Visitor information

EuroNanoForum 2011 takes place at the Budapest Congress and World Trade Center. The venue is situated close to the center of Budapest at Jagelló út 1-3, Budapest, H-1123.


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Hotels

Budapest is blessed with a number of excellent and reasonably priced hotels. The closest hotel is the Novotel Budapest Congress, located at the event venue. To book a room, please fill in the hotel booking form.

Other hotels in the neighborhood, within a 10 minute walk, include:

Many hotels are located on the shores of the Danube or in the city center on the Pest side of the river. You can travel to the conference venue by public transport or taxi (trips within the city center should be less than 10 Euros). The nearest Metro station to the conference venue is Déli pályaudvar, which is approximately 15 minutes walk from the conference venue.

A range of Hotels – from apartments to business, luxury or spa hotels – can be booked through the official Hungarian Tourism website or your favourite travel portal, for example:

Budapest attractions

Hungary offers an unforgettable, fascinating experience for tourists. Its rich history, culture, architecture, its relaxing spas, and beautiful natural sites attract millions of visitors each year. Characteristic Hungarian cuisine and wine add a unique flavour to your visit.

Budapest, one of the most beautiful historical capitals in Europe, is situated on the banks of the Danube. Budapest features a multitude of historic, cultural and natural attractions. Read our recommendations soon.
Extensive tourism information is available on:

How to get to Budapest

Budapest is easily accessible by air, train, bus or car.

Budapest by plane
The Liszt Ferenc Airport (formerly known as Ferihegy) is located 15 kms from the center of Budapest. Malév, the Hungarian airline offers direct flights to Budapest from over 60 locations. Budapest is also served by most major European Airlines (Schengen flights arriving at terminal 2A, non-Schengen arriving at terminal 2B) and is well served by a number of discount airlines (arriving at terminal 1).

Budapest by train
International trains arrive at three main railway stations in Budapest: Déli Pályaudvar (Southern Railway Station), Keleti Pályaudvar. (Eastern Railway Station) and Nyugati Pályaudvar. (Western Railway Station). The Budapest Congress Center is closest to the Déli Pályaudvar (Southern Railway Station). Each railway station offers direct access to Budapest’s efficient and fast metro system.

Budapest by car
All major motorways of Hungary (M1, M3, M5, M6, M7) lead to Budapest and are toll roads. Budapest is also served by M0, which leads circles the city and can get you efficiently from one motorway to the next. Tolls can be paid at service centers and a variety or resellers, who issue a confirmation of payment. As of 2008 no physical vignettes are issued, instead an e-vignette system is in use. License plates are registered at the time of toll payments, and cameras (on occasion physical controls) are used to check license plates at a variety of locations along the network.
Speed limits are 130 km/h on motorways, 110 km/h on main roads, 90 km/h on other roads and 50 kph in cities.
More information about the motorway network is available from the State Motorway Management Company Ltd.

Airport transfer

Taxi
The official taxi company servicing the airport is Főtaxi. They operate a taxi stand at the airport and offer fixed prices to different zones in Budapest ranging from 3.300 HUF (~13 EUR) to 5.700 HUF (~24 EUR) to Budapest, or 3.300 HUF (~13 EUR) to 5.700 HUF (~24 EUR) depending on the distance.

Airport shuttle / Minibus
The airport shuttle operates convenient, reasonably priced door-to-door shared rides on 8-10 person microbuses, from prices as low as 2.990 HUF (~ 11 EUR) one-way. A special discount is offered for pre-booked transfers for passengers holding a Malév e-ticket for 1.800 HUF (~ 7 EUR) one-way. The shuttle can be pre-booked or requested directly upon arrival at the airport at the Airport Shuttle stand. For further information and reservations visit the Airport Shuttle website.

Public transport

Budapest has a very efficient public transportation system, including a fast and efficient metro system, trams, buses, trolleybuses and suburban trains, as well as special transport modes for tourism in the Buda hills, such as the funicular, cogwheel rails and children’s trains. Several types of tickets or travel passes are available for visitors. A single ticket costs 320 HUF (~1.2 EUR), while a 3-day pass costs 3.850 HUF (~15 EUR). Tickets must be purchased in advance from ticket offices, ticket machines, news stands or tobacconists. Tickets must be validated on the vehicle before commencing your travel. For further information, visit the Budapest Transport Company (BKV) website.

To get to the Budapest Congress Centre via public transport, you can take the following lines – in each case, get off at station Hegyalja street:

  • Tramway line 61 (from Moszkva square, close to M2 metro station, or from Móricz Zsigmond square)
  • Bus line 8 (from Március 15. square),
  • Bus line 12 (from Boráros square)
  • Bus line 112 (from Ferenciek square, M3 metro station).

Visa information

Hungary is member of the European Union joined the Schengen Area in 2007. Further information on visa requirements for non-EU citizens is available from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Invitation letters for visa applications will be issued only to registered participants. Please send a your request to the conference secretariat through the contact page.

Language

The official language of the country is Hungarian. Foreign languages – in particular English and German – are widely spoken.

Currency, credit cards, banking

The official currency is the Hungarian Forint (HUF, or Ft). The exchange rate is around: 1 EUR = 270 HUF. Hungary is not a member of the Euro zone, nevertheless, payment in EUR is accepted in many hotels, shops, and gas stations. Most international credit cards (Eurocard/Mastercard, Visa, American Express) are also widely accepted. ATMs are available in many locations around the city.

Weather

Hungary is in the temperate climate zone. The weather at the end of May/beginning of June is is usually nice and warm, with the daily temperature highs ranging between 22°C to 25°C (71F to 77F). The average precipitation is between 61mm – 68 mm (2.4′ to 2.7″).
For local weather report and forecast, visit the Weather Channel.

Time zone

Budapest is in the Central European Time Zone. In the winter months clocks are set at GMT + 1 hour, and in the summer (March to the end of October) GMT + 2 hours.

Electric Current

Electricity is supplied at 220 Volts. Two-pin electric outlets (220 V, 50 Hz) are used.

Telephone

Budapest has excellent mobile coverage. Public telephones are available in many locations, they operate by phone cards or coins. Cards are available at post offices and news stands.
The country code for Hungary is +36. The area code for Budapest is 1.

Emergency numbers

The European Emergency Number (112) can be accessed free of charge from anywhere in Hungary.European Emergency Number: 112

Other direct emergency numbers:
Ambulance: 104
Fire Brigade: 105
Police: 107