TRANSPORT IN HUNGARY


Travel to Hungary by air
There are daily direct flights from most European cities.

Travel to Hungary by train

TRAVEL INFORMATIONS

After arrival at Liszt Ferenc International Airport you can choose from the following options to reach the city center of Budapest (if you wish to reach the conference venue by train, your destination should be Déli Railway Station/Déli Pályaudvar):

TAXI
We strongly recommend you to take official airport taxis. FŐTAXI transports passengers between the terminals and Budapest. Taxi drivers speaking at least one foreign language. All cars are equipped with a POS terminal, therefore credit cards are also accepted.

Reservations:

  • in person at the Főtaxi booths located at the exits at Terminals 2A and 2B
  • online reservation
  • phone: +36/1 222-2222
  • at the taxi rank in front of the stands, taxis are parking continuously waiting for passengers

Estimated taxi fare: A ride to the city center or Déli Pályaudvar should typically cost around 6 500 – 8 000 HUF (21-30 EUR). A ride to the conference venue (Hotel Füred Spa & Conference Széchenyi str. 20. Balatonfüred 8230 Hungary) estimated costs 45 000 HUF (149 EUR).

AIRPORT SHUTTLE
miniBUD is the official airport shuttle service provider for Budapest Airport. It provides comfortable, fast and favorable transfer solutions for passengers wishing to travel from the airport to the districts of Budapest, and from the city to the airport.

Reservations:

Estimated shuttle fare: A ride to the city center generally costs 4 400 HUF (16 EUR).

PUBLIC TRANSPORT
From 04:00 to 23:00, bus number 200E commutes between Terminal 2 and the Kőbánya-Kispest metro terminal (metro line M3). From the Kőbánya-Kispest metro terminal, take the M3 metro until Deák Ferenc tér and change to M2 metro line until Déli Pályaudvar/Déli Railway Station.

Tickets for public transportation priced 350 HUF are available at the airport from BKK at its customer service points, from the post office, the newsagents (Relay) and from ticket machines at the bus stop. It is also possible to purchase a ticket from the bus driver for 450 HUF. Newsagents only sell single tickets, 10-piece ticket booklets and short section tickets.

More information:
Budapest public transportation
Journey planner

TRAVELLING FROM BUDAPEST TO THE CONFERENCE VENUE,
HOTEL FÜRED SPA & CONFERENCE (SZÉCHENYI STR. 20. BALATONFÜRED 8230 HUNGARY)

TRAIN
After arrival at Liszt Ferenc International Airport you can reach the Déli Pályaudvar (Déli Railway Station) by taking the bus number 200E until Kőbánya-Kispest metro terminal (metro line M3). From the Kőbánya-Kispest metro terminal, take the M3 metro until Deák Ferenc tér and change to M2 metro line until Déli Pályaudvar/Déli Railway Station.

There are direct trains from Budapest to Balatonfüred in every 4 hours. The trips takes 2 hours and cost 2 700 HUF (8.73 EUR).

There are non-direct trains from Budapest to Balatonfüred in every 2 hours. First take a train to Székesfehérvár (it takes an hour). In Székesfehérvár take the second train to Balatonfüred (it takes one and a half hour). Tickets cost 2 500 HUF (8.1 EUR).

Tickets can be purchased at the railway station or online.

For more information and timetable please click here.

There is no public transport in Balatonfüred. You can take a taxi to reach the conference venue, Hotel Füred Spa & Conference. It takes about 5-8 minutes and costs about 2 000 HUF (6.5 EUR).

CAR
There are several options to rent a car, Hertz is one of them.

Reservations:

  • in person at Liszt Ferenc International Airport (opening: every day 08:00-22:00)
  • online reservation
  • phone: +36/1 296-7171

Estimated rental fare: 102 – 199 EUR (for 3 days, rates include highway fee and tax but do not include fuel and additional driver fee)

Balatonfüred is 159 kms away from Liszt Ferenc International Airport (1hr 45mins).
Directions:

  1. Start your journey on route 4.
  2. Take the exit to E71/M0 towards Győr/M1/Szeged.
  3. Take the exit to E71/M7 towards Balaton.
  4. Turn onto M7.
  5. Take exit 90. towards Balatonfüred.
  6. Turn slight right onto 710. Pass through 1 roundabout.
  7. Enter next roundabout and take the 2nd exit onto 72.
  8. Enter next roundabout and take the 2nd exit onto 71.

USEFUL INFORMATIONS
Like everywhere else throughout Continental Europe, people drive on the right side of the road in Hungary. Speed limits are posted in kilometers-per-hour, with 50kph being the maximum speed within towns and cities (except in marked zones), countryside speed limits vary, but there are no autobahn-style highways without a maximum speed.

Within Budapest, there are no roadway tolls, but drivers who use Hungary’s motorway network must pay for a pass (available at gas stations), with enforcement regulated by video cameras – if you pass by a “MATRICA VIGNETTE” sign and have no pass, exit the highway as soon as possible.

Please, before you travel, read the informations about toll-free sections, toll categories and type of
e-vignette here.

The official national Hungarian currency is the Hungarian Forint (HUF). All the major credit cards are accepted in Hungary in places displaying the emblem at the entrance. Though Hungary is a member of the European Union, only a few shops and restaurants accept Euros (EUR) for payment. Currency exchange booths are available in Budapest at the airport terminals, railway stations, travel agencies, banks and various places in the city. The exchange rates applied may vary. Click here to see the actual official exchange rates.