getting to dhanakosa by public transport
You can search for offers or request a lift on our website here http://www.dhanakosa.com/liftshare
Not only does this help reduce transport costs, lower carbon emissions and free up our car park, it's also a great way to spend time with another retreatant!
By train or coach - with direct shuttle from Stirling
Book a train or coach to Stirling, arriving before 3pm or before 5.15pm. Book a direct shuttle from Stirling train station to Dhanakosa. There are two runs leaving at 3pm and 5:15pm every Friday, costing £12 and taking an hour.
To book please contact Kingshouse Taxi by email at firstname.lastname@example.org (or 01877 384 768).
Please book in advance, at the very latest by 3pm the day before.
By train or coach - 3 stage option
Book a train or coach to Stirling, arriving before 4:50 pm. From Stirling bus station (stance 7) you can get a bus to Callander (C59) which connects with another bus to Kingshouse (C60). Bus times are shown in the tables below.
From Kingshouse there is a local subsidised transport service (Highland Glen Travel, costs £3.30 to Dhanakosa), which will bring you to Dhanakosa. This service is booked via Stirling Council. Call 08452 777 000 between 9am and 3pm Monday to Friday. You can also book online at www.stirling.gov.uk/drt All bookings must be made by 3pm the day before.
|Depart Stirling BUS STATION||Arrive Callander|
|14:25 (school days)/14.57 (non-school days)||15:10/15.42|
|Depart Callander||Arrive Kingshouse|
If you get stuck in Callander local taxi firms can be contacted on 01877 330496 or 331240 (costs about £30 to Dhanakosa).
If travelling during Scottish school holidays, please be aware that bus times may change. Please check www.travelinescotland.com for most up to date schedules.
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 aim to arrive between 4 pm - 6:30 pm on the day the retreat starts (the 16:59 bus from Stirling will get you here in 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, we will help you arrange your return travel to Callander or Stirling from Dhanakosa either by taxi or lift-share.
Weekend retreats will finish around 3 – 4 pm on the Sunday.
Helpful hints on train fares
When to book: It’s best to book a train 10 weeks in advance of travel. If you book 12 weeks in advance the cheapest advance fares are unlikely to be available. If you book less than 10 weeks in advance the cheapest fares get gradually more expensive.
What destination to use: If possible book a ticket to Stirling.
However, if this seems ridiculously expensive try booking a train to Edinburgh or Glasgow (you can buy a ticket from there to Stirling on the day for about £8).
If this doesn’t work either try booking the most popular stretch of your journey e.g. Birmingham to Edinburgh
Where to book: Most train operating companies have the same fares but, if you’re travelling from the London area, East Anglia or Newcastle, you’ll find slightly cheaper fares on www.eastcoast.co.uk