How to reach the centre?

Dhamma Sobhana is in central Sweden, approximately halfway between Stockholm and Göteborg (Gothenburg). The centre is 15 km from Ödeshög, 20 km from Vadstena, 25 km from Mjölby and 60 km from Linköping.

 

By car

From Stockholm: Follow E4 past Mjölby. Turn off at Väderstad, exit 107. Turn right and drive until you reach a roundabout, where you take off towards Ödeshög. Turn right at the Rökstenen turnoff, and then immediately turn right again and follow the road signs "Vipassanacenter". It's about 2½ hours from Stockholm.

From Göteborg: Follow road 40 to Jönköping, and then E4 north to Ödeshög. Take off at turnoff 106, and follow road 919 north in the direction of Vadstena/Örebro. Turn right after about 15 km, at Väversunda, and follow the road sign "Vipassanacenter" (another 3 km). Travel time is about 2½ hours.

From Malmö: Follow E6 north to Helsingborg, and then E4 north to Ödeshög. Take off at turnoff 106, and follow road 919 north in the direction of Vadstena/Örebro. Turn right after about 15 km, at Väversunda, and follow the road sign "Vipassanacenter" (another 3 km). Travel time is about 3½ hours.

From Oslo: First drive to Göteborg, and then continue as above. Travel time is about 6 hours.

If you have a GPS, the coordinates are: Latitude: 58,3241, Longitude: 14,726572

 

By train

Travel by train to Mjölby. From Stockholm it's 2 hours with super fast express or 3-3½ hours with other trains; from Malmö it's 2½ hours with super fast express or 3½-4½ hours with other trains; from göteborg,- 3½-4 hours. For train schedule, please check www.sj.se.

Sometimes you may find cheaper travel options with Snälltåget, www.snalltaget.se.

On the day a course begins, there are coordinated taxi/buses to the centre from Mjölby Resecentrum at 2.20 pm and 4 pm.

To use the coach service from Mjölby you will need to make a reservation at http://sobhanatravel.fikket.com/

 

By bus

Stockholm: Bus4you, www.nettbuss.se and Swebus Express (www.swebus.se) has daily connections from Stockholm Mjölby. Travel time from Stockholm to Mjölby is about 3½ hours.

Blåklintsbuss ( www.blaklintsbuss.se/tidtabell-stockholm/ ) has one daily connection suitable for the course start. The page is in Swedish only, go there to "Expressbuss" and "Boka Expressbuss".

Göteborg or Malmö: Bus4you, www.nettbuss.se, have one daily connection to Mjölby.

On the day a course begins, there are coordinated taxi/buses to the centre from Mjölby Resecentrum at 2.20 pm and 4 pm.

To use the coach service from Mjölby you will need to make a reservation at http://sobhanatravel.fikket.com/

 

By air

Linköping City Airport (LPI): This is the nearest airport to the centre (70 km). KLM and SAS fly to Linköping from Amsterdam and Copenhagen respectively, with connections from other European cities. Take Blåklintsbuss (http://blaklintsbuss.se/tidtabell-flygbuss/ ) to Mjölby or to Linköping Resecentrum and continue from there with regional train to Mjölby (www.ostgotatrafiken.se )
If no Blåklintbus is suitable, then take a local bus (from either Vetegatan or Tannefors Center) or shared taxi to Linköping Resecentrum, and continue from there to Mjölby. It takes about 1 hour from the airport to Mjölby by train or bus. By car it's about 50 minutes from the airport to the centre.

Stockholm Skavsta, near Nyköping (NYO): Ryanair (www.ryanair.com) and Wizzair (www.wizzair.com) fly to Skavsta from several European cities. Take the airport bus (www.flygbussarna.se) to Linköping (1½ hours), and continue with regional train to Mjölby (see above). Travel time from Linköping to Ödeshög is about 1 hour 15 minutes. You can also take the local bus from Skavsta airport to Nyköping bus station (www.lanstrafiken.se) and travel on from there with long distance bus (www.swebus.se) to Mjölby. Continue as mentioned above.

Stockholm Arlanda: Good international connections. Take the airport bus (www.flygbussarna.se) to Stockholm central station, and continue from there by bus or train to Mjölby (see above). Travel time from the airport to Mjölby is 4 hours by bus. With train it’s about 2,5-3,5 hours with super fast express or 5-6 hours with other trains.

Göteborg Landvetter: Good international connections. Take the airport bus (www.flygbussarna.se) to Göteborg and from there see info above bus/train.Travel time from the airport to Mjölby is 3-4 hours.

Jönköping Airport: This airport is about 90 km from the centre but only has international connections to and from Frankfurt. The airport bus into Jönköping only runs Monday to Friday (except holidays). Disembark at Juneporten, walk 100m to the train and bus station, and from there take Bus4you, www.nettbuss.se to Mjölby. Airport bus schedule to/from Jönköping Airport: http://www.jlt.se/resande/bussar-tillfran-jonkoping-airport/

On days when the local bus is not running, a taxi can be pre-booked from the airport to the Bus4you, www.nettbuss.se station. One company offering such service is: Taxi Jönköping / TaxiKurir (same company), phone +46-36-121212. The journey takes about 15 minutes and costs SEK 295

On the day a course begins, there are coordinated taxi/buses to the centre from Mjölby Resecentrum at 2.20 pm and 4 pm.

To use the coach service from Mjölby you will need to make a reservation at http://sobhanatravel.fikket.com/