| GENERAL INFO
Complete information on visa for Hungary is available at the official website of Hungary
Limited sponsorship for lodging and travel costs will be available upon request.
Please register the link Registration and indicate in your registration if you require sponsorship for either lodging, travel or both.
Currency and Banking
Forint is the official currency in Hungary. Foreign currency exchange is available at most banks and exchange offices throughout the city. International credit cards are accepted for payment in hotels, restaurants and shops. FX rates can be found at
Most small shops in Pécs are open from 9:00 to 17:00 - Monday through Friday and Saturday are open from 09:00 to 12:00. Shops in the city centre are usually open from 9:00 to 18:00, Monday through Saturday.
Shopping malls are open from 09:00 - 21:00, Monday through Sunday.
Service is usually included in the bill in bars and restaurants, but tips are welcome. If you consider the service good enough to warrant a tip, we suggest about ten percent.
- Voltage: 220-240 Volts (U.S./Canada are 110-120 Volts)
- Primary Socket Type: Europlug, Schuko
- Multi-voltage appliances (laptops, etc.): Plug adapter
- 110-120V electronics: Plug adapter + step-down transformer
- Hair dryers, curling irons, etc.: Plug adapter + voltage converter
Electrical sockets (outlets) in Hungary are one of the two European standard electrical socket types: The "Type C" Europlug and the "Type E" and "Type F" Schuko. If your appliance's plug doesn't match the shape of these sockets, you will need a travel plug adapter in order to plug in. Travel plug adapters simply change the shape of your appliance's plug to match whatever type of socket you need to plug into. If it's crucial to be able to plug in no matter what, bring an adapter for all three types.
Liability and Insurance
The organizers do not accept responsibility for individual medical, travel or personal insurance and all participants are strongly advised to take out their own personal insurance before travelling to the Congress.
Traveling to Pécs, HU
By plane to Budapest
- by train – 3:00 hours ($10-15 USD)
- by car – 2:30 hours (M6 south, M60 west)
Useful Telephone Numbers and web pages
Emergency calls: 112
Fire brigade: 105
Taxi (City Taxi): +3672 333 333; +3672 555 555
Airport Budapest (Hungary): +36 (1) 296 7000
(Budapest to Pécs - around 200 km)
Airport Vienna (Austria): +43 1 7007 22233
(Vienna to Pécs - around 400 km)
Airport Zagreb (Croatia): +385 1 4562 170
(Zagrab – Pécs – around 200 km)
Airport Shuttle to Pécs:
Mecsek Travel http://www.mecsektravel.hu/index.php/en/
Hungary country code: +36