Participants will most likely arrive to Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport. The fastest way to downtown Budapest is either by taxi or by the Airport Shuttle minibuses. The Airport Shuttle operates a booth right at the arrival exit of the airport. For actual fares, please visit their website.
Note that passengers may transfer between metro lines with the same ticket but not between other means of transport, so reaching the city centre requires at least two tickets. A single ticket costs 350 HUF (100E airport shuttle buses are available for a special fare, not for the ordinary price). You can find a list of all available ticket options here.
There are daily direct flights from most European and from some North American cities. Liszt Ferenc Airport is situated on the SE margin of Budapest, 20 km from the city centre and is a popular destination for many low fare air carriers. The Airport Minibus service is relatively cheap and reliable.
Public transport (#200E, air conditioned) circulates between the terminals and the Kőbánya-Kispest terminal of the Metro line 3 (“blue line”) at 8-15-minute intervals in daytime. #100E bus cruises between the airport and the Deák Ferenc Square directly to the downtown of the Pest side of Budapest. As an alternative, trains from Terminal 1 leave for Nyugati railway station frequently.
Metro, suburban railway and tram network
|Metro and suburban railway lines
Budapest has direct rail links to some 25 capitals. There are three major international railway stations in Budapest:
For information on international connections in English see the railway journey planner of the MÁV-Start Zrt. (Hungarian Railway Passenger Transport Co.) or the international railway journey planner Deutsche Bahn.
Hungary joined the European Union on 1 May 2004. Since that date Hungary has adopted the customs regulation of the European Union. Detailed information about travel documents and customs can be found at this website. For further information about the custom procedures, please read the homepage of the Hungarian customs authority.
Hungary is part of the Schengen Area of 25 European countries. For non-Schengen EU, USA and Canadian citizens a valid passport is sufficient to enter Hungary. Citizens of other countries should check whether visa is needed for them when entering Hungary (for more information please visit the home page of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Hungary). On request, the Organizing Committee will issue invitation letters for visa applications. Please apply in due time for a visa if necessary. Please indicate during the registration if you need a personal invitation to attend the conference. It is important to note that a visa is only a preliminary permission for entry, which does not authorise its bearer automatically to enter the country.