Student Conference on Conservation Science

Venue and travel - UPDATED


The conference will take place in the southwestern part of Hungary, in the village called Tihany, which is located on the Tihany Peninsula of Lake Balaton. The conference will be held at  the Balaton Limnological Institute of the Centre for Ecological Research, which is on the lakeside with its own beach and guesthouse. 



Balaton Limnological Institute,
Centre for Ecological Research
H-8237 Tihany, 3 Klebelsberg Kuno str.
GPS coordinates: 46,91390° North, 17,89240° East

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How to get there:

The SCCS Hungary starts at 18:00 on the 25th of August in Tihany. A shuttle bus will be provided from Budapest to the conference venue and back. Prior to the bus transfer students are welcomed to join an optional visit to the Budapest Zoo (details and start will be confirmed later), as a free warming up event of the conference.

The meeting point for the transfer is the big parking area next to the Heroes' Square (map).


Budapest airport transfer services: 

  • Airport Minibus (shared ride to any address in the city for a flat fee),
  • taxi
  • rail (Hungarian State Railway (MÁV) operates trains between Terminal 1 and Western Railway Station. The trip takes about 30 minutes. As of May 30th 2012, after the closure of Terminal 1, passengers can transfer to Terminal 2 from the train station adjacent to Terminal 1 via bus Nr. 200E)
  • The city can be reached by public transport, the bus service 200E takes you from Liszt Ferenc Airport 2 to Nagyvárad tér, from where you can reach the Zoo and Heroes' Square by taking the tram service 24 in the direction to Keleti pályaudvar (Keleti railway station), and from there take the bus service 20E or 30A (both have their terminus at the Keleti railway station) to the Hősök tere (Heroes' Square). Tickets for the public transport can be bought from ticket vending machines at the airport, or mobile tickets are also availabele:
    Budapest public transport trip planner: 

From Budapest to Tihany:

Tihany can be reached by buses, departing from the Népliget Bus Station (for timetables please visit or by train (for timetables please visit



According to current regulations either a mask or a kerchief or a scarf covering the mouth and nose has to be worn onboard the public transport vehicles. This also applies to rail, long-distance buses and the trasfer arranged by us (Budapest-Tihany and Tihany-Budapest shuttle).

We also would like to ask all participants to wear masks during all indoor activities (plenaries, student sessions, workshops, etc.), keep physical distance in the lecture room (use every second seat) and use hand sanitisers often.

The organisers minimise pandemic threat with the above regulations, and - in addition - workshops and social events will be moved (if possible) to open air, accommodation is limited to max two person/room.





Accommodation is available in the guesthouse of the Balaton Limnological Research Institute ( and in the guesthouse of the Association of Hungarian Journalists. Both buildings are in walking distance from the conference venue. Breakfast will be provided in both guesthouses. The rooms are two or three bedded, but are available as single rooms for additional cost.



Tihany Peninsula:

Balaton Limnological Institute: