Deadlines

15 March 2011

Application for EBSA bursaries

30 April 2011

Submission of abstracts

31 May 2011

Notification on acceptance of abstracts

30 June 2011

Early registration fee payment

30 June 2011

Cancellation without penalty

30 June 2011

Hotel reservation

23-27 August 2011

Date of the Congress

Recent updates

2011-09-06

Congress related videos have been published
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2011-09-06

Picture gallery has been launched
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2011-08-18

Final Program booklet launched
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2011-08-16

Scientific Programme updated
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2011-08-11

The online version of the Book of abstracts has been launched
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2011-07-26

Terms of use of the EBSA2011 5-day public transportation pass is published
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2011-07-26

Floor plan of the congress venue updated
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2011-07-20

List of exhibitors
and Exhibition floor plan updated

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2011-07-20

Final list of posters updated with poster locations
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2011-07-20

Scientific Programme updated
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Travel & visa information

Travel to the region

General information
The region is in between the former West and East, there is easy access from both sides, and also from other continents. For travel to Budapest there are several good options. The international airport of Budapest (Ferihegy, terminals 1, 2A, 2B) connects the city directly to some overseas and to all important European destinations. The three main railway stations (Déli, Keleti, Nyugati) are either terminations or stops of many intercity trains from west and east, south and north. There are several international coach services to Budapest. Motorists can also reach Budapest easily on the European motorway network. One can even travel to Budapest by ship.

Travel to Budapest by air
There are daily direct flights from most European and from some North American cities. Ferihegy Airport is situated on the SE margin of Budapest, 20 km from the city centre and is a popular destination for many low fare air carriers. The Airport Minibus service is relatively cheap and reliable. Public transport buses (#200E, air conditioned, from Terminal 1 also #93) circulate between the terminals and the Kőbánya-Kispest terminal of the Metro line 3 ("blue line") at 8-15-minute intervals in daytime. As an alternative, trains from Terminal 1 leave for Nyugati railway station frequently. Főtaxi has exclusive rights for operation of a taxi service from (and to) the airport for fixed prices according to distance zones (hence the name) based on a contract with Budapest Airport Ltd.

Ferihegy airport has three terminals (practically two as 2B is directly connected to 2A),

Ferihegy 1: terminal for budget airlines
Ferihegy 2A: terminal for all MALÉV Hungarian Airlines flights and some foreign airlines
Ferihegy 2B: arrival and departure terminal for most foreign airlines

Travel to Budapest by train
Budapest has direct rail links to some 25 capitals. There are three major international railway stations in Budapest:

Keleti pályaudvar (Eastern Railway Station), on Metro line 2 ("red line")
Nyugati pályaudvar (Western Railway Station), on Metro line 3 ("blue line")
Déli Pályaudvar (Southern Railway Station), on Metro line 2 ("red line")

For information on international connections in English see the railway journey planner of the MÁV-Start Zrt. (Hungarian Railway Passenger Transport Co.) or the international railway journey planner Deutsche Bahn.

Travel to Budapest by coach
Volánbusz Zrt. (Eurolines Hungary) has scheduled passenger coach services to and from several European countries, see its coach journey planner. International buses depart from and arrive to the Népliget Coach Station (Metro line 3 "blue line"). The discount coach company OrangeWays operates buses to a limited numbers of European destinations, especially to the neighbouring countries of Hungary.

Travel to Budapest by boat
Once familiar but now a rather exotic way of travel to Budapest is by ship on the Danube. You can travel from Vienna to Budapest and back by hydrofoil.

Travel to Budapest by car
Budapest is in the centre of the radial road network of Hungary. It is along the European highways E60, E71, E73, E75, E77. There is a motorway connection from Budapest with the most neighbouring countries of Hungary. Motorways are toll roads; a (virtual) vignette system is in operation. For details (maps, vignette prices, methods of payment etc.) about the Hungarian motorway system see the official home page.

 

Visa and customs information

Customs information for Hungary
Hungary has joined the European Union on 1 May 2004. Since that date Hungary has adopted the customs regulation of the European Union. Detailed information about travel documents and customs can be found in this booklet published by the Hungarian Customs and Finance Guard, providing useful information for tourists travelling within the European Union or travelling from a non-community country (third country) to any Member State of the European Union. For further information about the custom procedures, please consult the homepage of the Hungarian customs authority.

Visa information for Hungary
Hungary is part of the Schengen Area of 25 European countries. For non-Schengen EU, USA and Canadian citizens a valid passport is sufficient to enter Hungary. Citizens of other countries should check whether visa is needed for them when entering Hungary (for more information please visit the home page of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Hungary). On request, the Organizing Committee will issue invitation letters for visa applications. Please apply in due time for a visa if necessary. Please indicate during the registration if you need a personal invitation to attend the conference. It is important to note that a visa is only a preliminary permission for entry, which does not authorise its bearer automatically to enter the country.