Travel Information

Dhamma Sumeru is located on the hill of Mont Soleil within only a pleasant, ten minutes walk from the cable car station. We kindly advice you to visit the center by public transport. Please note that especially in winter months road condition to the center can by difficult. 

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By public transport

From Zürich (approx. 2,5 h)
take the train to Biel/Bienne, there change trains to St. Imier. In St. Imier take the cable-car (Funiculaire) to Mont-Soleil.

From Basel (approx. 2,5 h)
via Biel/Bienne

From Geneva (approx.3 h)
via Biel/Bienne

From Bern (approx. 1,5 h)
via Biel/Bienne

In St. Imier you need to walk approximately 15 min from the railway station to the funiculaire (cable-car). In MontSoleil again it is a 10 min walk to the meditation center. Follow the sign ‘Centre Vipassana’. Please let us know in advance if you need help.

By car

From Zurich (150km) or Basel

  • Highway A1 direction 
  • Then follow sign to Biel/Bienne
  • Junction ‘Luterbach’ change to Highway A5 direction Biel/Bienne
  • Right before Biel/Bienne – Junction ‘Bözingerfeld’ to Highway A16 direction Boncourt
  • Gateway ‘Sonceboz’ and follow direction sign to St. Imier
  • At St. Imier: follow road sign to Mont-Soleil.
  • At Mont-Soleil: take the second road to the left. Follow the sign ‘Centre Vipassana’
  • After about 500m on the right you will find the Centre. Car-park is on the right just before the entrance to Home Hebron.

From Bern

  • Highway A6 to Biel
  • Right before Biel/Bienne – Junction ’Bözingerfeld’ to Highway A16 direction Boncourt
  • Follow direction sign to St. Imier
  • From St. Imier: see above

Road condition in winter can be challenging and park space is limited. We therefor strongly recommend to travel by public transport to the centre.

By plane

From airports Zurich-Kloten (approx. 3 h) and Geneva-Cointrin (approx. 3.5 h)

  • At the airport railway station take a train to Biel (please check traintable above)
  • from there please see above ‘travel by train‘

From Basel EuroAirport (approx. 3.5 h)

  • Take a bus from the Airport Bus Terminal to Basel SBB
  • from there please see above ‘travel by train‘