On 12th of May, 2018 the great success international Ikarus
meeting will be organized at Tapolca again, after the first one in 2016.
The purpose of the event is the same: to have a fun day out with the family, in a nostalgic mood with around fifty of the worldwide
well known Ikarus buses, gathering at the centre of Tapolca. Amongst the exhibitors you can find BKV Zrt. (Budapest Transport Company),
Volánbusz Zrt. (Regional Bus Company of Pest county) as well as various other county
and state operator’s buses and private owners from Germany, Czech republic, Poland and Hungary of course.
The main aim of this event is to make a meeting for the
hungarian bus brand at the western part of the country aswell,
and to be the "sibling-event" in the brand’s homecountry beside the Ikarus meetings held in every odd numbered year in Germany.
In the first year, the event was held in a car park, which
appeared to be small and overcrowded,
so this year it's moved to the Köztársaság tér in the centre of Tapolca, next to a cozy lake called Tavas-barlang.
A high capacity car parkinglot can be found next to the
southern bypass of Tapolca, on route 77,
about 800 metres from the event. From the parkinglot you can reach the event by foot.
Throughout the event, nostalgic bus services will be circling
in Tapolca city, and in the afternoon a 30 km,
one-hour long nostalgic bus parade will be held passing Badacsony, on the coast of lake Balaton, through the Káli-basin.
There will be food stalls at the event for the exhibitors and
and also you can buy Ikarus-related souvenirs, such as T-shirts, cups and other goods.
Special nostalgic bus services will depart to the meeting
from numerous hungarian cities,
and there will be even a special nostalgic train service from Budapest,
to make the approaching of the event easier and more comfortable.
Find out more about these services under the 'Approaching' section of the page.
Due to the limited exhibition space we only reserve places for buses. Unfortunately, we can not accept any other old-timer vehicles. Thank you for your understanding!
Registering is mandatory for exhibitors, otherwise we cannot
guarantee place for their buses. If you would like to show your bus on the
event, please register via e-mail by clicking the following button:
Everyone participates on the event at their own
To avoid any accidents, we kindly ask you to pay special attention around moving vehicles.
Also be careful to get on and off the buses, and use the designated area.
We kindly ask you to cooperate with the organizing staff and conductors!
The event will be held even in the case of rainy weather!
The organizing staff reserves the right to change the program.
We wish you to have a pleasant day at the II. international Ikarus meeting! ☺