HOW TO GET TO BUDAPEST
- Arrival in Budapest by air: - transfer from the airport:
Most participants will arrive at Budapest Ferihegy Airport. Airport Minibus Service is reasonably priced (HUF 2990/person for one way, approx. EUR 11), comfortable and reliable. Another way of getting to the city is by taxi. The airport taxi Főtxi has flat prices.
- Arrival in Budapest by train:
More than fifty trains a day provide direct links between Budapest and 25 other capital cities. Trains to Vienna run in every three hours. International trains operate from the three largest stations:
- Keleti pályaudvar (railway station): Budapest VIII.district, Baross tér. Tel: (+36-1) 413 - 4610.
- Nyugati pályaudvar: Budapest VI.district, Nyugati tér Tel: (+36-1) 349-8503
- Déli pályaudvar: Budapest I district, Krisztina krt. 37. Tel: (+36-1) 375-6593
For further information on schedules see the timetable of the Hungarian railway: MÁV-START Co.
- Arrival in Budapest by car:
All motorways and most of the main roads in Hungary start from the capital. M1, M3, M5 and M7 are toll highways. Road signs conform to continental standards. 24-hour assistance is provided by the Magyar Autóklub (Tel.: (+36-1) 345-1755), emergency roadside assistance is available by dialing 188.
- Arrival in Budapest by boat
Boat services operate during the summer months (from April to October) linking the heart of Budapest with Vienna and Bratislava. International boat landings are situated on the Danube between the Chain Bridge (Lánchíd) and the Liberty Bridge(Szabadság híd).Information about Mahart PassNave Ltd. services on (+36-1) 318-6042. Web: www.mahartpassnave.hu
VISA REQUIREMENTS/ VISA FREE ENTRY
Citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) member states and the following countries may travel to Hungary without a visa:
Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Guatemala, Vatican, 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, The United States of America, Uruguay
- Schengen States visas
Hungary is a member of the Schengen States. Visas and residence permits issued by one of the Schengen States are valid also for Hungary.
On the other hand, visas issued by Hungarian representations abroad and residence permits issued by Hungarian national authorities are also valid for the entire Schengen Area.
- Types of Schengen visas:
- Airport transit visa (A): authorises the bearer to enter the international zone of the airport and to remain there until the time of the departure of the flight to the destination country. Only residents of the following states are liable to apply for an airport transit visa
- Transit visa (B): authorises the bearer to a single, double or multiple transits, not exceeding 5 days at a time.
- Short stay visa (C): authorises the bearer to a single, double or multiple entries and, in case of an uninterrupted stay, to a stay of maximum 90 days, while in case of an interrupted stay, to a stay of altogether maximum 90 days within the 6 months counted from the date of the first entry.
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The Organizers of the Conference do not provide insurance and do not take responsibility for any loss, accident or illness that might occur during the Conference or in the course of travel to or from the meeting site. It is, therefore, the responsibility of the participants to check their coverage with their insurance provider.
BANK, CURRENCY, CREDIT CARDS
The unit of currency is Hungarian Forint (HUF), denoted as "Ft" by the Hungarians. International credit cards (AmEx, EC/MC, Visa) are accepted at most hotels, restaurants and shops. ATMs are available at the Airport and all over the city.
Public transportation (BKV) is extensive and reliable. Tickets - valid for one ride only - should be purchased in advance (e.g. at metro stations, hotels, news-stands, tobacco shops), since drivers do not sell any. The tickets should be validated (on board or at the entrance gates), and kept, since one must show them if requested by inspectors on board or at the exit gates.
The junction of all the three metro lines is Deák tér. Service time is between 4:30 a.m. and 11.00 p.m. Most bus and tramlines operate until 11pm.
Hungary is in the temperate zone, the weather in August is usually nice and warm. Daily temperature ranges from 25C to 30C. (68F to 86F), and the relative humidity is below 50%.
"The electricity supply in Hungary is 230 V AC (50 Hz)". In Hungary the most commonly used plug is the "schuko plug" (Type F)
USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS
(can be dialed from any phone without a coin or a card)
Fire Brigade: 107
Overall Emergency: 112