- NIIF/Hungarnet Headquarters
Victor Hugo u. 18-22. (XIIIth district)
The NIIF/Hungarnet Headquarters are close to downtown Budapest, and not far (~300 m) from the metro station Lehel tér, line M3.
Travel to Budapest:
There are several direct flights to Budapest from all major European cities, as well as from other parts of the world. Many cheap airlines fly to Budapest as well (Wizz Air, Easy Jet, German Wings, Ryanair, Air Berlin, etc.). The Airport of Budapest (called Ferihegy) has 3 terminals (T-1, T-2A, T-2B). Cheap flights used use T-1, while the rest use either T-2A (Schengen direction) or T-2B (outside Schengen direction).
To get to the city from the airport a recommend option is to use the shuttle service (called Minibus). The flat rate fee is equivalent to about 10 euro per person and the Minibus drops you off at your final destination. Taxi is faster, but more expensive (equivalent to about 20-30 euro), while public transport (bus) is slow and complicated (but cheap). Cheapest taxi service is called Főtaxi (about 20 euro per cab, flat rate) - look for the "Főtaxi" booth just when getting out of the terminal building at the arrival level. Anyway, don't forget to exchange some money still in the terminal building in order to have Hungarian currency in your pocket. That's needed in case of all transfer options. (Note: some taxi has credit card reader, but it is not very common. You can order taxi by credit card reader in advance via phone.)
Traveling to Budapest by train might be a valid option especially for those coming from the neighbouring countries (Austria, Slovakia, Romania, Serbia-Montenegro, Croatia, Slovenia, Ukraine). There are 3 major railway stations in Budapest where international trains stop. For more information on train schedules, visit this page.
From the Western border (Austria) follow highway M1 (toll must be paid before you enter the highway - purchase a vignette at a petrol station) until you reach Budapest. More information about highways can be found here.
Please, take into consideration, that parking in Budapest is very difficult and costly (ask your hotel about the possibilities), and using your car within Budapest is not convenient at all.
- Maps and routes:
- If you want to look for the NIIF/HUNGARNET Headquarters or the hotel locations (and possibly also some other places in Budapest), then you may use the attached map and/or visit the map and route planner site.
On this site you may also select English language and try to find the requested places and the routes between them. Use the hotel addresses given above. On the map you can find the NIIF/ HUNGARNET Headquarters which are located on Victor Hugo street, between Hegedűs Gyula street and Pannónia street. BKV is the name of the public transportation system.
- Public transportation:
- Please note that in downtown Budapest you may also use the taxi service, but within Budapest the fare is the one shown by the meter in the car.
Time schedules, ticket information about local transportation can be achieved at the site of the Budapest public transportation system. Please note that the "Single tickets" are valid for trams, buses, and metro (underground) too. If you change on your route, you should validate another single ticket or use a transfer ticket. Of course one-day-tickets, tourist tickets, travelcards, and Budapest cards are valid for unlimited personal use. They all are described on the mentioned page of the public transportation system.
Citizens of the European Union member states and a number of other countries can enter Hungary without a visa. For those, who need a visa to enter Hungary, NIIFI can issue an invitation letter if asked well in time.
Hungarian currency is Forint (HUF). Use the Currency Converter to find out exchange rates. Please note, that you need to have Hungarian currency for paying your Minibus or taxi from the airport! You can change money at the airport at arrival.
Current in Hungary is 230V AC 50Hz, normal European style sockets are used.
Budapest has been reported recently as being one of the safest cities in Europe. However, as in all large cities, you should be careful about your belongings and yourself, especially later in the night. Don't walk alone in desert areas and be aware of possible pickpockets in crowded areas and when travelling by public transportation. Take care of your valuables and don't leave them unattended when you leave your hotel room.
- Budapest links:
- Budapest Public Transportation
Street Finder (map)
City of spas
Budapest tourist information
Best of Budapest (news portal)
Budapest Sun (another news portal)
On-line Hungarian dictionary
See you soon in Budapest!