How to reach the centre?

Dhamma Sobhana is in central Sweden, approximately halfway between Stockholm and Gothenburg (Göteborg). 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 Gothenburg: 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 Gothenburg, 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 about 2 hours with fast trains or about 3 hours with other trains. From Malmö it's about 2½ hours with fast trains or 3-3½ hours with other trains. From Gothenburg it's about 3½-4 hours, usually involving one or two changes. For train schedule, see www.sj.se.

Snälltåget, www.snalltaget.se. has several departures daily from Stockholm and south Sweden to Linköping. From there, continue to Mjölby with regional train (20 minutes).

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 coordinated taxi service from Mjölby you will need to make a reservation at http://sobhanatravel.fikket.com/

 

By bus

Stockholm: Bus4you, www.nettbuss.se and Swebus, www.swebus.se both have daily connections to Mjölby (about 3½ hours). Blåklintsbuss, www.blaklintsbuss.se/tidtabell-stockholm has one daily connection to Mjölby suitable for the course start (about 3 hours). The Blåklintbuss website is in Swedish only: go to "Expressbuss" and "Boka Expressbuss".

Gothenburg or Malmö: Bus4you, www.nettbuss.se, and Swebus, www.swebus.se both have some connections to Mjölby. Gothenburg is about 3½ hours and Malmö about 7 hours, so from Malmö the train is generally a better option.

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 coordinated taxi service from Mjölby you will need to make a reservation at http://sobhanatravel.fikket.com/

 

By air

Stockholm Arlanda (ARN): Good international connections. Take the airport bus (45 minutes) or express train (20 minutes) to Stockholm central station. From there continue with train or bus to Mjölby (see above under train or bus). By car it's about 3½ hours 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 (20 minutes). You can also take the local bus from the airport to Nyköping bus station, www.lanstrafiken.se and travel on from there with long distance bus, www.swebus.se to Mjölby. By car it's about 1 hour 45 minutes from the airport to the centre.

Gothenburg Landvetter (GOT): Good international connections. Swebus, www.swebus.se has occasional departures from the airport to Mjölby (about 3 hours). Or go to Gothenburg central station and continue from there with bus or train (see above under bus or train). By car it's about 2 hours 10 minutes from the airport to the centre.

Linköping City Airport (LPI): This is the closest airport to the centre (about 70 km). KLM and SAS have flights from Amsterdam and Copenhagen respectively, with connections to other European cities. For travel from the airport to Linköping central station, see www.linkopingcityairport.se/to-from-the-airport/?lang=en. Continue from there to Mjölby with regional train (20 minutes). By car it's about 50 minutes from the airport to the centre.

Jönköping Airport (JKG): This airport is about 90 km from the centre but only has international connections to and from Frankfurt. For travel from the airport to Jönköping central station, see www.jonkopingairport.se/engelska/jonkoping-airport/html. Disembark at Juneporten, walk 100 m to the central station, and from there take Bus4you, www.nettbuss.se or Swebus, www.swebus.se to Mjölby (about 1 hour). (On days when the local bus from the airport is not running, a taxi can be pre-booked from the airport to the Bus4you station. One company offering such a service is Taxi Jönköping/TaxiKurir, phone +46-36-121212. The journey takes about 15 minutes and costs SEK 295.) By car it's about 1 hour from the airport to the centre. 

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 coordinated taxi service from Mjölby you will need to make a reservation at http://sobhanatravel.fikket.com/