6th CEWM

C e n t r a l  E u r o p e a n  W o r k s h o p  o f  M y r m e c o l o g y

Debrecen, 24 – 27 July 2015











Travel & Venue



















CEWM 2015 will be hosted by the Myrmecological team of the Department of Evolutionary Zoology and Human Biology, at the Life Science Building (ÉTK: F015-016 lecture room), University of Debrecen, Egyetem tér 1, Debrecen, Hungary (maps). This building is between the main building and the Botanical garden.





As Debrecen is the 2nd largest city of Hungary, several possibilities are available to reach it. We list the most important details here but you can find more information on the official website of the local government and the local transport company.



TRAIN          CAR          PLANE          TRAM          TAXI




Debrecen is situated in the east of Hungary and there are frequent InterCity trains coming to Debrecen from Budapest (see train information, ticket booking is also possible here). When you arrive in Budapest by train you have the following possibilities to reach Debrecen: Most international trains arrive in Budapest at “Keleti pályaudvar” (pályaudvar = railway station) or some at “Déli pályaudvar”. Although InterCities are available also from Keleti to Debrecen, the railway station called “Nyugati pályaudvar” has the quickest and most frequent contact with Debrecen. You can reach Nyugati both from Keleti and Déli by using the underground 2 (the red line) and change to line 3 (blue) at “Deák tér” (tér = square). It takes about 30 minutes in both cases and needs only one ticket. You can see the main train routes coming to Debrecen from different Hungarian cities on this map. When you arrive in Debrecen by train you can easily reach the university from the “Nagyállomás” (= the local railway station) by tram 1 or 2.





You can reach Debrecen (GPS coordinates of the building: 47°33'21.31"N; 21°37'18.35"E; maps) on roads No. 4, 33, 35, 42, and 47, or M3 highway leading to Görbeháza, and from Görbeháza M35 highway leading directly to Debrecen (see this map). The duration of such a journey from the capital is approximately 2-2.5 hours. At the same time Debrecen can be reached from other regional centres like Miskolc and Nyíregyháza on highways M35 and M3, or M30. From Ártánd, Romania you can reach Debrecen directly on road No. 47. Before using highways do not forget to purchase electronic motorway sticker online or at a petrol station. Parking is free at the campus only for half an hour (see the gateways on this map) but it is free outside the campus to the west and south.





Debrecen International Airport (DEB)

You can reach the university and several hotels directly by bus.

It is 3500 HUF to go by Főnix Taxi to the campus.


Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD)

We suggest booking airplane tickets early because the Hungarian Formula One in Budapest will take place the same weekend.

We suggest travelling to Debrecen by train. InterCities starting frequently from “Nyugati pályaudvar, Budapest” stop at “Ferihegy” station. You can reach the train station by bus 200E during the daytime and by bus 900 at night. You can buy bus tickets at the airport (post office, newsstands) or at the bus stop from ticket automat and from the driver for extra price. Train tickets are available at the train station or you can buy them on-line. See here the discount possibilities for tourists if you plan to travel to Budapest.


Oradea International Airport (OMR).

This airport is relatively close to Debrecen but you need to go to Oradea first and find a bus to Debrecen. It is worth choosing this airport only if someone can pick you up there.





We suggest using the two trams to move within the city as both of them start from the railway station, cross the city centre and have stations close to the campus. Line 1 has a shorter way than line 2, is closer to the campus, goes on traditional and green parts of the city and you can easily see the campus on the right (a park with a large fountain in front of the main building) when you arrive at the “Egyetem” (= University) station. If you are closer to line 2, you can get off at “Károlyi Mihály utca” (utca = street) where you need to cross the street and go ahead in “Martonfalvi utca” to the western gateway of the campus (see this map for details).







Főnix Taxi (phone: +36 52 444 444) offers discount prices for CEWM 2015 participants. If you would like to pay by credit card you should ask for it at the calling or should sit into a car with red but not with blue “Főnix Taxi” label.

























By A. Tartally; Last modified 16 July 2015