Traveling to SSIP 2011
Since SSIP 2011 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 as to 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arriving in Budapest by plane
Fly to Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD) (formerly "Ferihegy" Airport).
From the airport, you can get to a railway or bus station by means of local transportation (for example with the Bus 200E),
and take a train or bus to Szeged.
Or, you can rent a car and drive directly to Szeged.
The easiest to get to Szeged is by train from the "Ferihegy" train stop at Terminal 1 (see below).
From Budapest to Szeged
Szeged is served by trains from the Nyugati Railway Station in Budapest. The station
can be reached by metro M3 from within Budapest. (route planner)
Trains to Szeged run every hour (timetable) and also stop at Ferihegy Terminal 1.
If you arrive at Terminal 2, the Bus 200E will take you to Terminal 1, for a fare.
At the "Ferihegy" train stop, you can board the train to Szeged at the last exit from the foot bridge.
Train tickets can be purchased in the building of Terminal 1.
Each train has regular as well as InterCity cars. The IC cars require seat reservation but they are airconditioned and more comfortable.
One way tickets cost HUF 3360 (2nd class) and HUF 360 extra for InterCity seat reservation.
There are also bus routes to Szeged served from Népliget Bus Station.
The bus terminal is also on metro route M3. (route planner)
Tickets cost about HUF 3080, one way. For the schedule, please inquire at the bus station or check out the online timetable.
Follow highway M5 (E75) from Budapest to Szeged (toll road).
Local transportation in Szeged
In general, you probably do not need to use any local transportation during
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 are tram lines, trolley lines,
and several bus lines with frequent stops and change locations.
To ride on any of these vehicles you
need a valid pass. Single tickets (HUF 280), daily tickets (HUF 860),
weekly tickets (HUF 3.120) can be purchased at kiosks near major stops and
change points. Single tickets can also be purchased at the driver for HUF 350.
Please note that local transportation in the inner city is rather tricky this summer due to refurbishing the tram lines. There is a tram-substituting bus line (usually marked with a yellow "1-3-4" shield).
From the railway station to the dormitory
After arriving in Szeged, take the tram-substituting bus (No. 1-3-4) in front of the railway station building and get off at "SZTK rendelo" (the 2nd stop). From there, you have to walk. When you get off the bus, the "Aradi vertanuk tere" square is just in front of you at the corner. You should cross the square, and follow one block in the "Zrinyi utca" street along the tram line (or whatever marks there are about it :-), turn right, the dormitory will be on your right in a few meters.
From the bus terminal to the dormitory
After arriving in Szeged, go to the "Rokusi templom" tram stop (in front of the "Rokusi" church, one block away from the bus terminal). Take the tram towards "Szeged palyaudvar" (whith the church behind you, direction to the right) and get off at "Anna kut" (the 1st stop) and change to the tram-substituting bus (No. 1-3-4) towards "Szeged palyaudvar" and get off at "SZTK rendelo" (the 4th stop). From there, you have to walk. When you get off the bus, the "Aradi vertanuk tere" square is just behind you at the corner. You should cross the square, and follow one block in the "Zrinyi utca" street along the tram line (or whatever marks there are about it :-), turn right, the dormitory will be on your right in a few meters.
From the dormitory to the lecture hall
The dormitory is in walking 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.
Accommodation and Food
We recommend you to stay in the student hostel during the Summer School. Other possibilities can be found here.
There are many possibilities to have lunch at reasonable prices (e.g. SZOTE Ételbár, Diáktanya, Fesztivál Étterem, Gödör étterem, which are located nearby the venue of the Summer School. These places are marked on the map.) where the participants can have a set meal for around HUF 800.
Also, we can recommend some other options in Szeged.
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.