How to get here

By plane:

Budapest is well connected to cities throughout Europe, mainly through low-cost airlines like Ryanair and Wizzair, trains and busses. You will most probably arrive at Liszt Ferenc International Airport, Hungary’s largest airport which is located about 16km southeast of the city centre. It is very easy to get to the city from there.

By train:

Trains connect Budapest with almost all countries in central and eastern Europe. The main railway stations (pályaudvar) are:

  • Keleti pályaudvar (Eastern Railway Station)
  • Déli pályaudvar (Southern Railway Station)
  • Nyugati pályaudvar (Western Railway Station).

All are well connected to the metro system. Most international trains arrive at Keleti, but check your particular itinerary!

By bus:

Hungary’s national bus network is operated by Volán Association. If you arrive to Budapest from another Hungarian city, bus is often the best option. International bus routes are operated by Eurolines. Most connections run two or three times a week; connections to/from Austria and Slovakia run daily. Orangeways and Student Agency offers cheap tickets to and from many European  countries.

Budapest’s long distance bus stations are located outside the city centre, but are very well connected to the rest of the city. The main stations are:

  • Népliget Bus station (Népliget autóbuszállomás, metro 3, Népliget station). Buses from abroad and most of Western Hungarian destinations arrive and depart here. It is a fairly modern station with reliable facilities.
  • Stadion Bus Station (Stadion autóbuszállomás, formerly known as Népstadion autóbuszállomás, metro 2 Puskás Ferenc Stadion station). This is the biggest hub for Eastern Hungarian destinations.

By car:

Major motorways connect Budapest to other cities and neighbouring countries and driving is often the fastest way to reach long distance destinations.

Alternative ways:

For those who have flexible schedules and are comfortable travelling with strangers, ridesharing or hitvhiking is often the cheapest and fastest way to make a trip. Hitchhiking is safe in Hungary, for best spots to get a ride check out hitchwiki.org

VISA information

An electronic acceptance letter will be issued to all shortlisted participants, which can be used for VISA application.

Once you get to Budapest

Once you have arrived in Budapest, the easiest ways to get the European Youth Center are:

When arriving by plane
In case you need cash for the minibus shuttle / taxi, you can change money in the arrival hall; you can consult the map of Budapest aiport to locate the Exchange Office / ATMs. You may find it more advisable to withdraw money from the ATMs, as the exchange rate at the Exchange Office may not be very favorable.

Minibus Shuttle: the easiest way to get to any place in Budapest is with the Airport Shuttle Service. After having passed customs you will find a desk for the Airport Shuttle in the meeting area of the airport (see map of Budapest airport). Indicate the address of the EYCB at the desk and get a ticket; you will be given a ticket number which links up with a minibus. When your minibus is ready, your ticket number will be shown on an electronic board alongside a three-digit minibus number. Make your way either directly to the minibus / present yourself at the desk to meet your driver. The fare is 5,500 HUF per person for a return ticket.

Taxi: the only taxi company which is allowed to wait at the departure / arrival exits of the airport is Főtaxi.

When arriving by train

Taxi: The EYCB’s contractional partner is City taxi. You can order a City taxi to any place in the town by calling their English speaking operator on the following number 2 111 111 (+36 12 111 111 for foreign phones). Please always specify at which exit of the railway station you are waiting at. There are many other companies, of which we recommend the following ones: 6×6 taxi, Főtaxi .and Tele 5 taxi.

Public transport: Arrival at Nyugati pu. (Western Station): take the bus number 91 or 291 just outside the train station. Get off the bus at the fourth stop called ‘Zivatar utca’, cross the road, walk on downhill until you find Zivatar Street on your right. You can consult the timetables of buses here.
Arrival at Keleti pu. (Eastern Station) or Déli pu. (Southern Station): in both cases, take the metro (M2 red line) to “Deák tér” (junction of all three metro lines); change to the blue line of the metro (M3), go until the stop marked “Nyugati pu.”, then proceed as in point A. above.

When arriving by bus

Taxi: The EYCB’s contractional partner is City taxi. You can order a City taxi to any place in the town by calling their English speaking operator on the following number 2 111 111 (+36 12 111 111 for foreign phones). Please always specify at which exit of the railway station you are waiting at. There are many other companies, of which we recommend the following ones: 6×6 taxi, Főtaxi .and Tele 5 taxi.
Public transport:
Arrival at Népliget Bus Station: take the metro (M3 blue line) to Nyugati pályaudvar. Walk two minutes to Nyugati pályaudvar M station and take bus 291 to Zivatar utca. Walt two minutes along the street and you will find the center in your left hand side.
Arrival at Stadion Bus Station: go to Volánbusz Zrt. – Kelenföldi pályaudvar autóbusz-állomás and take bus 103 to Etele út / Fehérvári út. Walk two minutes trough Fehérvári út and take tram (line 17) to Mechwart liget. Turn left to Keleti Kàroly ut. Turn right to Buday László. Turn left to Rózsahegy. At the end of the street, in the right hand side you will see Sivatar ut. and you will find the center in your right side.

When arriving by car
In case you have a GPS, please use the following coordinates:
Latitude and longitude: N 47° 30′ 51.4759″ , E 19° 1′ 50.217″

Arriving from Széll Kálmán tér (former name: Moszkva tér) direction : Margit körút – right turn to Bakfark Bálint street – first left to Varsányi Irén street – sixth left to Horváth utca – left turn to Margit körút – first right to Keleti Károly street – right turn to Buday László street – left turn to Rózsahegy street – first right to Zivatar street.

There is one accessible parking bay at the EYCB, located directly opposite the main entrance and marked with a wheelchair sign.

Alternative ways:

You can book an UBER to drive you to the European Youth Center of Budapest. The Android, iOS and Windows Phone app connects riders with drivers using their phone’s GPS capabilities, letting both parties known on another’s location.

European Youth Center Budapest
1024 Budapest,
Zivatar utca 1-3.
Hungary
SECRETARIAT
Phone: +36 1 438 10 30
Fax: +36 1 212 40 76
E-mail: [email protected]
RECEPTION (24 HOURS / 7 DAYS)
Phone: +36 1 438 10 60
Fax: +36 1 212 41 07