We are proud to announce that the Young Researchers Event will take place at the Akvárium Klub, in the very heart of downtown Budapest. The venue has multiple event halls, a restaurant and a music bar. With its unique design and architecture, the Akvárium Klub is one of the top addresses in Budapest.
How to get to the venue
The best metro station to get off to Akvarium Klub is Deák Ferenc Tek. This is the central metro station, where 3 metro lines (M1 - yellow, M2 - red, M3 - blue) stop. The station has multiple exits, all of which require a short walk (100 m - 150 m) and crossing of a street, heading towards the large open area on Deak ter (Deak plaza).
The other side of Akvarium is also close (150 m) to metro station Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út on the yellow M1 line (again, need to head towards the large open are on Deak ter)
Please head in the direction of the Deak ter (Deak plaza) and note the Akvarium Klub is underground.
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Here are four hotel suggestions close to the Akvárium Klub, the venue where the Young Researchers Event will take place.
Hotel Moments Budapest****
Promenade City Hotel***
IBIS Budapest Centrum***
Budapest is easily accessible by air, train, bus or car.
Budapest by plane
The Liszt Ferenc Airport (formerly known as Ferihegy) is located 15 kms from the center of Budapest. Budapest is also served by most major European Airlines and is well served by a number of discount airlines.
Budapest by train
International trains arrive currently arrive at the two main railway stations in Budapest: Keleti Pályaudvar. (Eastern Railway Station) and Nyugati Pályaudvar. (Western Railway Station), while the third Deli Pályaudvar (Southern Railway Station) remains closed, with some traffic redirected to Kelenföld Pályaudvar. Each station is connected to the metro system. The venue is closest to the Keleti Pályaudvar (Eastern Railway Station). Each railway station offers direct access to Budapest's efficient and fast metro system.
Budapest by car
All major motorways of Hungary (M1, M3, M5, M6, M7) lead to Budapest and are toll roads. Budapest is also served by M0, which leads circles the city and can get you efficiently from one motorway to the next. Tolls can be paid at service centers and a variety or resellers, who issue a confirmation of payment. As of 2008 no physical vignettes are issued, instead an e-vignette system is in use. License plates are registered at the time of toll payments, and cameras (on occasion physical controls) are used to check license plates at a variety of locations along the network.
Speed limits are 130 km/h on motorways, 110 km/h on main roads, 90 km/h on other roads and 50 km/h in cities.
More information about the motorway network is available from the State Motorway Management Company Ltd.
The official taxi company servicing the airport is Főtaxi (+36 1 222 2222), and has a stand as you exit the terminal. The taxis operate at a fixed tariff of 280 HUF/Km (0.95 EUR/Km) in addition to the one-off basic fee of 450 HUF (1.50 EUR) and waiting fee of 70 HUF/minute (0.25 EUR/minute). A ride to the city center should typically cost around 6500-8000 HUF (22-26 EUR) depending on traffic conditions and the actual destination.
Airport shuttle / Minibus
The airport shuttle miniBUD operates convenient, reasonably priced door-to-door shared rides on 8-10 person microbuses, for prices from 3900 HUF (~ 14 EUR) one-way for destinations in the center of Budapest. The shared shuttle travel time may be significantly higher than that of taxis, as the passengers may be picked up / dropped off subsequently at different places. The shuttle can be pre-booked or requested directly upon arrival at the airport at the Airport Shuttle stand. For further information and reservations visit the miniBUD website.
Budapest has a very efficient public transportation system, including a fast and efficient metro system, trams, buses, trolleybuses and suburban trains, as well as special transport modes for tourism in the Buda hills, such as the funicular, cogwheel rails and children's trains. Several types of tickets or travel passes are available for visitors. A single ticket costs 350 HUF (~1.15 EUR), a full day pass costs 1650 HUF (~5.50 EUR), while a 3-day pass costs 4.150 HUF (~14 EUR). Tickets must be purchased in advance from ticket offices, ticket machines, news stands or tobacconists. Tickets must be validated on the vehicle before commencing your travel. For further information, visit the BKK Centre for Budapest Transport website.
Public transport from the airport to the venue, however, takes approximately 30 minutes. To use public transport follow you can use the travel planner of the BKK Center for Budapest.
The official language of the country is Hungarian. Foreign languages – in particular English and German – are widely spoken.
Currency, credit cards, banking
The official currency is the Hungarian Forint (HUF, or Ft). The exchange rate is around: 1 EUR = 310 HUF. Hungary is not a member of the Euro zone, nevertheless, payment in EUR is accepted in many hotels, shops, and gas stations. Most international credit cards (Eurocard/Mastercard, Visa, American Express) are also widely accepted. ATMs are available in many locations around the city.
Hungary is in the temperate climate zone. The weather in April is quite variable. The daily temperature highs range between 15°C to 25°C and lows between 5°C to 10°C. There is always a chance for some precipitation, typically in the form of light to moderate rain in April. For local weather report and forecast, visit the Weather Channel.
Budapest is in the Central European Time Zone. In the winter months clocks are set at GMT + 1 hour, and in the summer (March to the end of October) GMT + 2 hours.
Electricity is supplied at 220 Volts. Two-pin electric outlets (220 V, 50 Hz) are used.