General information

This section has been created in order to help delegates to organise their trip to EGEE '07.

Visitors to Budapest will quickly see how it has managed to blend several centuries of architectural and cultural heritage with all the innovations thrown at it by modern life.
The Castle District of Budapest, the River Danube embankments and the whole of Andrássy út have been officially recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

A has been created to identify the location of the Conference Venue, Hotels, Budapest Airport Terminals, Bus Stops, Railway Station, as well as some Tourist attractions. To view the , please click .

Budapest has a temperate continental climate and is located in the Central European Time Zone (GMT +1). Voltage in Hungary is 230

Budapest 11

The basic unit of currency in Hungary is the forint (Ft). Coins come in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 Ft. Banknotes come in denominations of 200, 500, 1,000, 5,000, 10,000, and 20,000 Ft.

September 2007 European Commission Official Exchange Rate is 1 EUR = 255.44 HUF, so the rule of thumb is 4 euros are 1000 Forints approximately.

It is usually not possible to pay with euros officially (in a taxi, the meter always shows Forints, and taxis only take cash), but some places are glad to receive Euros, with below average exchange rates.
There are may currency exchange offices and banks where you can change money. There is one the airport arrivals halls. So it is useful to exchange money at the airport. Also many ATMs are available for cash withdrawal.

Most credit cards (Visa and Mastercard are the most popular) are accepted at most places, but do not expect very small shops or restaurants to accept cards, so ask before.

For comparison:
The taxi from the airport costs between 3000 and 4000 Fts.
One liter of patrol costs around 280 Ft.
A 1 week pass for Budapest public trasport is 3600 Fts.

The is situated on the Buda side, in the green belt of the Hungarian capital city.

Conference Tours Ltd has negotiated preferential rates with various hotels from various categories in Budapest, which are located close to the venue or which are easily accessible by bus and by underground. For more information please visit the Hotel Information section.

In this section you will find useful information about international and local transports.

VISA Requirements
Read some information about entry requirements

Tourist Programmes
Participants are stronlgy recommended to combine the technical programmes with exploring Budapest. In this section you will find the tourist programme organised for the EGEE 07 guests.

Conference Tours Ltd Contact Details
Mrs Maria Toth:
Ms Fruzsina Elmer:
Mrs Agnes Simonffy:
phone numbers: +36 1 3025516 or +36 1 4747923
fax: +36 1 3530025

Download the conference booklet