Travel

Congress venue

The venue of the congress is the Exhibition Building of the Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest. (Photos in the Gallery.)

Flights

There are daily direct flights from most European and from some North American cities to Budapest Liszt Ferenc Airport. The terminal (2A, 2B) is situated on the SE margin of Budapest, 20 km from the city centre, and is a destination for many low fare air carriers, too.

Transport options from Liszt Ferenc Airport:

  • Airport Minibus service
  • Public transport buses: 200E, circulates between the terminal and the Kőbánya-Kispest station of  metro line M3 (“blue line”)100E between the terminal and Deák Ferenc tér also on metro line M3. Both bus lines are air conditioned and operate at 8-15-minute intervals during daytime.
  • Trains from the terminal leave for Nyugati railway station frequently. 
  • Taxi service Főtaxi has exclusive rights for operation from (and to) the airport for fixed fares.

There is a direct coach transport from the Vienna International Airport to Népliget coach station, Budapest, which is close to the Conference location (only one stop with the metro line M3 ("blue line")). 

Train

Budapest has direct rail links to several European capitals. There are three major international railway stations in Budapest: Keleti Pályaudvar (Eastern Railway Station) on metro lines M2 and M4 (“red and green lines”); Nyugati pályaudvar (Western Railway Station) on metro line M3 (“blue line”); Déli Pályaudvar (Southern Railway Station) on metro line M2 (“red line”). For more information to plan your travel and stay in Budapest see http://www.budapestbylocals.com

Local travel

The Hungarian National History Museum is in walking distance both from Nagyvárad tér metro station and from Klinikák metro station (metro line M3). Tram line 24 also stops nearby. The Népliget coach and bus station is also very close (walking distance or one stop with metro line M3) where tram line 1 and many local buses stop (see http://www.bkk.hu/en/).

The Soil Zoological Collection - including Myriapoda Collection - is in another building (Department of Zoology, Baross street 13). Personal arrangements can be made to visit it. The collection can be reached in about 20 minutes by public transport from the congress location.

Free travel

Citizens of the European Union aged 65 and above can travel for free on public transport in the whole country. This also applies for all public transport (metro, bus, tram, trolley) within Budapest. Only a passport or other ID (which confirms date of birth) is needed, when a ticket controller asks for it. E.g. when one would like to use the metro then he/she must show the passport/ID to the controller who stands next to the stairs/escalators leading to the metro.

Tips

For a good summary of travel and stay in Budapest we advise you the following blog: Budapest Travel Tips.