Visa Information – Budapest
Hungary is a Member of the Schengen Area, a group of 26 European countries that allow free movement of people between each of them. As such, citizens from any of these countries do not need a visa to visit Hungary. European Union, European Economic Area (Norway, Iceland, and Lichtenstein in addition to the EU states), and Switzerland citizens are qualified for a visa-free entry to Hungary. Given that they do not take up employment and their stay is limited to a maximum of 90 days per 180 days.
Please be aware that the conference organizers are not able to haste visas’ appointments or other procedures for participants. We won’t be able to contact directly consulates or embassies and we do not intervene in anyway with the Visa process as the participant is the singular responsible to apply and follow up on the Visa application. We advise all participants to check whether or not a visa is needed. If you are likely to need a visa, we recommend that you make your application as soon as possible.
All international nationals must possess valid identification and travel documents before entering Hungary. For detailed information check the following pages:
Visa invitation letter
To help you, once your registration is validated, we can issue a letter which confirms that you have registered (as an author of accepted paper, listener, etc) and paid to take part in the conference. All letters will be issued in digital format only. The conference organisers will not be held responsible for any visa-related issues or delays.
How to get to the conference site:
From the airport to the hotel
– By metro:
Take bus 200E from the airport to the Kőbánya-Kispest Metro Station (this is the final stop for bus 200E). From Kőbánya-Kispest metro station, take Metro Line 3 (Blue Line) towards Újpest Központ. Ride the metro until you reach the station “Dózsa György út.”, which is relatively close to Danubius Hotel Helia. From the metro station it’s a short walk to Danubius Hotel Helia (650m).
Alternatively, you could take bus 100E from the airport to Deák Ferenc tér. This is a direct bus line connecting the airport to the city center. At Deák Ferenc tér., transfer to Metro Line 3 (Blue Line) and the rest of the trajectory is the same as the one described above.
– By bus:
Take bus 100E towards Deák Ferenc tér M (terminal) and exit in Kálvin Tér M bus stop. At Kálvin Tér M, transfer to bus line 15 towards Gyöngyösi utca M and exit at Dráva utca bus stop. From the bus stop it’s a short walk to Danubius Hotel Helia (230m).
Bus stop Dráva utca – lines 15/115
It’s recommended to check the latest schedules and routes on the official website of the Budapest Public Transportation Company (BKK) – https://bkk.hu/en/
– By train:
Take bus 200E towards Kőbánya-Kispest M until you reach Ferihegy Vasútállomás. At Ferihegy Vasútállomás change station and take the train line RE towards BUDAPEST-NYUGATI in Ferihegy until you reach Budapest-Nyugati stop. Walk 130m to change to the Nyugati Railway Station (Nyugati Pályaudvar) and take the M3 metro line towards Újpest-központ until Dózsa György Út. From Dózsa György Út it’s a short walk to Danubius Hotel Helia (780m).
– Shuttle service: https://www.minibud.hu/
From downtown to the hotel
– By metro:
Assume you are starting from Deák Ferenc tér, a central point in Budapest. Go to the Deák Ferenc tér Station and take the M3 metro line towards Újpest-központ until Dózsa György Ú. From Dózsa György Út it’s a short walk to Danubius Hotel Helia (780m).
– By bus:
Assume you are starting from Deák Ferenc tér, a central point in Budapest. Walk to the bus stop Erzsébet Tér and take the bus 15 towards Gyöngyösi utca M until you reach the bus stop Dráva Utca. From Dráva Utca walk 340m to Danubius Hotel Helia.
– By car:
Leaving from Deák Ferenc tér, take Erzsébet tér to József Attila u. Continue on József Attila u.. Take Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út and Váci út following straight to Victor Hugo u. Follow Victor Hugo u. and Kárpát u. for 1.3 km to Danubius Hotel Helia.
From airport to Budapest
Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD) is located about 16 kilometers southeast of the city center. There are several transportation options to get from the airport to the city:
Taxi: The most traditional taxi company, Fotaxi, transports passengers between Terminal 2 and the capital. Passengers arriving at the airport can make their reservations at the booths set up at the entrance to Terminals 2A and 2B. Taxis are readily available at the airport. A trip to the city center costs approximately HUF 10,800 (EUR 28) and takes approximately 30-40 minutes, depending on traffic.
Airport shuttle services: There are shuttle services available at the airport that provide shared or private transfers to various locations in Budapest. MiniBUD is the official airport shuttle service provider of the airport. You can book these in advance or find them at the airport.
Public transportation- Bus and Metro: Bus 100E is a direct line connecting the airport to the Deák Ferenc Square in the city center, Budapest’s major transport hub. The buses operate every 6-10 minutes during the day, every 10-15 minutes in the morning and evening, and every 20-40 minutes on average at night.
Alternatively, there is 200E bus from Budapest Airport to the Kobánya-Kispest Metro Station, where you can transfer to Metro Line 3 to the Deák Ferenc Square in the city center.