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Traveling to SSIP 2007

Since SSIP 2007 participants are expected from several countries, they will probably 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

From abroad to Hungary by plane

Many large and budget international airlines operate flights to Budapest Ferihegy airport (BUD). The City of Budapest can be easily accessed from both airport terminals by the Airport Minibus shuttle service, fast public transport (Bus 200), taxi, or car. Several car rental companies have their representatives at both terminals. Please check the web pages of the airport for further details.

From abroad to Hungary by train

Most international trains arrive at Budapest Keleti pu. (East Station) but trains to Szeged leave from Budapest Nyugati pu. (West Station). All trains to Szeged can be also boarded at Kőbánya-Kispest station. The short trip between the railway stations can be done by means of public transport or by taxi.

Public transport within Budapest

The followings are only the few most important connections between railway stations and the airport of Budapest. Please check the web site of the Budapest Public Transport Services for more details, prices, route maps, etc.

From Keleti Palyaudvar to Nyugati Palyaudvar:
Take trolley-bus #73 at Baross ter (Bethlen Gabor u.), 8 stops, get off at Terez korut (next to Nyugati pu.). Travel time approx. 15 minutes.
From Keleti Palyaudvar to Kobanya-Kispest:
Take tram #24 at Baross ter (Festetics Gy.u.), 6 stops, change to metro M3 at Nagyvarad ter, 5 stops, get off at Kobanya-Kispest. Travel time approx. 25 minutes.
From Ferihegy I. terminal to Kobanya-Kispest:
Take bus #200, 4 stops, get off at Kobanya-Kispest. Travel time approx. 20 minutes.
From Ferihegy II. terminal to Kobanya-Kispest:
Take bus #200, 6 stops, get off at Kobanya-Kispest. Travel time approx. 24 minutes.
From Kobanya-Kispest to Nyugati Palyaudvar:
Take metro M3, 12 stops, get off at Nyugati Palyaudvar. Travel time approx. 21 minutes.

From Budapest to Szeged by train

Trains from Budapest to Szeged leave from Budapest-Nyugati pu. (Nyugati Station) and also stop at Kobanya-Kispest station. These trains run every hour and the trip takes about 2 hours and 25 minutes and costs 2780 HUF one-way 2nd class. All these trains have seat reservation possibility for extra comfort for a little extra price (350 HUF). If you come from Budapest Airport, you can get on the train at Kobanya-Kispest station.

From Budapest to Szeged by car

Szeged is directly connected with Budapest by the M5 highway. It is the fastest and most convenient way to Szeged by car. The fee for the use of the highway system in Hungary has to be paid in advance by purchasing the appropriate vignette. For prices and details please refer to the web pages below. Since the last section of M5 reaching Szeged was just recently finished, older maps and route planning software may not show it, but once you are on M5 you can drive along and just take the Exit at 159km at the north border of Szeged (in direction M43, Szeged Eszak, Hodmezovasarhely, Nagylak, Arad).

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 200), daily tickets (HUF 600), weekly tickets (HUF 2.200) can be purchased at kiosks near major stops and change points. Single tickets can also be purchased at the driver for HUF 250.

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 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.

Special assistance

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.

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July 4, 2007 6:43 PM

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