Wednesday, July 15th from (arrival time is from 15:00 to 17:00) to Sunday, July 19th 2020 (closing time 19:00)
Samye Dechi Ling Monastery in Santa Coloma de Farners, Girona (Spain)
HOW TO ARRIVE
SHUTTLE FROM BARCELONA AIRPORT TO BARCELONA CITY CENTRE: Aerobús is the shuttle bus service that connects the airport BCN-El Prat and the centre of Barcelona every 5 minutes, every day of the year, from 5 AM to 12PM, in approximately 35 minutes. There are Aerobus stops outside Terminals 1 and Terminal 2 to travel to the centre of Barcelona (Plaça Catalunya, last stop) with three stops in between. Ticket costs around 5.90 euros.
When you arrive to Plaça de Catalunya stop you ask the people about Passeig de Gràcia Train Station. From Plaça Catalunya you take Passeig de Gracia main Street.
TRAIN FROM BARCELONA PASSEIG DE GRACIA TRAIN STATION TO SILS TRAIN STATION (Girona)
You walk along Passeig de Gracia Street straight ahead for 9 minutes. In the crossroad with Aragon Street just in front of famous Gaudi’s construction Casa Batlló, you will find the subway entry to the Train Station Passeig de Gracia.
There you have to ask for a ticket to Sils (Girona), the train station nearer to the monastery.
They will tell you next train to Sils and arriving time to Sils. The trains costs less than 10 euros and take 1 hour and 15 minutes to reach Sils. There are trains from 7:50AM to 9:50PM. In the speakers and pannels your train will be announced like «Portbou», «Girona» or «Figueres». Maybe it will be 4th or 5th stop after leaving Barcelona but better ask the people on the train in order to be sure to gett off in the right station Sils .
So altogether and depending the time and date (weekend and very early/late are less trains) you have will spent around three hours to arrive from the airport to monastery.
TAXI OR SHARED CAR FROM SILS TO MONASTERY
In Sils train station you can book a taxi to the buddhist monastery in Santa Coloma de Farners. Better you call them in advance. It should cost around 30 euros for lift, not person, in day schedule. Taxi from Sils train station to Monastery: Taxi Quim +34 609732711, Taxi Emilio +34 633841109. After the course, taxis from monastery to Sils train station: Toni González +34 649891289, Teia Puig +34 608378284, Joan Roura +34 972840023. If you write your details in this google sheet https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1rr2OAPY7wyl86_2V0H-FqYrYK5M6Yx7gFPisW9lRlNA/edit#gid=0 you will find here if there are more people coming to your course in Sils train station. You can contact them in order to book a taxi together or share a car.