Transport

Public Transportation in Budapest

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The most important modes of transport in Budapest are:

Taxi

According to a new taxi regulation passed by the Municipality of Budapest on September 1st 2013, all licensed taxi drivers must adhere to a new fare structure and charge the same price.

Base fare: HUF 450
Price per minute: HUF 70
Price per kilometer: HUF 280

The following are the phone numbers of reliable taxi firms charging fair rates, not ‘tourist tariffs’ (operators are English-speaking).
Citytaxi: (+36-1) 211-1111
Főtaxi: (+36-1) 222-2222 – the officially appointed taxi company to service the airport
Budataxi: (+36-1) 233-3333
Tele5 taxi: (+36-1) 355-5555
Rádiótaxi: (+36-1) 377-7777

Licensed taxicabs in Budapest are yellow. Avoid getting in taxis with no name or logo, or ones queuing at hotels and railway stations. Always insist on the meter being turned on and paying in Hungarian Forints. When ordering a taxi at a hotel, always ask the concierge to use one of the recommended services.

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Subway (Metro)

M1 or Millennium Underground (yellow line) – runs under Andrássy Avenue in Pest, between Vörösmarty tér and Mexikói út
M2 (red line) – runs east west, between Déli pályaudvar (Buda) and Örs vezér tere (Pest)
M3 (blue line) – runs north south in Pest, between Újpest-Központ (Pest)  and Kőbánya-Kispest (Pest)
M4 (green line) – runs between Kelenföld vasútállomás (Buda) and Keleti pályaudvar (Pest)

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Yellow Streetcars (Tramway)

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Budapest has a vast system of streetcars. Here are some useful routes:
No. 2 – runs along the Pest riverfront connecting Margit hid and Petőfi hid
No. 4 – runs on the Grand Boulevard connecting Széll Kálmán tér (formerly Moszkva tér) and Újbuda- Központ.
No. 6 – runs also on the Grand Boulevard connecting Széll Kálmán tér and Móricz Zsigmond körtér in Buda. This tramway runs all night long.

If you ride streetcars 4 or 6 from the first to the last stop in either direction, you will have taken the world’s longest streetcar ride!

For more information, maps, prices and trip planner go to the website http://www.bkk.hu/en/. You can also plan your trip via Google Maps.

Tickets

Tickets are valid for the metro, buses, streetcars, trolley buses, the Cogwheel Railway and the suburban HÉV lines (only within the city limits), and are available at any subway station. To avoid lines, buy tickets from street stands and newsstands. It is also possible to buy tickets from a ticket vending machine. The basic ticket is good for one trip; if you transfer, you will need to validate a new ticket or use a transfer ticket. Trandfering the metro lines one thicket is enough and valid for 1 hour.  Be sure to validate your ticket using the orange or red ticket-punching machines as controllers may ask to see your ticket, and will fine you for having an invalid one. Some ticket-punching machines on buses and streetcars are manual. Be sure to insert your ticket into the top slot and pull the punching mechanism toward you.

For more information, maps, prices and trip planner go to the website http://www.bkk.hu/en/. You can also plan your trip via Google Maps.


Budapest Airport – Liszt Ferenc International Airport

Budapest Airport has two main terminals: T1 and T2. Terminal 1 has closed as of May 30th, 2012. Terminal 2 is further divided into 2A and 2B. Terminals 2A and 2B are connected by SkyCourt, a brand new passenger hall.

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Transfer options

  1. Airport shuttle minibus

Airport Minibus offers a shared ride to any address in the city for a flat fee. Discounted roundtrip tickets are also available. Advance booking is available online or over the phone; however it’s not necessary, as they have a booth inside each terminal on the arrivals level. After purchasing a ticket, your name will be called when the driver arrives. Booking a transfer to the airport generally requires a 24-hour advance notice. A one-way trip to the city center is around HUF 3,900 per person and a return trip is HUF 6,900. Website: www.minibud.hu

  1. Taxi
    On September 1st 2013, a new law was introduced in Hungary regulating the price and service of all taxis in Budapest. A ride to the city center should typically cost around HUF 6,500 / EUR 22 depending on traffic conditions. The officially appointed taxi company serving the airport is Főtaxi
  1. Public Transport

Both terminals are accessible via public transport. Buses run between Kőbánya-Kispest metro station and the airport. The ride from the metro station to Terminal 2 takes about 30 minutes. The bus to take is 200E. By Metro3 (M3) you can reach Deák Ferenc tér in the city center in 20 minutes. Pay attention to the timetables if you arrive late in the evening, because the last metro runs at 23:15 from Kőbánya-Kispest, and if you miss it you must use buses of the night service (it’s not that safe or comfortable) or rather a taxi.

  1. Rail (not recommended)

Terminal 1 is connected with the city center via rail. Hungarian State Railway (MÁV) operates trains between Terminal 1 and Western Railway Station (Budapest – Nyugati pu.). The trip takes about 30 minutes. As of May 30th 2012, after the closure of Terminal 1, passengers can transfer to Terminal 2 from the train station adjacent to Terminal 1 via bus Nr. 200E.


Budapest’s Main Railway Stations

 Budapest – Keleti or Eastern Railway Station

is the largest railway station in Budapest (Pest side). Located on Baross tér in District 8, Keleti is accessible by subway (M2) and buses No. 5 and 7. Key destinations from Keleti include: Budapest-Győr-Vienna, Budapest-Hatvan-Miskolc, Budapest-Békéscsaba-Arad and Budapest-Kelebia-Beograd.

Budapest – Nyugati or Western Railway Station

is one of the oldest railway station in Budapest (Pest side). Located on the Grand Boulevard at Teréz körút 55-57 in District 6, Nyugati is accessible by subway (M3) and by streetcars No. 4 and 6. Key destinations from Nyugati include: Budapest-Esztergom, Budapest-Danube Bend, Budapest-Vác and Budapest-Szeged.

Budapest – Déli or Southern Railway Station

is the main railway station in Buda. Located in the vicinity of Castle Hill at Krisztina körút 37 in District 1, Déli is accessible by subway (M2) and by streetcars No. 17, 56, 59 and 61. Key destinations from Déli include: Budapest-Pécs, Budapest-Győr and Budapest-Lake Balaton.

Budapest – Kelenföld or Kelenföld vasútállomás

The station is served by RailJet (Salzburg, Zürich, München), EuroCity (Wien, Ljubljana), InterCity (Graz, Zagreb). Kelenföld is a busy station, with almost all passenger and freight services operated by Hungarian Railways towards Transdanubia passing through. The station is the terminus of M4.

 

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Budapest’s Main International Bus Stations

 Népliget

All international buses e.g. OrangeWays, Eurolines, LuxExpress, Volán

 Etele tér (Kelenföld vasútállomás)

e.g. PolskiBus


 Getting to the University

Budapest University of Technology and Economics (in Hungarian: Budapesti Műszaki és Gazdaságtudományi Egyetem, also known as Műegyetem) (1111 Budapest, Műegyetem rkp. 3) is located on the bank of the Danube on Buda side, XIth district.

The main campus of the university is located between two tramway stations as Szent Gellért tér and Petőfi híd budai hídfőalmost in the middle. Both stops can be reached from Buda and Pest side as well. The main bulding, where the conference will be held is the main building (K).

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Getting from Liszt Ferenc International Airport (cca. 60 min)

Budapest Airport: 200E till Kőbánya-Kispest M

Kőbánya- Kispest: M3 (dir. Újpest -Városközpont) till Kálvin tér

Kálvin tér: Tramway 47 (dir. Városház tér ) or 49 (dir. Kelenföld vasútállomás) till Szent Gellért tér

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Budapest Airport: 200E till Kőbánya-Kispest M

Kőbánya- Kispest: M3 (dir. Újpest Városközpont) till Corvin-negyed

Corvin-negyed: Tramway 4 (dir. Újbuda Központ ) or tramway 6 (dir. Móricz Zsigmond körtér M ) till Petőfi híd budai hídfő

Getting from Railway Stations

 

Budapest- Keleti: M4 (dir. Kelenföld vasútállomás) till Szent Gellért tér (cca. 10 min)

Budapest- Kelenföld: M4 (dir. Keleti pályaudvar) till Szent Gellért tér (cca. 10 min)

Budapest- Nyugati: Tramway 4 (dir. Újbuda Központ ) or 6 (dir. Móricz Zsigmond körtér M ) till Petőfi híd budai hídfő (cca. 20 min)

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Budapest- Nyugati: M3 till Kálvin tér

Kálvin tér: M4 (dir. Kelenföld vasútállomás) till Szent Gellért tér or tramway 47 (dir. Városház tér ) or tramway 49 (dir. Kelenföld vasútállomás M ) till Szent Gellért tér (cca. 20 min)

Getting from the City Center (Deák Ferenc tér / Pest side)

Deák Ferenc tér: M3 (dir. Kőbánya-Kispest) till Kálvin tér

Kálvin tér: M4 (dir. Kelenföld vasútállomás) till Szent Gellért tér or tramway 47 (dir. Városház tér ) or tramway 49 (dir. Kelenföld vasútállomás) till Szent Gellért tér (cca. 15 min)

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Deák Ferenc tér: Tramway 47 (dir. Városház tér) or tramway 49 (dir. Kelenföld vasútállomás) till Szent Gellért tér (cca. 15 min)

Getting from main bus stations

Népliget: M3 (dir. Újpest-Központ) till Corvin-negyed

Corvin-negyed: Tramway 4 (dir. Újbuda Központ ) or tramway 6 (dir. Móricz Zsigmond körtér M ) till Petőfi híd budai hídfő (cca. 20 min)

Stadionok: M2 (dir. Déli pályaudvar) till. Kálvin tér

Kálvin tér: M4 (dir. Kelenföld vasútállomás) till Szent Gellért tér or tramway 47 (dir. Városház tér ) or tramway 49 (dir. Kelenföld vasútállomás) till Szent Gellért tér (cca. 20 min)

Etele tér (Kelenföld vasútállomás): M4 (dir. Keleti pályaudvar) till Szent Gellért tér (cca. 10 min)

Reaching from Petőfi híd budai hídfő (cca. 700 m)

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 Reaching from Szent Gellért tér (cca. 200 m)

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Here You have the official map of the university

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