Travel information

Travel by Plane

Budapest has direct flight connections with every capital of Europe and other major cities and hubs in Europe and world-wide. Most major airlines are also presented in Budapest. Any point in the world can be reached to and from Budapest. Liszt Ferenc International Airport (former Ferihegy Airport) has two terminals roughly 28 kilometers from the city. Since 2004 several low cost airlines have been running their flights between Budapest and the large European cities (Ryanair, Wizzair, Germanwings, EasyJet, Air Baltic, Air Lingus, Norwegian, Air Berlin, Jet2, Transavia, TUI Fly, etc).

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Travel by Train

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.

Travel by Coach

Volánbusz Rt., being a member of Eurolines, operates scheduled services to 22 European countries.

How to get to the congress venue and to the hotels?

To reach the Castle District there are several means of transport

  • Metro2 station: “Széll Kálmán tér” station + Bus No: 16, 4 stops
  • Metro 1,2,3 station: „Deák tér” + Bus No: 16, 6 stops

From the airport to the Castle District

Use the Airport Minibus System, fixed rates for passengers

  • Tel: +36 1 296 8555;
  • Price: 3200 HUF = 11 Euro (one way in February 2015)

or use the ISSHP2015 Official Taxi Company

  • City Taxi +36 1 211 1111

Public Transportation

Public transport in Budapest is provided by Budapest Transport Ltd. (known to all Hungarians simply as BKV). Budapest has an efficient public transport network. In general the buses, trams and trolleybuses operate between 4:30 AM and 11 PM. All-night bus service operates on the major thoroughfares in the city (night bus timetables are posted at stops and in most metro stations). The three metro lines (1, 2 & 3) intersect at Deák Square in the centre of the town. Metros run at 2-15 minutes intervals from about 4.30 AM to 11.15 PM. There are also five suburban railway lines (HÉV) serving the outskirts of the city. For maps, timetables, ticket and pass information etc. see the home page of the BKV Ltd. (Budapest Transport Ltd.) or visit the website of the Budapest Közlekedési Központ (Budapest Public Transportation Center)