GENERAL INFORMATION – BUDAPEST
Budapest, situated in the temperate zone, has a continental climate. July and August are the hottest months of the four seasons – the temperature can reach the 28-30 degrees centigrade. The two coldest months are December and January when the thermometer can even mark meno15 degrees centigrade. The hours of sunshine per day exceed eight between April and September.
The time zone is valid for Central Europe: GMT + 1 hour. During the summer timetable, from March to late October: GMT + 2 ore.I rest days and public holidays are March 15, August 20, October 23, May 1, second most in the Christian calendar: January 1, Sunday and Easter Monday, Sunday and Monday of Pentecost, All Saints Day, Christmas Day and the second day of Christmas.
Hungary’s electricity network operates at 220 volts, sockets are the regular two bones continental
The area code of Hungary is 36, one of Budapest is 1. For long-distance calls within the country, the prefix is 06. Telephone numbers in Budapest have 7 digits, while those of the province have eight digits, counting also the prefix of the area. For international calls made by you must dial 00, wait for the tone of international calls, then the country code and city, and then the desired number. Public phones operate with coins to pieces 20, 50 and 100 HUF or with the phone card. The card can be bought in tobacconists, post offices, from the gas station or the newspaper. In the days of rest at night and the counting equipment with reduced tariffs. The numbers of mobile phones have nine digits, and have the prefix of 20, 30 or 70, which is made after the 06th
The planes arrive at Ferihegy, 15 km from the city center. The Ferihegy 1 is under reconstruction, is expected to open in September 2005. At present, the terminal of Ferihegy 2 is the runway landing and takeoff of aircraft of the Hungarian airline Malév, Terminal B is available to foreign airlines, including flights of “low cost”. Information center at the airport: (+36-1) 296-9696, flight information: (+36-1) 296-7000. baggage search service: Ferihegy 2A (+36-1) 296-8108, (+36-1) 296-7217. Ferihegy 2B (+36-1) 295-3480, (+36-1) 296-7948. Booking flights Malév telephone: (+36-1) 235-3888.
Nell’aula arrival we find the offices of major companies that deal with rental cars. The Airport minibus is popular and economic port the passengers in any part of the city for an affordable price. Airport minibus service: (+36-1) 296-8555.
The network of public transport in the capital, the form of bus, trolley, tram, metro and local trains (HÉV). Buses, trams and trolley buses circulating between the hours of 4.30 and 23.00. The three metro lines meet at Deák square. Trains are followed every 2-15 minutes, depending on the part of the day, from 4.30 to 23.10 hours. Trains of local interest (HÉV) carry passengers on the island of Csepel, a Ráckeve in the southern part of the city, and also to Szentendre and Gödöllő.
Tickets can be purchased at metro stations, from vending machines, at tobacconists or newsagents. The ticket is valid for the entire journey on the following vehicles: buses, trolley buses, metro, tram, train and gear HÉV, but only within the administrative boundaries of Budapest. There is also a combined ticket, the section, one day, the tourist ticket valid for three days, tickets to ten and twenty pieces. We recommend to always choose the most convenient. (Information: www.bkv.hu) Before you begin your journey, you must validate your ticket with the help of automatic validation. The auditors, with a bracelet band and provided with the card with photo, can request a ticket on public transport or to the outputs of the metropolitan.
Circulate with yellow license plates with the word “taxi”. Are obliged to use the meter, which, in turn, issue the ticket. The amount payable is the total of the basic tariff, the tariff of km and the cost of waiting. Tipping is usually equivalent to ten percent of the fare, depending on the customer satisfaction.
The sum pay is made up of three parts: basic rate (of up to 300 days, at night up to 420 Ft), then you pay for mileage realizatti (240 Ft day at most, at night by 336 Ft), there then the rate used to waiting if the machine is stopped or go with less than 15 km per hour. These prices are Calmieri, large companies work with rates significantly lower. It is worthwhile to learn their numbers, because the taxi ordered by phone will cost less than those stopped for the road