General information


The IENE 2010 International Conference on Ecology and Transportation will take place in Hungary in the lakeside town Velence, 45 km from the Hungarian capital Budapest. The venue, Hotel Juventus, is a conference hotel offering a concentration of services and facilities all in one place with a good range of alternative accommodation opportunities within walking distance.


How to get to the venue / hotels

The conference will be held in Hotel Juventus, nr 3 on map below (Click on map for a larger version). This will also be the site of departure for the pre-excursion buses.


Most participants will arrive to Budapest Ferihegy AirportRegular international flights to Budapest (Ferihegy) Airport arrive at and depart from Terminal 2A or Terminal 2B  or Terminal 1 in case of arriving by low fair airlines.

– By Airport Minibus: Airport Minibus Service is a comfortable and reliable company, which has transport services throughout the country. It provides direct shuttle from the Airport to Velence for a reasonable price. Prices to Velence depend on the number of passengers. Price examples:
for 1 person only: HUF 26.910
for 2 persons: HUF 28.510 (i.e. HUF 14.255 / person)
for 3 persons: HUF 30.110
for 4 persons: HUF 31.710
There is no need to reserve beforehand, contact the Airport Minibus Desk upon your arrival.

– By taxi: The other direct way for getting to Velence is by taxi. The most popular and reliable company  between the airport and the cities is theZona Taxi Service.  Their price is approximatelly HUF 15.000 for one way, and you can book by phone or online.

 – By car: The hotel is located on the beach of Velence lake with easy access from Budapest (45 km) on the M7 Highway and 5 km from the exit Velence.
Route planner:

 – By bus: From Budapest Népliget Bus station buses start in every second hour to Velence in the direction of Székesfehérvár. Please check the timetable (Volanbusz) before departure. The bus station in Velence is about 400 meter from the Hotel.

– By train: From the Déli Railway station Velence is just 50 minutes by train and rails are going in every hour in the direction of Székesfehérvár. The Velence train station is only a 500 meter from the hotel. Timetable is available here.


Hungary is in the temperate zone, the late September weather is usually mild but humid. Daily temperature ranges from 15C to 20C. You can check the actual weather forecast here. 

Visa requirements / Visa free entry

Citizens of the European Union (EU)- and the European Economic Area (EEA)-member states as well as citizens of the following states may travel to Hungary without a visa:

Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Guatemala, Holy See, Honduras, Hong Kong (the exemption applies only to holders of a “Hong Kong Special Administrative Region”), Iceland, Israel, Japan, Macao (the exemption applies only to holders of a “Regio Administrativa Especial de Macau” passport), Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Salvador, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, United States of America, Uruguay

Schengen States visas

Hungary is a member of the Schengen States. Visas and residence permits issued by one of the Schengen States are valid also for Hungary, on the other hand – visas issued by Hungarian representations abroad and residence permits issued by Hungarian national authorities are also valid for the entire Schengen Area.

Types of Schengen visas:

  • Airport transit visa (A): authorises the bearer to enter the international zone of the airport and to remain there until the time of the departure of the flight to the destination country. Only nationals of the following states are liable to apply for an airport transit visa
  • Transit visa (B): authorises the bearer to a single, double or multiple transits, not exceeding 5 days at a time.
  • Short stay visa (C): authorises the bearer to a single, double or multiple entries and, in case of an uninterrupted stay, to a stay of maximum 90 days, while in case of an interrupted stay, to a stay of altogether maximum 90 days within the 6 months counted from the date of the first entry.

For further details please see this leaflet from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs  


The Organizers of the Conference do not provide insurance and do not take responsibility for any loss, accident or illness that might occur during the Conference or in the course of travel to or from the meeting site. It is, therefore, the responsibility of the participants to check their coverage with their insurance provider.

Bank, Currency, Credit Cards

The unit of currency is Hungarian Forint (HUF), denoted as “Ft” by the Hungarians. International credit cards (EC/MC, Visa) are accepted at most hotels, restaurants and shops. ATMs are available at the Airport and all over the city.  (1 EUR is approx. 260 HUF)


The electricity supply in Hungary is 230 V AC (50 Hz). Plugs

Useful Telephone Numbers

(can be dialed from any phone without a coin or a card)

Ambulance: 104
Police:   105
Fire Brigade:  107
Overall Emergency: 112

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