Eurocall 2008 Conference
3-6 September, 2008 | Székesfehérvár, Hungary
To Budapest by plane
The closest international airport is located in Budapest, 70 km from Székesfehérvár. You can choose Malev, the Hungarian Airlines or almost all European airlines for your flight to Budapest Ferihegy International Airport. Budapest has a good connection with major European cities also through discount airways. Discount flight passengers arrive at Terminal 1, Malev passengers at Terminal 2A, all other passengers at Terminal 2B. For access and flight information please check the » homepage of the airport.
You can » rent a car at the airport, take a taxi to the city centre, use the » shuttle bus service or public transportation. Check » http://www.bud.hu/english/transport for further details.
To Budapest by train
There are three railway stations in Budapest: Déli pu. (Southern Railway Station), Keleti pu. (Eastern Railway Station) and Nyugati pu. (Western Railway Station). Trains from other countries arrive at one of the above listed stations.
Déli pu. (Southern Railway Station) and Keleti pu. (Eastern Railway Station) are along the red underground line (M2). Nyugati pu. (Western Railway Station) can be reached by the blue underground (M3).
To Budapest by bus (coach)
Buses (coaches) from other countries arrive at Népliget Bus Station, which is along the blue underground line (M3). You can take the bus (coach) to Székesfehérvár from the same station.
However, if you want to take the train to Székesfehérvár, then you need to get to Déli pu. (Southern Railway Station). From Népliget, take the blue underground (M3) to Deák tér (Deák Square) where you need to transfer to the red underground (M2). The Southern Railway Station (Déli pu.) is the final stop of the red underground line (M2).
Local transportation in Budapest
Check the website for local transportation in Budapest at » www.bkv.hu/english/home/index.html
Budapest-Székesfehérvár by train
Fast trains to Székesfehérvár leave from Budapest Déli pu. (Southern Railway Station) almost hourly. Please note that supplement or seat reservation is applicable for some trains. For details check the » timetable of Hungarian Railway Service. The Southern Railway Station (Déli pu.) can be reached by the red underground (M2). It is the final stop.
You can reach Déli pu. (Southern Railway Station) either by using the » shuttle bus service available at the airport, taking a taxi or using public transportation.
Budapest-Székesfehérvár by bus (coach)
The Volán bus company runs scheduled buses almost every hour. Buses leave from Budapest-Népliget Bus Station (blue underground line (M3), connection at Népliget stop). Depending on your schedule, you can choose from several options. For details check the » timetable of the Volán Company (page in Hungarian!).
Budapest-Székesfehérvár by car
Székesfehérvár is located along M7 motorway (Exit 67). Speed limits are 130 kph on motorways, 110 kph on main roads, 90 kph on other roads and 50 kph in cities. Please make sure you only access toll motorways with valid vignettes! For vignette information check the » Hungarian Motorway Portal for information about the toll and where to buy the motorway fee stickers (see vignette information).
Local transportation in Székesfehérvár
Like many other towns in the country, Székesfehérvár is also a city without big distances. You can easily walk or use your bicycle between the hotels and the conference venue. If you prefer public transportation, a good local bus network is at your service. Tickets must be bought in advance from ticket offices, tobacconists', news agents' or automatic machines. You can buy bus tickets from the driver of the bus but they cost a bit more if you buy them on the bus. Tickets must be validated on the vehicle.
How to get to the conference venue from the bus station in Székesfehérvár
It is about a twelve-minute walk to get to the conference venue. If you prefer, public transportation, then you can take bus 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 36 or 37 from the bus (coach) station.
» See the map for details about transportation
How to get to the conference venue from the railway station in Székesfehérvár
You can take bus 13, 36 or 37 from the railway station.
» See the map for details about transportation
Entry for foreigners to Hungary
Since Hungary is member of the European Union and becomes a member of the Schengen Area from December 2007, non EU country citizens and visitors from some overseas countries can enter Hungary only with a valid entry visa. Entry visas can be obtained at any Hungarian embassy, consulate, and in some cases at border crossing points. Please refer to the » Portal of the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs where you can check the visa and immigration regulations, and can find Hungarian missions in your country where you can apply for visa. If you need an invitation letter for visa, please send a short note to the conference secretariat.
The official language of the country is Hungarian, but English and German are widely spoken. We provide you with a short » Survival Hungarian Course to help you to prepare for your stay in Hungary.
The official currency is Hungarian Forint (HUF - Ft). The exchange rate is cca: 1 EUR = 250 HUF. Though Hungary is not a member of the Euro Zone, you may use EUR cash for payment in hotels and some shops, supermarkets and petrol stations. Please see special signs indicating this possibility.
In Hungary banks are usually open between 8.00 - 16.00 on weekdays, although some close an hour earlier on Fridays. With the exception of some shopping mall bank branches, Hungarian banks are not open on Saturdays. ATM machines and currency exchange machines are available throughout the country. Credit cards - Diners Club, Euro/MasterCard and VISA - can be used to withdraw cash from banks and ATM machines and to pay bills in hotels, restaurants and shops.
The climate is continental. The weather in September is usually warm and often rainy. The average daytime temperature is 23° C. For local weather report check » this page
In September, clocks are on Greenich Mean Time (GMT) plus 1 hour.
Electricity is supplied at 220 Volts. Two-pin electric outlets (220 V, 50 Hz) are used.
Telephones operate by phone card or coins. Cards are available at post offices and tobacconists's.
Country code for Hungary is +36 | Area code for Székesfehérvár is 22. | Ambulance: 104
Fire Brigade: 105 | Police: 107