7-Day Silent Retreat with Mooji Baba
24 – 31 May, 2017
Flying to Portugal
We suggest you arrange your flight so it arrives before 12:00 – 12:30 on 24 May
and departs after 17:00 on 31 May
Make sure you are able to catch one of the trains mentioned below before booking your flight.
If your flight is delayed you may need to make other arrangements for the night and arrive after 8am the next morning (25 May).
Arriving to Zmar on 24 May
Buses, included in the package, will be arranged on 24 May from Amoreiras-Odemira train station to Zmar. Amoreiras-Odemira station opens especially to welcome Mooji’s Retreat participants.
Only the special trains listed below will stop at Amoreiras-Odemira so it is not advised to catch any other train.
Amoreiras-Odemira is not mentioned on any timetables and you cannot buy a ticket to this station. Instead, you will buy a ticket to ‘Funcheira’, the nearest station to Amoreiras-Odemira.
Amoreiras-Odemira, the closest station to Zmar, is a 50-minute drive away. We are very happy to welcome you here.
If you are coming from Lisbon:
Amoreiras-Odemira is one station after Funcheira.
If you are coming from Faro:
Amoreiras-Odemira is one station before Funcheira.
From Lisbon (Lisboa-Oriente train station)
From Faro (Faro train station)
Departing from Zmar on 31 May
At the end of the retreat, we will provide buses from Zmar back to Lisbon and Faro airports, which you would need to book upon arrival. Please consider the following information carefully before booking your flight.
Again, we recommend you book flights that leave after 17:00 on 31 May.
||Approx. Arrival time
Zmar cannot receive participants after 20:00 (8pm) so please arrange your transport to meet this time.
Please use the Zmar Facebook page
to connect with others to travel together or to share a ride.
From Lisbon Airport
The train station closest to the airport is Lisboa-Oriente. There is a big shopping centre right next to the train station. The station is a short taxi ride away from the airport or you can take a metro or shuttle bus
from the airport.
From Faro Airport
The train station in Faro is 5km away from the airport. You can take a taxi for around 10-13 € or take a shuttle bus, which runs approximately once an hour. The bus stand is just outside of the arrival terminal near the taxi stand. More information here
The link to Portugal’s train information is www.cp.pt
Train tickets can be bought at the station but we advise that you book a train online
as it has happened that trains were fully-booked; you can choose a Turistica/2nd or Conforto/1st class ticket. Bookings can only be made two month in advance.
If for some reason you cannot take a train as listed in the Transport section, the train will NOT stop at Amoreiras-Odemira and you will have to leave the train at Funcheira station which is still 50 minutes away from Zmar. From Funcheira you would take a taxi.
Please see the taxi section
for more information.
If you are unable to catch either of the two special trains mentioned above and you are coming from Lisbon, we advise that you book a public bus straight to Odemira. From Odemira you can take a taxi to the Zmar venue, this will be a shorter and less expensive taxi ride than from the train-station. Bus information is available below.
By Public Bus (Rede Expressos)
You can take a bus from Lisbon to Odemira
. A one-way ticket costs approximately 16.00 €. Buses leave at 15:00 and 17:30. You can buy an online ticket on the Rede Expressos website
or at the bus station.
The bus station in Lisbon is “Terminal Rodoviário de Sete Rios” (Taxi from airport around 10 €). From Odemira to Zmar you will have to take a taxi. See the taxi section
below for more information.
From Faro there are no public buses to Odemira.
Taxis will not be available at night. Taxis are not
waiting at the station; you will have to place a call to arrange a ride.
- Pedro: +351 964 220 621
- Nelson: +351 960 049 312
- Armando: +351 966 343 072
- Taxi Point Odemira: +351 283 324 404
From Faro or Lisbon: www.portugal-auto-rentals.com
From Faro airport: airauto car rental
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