California Public Utilities Commission requires that drivers maintain a price list identifying the specific rates for passenger transportation between the airport and surrounding cities. Service is available on a walk up basis and by advance reservations.

Curbside ambassadors are available to assist you with your ground transportation needs daily from 7:00 am to 12:00 am.

From the Airport Via Train:

LAX –  Take the FlyAway Bus from the Lower/Arrivals Level in front of each terminal under the green “FlyAway, Buses and Long Distance Vans” signs. Each FlyAway Bus is marked with its service location.  Take the bus that says “Union Station”.  The fare is $7.00.  Exit at Union Station and proceed to the Metro Gold Line to Pasadena.  The fare is $1.50.  Take the train to the last stop which is the Sierra Madre Villa Station.  The train trip from Union Station to Pasadena should take approximately 30 minutes.  It is a short cab ride from the train station to the Retreat Center.

Burbank – passengers can walk or take a free shuttle to the Bob Hope Airport Train Station.

The Metrolink to Union Station operates Monday – Friday.  The fare is $6.00.

The Amtrak Pacific Surfliner to Union Station operates 7 days a week.  The fare is $8.00.

Exit at Union Station and proceed to the Metro Gold Line to Pasadena.  Fare is $1.50.  Take the train to the last stop which is the Sierra Madre Villa Station.  The train trip from Union Station to Pasadena should take approximately 30 minutes.

It is a short cab ride from the train station to the Retreat Center.

Ontario  – There is no train service available at the airport.