Hotels & Travel

The EAIE Autumn Academy 2019 will take place at the Central European University, located at 13–15 Nádor Street, 1051 Budapest, Hungary. The city has an international airport with frequent flights to and from all major European cities and is well connected by train.


As the EAIE only handles Academy registrations, you are kindly requested to book your own accommodation. There are many hotels available within walking distance of the venue. The CEU campus is centrally located in the Pest side of Budapest. We recommend searching for accommodation in the Pest side, around the Parliament, Liberty Square (Szabadság tér), Széchenyi Square (Széchenyi tér), St Stephan Basilica or in the area around Deák Ference tér.

Beware of fraudulent hotel agencies

Please be aware that fraudulent hotel agencies routinely solicit our participants. As the EAIE only handles Academy registrations, there is no official EAIE Hotel Agency for this event. Beware of any sales calls.

Travel to Budapest

Budapest is well connected and easy to reach from all major European cities. If you are arriving by plane, the Budapest Liszt Ferenc Airport is the international airport of the city.

More than 50 trains a day provide direct links between Budapest and 25 other European cities. If travelling by train, you can reach the city via three main international railway stations: Keleti Pályaudvar (Eastern), Nyugati Pályaudvar (Western) and Déli Pályaudvar (Southern). All stations are connected by metro to Deák Ferenc tér, the main metro and bus hub in the city centre.

Budapest airport to city centre

The airport is situated 25 kilometres from the city centre and is well connected by public transport.

By shuttle bus 100E

From the terminal building there are shuttle buses running every 30 minutes directly to Deák Ferenc tér. The journey takes around 30 minutes, depending on traffic. The ticket price for a single journey is 900 HUF (around €3) and can be purchased from the bus driver.

By taxi

Travelling from the airport to Budapest city centre takes around 35 minutes and the average taxi fare will be around €26. Regulated and metered taxis operate from the airport. We recomend you use the Official Taxi Service.  It is also possible to book your Budapest airport transfer in advance.

Travelling around the city

The city has an efficient public transport network including four metro lines, trams, buses, trolleybusses and boats. The EAIE Academy will take place at the campus of the Central European University in the city centre of Budapest, 13–15 Nádor Street. It is a five-minute walk from Deák Ferenc tér.

Tickets and passes can be purchased from the purple BKK vending machines at the airport or at any stop around the city. A single ticket for one ride will cost 300 HUF (around €1). There is also a seven-day travel card which costs 4950 HUF (around €15.50) and is valid for all public transport around the city.

For more information about public transportation, please visit the Budapest transport BKK website. There you will find maps, timetables, information on how to buy tickets and a route planner.