Date & Venue

When and how to get there

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.

If your flight is to or from Budapest Franz Liszt International Airport, you can either:

  • 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.
  • rent a car a drive to Debrecen on your own.
  • use a bustranfer to go to Debrecen. For example you can choose "Agora airport transfer" (further details at

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.