Traveling to SSIP 2005
Since SSIP 2005 participants are expected from several countries, they
are probably to arrive by different means of transportation to Hungary,
and to Szeged. Here are some guidance to as how to approach your final
destination, that is, Szeged, the University buildings and the dormitory.
Should you need any further assistance, please contact the organizers
via email at email@example.com.
Arriving in Budapest by plain
Fly to Ferihegy International Airport in Budapest (BUD). You can rent
a car at the airport and drive directly to Szeged. (See driving
instructions below.) Or get into the city by some means of local transport bus
from there. (See below.)
Getting into Budapest
The local bus service "Reptér-busz" runs between Ferihegy 2 and the
Underground terminus Kõbánya-Kispest. From the terminus, take the
M3 metro line to Nyugati Station. For these buses and the metro you need
BKV pre-purchased ticket (HUF 160/single ticket).
Air Traffic and Airport Administration (LRI) operates city minibus service
from and to Ferihegy Airport for HUF 3000/person/trip. Buy your ticket
in the transit hall or at the LRI Airport Passanger Service desk located
in the main passanger hall.
You may also take a taxi at the airport, however, it is quite expensive
compared to the other opportunities.
From Budapest to Szeged
Szeged is served by trains from the Nyugati Station. The station can
be reached by metro (M3). You are advised to take Intercity trains when
available, as these are more convenient and faster. There are also bus
routes to Szeged served from Népstadion station. The bus terminal is also
on metro route (M2).
Szeged can be reached by frequent trains from the Nyugati Station in
Budapest. Please check the timetable.
One way tickets cost HUF 1.926 (2nd class) and HUF
480 extra for InterCity trains.
Szeged can also be reached by bus routes from the Népstadion Station
in Budapest. Tickets cost about HUF 2500, one way. For the timetable, please inquire
at the bus stations.
Follow freeway M5 (E75) from Budapest to Kiskunfélegyháza (toll road),
and continue on highway 5 (E75) to Szeged.
Local transportation in Szeged
In geneal, you probably do not need to use any local transportation while
attending the Summer School, since everything you may want to reach in
the town (dormitory, lecture hall, computer labs, downtown) is in a walking
distance. However, if you need to get somewhere and do not feel like walking
there, there are three tram lines (1, 3, 4), trolley lines (5, 7, 8, 9),
and several bus lines with frequent stops and change locations to get
you basically anywhere in town. To ride on any of these vehicles you need
a valid pass. Single tickets (HUF 130), daily tickets (HUF 460), weekly
tickets (HUF 1.680) can be purchased at kiosks near major stops and change
points. Single tickets can also be purchased at the driver for HUF 180.
From the dormitory to the lecture hall
The dormitory is just a walk distance from the University buildings where
the daily activities will take place. For your convenience, at least on
the first morning, local personnel will walk you from the dormitory to
the lecture hall.
Please find maps of the city here or a map with the most inportant landmarks highlighted.
The local currency in Hungary is Hungarian Forint (HUF). For current
exchange rates please visit The Universal
Currency Converter Services.
There are several ATM machines in downtown Szeged where you can withdraw
cash from your VISA/MasterCard, and many bank branches where you can cash
travellers checks. You may also use your VISA/MasterCard for purchase
at several shops and supermarkets.
If you need special assistance, please notify
the organizers as soon as you know your itinerary. We will try to
assist participants arriving at the Szeged railway station.