Our service

From the Limoges airport or train station, it takes about 30 minutes to reach Dechen Chöling, while St Victurnien takes about 10 minutes.

To help participants of our programmes coming to or leaving the place after their retreat, we have set up a shuttle service in partnership with several taxi companies.

According to the programmes, this service provides 1 up to 3 shuttles a day at a discounted price. It is only available on official arrival/departure days within a timeframe from 08.00 to 19.45.

If your travel does not align with this shuttle service, you will have to pay for a regular taxi service to Dechen Chöling or another possible means like bus.

IMPORTANT: to arrange your transport, please notify the Office at [email protected] or +33 (0) 5 55 03 55 52 at least ONE WEEK before your arrival. Your arrival and departure times dictate whether you will be able to use our shuttle service or whether you require a regular taxi, according to the conditions below.

Shuttle times

For our shuttle service, we do our best to arrange the most convenient times for all participants of the programme. These 1 to 3 shuttles a day depart at specific, prearranged times, usually aligned with the main trains arriving from Paris- Austerlitz, or departing from outside the airport exactly 20 minutes after the scheduled arrival of your plane.

Winter Season

During the low season, shuttles from/to the Limoges Bénédictins train station will be at 16:10 on arrival day and at 07:50 on departure day (for long programmes).

For the Limoges Bellegarde Airport and other specific need, please contact our office at [email protected] or +33 (0) 5 55 03 55 52. We will do our best to arrange your demand.


Shuttles may take the form of cabs or vans. So that you can recognise them, drivers will display a Dechen Chöling logo in the window of the car. Please note that taxi drivers will depart from the station/airport at the exact time specified in the transportation confirmation email you receive from us.

If your journey is delayed, it is your responsibility to contact us to make further arrangements by calling +33 (0) 5 55 03 55 52 (or +33 6 72 85 82 16 outside of office hours).


The charges for this transport will be made to Dechen Chöling at the Office during programme registration.

2018 prices (per passenger, one way)

St Victurnien train station: €9
Limoges – Bellegarde Airport: €20
Limoges – Bénédictins train station: €20

Regular taxi service

If your travel does not align with our shuttle service (if arranged outside of official arrival and departure days or after 19.45 pm, or if it falls on a Sunday, a Bank Holiday), you will have to pay for a personal taxi to Dechen Chöling. We are happy to make the arrangements for you but, with the exception of taxis from St Victurnien which can be paid through us, you will pay the driver directly in cash, and the rates are a little higher. See below.

Average prices (per passenger, one way)

St Victurnien train station: €17
Limoges – Bellegarde Airport: €28 / €43 (night rate, Sunday, French holidays)
Limoges – Bénédictins train station: €39 / €59 (night rate, Sunday, French holidays)