The European Student Forum will take place at the:

Budapest University of Technology and Economics in Budapest, Hungary.

Venue: Building V2, Room Neumann (C213)

Address: Egry J. u. 18., 1111 Budapest, Hungary

Please note that the university has a huge campus. The ESF2018 will take place in Building V. The nearest public transport stop to the university is “Petőfi híd, budai hídfő” at the Petőfi bridge, where the major tram lines Nr. 4 and 6 (and several bus lines) stop. From the tram stop, take the underpass and turn right, then head along the foot-path going parallel to the river Danube. On the first corner turn to the left. The university is a 10-minute walk from the nearest metro station, which allows direct access to the train stations and bus stations in less than 15 minutes, and the Budapest Airport is only 60 minutes by public transport.

Optional Dinner

Together, on Saturday night we will have dinner from 19:30 onwards, at the Gastoland Bistro, an eat-all-you-can restaurant (with prices raning from 1300 HUF).

Place: Gastland Bistro Oktogon

Address: 1067, Budapest, Teréz krt. 23.

Date: 14th April 2018 at 19:30

Directions: You can take tram No. 4 or 6 from the “Petőfi híd, Budai hídfő” towards “Széll Kálmán tér”, stops at “Oktogon”. It is 9 stops from the university.

Recommended accommodations in Budapest

Low Budget Hotel

Name: Jagello Business Hotel

Address: 1124 Budapest, Jagello ut 38. MAP


Low Budget Hostel in the city center

Name: All Central Hostel

Address: 1052 Budapest, Becsi ut 2.


Moderate price hotel near the venue

Name: Mercure Budapest Duna Hotel

Address: 1095 Budapest, Soroksari ut 12.


About Hungary and Budapest

About Hungary

Hungary is situated in the very heart of Europe, for over 1100 years. It has joined the European Union in May 2004. The country has a size of ~93.000 km2, which makes it similar in size to Indiana, South Korea or Portugal. It has a population of ~10 million inhabitants. Hungary is in the time zone: Central European Time (GMT+1).

  • Visas
    • Hungary is a member of the Schengen Area. Citizens of the EU member states and of the following countries may travel to Hungary without a visa: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Salvador, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela.
  • Currency
    • Hungary uses the forint (HUF). Currently 1 Euro is about 303 Hungarian forint. The best way to obtain forint is from a Hungarian bank or an automated bank machine.
  • Taxes
    • Taxes are automatically added to the price, no additional calculations necessary.
  • Tipping at Restaurants
    • You can give a tip but it is not necessary
  • Safety and security
    • Hungary is a safe and secure country.
    • Pickpockets and thieves are common in crowded places so personal belongings should always be attended.
  • Valuables and passports
    • It is important when traveling to Hungary, or any country, that you keep your valuables in safe and secure place at all times. It is also important to travel with your passport so that you have official identification with you at all times. Though the passport will probably not be needed after arrival into the EU, it can be a good form of identification and proof that you are allowed to visit Hungary (whether through a visa or with the Schengen entry stamp).

About Budapest

Budapest, one of the most beautiful historical capitals in Europe, is situated on the banks of the Danube. Budapest conducts its business with a maximum of seriousness: it has administrative, academic and economic central offices and institutions, universities, factories, two international fairs every year and international congresses and conferences.

Budapest has a lot to offer. Museums and galleries, churches and synagogues, palaces and historic buildings, baths and pools are presented together with the influence of Secession in the city. From Budapest the reform of the system of economic management was launched, and the magic Rubik cube started its world-conquering journey from here.

Budapest is a vibrant, cosmopolitan, trendy city. Fans of design, architecture, fashion, and gourmet food will all find something to explore in this constantly changing city.

  • Food
    • Food in Hungary is diverse coming from Asian, Slavic, Austro-German, and Italian cuisines. The most famous dish is goulash (Gulyás) which is a meat and vegetable stew with paprika and other spices. Hungarian food is rich with meat, spices and vegetables. There are some vegetarian dishes available such as Lecho (Lecsó) which is a vegetable stew with pepper, onions, tomatoes and spices. Additionally, there are many breads and sweets that are homemade in Hungary. Hungary is also known for its garlic, sweet wine (Tokaji), salami, peppers, and paprika.
  • Language
  • Weather & Climate
    • The average temperature for Hungary in February is: 39 Fahrenheit or 1,1 Celsius. There can be snow, ice, wind, rain, and clouds. Prepare for winter conditions at this time and bring a snow jacket and boots.
  • Transportation in Budapest
    • For traveling in Budapest there are buses, metros, trams, and trains. It is very important that you have a ticket to ride the public transportation at all times because there are transportation workers controlling the stations and public transportation at all times. All tickets can be bought at ticket machines around Budapest at metro stations. A single ticket costs HUF 350 or a block of 10 tickets can be bought for HUF 3000. You can also buy a Budapest travelcard for 24 or 72 hours. These travelcards cost either HUF 1650 or HUF 4150. Additionally, you can buy a Budapest card for 24 (HUF 4900), 48 (HUF 7900), or 72 hours (HUF9900). The Budapest card also allows entry into various attractions in the city. For more information on transportation please visit the Budapest transportation website: For more information on the Budapest card please see the following website:
    • Using a taxi: Talk about the price beforehand and no tip is necessary.