Most visitors are expected to arrive at Liszt Ferenc International Airport, Budapest (http://www.bud.hu/english). The simplest way from the airport to the city centre is to take Bus 100E from Budapest Airport to Deák Ferenc tér. (This is where the bus terminates.) The travel takes about 30-40 minutes, and this service is available only with special ticket (900 HUF). The conference venue (Kazinczy utca 23-27) is about 6-8 minutes walk from Deák Ferenc tér.
The miniBUD service offers fixed rates for passengers from the airport to the Congress venue or to inner city hotels. One way transfer: 4900 HUF (cca. 17 EUR) Return transfer: 8800 HUD (cca. 31 EUR) Tel: +36 1 550 0000; www.minibud.hu
If you would like to travel by taxi, we recommend Főtaxi or City Taxi since they have English-speaking dispatchers.
- Főtaxi : + 36 1 222 2222
- City Taxi: +36 1 211 1111
All licensed taxis at the airport accept cash (Euro or Forint) or Visa/Mastercard, but if you are paying with a card please notify the driver in advance. Taxi rates to the centre should be around 7000-8000 HUF.
Map of Budapest
Hungary’s official language is Hungarian. A significant proportion of the population, especially the younger generations understand and speak English. The official language of the conference is English.
The currency in Hungary is Forint (HUF). For exchange rates please check the official homepage of the Magyar Nemzeti Bank (the Central Bank of Hungary). www.mnb.hu/en
VISA and passport
Hungary is a member of the Schengen Area. Citizens of the EU and EEA states as well as citizens of the following countries may travel to Hungary without a visa: Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Commonwealth of Dominica, East Timor, Grenada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Macao, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Salvador, Samoa, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican, Venezuela. Participants from other countries should submit their visa application at the representation of the country which is the main destination of their visit. In the case of trips covering several Schengen Member States (e.g., Germany, Austria and Hungary) the appropriate representation (embassy or consulate) is where you will be staying for the maximum number of days.
Letter of invitation
Participants requiring a letter of invitation in order to attend the conference may write to the conference secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org) specifying the necessary details. Please note that this procedure aims explicitly at assisting delegates who need to obtain a visa or permission to attend the conference. It is not an official invitation covering fees or other expenses and does not imply any financial support from the conference organizers.
Mains voltage in Hungary is 230V/50Hz. Travelers from most nations in Asia, Africa and Europe should have appliances that work on the same mains voltage as Hungary, therefore they will not need a voltage converter. Notable exceptions to this are Japan, USA and Canada which use 100/120V 50/60Hz. In Hungary, type F power sockets are used, which also work with plugs C and E.
The weather in August is usually a dry and hot.