Hungary lies at the crossroads of the main traffic routes in Europe. About 25 airliners operate regular flights to and from Budapest. Railway connections from all major European countries are excellent, while there are also bus and boat connections with the neighbouring countries. Budapest can be reached by car on motorways M1, M3, M5 and M7.

Arrival by air

The Budapest International Airport (Ferihegy, IATA code: BUD) has three terminals: Terminal 1 is for low-fare airliners, Terminal 2A is for flights from/to the EU Schengen Countries, while Terminal 2B serves the rest of the world. The Terminals 2A and 2B are within walking distance.

All participants arriving to the airport are advised to take airport shuttle minibus to Hotel Normafa. This will be arranged by the organizers. Please indicate your arrival and departure times at the designated Transfer request form.

Details of the reimbursement are described here.

Arrival by train

There are 3 major international railway stations in Budapest (Déli pu. (South), Keleti pu. (East) and Nyugati pu. (West)). They are located in the city centre and have good connection to the public transport system. We will not provide pick up service from the train stations.

See the timetables of the Hungarian Railway Company (MÁV-START)

Local transportation in Budapest

Public transport in Budapest is well organized, operated by the Public Transport Company of Budapest (BKV). Tram, bus and metro tickets (300 HUF) must be purchased in advance at the helpdesk of the Hotel, at tobacco shops or metro stations, except a few services where they can be purchased on spot, but with a surcharge.

Three-day travel card allows free travel on all means of transportation within the city limits for 72 hours from purchase. They can be obtained at most metro stations for a price of 4000 HUF.


Please check with the Hungarian Embassy or Consulate in your country regarding required documents for entry into Hungary. Please indicate to the Organizers in time if you need official invitation.

Citizens of the EU/EEA member states and of the following countries may travel to Hungary without a visa: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Guatemala, Holy See, Honduras, Hong Kong (the exemption applies only to holders of a "Hong Kong Special Administrative Region"), Iceland, Israel, Japan, Macao (the exemption applies only to holders of a "Regio Administrativa Especial de Macau" passport), Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Salvador, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela.

See also: Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

For Schengen-zone countries a valid personal ID card can be used instead of passport.