The conference will be held in the Bolyai Building of the University of Szeged in Szeged (SEE MAP), 170 km south-east from Budapest. It will be organized by the University of Szeged, Bolyai Institute (1 Aradi vértanúk Square).

With 2,100 hours of sunshine each year, Szeged is called "the city of sunshine". It is the most important city on the South Great Plain and the economic, scientific and cultural centre of the region. The proximity of the three borders provides Szeged a significant strategic role both for Europe and for Hungary.

Szeged is located less than 20 km from the Romanian and Serbian borders, at the confluence of two rivers: the Maros and the Tisza. It is 170 km far from Budapest and 220 km far from Belgrade. Its population numbers more than 162,000, making Szeged the second largest provincial city in the country.

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Sights of Szeged (map)


By plane

The International Airport of Budapest is located 160 kms from Szeged. Our organizing partner, Régió-10, can arrange direct bus transfers from the airport to Szeged and the other way back (max. 1 hour additional waiting time at the airport). It costs 35 EUR/passenger/way. If you need information about this bus transfer, then please indicate it in your registration. There is also a possibility to continue your trip to Szeged by train (please see it below).

By train

Due to railway reconstructions Nyugati Railway Station will be closed during the conference, and instead of Nyugati Station trains will leave from and arrive at Kelenföld Station. Trains from Kelenföld Station will leave at hh:46 in every hour (from 05:46 to 20:46). Some international trains (e.g. from Vienna) stop at Kelenföld Station, but others (e.g. from Prague) do not and terminate at Keleti Railway Station. In the latter case you can take metro line 4 which offers a direct connection between the two stations. Unfortunately, there are further railway reconstructions on the line Budapest-Szeged, because of which one will have to change to rail replacement buses (between Szatymaz and the terminal station: Szeged). On the backward direction the departure time is usually hh:45 every hour between 4:36 and 19:45 from Szeged "Nagyállomás". Travel time is about two and a half hours. In some carriages seat reservations are required, while other carriages can be used without it.

You are recommended to check the schedules for this destination, because the start times and changing points might vary due to some railway reconstruction works. On the same page you can check the prices and schedules of other destinations as well.

How to get to Szeged from Budapest Airport by train?

There is a train station close to the airport. After arrival, you need to take the bus 200E (leaves every 7-8 minutes from the airport during daytime) to the train station. You have to get off at the bus stop "Ferihegy vasútállomás". The ticket can be purchased from the ticket vending machines at the bus stop of the airport or on the bus as well.

The bus leaves from somewhere in the middle, between Terminals 2A and 2B (they are very close to each other).

After getting off the bus, you have to cross the road through the pedestrian bridge. There are two railway tracks, you have to go to the one which is further from the road. Go to the very end of the pedestrian bridge and go down the stairs. When you arrive at "Ferihegy" train station, you can buy a train ticket from the ticket vending machine, and there is also a small ticket office at the station.

You need to buy train ticket to Szeged, the prices and the timetable can be found here. Trains leave from Ferihegy train station to Szeged hourly always at hh:13 minutes, and the travel takes two hours. It is recommended to buy also an InterCity ticket for an extra 565 HUF, for which you will get a fixed seat in a better compartment. The InterCity tickets for seat reseravtion contain the number of the carriage (kocsi in Hungarian) and the number of the seat (hely in Hungarian). Please look for these carriages at the very end of the train. Szeged is the terminal station of the train, so you do not need to check where to get off.

From the railway station you can easily reach the Bolyai Building by tram or a twelve-minute-long walk (about 1 km). Take the tram No. 1 or No. 2 in front of the railway station and get off at the 3rd stop (Aradi vértanúk tere).

Tickets can be purchased in kiosks, from ticket vending machines (310 HUF), or can be bought from the drivers (400 HUF). In particular you can purchase bus tickets inside the building of the railway station, downstairs at the exit.

By bus

Direct bus lines are available from/to many cities. You might check the bus schedules.

Parking and public transport in Szeged

There are many parking places in the downtown near Aradi vértanúk Square. Szeged has a prepaid ticket parking system: inside the middle boulevard and in some other places you must have a prepaid punched ticket under your windscreen on weekdays (mostly between 8:00 and 18:00 but check the signs), and for some places on Saturday too. With a single parking ticket (480 HUF) the parking time is restricted (1, 2 or 4 hours, dependent on the parking place), a daily ticket costs 1550 HUF.