Travel Information

By plane to Budapest:

You will arrive by plane to Budapest, the capital of Hungary. Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc International Airport has two terminals: Terminal 1 is closed, Terminal 2 hosts national and transatlantic airlines. Terminal 2 consists of Terminal 2A and Terminal 2B which are adjacent to each other and connected by a short passage.

The official site of the airport:


Airport shuttle information (pre-booking required!)

Our shuttle service providing partner Zöldtranszfer (Green Transfer in English) will take each participant with a minibus from Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport directly to his/her accommodation in Szeged. It usually takes 2 hours to get to Szeged from the Airport. The driver will wait for each participant with a sign (participants’ name) in their hands. Please note that the average waiting time at the Airport is 30 min.

Our shuttle service provided by Zöldtranszer (Green Transfer) will pick up each participant with a minibus from their hotel in Szeged directly to Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport. Cars will leave Szeged 4 hours before flight departures to make sure that no one will miss his/her flight. A schedule will be sent for each participant a day before their departure, including their flight details and the departure time of their shuttle from Szeged.

The price per person for a one way ticket is 30 EUR, for a roundtrip is 60 EUR.

There is a possibility to book VIP trannsfer as well, where there is no waiting time and the vehicle is a car, not a minibus. The price per person for a one way ticket is 100 EUR, for a roundtrip is 200 EUR.


By train from Budapest or Budapest Airport to Szeged:

The train from Budapest to Szeged also stops at Budapest’s Ferihegy International Airport. The Airport station is located near Terminal 1, which is a ten minute bus ride from Terminal 2. If you land at terminal 2, you will need to take Airport Bus No. 200 or 200E from Terminal 2 to the station stop, which is called Ferihegyi vasútállomás , Hungarian for “Ferhegyi railway station”.

 You can buy a ticket on the bus from the driver for 450 HF (= about 1.50 EUR). You do not need to have exact change. You can also buy a ticket in advance for 350 HUF at the post office, the newsstand called „Relay”, or BKK Client Point. There is also a ticket vending machine at the bus stop itself. The journey to the stop for the train station takes about 10 minutes. Please note the bus stops for yourself because all signs are given in Hungarian, not in English.

Bus stops are the following:

1. Liszt Ferenc Airport Terminal 2 
2. Repülőtér, P+R
3. Vecsés-nyugat 
4. Repülőtéri Rendőr Igazgatóság
5. Ferihegyi vasútállomás (the railway station, near Terminal 1, this is where you should get off the bus)

To get to the platform to Szeged you need to leave the bus stop and cross the tracks by means of a footbridge. Once on the footbridge, as you approach the other side, you will see a sign for the trains to Szeged. 

                            The footbridge.                                                 The train on this side goes to Szeged. 


                                                                              The train.


Hungarian state railway company MÁV operates a domestic ticket office at the Ferihegy train station every day from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. In addition, train tickets can also be purchased from the ticket machines located on the platforms. You can use credit or debit cards. Please note, however, that ticket machines only communicate in Hungarian. If you are unable to buy a ticket at the station, you can always purchase one from the conductor for a small surcharge. Tickets for destinations not shown on the ticket machines and supplementary tickets for premium category trains are available from the conductor on board the trains, without a surcharge.

Trains run hourly from 6:13 am till 8:13 pm. 

Intercity ticket price with a reserved seat: 4210 HUF for a single, one way ticket (about 17 EUR). You will receive two look-alike tickets, one for your train fare and another for your reserved seat. Once on the train you can sit in your reserved seat or in any free seat.

Passenger information display shows: 
From: Budapest, Nyugati-pályaudvar 
To: Szeged 
Travel time: approximately 2,5 hours

Offer for departing passengers: As a result of cooperation between MÁV and the Budapest Transport Center, passengers taking the train to the Ferihegy train station can purchase a discount bus ticket for their journey to Terminal 2. Discount bus tickets cost 300 HUF, and are only available together with the train ticket, from ticket offices at railway stations. Discount tickets are only valid between the bus stop next to the Ferihegy train station and Budapest Airport Terminal 2, on bus number 200E (during the daytime) or night bus number 900 (at nighttime). 

Again, you need to take 200 or 200 E bus from Ferihegyi vasútállomás to Liszt Ferenc Airport Terminal 2 on your return journey .

By car from Budapest to Szeged:

The M5 motorway connects Budapest and Szeged. If you use any of the country’s motorways you will need to buy a motorway ticket at any petrol station. Price: 3500 HUF (valid for 10 days), 4780 HUF (valid for 1 month). Travel time: 1,5 hrs. To find your way through the city by car, please consult the city map and address finder.  If you rent a car, please make sure the rental fee includes the motorway ticket and insurance.

Rent a car:

There are several car rental companies at the Airport and in the city of Budapest. We recommend that you book your rental car prior to arrival. For possibilities you can use this link.


Public transportation in Szeged:

You can use the following modes of transportation in Szeged: bus, trolley, tram, taxi. If you take a train to Szeged, you can take the tram that stops in front of the station into the city centre. Tickets may be purchased at the kiosk at the exit (about 1 EUR). You can also walk to downtown (about 20 minutes).

Public transport in the city from the bus and the railway station:

PLEASE NOTE: You can purchase a ticket for public transportation prior to boarding at post offices and kiosks, or you can buy it on board for an extra price. One ride is approximately 1.4 EUR per person on board.

If you need any assistance, please contact us:

PLEASE NOTE: As the organisers cannot take responsibility for any personal injury, loss, damage, accident to private property or additional expenses incurred as a result of delays or changes in air, rail, sea, road or other services, strikes, sickness, weather, acts of terrorism and any other cause, all participants are encouraged to make their own arrangements for health, travel and cancellation insurance.