Hungary is part of the Schengen Area of 26 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 Hungarian Consular Service (konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu) On request, the Congress Secretariat will issue invitation letters for visa applications. Please apply in due time for a visa if necessary and note that visa application takes 30-60 days and personal procedure is necessary. If you need an invitation letter to obtain visa or funding, etc, please contact the conference bureau. These invitation letters will only be sent upon receipt of the shipping costs and registration fee.
Travel to Hungary
Budapest has direct flight connection with every capital of Europe and other major cities and hubs in Europe and world-wide as well. Most of the major Airlines are presented in Budapest. Any point in the world can be reached to and from Budapest. Liszt Ferenc airport has three terminals roughly 28 kilometers from the city. Since 2004 several low cost airlines have been running their flights between Budapest and the large European cities (Wizzair, Germanwings, EasyJet, Air Baltic, Jet2, etc). www.bud.hu
Budapest is connected to the European railway system. There are direct railway links between Budapest and 13 capital cities of Europe and 47 international scheduled trains arrive daily in Budapest. Many international trains have dining and sleeping cars or couchettes. Most international express trains arrive and depart from the Eastern (Keleti) Railway Station.
Volánbusz Rt., being a member of Eurolines, operates scheduled services to 22 European countries. www.volanbusz.hu
How to get to the conference venue?
To reach the Conference Venue there are several means of transport:
The conference will be held in the main building (Building K) of Buda Campus of Szent István University (www.sziu.hu). The campus is located in the center of Buda; the Inner City of Budapest (Pest) is just about 10 minutes' away. Although the campus occupies a large territory, the venue is very close to the tow main junctions of Buda, Kosztolányi Dezső tér and Móricz Zsigmond körtér.
These can be easily reached by metro (underground) line M4, trams 17, 41, 47, 49 and 56 and buses 7 and 133E.
See directions: Airport by public transport
For detailed information on public transportation fares and timetables please visit www.bkk.hu. For smartphones official BKK INFO and BKK FUTÁR apps are available at Google Play and iTunes.
From the airport to the conference venue use the miniBUD, fixed rates for passengers (One way transfer: 3900 HUF / cca 14 EUR, return transfer: 6900 HUD / cca 25 EUR from the airport to the Conference venue or to inner city hotels), Tel: +36 1 550 0000; www.minibud.hu
EastCentGard III Official Taxi Company: City Taxi +36 1 211 1111 (Rate: 7000-9000 HUF = cca 23-30 Euro).
The registration fees do not include provision for the insurance of participants against personal accidents, illness, cancellation, theft, property loss or damage. Participants are advised to take adequate personal travel insurance.