Venue and Travel
Novotel Budapest Danube Hotel
H-1027 Budapest, Bem rakpart 33-34.
How to get to the Course Venue from the Liszt Ferenc Budapest Airport?
To reach the Novotel Budapest Danube Hotel there are several means of transport:
Direct shuttle bus service No. 100E is available from and to the Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport to Deák Square (city centre). Price: 900 HUF (3 EUR). Stops only at Kálvin tér (M3) and Astoria (M2): bkk.hu/en/airport-shuttle See other directions: airport_by_public_transport
From Deák Square 2 stops by metro line No. 2. to the Batthyány square and 400 m by walk to Course Venue (Novotel Budapest Venue Hotel)
The miniBUD service offers fixed rates for passengers from the airport to the Conference Venue or to inner city hotels:
One way transfer: 3900 HUF / cca. 14 EUR Return transfer: 6900 HUF / cca. 25 EUR Tel: +36 1 550 0000; www.minibud.hu
To reach the the Conference Venue and to avoid any inconvenience, please use the official ISGRE 2019 Taxi company:
Phone: +36 1 211 1111
Credit card payment is available in every car of City Taxi. Please note, that all licensed Budapest taxi companies have yellow cars and has same rates for all companies, placed clearly visible on the screens. Airport – Novotel Danube Hotel route fares should be around 7000-9000 HUF.
Budapest has direct flight connections to all major cities of Europe and to major hubs world-wide. Several low cost airlines operate their flights between Budapest and the large European cities (Wizzair, Germanwings, EasyJet, Air Baltic, Jet2, etc). Budapest Liszt Ferenc Airport has two terminals about 28 kilometers from the city.
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. www.mav-start.hu
Volánbusz Rt., being a member of Eurolines, operates scheduled services to 22 European countries. www.volanbusz.hu
Budapest’s public transportation systems are operated by the Centre for Budapest Transport (BKK). The service includes buses, trolleybuses, trams, underground trains (Metro) and above-ground suburban trains (HÉV). Buses, trams and trolleybuses run daily from 4:30 until 23:00. Three of the four recent Metro lines interconnect at Deák tér Station. Service frequencies range from 15 minutes late in the evening to every two minutes at peak times. Tickets or passes must be bought before boarding. They are available at BKK Customer Service Points, ticket offices at Metro stations, but the best option is to use the vending machines throughout the city. Please note that front-door boarding only policy is in place on some of the bus lines (including 200E from the airport to the city). Additionally, you can try the MOL Bubi public bike-sharingsystem, which consists of 76 docking stations and 1,100 bicycles. Budapest’s excellent night bus service has been upgraded to 40 lines. Security guards may check for tickets on board.
For detailed information on Budapest 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.
The climate of Budapest is continental. In March there is usually a nice weather with a maximum temperature of 10-15 °C, and during the night a minimum temperature ranging between 1-4 °C. Nevertheless some rainy days can be expected.
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.
The Forint (HUF), the official national currency, is convertible. The exchange rates applied in banks, official exchange offices and hotels may vary. All the major credit cards are accepted in Hungary in places displaying the emblem at the entrance. Exchange rate:
1 Euro = 324 HUF in September 2018.
In general, VISA, EC/MC and American Express credit cards are accepted in most restaurants, cafés, shops and petrol stations.
Store and Shopping
The opening hours of Budapest stores are generally 10.00-18.00 on weekdays and 10.00-13.00 on Saturday.
The big shopping centres are open from 10.00-20.00 from Monday to Saturday and from 10.00-18.00 on Sunday.
Budapest’s pharmacies (patika in Hungarian) are well stocked. Each of the 23 districts has an all-night pharmacy open every day. Detailed information can be found at budapestcity.org.
The voltage in Hungary is 230V, 50 Hz AC.
Always try to park your car at a guarded parking lot and do not leave any valuables in the car. Please note, that Budapest is divided into paying parking areas, with one parking meter in each street. The maximum parking time duration is 2-4 hours, tariffs may vary.
The most important Hungarian words:
- yes – igen
- no – nem
- hi – szia
- please – kérem
- thank you – köszönöm
- you’re welcome – szívesen
- good morning – jó reggelt!
- good evening – jó estét!
- good bye – viszlát!
- sorry – sajnálom
- no problem – nincs semmi baj
- how are you? – hogy vagy?
- where is..? – hol van..?
- I – én
- you – te
- I don’t understand – nem értem
- how much does it cost? – mennyibe kerül?
- Cheers! – egészségedre!