getting to dhanakosa by public transport
Covid-19 update: We suggest that people avoid public transport to get to Dhanakosa, however you are still welcome to come on retreat if you do need to use public transport. We do ask that everyone coming on retreat has a plan to get home avoiding public transport should you develop symptoms, for example a member of your household coming to pick you up. Please get in touch if this is a problem for you.
Do check your journey carefully as we will not be able to offer lifts. And please book all your return travel before you arrive as we will not be arranging lift shares at the end of the retreat.
If you feel comfortable sharing transport with other retreatants, you can use our liftshare page.
By Train or Coach
You can get a train to Stirling, then a bus from Stirling to Callander, another bus to Kingshouse. To plan your journey as far as Kingshouse visit Traveline Scotland. The final bus from Callander to Kingshouse only takes cash, you will need £5.
From Kingshouse you will need to book a taxi to Dhanakosa. Stirling council runs Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) service in rural areas which will bring you up the Glen for c.£3.50. You can book online or by phone, for more information and to book online or by phone see the DRT website. Alternatively you can book a taxi direct, the most local company is Kingshouse Travel, this will be more expensive - c.£9.
Kingshouse Travel can also provide a taxi from Stirling station direct to Dhanakosa. This will cost £60 for one person, or less if there are more passengers. Please contact Kingshouse direct to enquire and book - firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01877 384768.
You can get a flight to Edinburgh, Glasgow International or Glasgow Prestwick airports. Aim to arrive before 2 pm at the latest. Approximate journey times to Stirling are shown below.
|Edinburgh airport||Glasgow international||Glasgow prestwick|
|Tram to Edinburgh Park station (15 mins)||Bus to Queen St. Station (25 mins)||Train to Glasgow (45 mins)|
|Train to Stirling (40 mins)||Train to Stirling (40 mins)||Bus to Queen St. Station (25 mins)|
|Train to Stirling (40 mins)|
Please arrive only between 5-7pm on the day the retreat starts, as we will not have reception outside of this time.
Please let us know if arriving later than 7 pm so that we can save some dinner for you.
Week long retreats will end at approximately 11 am on the final day. Return travel should be booked leaving Stirling after 1 pm, return flights should be no earlier than 4 pm. If you are travelling by public transport, please arrange your return travel before you arrive.
Weekend retreats will finish around 3pm on the Sunday.