Venue and location

The 2019 Summer School takes place at the Central European University, Nádor utca 15, 1051 Budapest. Campus map.

How to get there

By air: Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport is 16km from the city centre. There are International connections primarily within Europe and good connections with London, Frankfurt, Munich, Brussels, Amsterdam and others.

Airport bus: There is a public transport bus which takes you to Deak Square in the city centre. Or the miniBUD Airport Shuttle Service which costs 5460Ft / €19.50) one way or 9800Ft / €35 return. Book at least 48 hours prior to departure. Call +36 1 550 0000, email info@minibud.hu or book online. A miniBud app is currently in development.

Airport taxis: Főtaxi is the official taxi partner of Budapest Airport. The kiosk is right outside the terminal building. Give the kiosk clerk your address and you will be given a ticket which includes the price of the fare and taxi number. A single trip to the city costs around 8500 / €27 depending on traffic. Stand by. Please do not travel with drivers who might approach you in the arrival halls; always use the taxi kiosk.

By train: Budapest has good rail links with all large European cities. More than 50 trains a day provide direct links between Budapest and 25 other European capital cities. The international station Keleti is part of the Budapest Underground (Metró). It is one stop on the Red (M2) line. MÁV (Hungarian Railway Company) may be able to offer discounts to students and others under the age of 26.

By bus: Bus station Népliget is in southeast Budapest, one stop on the Blue (M3) line of the underground. Discounts of up to 10% are available to students and others under the age of 26. VolánBusz International Travel website

By car: Some Hungarian motorways require buying an E-vignette ticket, valid for either 10 days or one month. These can also be purchased in any petrol station. Parking in the centre can be difficult and expensive. CEU cannot offer public parking.

Visas: If you’re a citizen of a European country, or of Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand and the USA, you do not require a visa to visit Hungary, provided you stay no more than 90 days. Check visa requirements on the Hungarian Foreign Ministry website

Hungary has signed up to the Schengen Agreement, so if you have a valid visa for any other Schengen-member country, it is also valid in Hungary.

Where to stay

Please do not book your travel and accommodation until all of your courses have been confirmed. NB – Budapest hosts the F1 Grand Prix 2–4 August 2019 so accommodation will be in high demand during this period.

All the suggestions below are within walking distance of CEU. They are suggestions only, not recommendations. An internet search provides many other options, try Couchsurfing or AirBnB.

Interactive map showing location of hostels and hotels

Hostels

Hostel World has a broad range of hostel to choose including the following:

Avenue Hostel Budapest 1067 Budapest, Oktogon tér 4. Dormitories with shared bathroom. Prices from approx. €25 EUR per night, including VAT and City Tax.

Opera Hostel 1066 Budapest, 13 Ó utca, Magyarország. Dormitories with private bathroom. Prices from approx. €25 EUR per night, including VAT and City Tax.

Flow Hostel 1093 Budapest, Gönczy Pál utca 2, Hungary. Dormitories with shared bathroom. Prices from approx. €23 EUR per night, including VAT and City Tax.

Essential Hostel 1051 Budapest, Arany János utca 27. Dormitories with shared bathroom. Prices from approx. €26 EUR per night, including VAT and City Tax.

Activity Hostel 1061 Budapest, Andrássy út 7 3rd floor, apt. no.2, Hungary. Dormitories with shared bathroom. Prices from approx. €30 EUR per night, including VAT and City Tax.

Adagio Hostel 2.0 Basilica 1062 Budapest, Andrássy út 2. Dormitories with shared bathroom. Prices from approx. €30 EUR per night, including VAT and City Tax.

7x24 Central Hostel 1061 Budapest, Kiraly utca 14. Twin rooms with shared bathroom, air conditioning. Prices from approx. €25 per night, including VAT and City Tax.

2Night Hostel 1082 Budapest, Vajdahunyad utca 4. Double or twin rooms with shared bathroom and dormitories, free WiFi. Prices from approx. €35 per night, including VAT but excluding City Tax.

Marco Polo 1072 Budapest, Nyár u. 6. Twin rooms, private bathroom and dormitories. Prices from approx.. €45 per night including VAT but excluding City Tax.

Mid-range Hotels

Hotel Erzsebet City Center 1053 Budapest, Károlyi Mihály u. 11-15. Twin rooms, private bathroom, air conditioning, free Wifi. Prices from approx. €90 per night, including VAT and City Tax.

Old Monarchia Hotel 1056 Budapest, Váci Street 79. Twin rooms, private bathroom, air conditioning, free Wifi. Prices from approx. €80 per night, including VAT and City Tax.

Silver Hotel Budapest City Center 1067 Budapest, Hunyadi tér 11. Twin rooms including breakfast, private bathroom, air conditioning, free Wifi. Prices from approx. €87 per night, including VAT and City Tax.

Baros City Hotel Budapest 1077 Budapest, Baross ter 15. Twin rooms including breakfast, private bathroom, air conditioning, free Wifi. Prices from approx. €70 per night, including VAT and City Tax.

Danubius Hotel Budapest 1026 Budapest, Szilágyi Erzsébet fasor 47. Double or twin rooms including breakfast, private bathroom, air conditioning, free Wifi. Prices from approx. €75 per night, including VAT and City Tax.

Benczur Hotel 1068 Budapest, Benczur u. 35, Hungary. Double or twin rooms including breakfast, private bathroom, air conditioning, free Wifi. Prices from approx. €75 per night, including VAT and City Tax.

Luxury Hotels

Danubius Hotel Astoria City Center 1053 Budapest, Kossuth Lajos u. 19-21. Twin rooms, private bathroom, air conditioning, free Wifi. Prices from approx. €130 per night, including VAT and City Tax.

Hotel Parlament 1054 Budapest, Kálmán Imre utca 19. Twin rooms, private bathroom, air conditioning, free Wifi, Prices from approx. €185 per night, including VAT and City Tax.

Hotel President 1054 Budapest, Hold utca 5. Twin rooms including breakfast, private bathroom, air conditioning, free Wifi. Prices from approx. €175 per night, including VAT and City Tax.

Lanchid 19 Design Hotel 1013 Budapest, Lánchíd utca 19. Twin rooms, private bathroom, air conditioning, free Wifi. Prices from approx. €155 per night, including VAT and City Tax.


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