The Tempus Public Foundation is happy to welcome you to Budapest. This guide contains practical information on the conference, the venue, and the city. We hope that this guide will be useful and helpful to you. If you still need further assistance, do not hesitate to contact us.

We wish you a pleasant stay!


Conference venue: Novotel Budapest City****
Address: Alkotás street 63-67., 1123 Budapest, Hungary


Arriving by plane at Liszt Ferenc Budapest Airport

The Liszt Ferenc Budapest Airport is located within the boundary of Budapest, 16 km from the City eastwards.

By taxi

Only one official taxi company operates cabs from the airport to the city center, called Főtaxi.
Főtaxi has a desk outside of both terminals (2A and 2B), where you can book your taxi.

In Hungary, the taxi decree regulates the price of taxis at a fixed tariff of 400 HUF/km (1,15 EUR/km), in addition to a one-off basic fee of 1000 HUF (2,9 EUR) and a waiting fee of 100 HUF (0,29 EUR) / minute. A ride to the city center should typically cost around 9800 HUF (29 EUR), depending on traffic conditions.

The cost of the taxi from the airport to Hotel Budapest Novotel City should be: ~8500-10500 HUF, or 25-30 EUR, depending on traffic. In these taxis, you can also pay in euros or by card.

Airport shuttle services

The miniBUD airport shuttle collects passengers at the airport and takes each of them to their hotel, so this takes a bit longer than a taxi. For more information click here:
Prices: one way from the airport to the venue: ~6500 HUF / ~19 €
Return ticket (airport-venue): 11500 HUF / ~33 €

Arriving by car

Conference participants can park in the parking lot of the venue, Novotel Budapest City. The entrance is from Alkotás street. The price is 400 HUF per car per hour or 4000 HUF per car per day.

(Please indicate at conference registration if you need a parking space at your own expense.)

Coronavirus legislation

Proof of vaccination against Covid is not required for entry into Hungary now. According to the current legislation, it is possible to enter the territory of Hungary by public road, railway, water, and air traffic – regardless of citizenship and protection against the coronavirus –, but other general conditions of entry (e.g. a valid travel document) must be provided.
However, in the case of airplanes, airlines may request a certificate of protection against the coronavirus. Please contact your airline for more information.



Budapest Novotel City ****  

Link to the hotel website

Address: 1023 Budapest, Alkotás utca 63-67., Hungary (The same as the conference venue.)

Map with public transport


Accommodation at the conference hotel

Conference participants can book their accommodation at their own expense.

Special rates for conference delegates – rates are valid for 2-days pre and post-conference stay as well.

Novotel room booking:

Special booking links for conference participants with information on room types and prices: 

Please click to book 1 night

Please click here to 3 nights

The number of nights can be changed individually for two nights. 

After clicking on the link please select the date, then issue the available rooms.
After the ''Select rate', the reservation can be continued or finalized with 'Validate'.

Deadline for booking: 7th June 2022 or until rooms are available.



Internet access during the conference

Wireless internet will be available in the conference rooms for all participants at Novotel Budapest City. Login and password information will be provided upon arrival at the venue.

Time zone

Hungary is in the Central European Time zone: UTC/GMT+1 hour.


Budapest has a temperate climate with four seasons spanning the whole year. May is usually pleasant and warm, with an average temperature of 15 degrees in the first half of the month. You can find the actual weather forecast on this link.

Public transport in the city

Budapest has a well-developed public transport network. Trams, buses, and metros will take you almost anywhere in the city.

Tickets of the BKK are valid for the entire public transport network. A single ticket is valid for one hour for one type of service. So with a single ticket, you can hop aboard trams and buses, but if you change to another, you will need to use another ticket. Single tickets can be purchased at the price of 350 HUF from ticket machines or in metro stations or on some bus services from the driver at the price of 450 HUF. 24-hour and 72-hour or weekly travel cards are also available.

For more information please visit the website of BKK (ticket prices, maps, trip planner, timetables):

From the conference venue, the easiest to get to the centre is to take bus No. 8E, 108E, 110, 112, 212.
You can buy tickets at every metro stop, some kiosks, newsagents, and ticket machines.
Taxis can take you to the centre for about 2500-3000 HUF / about 7-8 EUR.

Money and currency

The currency in Hungary is Hungarian Forints or HUF or Ft. One EUR is about 360-370 HUF so 1000 HUF is approximately 2,65 EUR. You can pay in euros at many restaurants, shops, and taxis and shops usually announce their current exchange rate. If you are paying in Forints, there are banknotes for amounts of 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10000, and 20000. There are six different coins for Forints: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, and 200.

Currency can be exchanged at banks and exchange offices available in town, but it may be easier to use the ATMs. Banks are closed on Saturdays and Sundays, but exchange offices at airports, railway stations, and major tourist attractions are open seven days a week. Major credit and debit cards are widely accepted though some small hotels and restaurants may only accept cash.

10-15% tips at restaurants are welcome when you are satisfied and happy with the service unless service has been already included in the bill.


Hungarian is a Finno-Ugric language, remotely connected to Finnish. Many people at hotels, restaurants, and shops speak English and some people, especially the older generation, speak German.

Commercial and business hours

Shops are generally open from Monday to Friday from 10 am to 6.00 pm – some are open later, especially at department stores and shopping centers. Some supermarkets are open on Sunday as well.


The international telephone access code for Hungary is +36. The outgoing code is 00 followed by the relevant country code (e.g. 0033 for France). The area code for Budapest is 1.


The electric current in Hungary is 220-240 V, 50 Hz. Electrical plugs in Hungary need two round prongs. They can be the ungrounded Europlug Type C or the grounded Schuko plug Type E/F.


You are very welcome to Hungary, enjoy your time in Budapest!