How to get there

  • By plane : Brussels (BRU) or Brussels-South-Charleroi (CRL)
  • By train : Brussels - to Charleroi - to Namur - to Gembloux (then take a local bus or taxi)
  • By local buses (from Charleroi or from Namur)
  • By taxi (we have negotiated prices to the retreat centre)
  • Carpooling

By Plane


The Brussels-South-Charleroi airport (CRL) is very close to Dharma City, it is a 40 minutes drive and traffic jams are not frequent.

For the Brussels airport (BRU), it takes 1h10 by car if there is no traffic, but traffic jams are very frequent and dense. 

From Brussels airport (BRU):

1st option: take a taxi from Brussels airport to the Retreat Centre.
2nd option: take the train from Brussels airport to Namur or Charleroi , then a bus or a taxi.

There is a train station in the airport on level -1.

You can take the train to Namur (change at Brussels-North / +- 1h30 in total / 12.10 euros in 2011), or you can take the train to Charleroi-Sud (change at Brussels-North, +-1h40 in total / 12.70 euros in 2011).

At the train station, take a taxi to the Retreat Centre, or a local bus.

Train schedule: http://www.b-rail.be/main/E (type from " Brussels airport" to "Charleroi-Sud").


From Charleroi airport (also called Brussels-South, code: CRL):

http://www.charleroi-airport.com/

(Ryanair flies to Charleroi airport: http://www.ryanair.com/en)

1st option: take a taxi from Charleroi airport to Dharma City.
2nd option: take the bus from the airport to Charleroi-Sud train station, then a bus to Florennes.

Take "Bus A" to  Charleroi train station (2.70 € in 2010). The bus is to your left when you go out of the airport. The journey takes 11 minutes and the timetable is here. Then take a bus to Florennes (4.80 € in 2011). Details below.
 


By Train



The closest train station are Charleroi-South, Namur, Gembloux

Schedulehttp://www.b-rail.be/main/E/

 

Example of price (Aug 2013): 

Brussels airport- Gembloux: 13,80€
Brussels - Gembloux: 6,30€
Brussels airport- Namur: 15,00€
Brussels - Namur: 8,70€
Brussels airport- Namur: 15,70€
Brussels - Namur: 9,20€

From Brussels airport:

Take the train to Brussels North, then
the train to Charleroi or Namur or Gembloux
then a taxi, or a local bus (Gembloux: only taxi)
 

From Brussels North/Central/Midi train stations:

Take the train to Charleroi or Namur or Gembloux, then a taxi, or a local bus (Gembloux: only taxi) 

Charleroi-Sud Train station to Dharma City:

1st option: taxi

2nd option: bus to Florennes

Namur train station to Dharma City:

1st option: taxi

2nd option: Bus from Namur to the Retreat Centre

Gembloux train station to Dharma City::

Gembloux is on the same train line than Namur. It is one stop before Namur if you are coming from Brussels.

1st option: taxi

Closest train stations:

  • Philipeville : 13 km, 14 min

  • Charleroi Sud: 29 km, 40 min - this is an important train station

  • Auvelais : 25 km, 30 min

  • Godinne: 22 km, 22 min

  • Namur: 34 km, 36 min - this is an important train station
  • Gembloux: 40 km, 41 min

 


By Local Buses


 

Timetable

http://www.infotec.be/

  • For the Retreat Centre, type "Florennes ferme pavillon".
  • For Charleroi-Sud train station, type "Charleroi gare sncb"
  • For Namur train station, type "Namur gare sncb"
  • For Florennes, type "Florennes (Gare d'autobus)"

Bus from Charleroi-Sud to Florennes

From  Charleroi train station, take bus 137a to Mettet or 138b to Florennes (45 min.). The bus leaves from terminal 19.

Bus from Namur to Florennes

From Namur train station, go to the bus station (100m from the train station). Take bus 56 and get off at Florennes Gare d'autobus (45 min, 4.20 € in 2010).
Bus 61 Florennes-Mettet that stops in front of  the Retreat Centre

The bus 61 stops right in front of the Retreat Centre. It is the line Florennes Mettet.

Unfortunately this bus does not run on the weekends.

The main bus stop in Florennes is +- 30 minutes walk from the Retreat Centre. If you are in Florennnes, give us a call and we'll find someone to pick you up (we do not pick up people in Mettet, Charleroi, Namur , or anywhere else).
 


By Taxi


 

Share a taxi

Before the start of the course, participants can try sharing a taxi using the following Google file.
A few days before the end of the course we will put up a paper on the board so that you can make arrangements to share taxis. 

 

  Charleroi transfer City Airport Taxis Navette Madden (Gembloux) Taxis-Philippeville Econom Taxi Omega Taxi Taxi Sympa
Brussels airport   Normal car 3 passengers: 130 € - Minivan 6 passengers: 135 € - Minibus 8 passengers: 140 € - Bus 16 passengers: 192 €  100 euros

(or 125 euros
for a big car up to 8 people)

120 euros 110 euros  100 euros 



(or 115 euros 

for a big car up to 8 people)
 120 euros
Brussels Midi train station     100 euros
(or 125 euros
for a big car up to 8 people)
 120 euros      120 euros
Brussels airport + train station     110 €  +25 euros      
Charleroi airport 44 € normal car, 49 € minibus   65 euros 60€    40 € (55€ for car up to 8 people)  70 €
Charleroi train station     65 euros 50€   35 € (50€ for car up to 8 people)  50 €
Gembloux train station     55 euros        
Namur train station     65 euros  60 euros (to confirm)    60 euros  
Number or sits      4 or 8        
Prices confirmed    Dec 2015 March 15,
for Brussels March 17
Oct 2014 Sept 2014  June 2016 April 2011
Languages spoken French, English French, English French, English French, English English, Russian   French, English
Tel   +44 (0) 203 432 9333 +32 477 937 958  or +32 474 597 627 +32 475 303 303 (Patrice-French only) +32 485 804 382 +32 488 537446 +32 465 544905 (24/24  7/7)    +32 71 30 30 33   (24/24  7/7)
Email   bookings@city-airport-taxis.com navettemadden@
outlook.com (they always confirm)
taxis-philippeville@
skynet.be
info.
economtaxi
@gmail.com
 info@omegataxi.be (don't forget to mention our price every time you contact them)   sympatax@
skynet.be
Website http://charleroi
transfer.com/
www.city-airport-taxis.com          
details from Charleroi Airport only. Internet booking only.

from Brussels airport only

local trip possible       Some cars can take 4 people and some 8 people (the price is the same. You must ask for the bigger car if needed).  They are based in Charleroi, so if you call from  Charleroi airport or the train station, the taxi will arrive within 5-10 minutes.
Advanced booking required at least 24 hours in advance 3 days in advance booking by email or phone Monday to Saturday 9AM to 7:30PM        
               
 

Other taxis

  • Fleurusien (Fleurus): +32 71 96 28 94
  • Le VIP transport (Wavre): +32 496 80 03 00
  • Idealtaxi (Couillet): +32 71 43 05 05
  • Taxi Confort (Charleroi): +32 71 21 99 99
  • Taxi Carolo (Couillet): +32 71 32 32 32
  • Transport & Services (Fleurus): +32 487 22 27 57
  • Taxi Eric (Gembloux): +32 497 33 12 84
  • Rapid taxi (Couillet): +32 71 31 55 55
  • Vitax (Gembloux): +32 81 60 13 23
  • Toussaint (Wavre): +32 10 86 24 33
  • Navette aéroport (Jumet): +32 496 17 41 54
  • Bea-TAX (Châtelet): +32 71 38 20 88
  • Guerriat (Charleroi): +32 71 31 55 44

Taxi with taxi meter

  • Charleroi airport to Retreat Centre in Florennes: the price is approximately 80 € on the meter for an ordinary taxi, but you may ask for a fixed price