Hotel Mercure Budapest Buda****
1013 Budapest, Krisztina krt. 41-43.
Room reservation phone: 00-36-1-488-8171
Room reservation fax: 00-36-1-488-8178
Location: Hotel Mercure Budapest Buda is located in the heart of Budapest, in the neighbourhood of the historical Castle District, in a very pleasant surrounding next to a beautiful park. The downtown of the city can be reached within a few minutes by 4 underground stops (Deák tér station), direct access to public transport (Deli pu. station).
Other recommended hotels close to the venue of the meeting:
Novotel Budapest Danube****
H-1027 Budapest, Bem rakpart 33-34
Hotel Regnum Residence Budapest****
H-1025, Budapest, Ganz u.8.
Telephone: +36 1 265-5090
Hotel Gellért Budapest is located about 20 km from Liszt Ferenc (earlier name: Ferihegy) Airport. Metro line M4 stops right next to the hotel, at Szent Gellért Tér, and the centre of the city and the business areas can also be reached in a 10-minute walk.
By train: from the East and the West railway stations it can be reached quickly by underground M2 and M4 lines.
By car: 10 minute drive from M1 and M7 highways.
By minibus: service directly from the Airport to Hotels can be ordered at the Airport Shuttle- Minibus Desk.
Taxi rate valid for each taxi company is 280 HUF/km inside Budapest and 560 HUF/km outside Budapest (+450 HUF basic fee charge and +70 HUF/minute waiting charge). The traditional taxi company – called FŐTAXI provides service from the airport, it costs about 9900 HUF per taxi from the Airport to the Hotel Gellért Budapest. Contacts: t.: +36 1 222-2222
Tickets for public transport have generally to be bought in advance. Single tickets can usually be purchased at newspaper kiosks, tobacco shops, ticket vending machines (BKK automata) and all kinds of tickets are available at underground METRO stations (marked with M) or BKK (Centre for Budapest Transport) customer service points. The pre-purchased single tickets have to be validated in the buses, trams and underground (metro) stations. Information about ticket fares can be found at:
The currency unit in Hungary is 1 Forint (EUR 1 = Forints 310-320). The major credit cards are accepted by most shops in Hungary.
INFORMATION ABOUT BUDAPEST
CLIMATE AND WEATHER IN HUNGARY
Electricity voltage is 230 Volts with plug configuration similar to some European countries (see below).
Central European Summer Time (CEST) +0100 UTC.
Communication services in Hungary include fixed line telephony, (mobile broadband) Internet and GSM mobile telephone services. Hungary IDD Country code +36 Nationwide mobile networks are provided by Telenor, T-Mobile and Vodafone.
PASSPORT AND VISA
Entry with personal ID card
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Entry with passport, but no visa required
Citizens of European countries (with the exception of Albania, Russia, Serbia, Montenegro, Turkey and Ukraine) do not require a visa to enter Hungary.