Travel Information

Participants are expected to arrive on Sunday, June 17 and to leave on Saturday, June 23. Earlier arrival or later depart is possible. Pre/Post conference programmes are available.

Information about Budapest

Budapest, the political and cultural centre of Hungary, is actually two cities: Buda and Pest, connected by nine bridges over the Danube. Buda, with its hills, cobbled streets and castles, is older and more historic than Pest. Óbuda, or Old Buda, was built around 900 A.D. and became the capital of Hungary in the 13th century. Pest, founded later in the 10th century, is filled with landmarks and activities including museums, galleries, theatres, cabarets and an abundance of bathhouses. Pest offers cave explorations, as well as an eclectic array of Baroque, Gothic, Renaissance and Secessionist architecture. The city's spiritual centre, Matthias Church, has a distinctive and colourful roof. Pest you'll see the magnificent 19th-century Parliament building, built in Gothic style with Turkish influences. The Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music and the recently restored Great Synagogue, the largest in Central Europe, are excellent examples of Secessionist architecture. Along with its abundance of live music venues such as opera, jazz and rock, Budapest is home to the National Zoo, the National Circus and the National Museum, amusement parks, City Gardens and the beautiful Margaret Island.

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Travel to Budapest


A valid identity card or passport is required for entry. Please contact the Hungarian Embassy or Consulate in your country for details entry requirements.
To get the address of embassies in Budapest click here.

By Air

Hungary's international airport Ferihegy, is located about 15 miles South-East of Budapest. Budapest International Airport (Ferihegy) is easily accessible from most airports in Europe, the Near East and North America.

Ground transportation between Airport and Budapest city

By Rail

Budapest is an integral part of the European rail network which can be reached by international express trains from neighbouring and numerous European countries. To use a route planner click here.

By Car

Budapest is easy to reach by car. (e.g. two hours from Wienna by motorway.)

Public transport

Budapest has very good public transport: trams, trolley buses, buses and Metro lines. Participants will get there free weekly traffic ticket at the registration desk.

Weather conditions

Usually, June is a warm month, with 20-30 C temperature, but there can also be rain. You might carry a light rain cape or an umbrella.