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SCI-BUS, SHIWA, EDGI joint Summer School on Workflows and Gateways for Grids and Clouds
Introducing the latest developments in Grid and Cloud computing

Budapest, Hungary, 2-6 July 2012.

Travel and general information »


Arrival in Budapest - transfer from the airport & railway

Most participants will arrive at the Budapest Ferihegy Airport. The simplest means of transportation to any place in Budapest is via the Airport Minibus service. This door-to-door Airport Minibus Service is reasonably priced (one way ticket: HUF 2990). The minibus service is located outside of customs area transfer can be booked there. Travellers will purchase a voucher and proceed to the waiting area for your van to arrive. The wait is generally 10-20 minutes. Those who schedule round-trip transportation must call to re-confirm their return trip at least 24 hours in advance of their flight.

A bit more expensive but prompt transfer service is provided by Főtaxi the official taxi service of Ferihegy airport. The price of a one way transfer is between HUF 3300 / 13 EUR and HUF 5700 / 24 EUR depending on the distance. The booth of Főtaxi is in front of the arrival terminal, outside of the building. Other taxi companies are also available at the airport but they tend to charge more for foreigners. Főtaxi works with fixed prices. More information can be found on the airport's website.

You may take Bus 93 from Ferihegy Terminal 1, or bus 200 from Ferihegy Terminal 1 and 2 to Kőbánya-Kispest (terminal of these buses). From Kőbánya-Kispest the Metro Line 3 (blue) takes you to the Lehel tér (square). If you come from the centre, go out in the rear of the subway. There is the beginning of the Victor Hugo street, and the building is on the third corner.

Arrival in Budapest - transfer from Keleti pu. (Eastern Railway Station)

Take Trolley bus 76 from "Baross tér" (Keleti pu.) to "Hegedűs Gyula utca". SZTAKI building is right opposite to the bus stop.

Arrival in Budapest - transfer from Nyugati pu. (Western Railway Station)

Take Metro Line 3 (blue) from Nyugati pu. to Lehel tér (1 stop to "Újpest központ" direction). Go out in the rear of the subway. There is the beginning of Victor Hugo street, and the building is at the third corner.

Arrival in Budapest - transfer from Déli pu. (Southern Railway Station)

Take Metro Line 2 (red) from Déli pu. to "Deák Ferenc tér". Change to Metro Line 3 (blue) to Lehel tér (3 stops to "Újpest központ" direction). Go out in the rear of the subway. There is the beginning of Victor Hugo street, and the building is at the third corner.

Public transport tickets

Tickets are available at Metro stations, news-stands and major bus/tram terminals and must be validated inside the vehicles or at the entrance of the Metro stations. Please keep your ticket with you until the end of your journey as conductors may check them at the exit gates. Further information on Budapest Public Transport.


Official Language

The language of the school is English, no simultaneous translation will be available. The official language of Hungary is Hungarian. Although most young people speak English, learning a few basic Hungarian terms is fun and can broad your linguistic horizon. This page gives you some basic information on the Hungarial language and helps you take the first few steps.


See our visa information page


The Organizers of the Summer School do not provide insurance and do not take responsibility for any loss, accident or illness that might occur during the School or in the course of travel to or from the meeting site. It is, therefore, the responsibility of the participants to check their coverage with their insurance provider.

Bank, Currency, Credit Cards

The unit of currency is the Hungarian Forint (HUF), denoted as "Ft" by the Hungarians. International credit cards (AmEx, EC/MC, Visa) are accepted at most hotels, restaurants and shops. ATMs are available at the Airport and all over the city. (1 EUR is approx. 270 HUF)


Hungary is in the temperate zone, weather in July is usually nice and warm. Daily temperature ranges from 27°C to 32°C (81F to 90F) and the relative humidity is below 40%.


The electricity supply in Hungary is 230 V AC (50 Hz)

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