Date, Location & Venue
The FIRST® LEGO® League Open Invitational Central Europe will take place
- in Debrecen which is the second biggest city in Hungary with about 200.000 inhabitants. Debrecen is a university town with about 25.000 students. The city is about 230 kilometers east of Budapest.
- on 16-19 May, 2018.
The tournament will take place at the Főnix Hall in Debrecen, which is the second largest arena in Hungary. The multi-purpose arena holds 8,500 people. The arena was named after the Phoenix, a mythical firebird which is the symbol of Debrecen.
- adress: Főnix Hall, Kassai út 28, 4028 Debrecen, HUNGARY
Directions to Debrecen
Arrival by car
From Budapest, follow M3 towards Nyíregyháza. Change at exit 187 to the M35. A highway toll applies, and it has to be paid in advance (at most gas stations, price is about Ft 3000 for a regular car for 10 days.) It is about a 2-hour drive. Main road 4 is a bit shorter, but not recommended because it is often overcrowded.
Arrival by plan
Debrecen Airport is served by about 4-5 flights a day, from several European cities. As of summer 2017, there are the following scheduled flights:
If your flight is to or from Budapest Franz Liszt International Airport, you can take a train to Debrecen from the railway station "Ferihegy (Budapest Airport)". There is a frequent public bus service between the terminals and the station. Costs Ft350 (approx. EUR 1.15 as of 2017), ticket available at the BKK customer service or from vending machines.
Arrival by train
There are regular trains app. every hour from Budapest Nyugati Station. The duration of the trip is 2.5 hours. Check the following site for timetables.