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Interpret Europe Conference | 23-26 March 2018 in Kőszeg, Hungary | #iecon18

Travel options for conference delegates

Below you find a list of options to get to Kőszeg and to leave the conference. 
We provide you different shuttle services which enables you a quick and comfortable travel to your destination, be it Kőszeg or an airport / train station for your way home.

 

ARRIVAL

Reserved coaches
The easiest and cheapest way to get to Kőszeg is to register for one of the reserved coaches we offer you. 

When making your registration for the conference please indicate if you would like to use our shuttle service. As an initial option, we are planning to launch two lines from Budapest Airport and two lines from Vienna Airport at 12:00 and 18:00, 23 March 2018. In addition you can also join the pre-conference tour group at Vienna Central Station at 17:00, 22 March 2018.
The prices of the reserves coaches are the following:

Budapest Airport – Kőszeg: 24 Euro/person
Vienna Airport – Kőszeg: 16 Euro/person
Vienna Central Station – Kőszeg: 14 Euro/person

Please let us know your flight or train number and/or the exact time of arrival at Vienna or at Budapest with the registration  to help us arrange the most comfortable transfer service for you! It might happen that we slightly change the departure time of the coaches or launch an additional line based on your input. In case of any cancellation, we agree to transfer the fee back to you no later than 5 days after the early bird registration deadline (15 February 2018).

Please indicate if you would prefer another line rather than the two we have initially offered.

By plane

There are regular flights to Vienna and Budapest airports from all European countries. From there you can reach Kőszeg by pre-booked shuttle service or by train. See the related information about reserved couches above.

By train

From Vienna:
During workdays there is regular service on the 2.5-3 hour journey from Vienna Airport (or 2-2.5 from Vienna Central Station) to Oberpullendorf. From there a free shuttle service will be provided on the 23rd March by the conference organisers upon the request of the participants.
Alternatively, you can choose the 3-3.5 hour journey from Vienna Airport (or 2-2.5 from Vienna Central Station) to Szombathely. From there a free shuttle service will be provided on the 23rd March by the conference organisers upon the request of the participants.
You can plan your travel and book tickets here: http://fahrplan.oebb.at/bin/query.exe/en

From Budapest:
During workdays there is regular service on the 2.5-3 hour journey from Budapest Keleti Station and Budapest Déli Station to Szombathely. From there a free shuttle service will be provided on the 23rd March by the conference organisers upon the request of the participants.
You can plan your travel and book tickets here: http://elvira.mav-start.hu/elvira.dll/x/index?language=2

By car:

From Vienna
Travelling to Kőszeg by car is around 1.5 hour drive from Vienna. You must leave on the A23 South of the city then enter the highway A3. The North-South expressway of Burgenland S31 connects to A3 at Eisenstadt and goes directly to the Austrian-Hungarian border (Rattersdorf) from which Kőszeg is only 5 km on the road 87.

From Budapest
Travelling to Kőszeg by car is around 2.5 hour drive from Budapest. You must leave on the M1 highway West of the city. The M85 expressway connects to the M1 at Győr and goes towards Csorna. The M86 expressway starts here and leads to Szombathely from where Kőszeg is only 18 km on the road 87.

Parking at the accommodations is usually free of charge but you must check this in the accommodation section as fees can occur in some of the cases. Parking is on a first come, first served basis, therefore be aware and let your host know if you are going to come by car. The number of free parking lots is usually limited.

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DEPARTURE

Those leaving directly from Kőszeg without taking part at the post-conference tour can take a regular bus or train to Szombathely or to Oberpullendorf.
Check you train or bus options here: https://menetrendek.hu/ or here: https://www.vivanoda.co.uk/ticket/koszeg-hu/szombathely-hu_s27823d6323.html

From Kőszeg you can also book a couch service with Teddy Travel to different destinations. Please send a reservation by 9th March to info@teddytravel.hu indicating your name, date of departure, destination, flight or train number and/or the exact time you need to be at your destination. 
Here below you can find the prices of Teddy Travel (1 € = 300 HUF). Payment in € is also possible!

Teddy Travel fares

See destinations Graz and Bratislava with Teddy Travel here: http://teddytravel.hu/en/fares

As the post-conference tour consists of two days at two different locations, for your most possible comfort and customised options, those interested in the Pannonhalma programme, but not able to join the full post-conference tour, can be dropped off in Győr at 6:30 pm on 26 March which offers plenty of transfer options for your homebound travel. Please make sure that you indicate this in the registration form! 

Those leaving after the post-conference tour from Budapest, can either take a train or a plane. There are regular flights from Vienna and Budapest airports to all European countries.
The post-conference trip will end in the centre of Budapest. From the city centre you can reach Keleti Railway Station by public transport (plan your trip here). From the city centre to Budapest Airport you can take the public transport shuttle 100E (see timetable here) or the miniBUD airport shuttle service. 

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Don't worry, we are happy to assist you if you have a hard time working out the best travel options! 
Contact Zsuzsa Berecz at iecon18@heritagemanager.hu if you need help!

 

 

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