Located in the centre of Europe, Hungary is easy to reach. It has strong rail links, a significant river cruise and transport industry, and an extensive road network, including toll-highways and toll free roads, mostly leading to the capital Budapest in a hub-and-spoke system. Most visitors, however, arrive by air transport. Liszt Ferenc Airport in Budapest has direct flights to more than 50 cities in Europe alone, and served 14.8 m travellers in 2018! Balaton Hévíz airport and Pécs airport in the south-west of the country, Győr airport in the north-west, and Debrecen airport in the north-east provide useful links between the tourist areas and 21 cities in 11 countries.
If you need an airport transfer, miniBud offers a convenient, fast and affordable service, providing reliable door-to-door transport between Budapest airport and your hotel for individuals and groups. As an ITU Telecom World 2019 participant, use the special coupon code ITU2019 to benefit from a 15% special discount.
Getting around - shuttle bus service
A free shuttle bus service between Budapest city centre hotels and Hungexpo, the venue for ITU Telecom World 2019, is available for all participants throughout the four days of the event. Five different routes will serve a range of hotels – click here to find a list of all hotels and routes. Buses will also be provided for the journey from Hungexpo to the Castle Gardens Bazaar, the venue for the Host Country Gala Evening at the end of the first day of the event on Monday 9 September.
Click on the links below for full details of all routes and timings - please note, bus departure times on Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 September may vary slightly, so please check here regularly.
Routes and timetables Shuttle bus service overview Bus service to the Host Country Gala Evening
Getting around – public transport
Within the capital, Budapest, public transport is very well developed and multi-faceted. The BKK or Budapest Transport Authority public transport ticket can be used for one journey by tram, bus, trolleybus or urban railway. On the metro network, the ticket is valid for changing lines too, as long as it forms part of one uninterrupted journey. There are also a range of officially-registered bright yellow taxi cabs which offer great service, use a standardised meter system and accept bank card payment. These offer good, trustworthy service - but if you prefer to drive yourself, there is a plethora of car rental companies awaiting you. Do be aware that parking in the city is not cheap. Blue parking signs indicate where you can park, and parking pay stations will indicate the exact times of paid parking. (Normally evenings and weekends are free, but exact times vary from zone to zone, and these are enforced with fines and even vehicle clamps.) See more information on driving, car rental and parking.
Getting Around - taxis
TU Telecom world 2019 official taxi provider is Főtaxi Zrt. Since its establishment nearly 100 years ago, Főtaxi cars have run sixty times as far as the distance from the earth to the sun, meeting the needs of more than 280 million passanegers with its famous checked and patterned cars. Travel with us – be part of it!
Telephone: 00 36 1 222 2 222
Download the Főtaxi booking app
The Budapest Card is a state-sponsored discount card that provides unlimited transportation within Budapest’s public transport system for the period of validity. It also offers free entry to the Lukács thermal baths and over 30 key attractions and walking tours, as well as discounts on many more sights and services. It can be purchased in 24, 36 or 72 hour varieties online at www.budapest-card.com, and picked up at any of the Budapestinfo Point offices at the airport or in the city centre. Use the special promotional code ITU19 for a 20% discount as an ITU Telecom World 2019 participant!
Arriving in an unfamiliar city for the first time can be a little disorienting. So it’s good to know that help is available. As well as the numerous tourism information offices around the city, hotel staff are often a good sources of information, and in case of serious problems, there are even multi-lingual emergency service phone lines. In less dramatic circumstances, there is an absolute wealth of useful information available from the Hungarian National Tourist Office.