15-17 September 2005, Budapest, Hungary
Arrival in Budapest - transfer from the airport & railway
Most participants will arrive at the Budapest Ferihegy Airport. The simplest means of transportation from the airport to any place in Budapest is via minibuses. This door-to-door Airport Minibus Service (tel: +36-1-296 8555) is reasonably priced (approx. EUR 9-10) and is much more reliable than taxis. The Airport Minibus desk in the Arrival hall sells tickets and takes reservations.
If you arrive by railway, then you arrive in the downtown of Budapest and follow the instructions for public transportation below.
Getting to the Conference venue by public transportation
From the airport you may take Bus #96 to Kőbánya-Kispest (terminal of Bus #96). From Kőbánya-Kispest the METRO Line 3 (blue) takes you to the downtown of Budapest. Take off at Deák tér (Deák square).
The conference venue Hotel Normafa can be reached as follows from downtown:
First go to Moszkva tér (Moszkva square)
From Moszkva tér: take bus #21 (written in black!, do not take the one written in red) and get off at the terminal (Normafa). The Hotel Normafa is a 2 minute walk down the road.
Tickets are available at METRO stations, news-stands or major bus/tram termini and must be validated inside the vehicles or at the entrance to the METRO. Please, keep your ticket with you by the end of the route/exit (Metro).
The Hotel Agro Panorama (H-1121 Budapest, Normafa str. 54.), situated near the Hotel Normafa - the conference venue, can be reached as follows:
From Moszkva tér: take bus #21 (written in black!), get off at the Hotel Olympia (the last but one stop). Go straight up the road and turn right at the first junction. The Hotel Agro Panorama is a 3 minute walk down the road.
If you arrive by car and take the motorway, then you need a vignette (for cars: 4 day vignette is 1460 HUF, 10 day vignette is 2300 HUF). Visit the map section of the web page of Hotel Normafa and check the routes on the Map of Budapest. To get to the hotels follow the line of bus #21 (written in black!). There are parking places available at both hotels. Check the route to Budapest on the map of Hungary.
The official language of the Conference is English. No simultaneous translation will be available.
Visitors from European countries (except Albania, Belarus, Bosnia, Moldova, Russia and Turkey) are not required visas. Participants from a few overseas countries will need a visa (please check beforehand).
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 the 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. (1 EUR is approx. 250 HUF)
Hungary is in the temperate zone, weather in September is usually nice with evenings being cooler. Daily temperature ranges from 15oC to 23oC and the relative humidity is below 50%.
The electricity supply in Hungary is 240 V AC (50 Hz).
Plugs are like this: