ARRIVAL BY AIR
All participants arriving at Liszt Ferenc International Airport are advised to take the airport shuttle minibus to their hotels; this is the least expensive and most reliable service.
The Airport Shuttle Minibus (ASM), a shuttle service to hotels runs every 10 minutes for approx. 5-6 persons. Fare: approx. EURO 12.
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Metropolitan bus No. 200E (blue) also leaves from the terminal building for Kőbánya-Kispest station, where you may take metro line No. 3 (blue line) to the centre of the city. Stops „Deák Ferenc tér” and „Arany János utca” are really close to the conference venue (metro line 3 – the blue line). Tickets can be purchased at the vending machines.
Taxis are also available. The taxi company at the airport is: Főtaxi. Fare: approx. EURO 30-50. The taxis are equipped with credit card readers (please check it in advance with the driver).
ARRIVAL BY TRAIN
There are 3 major international railway stations in Budapest (Deli pu., Keleti pu. and Nyugati pu.), located in the city centre and within easy reach of the conference venue either by public transport or by taxi.
LOCAL TRANSPORTATION IN BUDAPEST
Public transport in the city is well organized. Trams, buses and metro trains operate without conductors. Tickets must be purchased in advance at tobacco shops, newsstands, metro stations or at vendor machines at some tram and bus stops. Weekly and Tourist (valid for 3 days) passes allowing free travel on all means of transportation within the city limits can be bought at each metro station.
A Budapest public transport route planner and live (GPS-based) timetable is available for smartphones and tablets (Android/Apple/Windows Phone).
The name of the app is ""BKK FUTÁR"
A Web version is also available here
We suggest that you use only taxis equipped with a taximeter, such as Fõtaxi, City Taxi, Taxi5, TaxiPlus or Buda Taxi. Beware of private cabs, especially those without a taximeter.
CURRENCY, EXCHANGE, CREDIT CARDS
The official currency in Hungary is Hungarian Forint (HUF). Exchange facilities are offered to participants at the airport, in hotels, at the exchange desk of the banks or at the registration desk of the Congress at around the daily rate indicated by the Hungarian National Bank.
American Express, Visa, and Eurocard, Master Card are accepted at the registration desk, in hotels, restaurants and city stores, but you should ask or look for the logo before ordering a service.
The Organizing Committee cannot take any responsibility for injuries or losses occurring to persons or personal belongings during the Conference. Participants are therefore advised to travel with a valid insurance package.
It is customary to give a tip of 10% over the amount of the bill at restaurants (unless service charge is already included) and in taxis.
In Hungary, electricity is supplied at 230 V, 50 Hz. The 2-pin connecting plug is different from that used in some other countries, e.g. the USA, the UK and Japan.
NOTICE FOR DRIVERS (ZERO ALCOHOL)
Drivers should be aware that there is a zero tolerance of blood alcohol level while driving in Hungary.
Parking close to the conference venue is problematic and available against payment. A ticket needs to be purchased at the vending machines or by using cell phones.
Smoking is not permitted inside the conference buildings or at the venues for the social functions. Smokers are required to smoke outdoors in the designated area.
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