Getting here

The CPU is held at the Civil College residential training facility about 70 km south of Budapest.

Travel arrangements

If you are traveling by PLANE...

When you arrive at Liszt Ferenc International Airport, look for the bus stop outside. Choose bus 100E. Look for a ticket machine for a bus ticket (900HUF) or buy one from the driver (same). Travel on the bus until the Astoria stop, then change for the red line metro (number 2) in the direction to Örs vezér tere, buy one more ticket at the machine (350HUF) and then ride 3 stops, and take off at Keleti pályaudvar. At the railway station, look for Kunszentmiklós-Tass at the departure board. There is a regular train in every half hour/hour. You can look at the railway guide from Keleti here.

At the railway station you have to buy a ticket (approx. 4 EUR). The train to Kunszentmiklós lasts about 1h 15 minutes. We’ll wait for you in Kunszentmiklós.

Please let us know what time you leave from the train station in Budapest by WRITING AN SMS TO THIS NUMBER: +3630 932 99 30

For further logistical information, email: [email protected]

If you are traveling by TRAIN...

When you travel by train into Budapest there are three different stations you may arrive to, depending on where you are coming from: Keleti, Nyugati, or Déli. You may have to take the Metro to get to a station from which trains to the Civil College depart. Below are directions on how to make your connection to the Civil College from all three of these arrival train stations. (See below for a Metro system map.) Also, if you’d like to explore your own connections, the railway system guide can be found here.

Please let us know what time you leave from the train station in Budapest so we can pick you up by WRITING AN SMS TO THIS NUMBER: +3630 932 99 30

For further logistical information, email: [email protected]

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Arriving to KELETI (Eastern Railway Station)

There is a direct train from Keleti to the Civil College, but it runs less frequently, so you may choose to take the Metro to the other departure station, Kőbánya-Kispest (see below).

Leaving from Keleti, look at the departure board for the train heading to Kunszentmiklós-Tass. Departure times for this direct train from Keleti are:

05:55 (arrival: 06:58)
07:57 (arrival: 08:58)
11:57 (arrival: 12:58)
13:57 (arrival: 14:58)
15:57 (arrival: 16:58)
17:57 (arrival: 18:58)

If you choose to transfer to the other station to catch a more frequent connection, go outside and take Metro No2. (M2) in the direction of Déli pályaudvar.  Go 3 stops until you arrive at Deak Ferenc tér. Transfer to Metro No3. (M3) in the direction of Kőbánya-Kispest. Go to the last stop. In the train station, look at the departure board for the train heading to Kunszentmiklós-Tass. The train runs every hour at 32 minutes past the hour. Train tickets to Kunszentmiklós-Tass cost approximately 4 Euros and the trip last 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Arriving to NYUGATI (Western Railway Station)

When you arrive at Nyugati pályaudvar (Western Railway Station), go outside and take Metro No3. (M3) in the direction of Kőbánya-Kispest. It’s the last stop. In the train station, look at the departure board for the train heading to Kunszentmiklós-Tass. The train runs every hour at 32 minutes past the hour. Train tickets to Kunszentmiklós-Tass cost approximately 4 Euros and the trip last 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Arriving to DÉLI (Southern Railway Station)

When you arrive at Déli pályaudvar (Southern Railway Station), go downstairs and take Metro No2. (M2) in the direction of ‘Örs vezér tere’. Go 4 stops and transfer at the ‘Deak Ferenc tér’ to Metro No3. (M3) in the the direction of Kőbánya-Kispest.  It’s the last stop. In the train station, look at the departure board for the train heading to Kunszentmiklós-Tass. The train runs every hour at 32 minutes past the hour. Train tickets to Kunszentmiklós-Tass cost approximately 4 Euros and the trip last 1 hour and 15 minutes.

If you are staying in Budapest before the event...

You can catch a train to the Civil College from either go from Keleti or Kőbánya-Kispest train stations.  (Note, trains from Keleti are less frequent).  Once you are at either of these stations look at the departure board for the train heading to Kunszentmiklós-Tass.

Please let us know what time you leave from the train station in Budapest so we can pick you up by WRITING AN SMS TO THIS NUMBER: +3630 932 99 30

For further logistical information, email: [email protected]

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Trains from Keleti:

05:55 (arrival: 06:58)
07:57 (arrival: 08:58)
11:57 (arrival: 12:58)
13:57 (arrival: 14:58)
15:57 (arrival: 16:58)
17:57 (arrival: 18:58)

Trains from Kőbánya-Kispest:

Run every hour at 32 minutes past the hour (i.e. 6:32, 7:32, etc.) (arrival time: 7:45, 8:45, etc.)

Accomodations

The Civil College is a community-centered place. It has 24 beds in 2,3, and 4 person shared rooms, each with its own bathroom. At summer events like the CPU, participants usually stay in tents in the park around the College, with access to shower and restroom facilities. All meals are included. We have a limited number of rooms in the house, so priority is given to those who are not able to stay in tents for different reasons. Nearby accommodations are also available but will increase costs and the logistical tasks both for both you and for us, so we encourage you to stay on site if possible.

Technical equipment

The College is equipped with all necessary equipment: computers, wireless internet-access, projector, flip chart, sound equipment etc.

Before and after the meeting

For those who would like to stay in Budapest or arrive early, we can make hotel and travel suggestions for the city, but booking those arrangements will be your task.

Costs


NIGHTLY PRICE:

The full program runs from Monday to Friday and involves four overnight stays. The nightly rate is:

€50/night – shared room with bed and bathroom, meals
€30/night – tent camping with access to shower and restroom facilities, meals

Note: there are a very limited number of off-site, single rooms available. If you require such an accommodation contact us.

FULL-WEEK DISCOUNT:

We highly encourage participants to attend the full program and therefore offer a weekly rate (4 nights):

€150/week – shared room with bed and bathroom, meals
€90/week – tent camping with access to shower and restroom facilities, meals

PAYMENT DUE UPON ARRIVAL.