Travel Information

Budapest Airport

Szeged location The most convenient way for international travelers is to come through Budapest - the capital of Hungary. Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (Ferihegy) is easily accessible by flights from all around the world. For more information on flights see:

CSMR locations


Information desks at the airport

We welcome conference participants with an information desk at the airport on the main arrival days (Monday, March 26 and Tuesday, March 27) to help finding the pre-booked transfers, buy train tickets and get assistance. Info desks will be set up at both terminals (Terminal 1 and Terminal 2/A) from 9:30 to 18:30.


Shuttle bus from the airport to Szeged

Conference participants can apply for scheduled and private shuttle buses between Budapest Airport and Szeged. The journey takes ~1:45 hours depending on traffic. Scheduled transfers may wait a reasonable time for late passengers.

Scheduled transfers

From Budapest Airport to Szeged

Shuttle bus stops both at Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Participants are transported to their hotels in Szeged.

Schedule from Budapest Airport
Monday, March 26 10:30, 15:00, 18:30, 23:40
Tuesday, March 27 10:30, 15:00, 18:30, 23:40

From Szeged to Budapest Airport

Schedule Hotel Forrás Hotel Novotel Congress Centre
Friday, March 30 10:40 10:50 11:00, 13:30, 16:30
Saturday, March 31 2:10, 6:40, 13:10 2:20, 6:50, 13:20 2:30, 7:00, 13:30

Private (VIP) transfers

Private transfers can also be booked at other times than the scheduled buses.


All prices are per person per direction in EUR (unless stated otherwise).

CSMR transfers Price / person
Scheduled transfer one way 39 EUR
Scheduled transfer return ticket 69 EUR
VIP transfer one way (1 person) 99 EUR
VIP transfer one way (2 or more persons) 69 EUR

Further discounts

Passengers using VIP transfer to Szeged can book scheduled transfers back to the Airport for free (application required).

Passengers using scheduled transfer to Szeged can book VIP transfers back to the Airport for 49 EUR / person (1 person) or 29 EUR / person (2 or more persons).

How to apply?

Please send an e-mail containing your selected travel dates and times to no later than March 13. Please type "CSMR 2012: Transfer request" in the subject line.

Travelling by Train

Szeged is located in the South East of Hungary, 164 kilometers from Budapest. Travelling by train from Budapest to Szeged takes approximately two hours and 20 minutes.

Passengers can easily reach Szeged from Budapest Airport Terminal 1. The trains run every hour and 13 minutes on a daily basis. Arriving travellers can buy their tickets at Tourinform at Terminal 1 from 08.00 to 22.00 or at platform B at the railway station from the ticket vending machine (except InterCity seat reservation tickets.)

The two platforms of the railway station are connected to the Airport Terminal 1 with a pedestrian footbridge equipped with lifts above the clearway. A short pedestrian path of just 200 meters takes the passengers from the terminal to the railway station. When travelling to Szeged, make sure you take the train in the direction of Cegléd.

Travellers who would like to get to Terminal 2A or 2B can travel by bus 200E from there.

Download and print a detailed guide (pdf).

You can find the train schedule at the website of the Hungarian railway company.

Other possibilities

Coming from the East Station (Keleti pu.):

Take Metro #2 (red line) to Deák Square and change for Metro #3 (blue line) to the West Station. (This ride takes approximately 15 minutes.)

Coming from the South Station (Déli pu.):

Take Metro #2 (red line) to Deák Square and change for Metro #3 (blue line) to the West Station. (This ride takes 30 minutes).

Coming from the West Station (Nyugati pu.):

From the West Train Station trains to Szeged leave every hour and 53 minutes. You can find the train schedule at the website of the Hungarian railway company.

Travelling by car:

Coming from Budapest, Szeged can be reached on the M5 motorway (about two hours from Budapest). From Romania, visitors have to take the 43/E68 road, and from Serbia the E75 road.

Public transport in Szeged:

See our detailed page.


From December 21, 2007 Hungary is a member of the Schengen Area, and applies the Schengen legislation in full.

For details on Visa rules and Visa waiver agreements please check the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Page of Ministry of Foreign Affairs for more details...

Do You Need a Visa?

While the visa process typically varies from country to country (and sometimes region to region), it is best to start the process as early as possible to be able to satisfy all of the requirements and paperwork.

The visa process usually starts by visiting your local Hungarian embassy. Start by visiting the online list of Hungarian embassies.

Visa Invitation Letters

For visa invitation letters please contact László Vidács lac (at) Note that (except invited speakers) we issue visa invitation letters only after completing registration.