PLANNING YOUR TRIP

1. How do I register for the event?
To register for the event, please click on the REGISTER button in the event website: https://aips2020bp.hu/register/ and complete the form with all necessary data.
2. How to get to Budapest?
By flight: being a hub for international travellers, Budapest is easily accessible from all major cities around the world through direct and connecting flights. Should you need more information about flights to / from Budapest, please visit the official website of Budapest International Airport: www.bud.hu

By train: Budapest can also be accessed by train, as a number of European cities have direct train connections to Budapest (Bucarest, Warsaw, Bratislava, Prague, Berlin, Hamburg, Vienna, Munich, Zagreb, Belgrade).

By car (individual arrivals): You can also easily access Budapest by car as it is linked with several highways to the European highway network.

Highway M1 from Austria / Slovakia / Czech Republic / Germany

Highway M2 from Slovakia

Highway M3 from Ukraine / Romania

Highway M5 from Romania / Serbia

Highway M6 from Croatia / Bosnia

Highway M7 from Croatia / Slovenia

Should you arrive by car, please indicate this in the registration form including the estimated arrival & departure times. The Local Organising Committee (LOC) will arrange your parking spot in the private car park of Hotel Corinthia (1074 Budapest, Hársfa u. 53).
3. Do I need a VISA to get to Hungary?
If you are a delegate from a country inside the schengen zone, you will not need a VISA or passport to enter Hungary, only your ID card. For other countries, please check the list on the official website of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Hungary: https://konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/visa-waiver-agreements Should you need a VISA, a VISA or invitation letter from the LOC, please indicate this when completing the registration form so that we can provide assistance by issuing these documents.
4. Dress codes: how should I plan with my wardrobe?
For the dress codes for the specific events of the 83rd AIPS Congress Budapest.

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DURING YOUR STAY IN BUDAPEST

1. Airport transfers / transfers from the railway station: how do I get picked up at the airport / railway station – and dropped off before my departure flight / train?

When registering for the 83rd AIPS Congress Budapest, you will have to provide all your flight / train arrival and departure details. According to the provided information, the LOC is arranging your pick-up and drop-off by the event shuttle service.

Arrivals: On February 3rd (Monday) – the main day for arrivals – there will be a welcome desk with volunteers welcoming you at the airport terminal and guiding you to your shuttle bus. On all other days (and for all arrivals by train), your driver will provide an individual welcome service at the terminal / train station.

Departures: before your departure transfer, all delegates are going to be picked up in the lobby of Hotel Corinthia (if not indicated otherwise). The delegates’ departure schedule is going to be displayed at the 83rd AIPS Congress Budapest Info desk in the main lobby of Hotel Corinthia.
2. Transportation: how do I get around Budapest?
The LOC is arranging your arrival and departure transfers and taking care of all transportation arrangements related to the official programs of the 83rd AIPS Congress Budapest.

For your private trips, you can hire a taxi at the hotel reception for a fixed kilometer fare or use public transportation (tram lines 4 – 6: right in front of the hotel; yellow metro line: 3 minutes walking distance, red metro line: 10 minutes walking distance).
3. Which kind of weather can I expect in Hungary?
In early February, the following weather can be expected in Budapest:

Average max. temperature: 5,9 C

Average temperature: 2,2 C

Average minimum temperature -1,6 C

Average rainy / snowy days in February: 11

It is recommended that you check the actual weather forecast for Budapest a few days prior to your arrival to receive more accurate information about the actual weather in Hungary.
4. Which currencies / credit cards can I use in Budapest?
The official currency of Hungary is Hungarian Forint (HUF). For the actual exchange rate with a currency of your choice, please click here:https://www.xe.com/currencyconverter/

We advise you NOT to exchange money at the airport because you will find better exchange rates in one of the many money exchange offices in the centre of Budapest (the closest exchange office to Hotel Corinthia: Exclusive Change, Erzsébet körút 51 – located 50 meters from the hotel). Major credit cards (VISA, Mastercard) are accepted in most shops & restaurants, also in taxis.
5. How to extend my stay in Budapest?
If you wish to extend your stay in Budapest for touristic / private reasons, please note that you will have to make your own arrangements to book your accommodation for the additional days. We are glad to inform you that your extended stay (+3 nights prior to and after the Congress is being held) in Hotel Corinthia will be charged at a special price that we managed to negotiate. In case of considering a longer stay in Budapest, please do request information when registering!

The LOC is providing airport transfers during the official period of the 83rd AIPS Congress Budapest between February 3rd-6th, delegate transfers are not going to be provided on other days.
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EVENT INFORMATION

1. Where is Hotel Corinthia (the host hotel) located?
Hotel Corinthia is located in the centre of Budapest, only 15 minutes walking distance form the main shopping district and pedestrian area of the Hungarian Capital. Address: 1073 Budapest, Erzsébet krt. 43-49.

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2. Which events are included in the Congress schedule?
5. Can I bring my partner / friend to the AIPS Congress?
If you bring a relative, then you have to pay an extra 3oo Euros to the same room. Accompanying persons (spouses, partners, etc.) who are not officially invited by the Organizing Committee will need to pay the double occupancy difference to the hotel separately. Please contact: reservation.budapest@corinthia.com (in subject: AIPS 2020)
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