The Budapest Congress Centre is hosting this year’s MOVE Congress, and if you’re planning to join us in Budapest, we’ve prepared some practical advice for your trip. No matter whether you’re travelling by plane, train or bus, we’ve got your journey covered!
About the venue
The Budapest Congress Centre, situated just 2.5 km West from the banks of the River Danube and the heart of the Hungarian capital, is the largest, most modern congress and meeting facility in Hungary. It houses 20 multi-functional rooms, and has 4000 m2 of exhibition space available that is capable of welcoming up to 2,000 people at any one time. While originally built in 1984 it has constantly been renovated to have world class facilities and state of the art technical equipment, to enable it to be a beacon for all manner of international meetings and events. It’s ample glass facades and airy interior allow for an abundance of natural light in the public areas and restaurant, and the chestnut park that surrounds the Congress Centre gives it a serene ambience in an urban setting, as well as – even more importantly – space to get moving and active!
Getting to the venue
The Budapest Congress Centre is located within easy reach of the city centre by both car and public transport, and transport within the city is both frequent and reliable. The extensive transport network consists of 4 underground metro lines, 5 suburban railway lines, 15 trolley bus lines, 31 tramlines and 178 bus routes. During rush hour it is rare for public transport to arrive at intervals of more than 5 minutes. The Congress Centre sits right next to BAH-csomópont junction, a major thoroughfare with regular busses and tram routes running through it that allow for easy connections right across the city.
Arriving by plane?
If you are arriving Budapest by plane, the getting to the Congress Centre from Ferenc Liszt Airport will take between 30 minutes and an hour depending on the time of day and the type of transport you choose to make the 25km journey with.
Taxi: Generally costs 10,000-11,000 Hungarian forint, takes 30-40 minutes.
Public transport: Generally costs 1,200 Hungarian forint, takes 1 hour.
Route 1: Take the 100E bus from the airport to Astoria, and change to either bus 8E, 112 or 110, before departing at BAH-csomópont. Approximate time: 1 hour.
Route 2: Take the 200E bus from the airport to Kőbánya-Kispest P+R, get Metro line 3 to Ferenciek tere, and take the 8E, 110, 112 or 108E bus to BAH-csomópont. Approximate time: 1 hour.
Arriving by train?
Budapest has three main train stations, Keleti pályaudvar (Eastern), Nyugati pályaudvar (Western) and Déli pályaudvar (Southern).
Taxi: Generally costs 5,000 Hungarian forint, generally 15-20 minutes from each station depending on traffic.
Public transport from Keleti pályaudvar:
Route 1: take bus 8E, 108E, 112 or 110, each go straight to stop BAH-csomópont. Approximate time: 25 minutes.
Route 2: take tramline 4 or 6 to Blaha Lujza tér M, change to bus E, 108E, 112 or 110, each go straight to stop BAH-csomópont. Approximate time: 30 minutes.
Public transport from Nyugati pályaudvar: take Metro line 3 to Ferenciek Tere, switch to bus 8E, 112 or 110 to “BAH-csomópont”
Public transport from Déli pályaudvar:
Route 1: take tramline 17 or 61 straight to stop BAH-csomópont. Approximate time: 12 minutes.
Route 2: you can walk! It is less than 2 kilometres to the Congress Centre. Approximate time: 25 minutes.
Arriving by car?
There is relatively easy access by car to the Congress Centre due to its proximity to the M0, M1, M5, M6 and M51 motorways. Therefore no matter what direction you are coming from there should not be too much time needed spent on congested smaller roads, unless you like taking the scenic route of course! The Centre has extensive parking facilities:
1. Parking at Budapest Congress Centre for 90 cars, accessible from Jagelló út. If this parking facility is full, the neighbouring MOM Sport centre has extra 150 places available for use.
2. Novotel Budapest City Hotel Parking – the location and the entrance of the parking lot is on Alkotás utca, 63-67, and has space for 80 cars and 7 buses.
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