Social Dinner on Vén Hajó boat restaurant (Wednesday, 18.10.2023. 19:00)
Panoramic boat restaurant on the Danube, with views of the historic Buda Castle and the Chainbridge.
Vén Hajó Restaurant (Kossuth Museum Boat)
1052 Budapest, Vigadó 2nd pier
Getting there: Individually (public transport/walking/taxi) download map.
Visit to LvB CANS in Martonvásár (Thursday, 19. 10.2023. 14:15-18:20)
On Thursday, 19 October, UCANS 10 participants will travel to Martonvásár as a group, with train tickets purchased by the organizers. If you have any questions or special request regarding the trip, please contact us at email@example.com.
Martonvásár is a town located approximately 30 kilometers south-west from Budapest. Trains from Budapest Déli train station (located 1 minute away from the conference venue) go to Martonvásár, the duration of the trip is 17 minutes. From Martonvásár train station, it takes 10-15 minutes to walk to the LvB CANS.
|Meeting point: Hotel Lobby at 14:15
Train from Déli Station at 14:40 (TRAIN 4616) to Martonvásár arriving at 15:08
|15 minutes walk to destination (arrival 15:25)
LvB CANS Presentations and discussion (15:30-16:45)
15 minutes walk back to the train station (17:15-17:30)
|Train from Martonvásár Station at 17:48 (TRAIN 4643) to Déli Station arriving at 18:19|
Optional Visit to BNC (Budapest Neutron Centre) and Mirrotron’s Neutron Optics HQ & labs (Friday, 20. October 2023. 7:50 – 12:20)
|Meeting point: Hotel Lobby at 7:50 – BUS
to KFKI Campus arriving at 8:20 (Konkoly-Thege Miklos út 29-33.)
|Security check-in (8:20-8:40)
!!! PLEASE BRING YOUR PASSPORT/ID. CARD WITH YOU !!!
|KFKI Campus at 12:00 – BUS to Hotel Lobby arriving at 12:20|
Travel to/from Budapest Airport
Taxi: Főtaxi booths are located at the exits of Terminals 2A and 2B. At the taxi ranks in front of the stands, taxis are continuously waiting for passengers. A ride to the city center should typically cost around 12 000 HUF (32 EUR), depending on traffic conditions.
Public transport: Bus 100 E provides easy access to the city centre from Budapest Airport. Bus stops are located on the arrivals level, between the two terminals. The buses run around the clock, every 7-9 minutes on busy Mondays, Fridays and Sundays, every 10 minutes on other days with less traffic, and every 30-40 minutes between 1.00 and 3:00 A.M. in the early morning. (For timetables, please visit the BKK website (Centre for Budapest Transport) at https://bkk.hu/en/timetables-trip-planner/.
Bus 100 E passenger drop-off points on the way to the city centre:
- Kálvin tér station
- Astoria station
- Deák Ferenc tér station
Tickets (1500 HUF) can be purchased from the driver or digitally. Attention: single or weekly tickets are not valid for this trip!
It is a good idea to download the BudapestGO app to your smart phone prior to your travel (link provided below in the BKK tickets and passes section).
Getting around in Budapest
Trip planning: Budapest has an efficient public transport system with 4 metro lines and several tram and bus lines. For maps and timetables, please visit the BKK website (Centre for Budapest Transport) at https://bkk.hu/en/timetables-trip-planner/.
BKK tickets and passes: the Budapest public transport company BKK sells paper tickets available at ticket automats and ticket booths located in metro stations. More comfortable digital tickets are also available by downloading the BudapestGO app to your smart phone.
Digital tickets must be validated by scanning the QR code stickers which you will find on the side of the paper-ticket validators at the entrance of the metro stations, and on the outside of the doors of trams and buses.
- BKK single tickets are valid for one ride only without interruption or transfer (available both on paper and digitally).
- Time-based tickets are valid for 30 or 90 minutes, allowing any number of interruptions and transfers (available only digitally).
- Daily travelcards and passes (24 hours, 72 hours, weekly) are valid for an unlimited number of trips during the validity period, no validation is required (available both on paper and digitally).
For further detailed ticket information, please visit https://bkk.hu/en/tickets-and-passes/.
Sightseeing in Budapest
For tips on what to see in the city, please visit the official tourist information page of Budapest:
Entering Hungary – VISA
Citizens of a number of countries (e.g. Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Ukraine, USA, etc.) as well as the member states of the Schengen Agreement, can travel visa-free to Hungary. See the full list at the official website of the Hungarian Consular Services: https://konzinfo.mfa.gov.hu/en/short-term-stay.
Citizens of countries not included in the list (e.g. China, Russia, India, etc.) must apply for a short-term (Schengen C-type) visa at their country’s Hungarian Consulate 6 months to 15 days before the start of the intended visit. For further details, please visit the official website of the Hungarian Consular Services: https://konzinfo.mfa.gov.hu/en/short-term-stay.
In case you require an official invitation letter for your visa application, please send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating your UCANS 10 registration number, your full name, and passport number.
The Hungarian currency is HUF (Hungarian Forints).
You can reach the official daily exchange rates on the website of the Hungarian National Bank: