The FÖMI Satellite Geodetic Observatory is located near the village Penc, Pest county, Hungary. Its distance is about 50 km NE from Budapest.

How to get here by car?
The observatory can easily be reached by car. It takes about 1 hour to drive from the center of Budapest. Driving out of Budapest one should take the M3 highway. Not far from the end-of-Budapest sign, take the M0 and then the M2 road, in the direction of Vác. Leave the M2 road at the exit Vác-Alsóváros, in the direction of Rád and Penc (right, east). Penc is the second village. In Penc, you will find the sign "Obszervatórium" where you should turn right (the third street on your right, called Mulató utca). The observatory building is about 3 km far away from this point uphill.
An alternative route is the national road no. 2 which leads to Vác in the northern direction along the river Danube. (The Budapest section of the road is "Váci út" - not to be confused with the famous shopping street "Váci utca"!) After passing Dunakeszi, Göd and Sződliget, and entering the town of Vác (35 km) turn right in the direction of Rád and Penc (east). Cross the railway line and drive an additional 15 km to get in Penc.

How to get here by public transport?
We recommend to use the direct bus service from Budapest to Penc. Buses depart from Újpest-Városkapu bus terminal (see the schedule). You can also take a train in Budapest at "Nyugati pályaudvar" (Western railway station) in the direcion of Vác and Szob (line 70). Trains usually run once in every 30 minutes (see the train timetable). The travel time to "Vác-Alsóváros" train stop is about 45 minutes (or about 25 min to "Vác" station taking the quick trains that run hourly). Here you can either use the regular bus service to Penc (see the bus timetable) or make an appointment with the observatory personnel. In this case your transport will be arranged by car.