Arriving by car

The A5 motorway via the Westkreuz Frankfurt junction takes you directly to Messe Frankfurt.Follow the signs to "Messe Frankfurt" or "Messe". These will take you to the Rebstock grounds, where there are 15,000 parking spaces located right next to the motorway. From there a free shuttle bus will take you to the trade fair grounds.

 Motorway connection to the trade fair grounds

Arriving by plane Frankfurt Airport

When you arrive at Frankfurt Airport, you are only 15 km away from Messe Frankfurt.

has two terminals (1+2). For the sake of greater clarity, these are divided into separate areas. Terminal 1 is divided into A, B, and C, Terminal 2 into D and E.

In Terminal 1 you will find Lufthansa and Star Alliance throughout the entire A area and in part of B as well. Several American and Asian airlines are based in Terminal 2, as many flights arrive here from the US and the Far East. British Airways and Air France are also located here.

During trade fairs you will find a special trade fair information stand (Terminal 2, arrivals level) where staff will be on hand to give you assistance and advice.

and taking a taxi to Messe Frankfurt

Take the taxi directly to Messe Frankfurt, City Entrance (Festhalle, Congress Center, Forum, Halls 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) or Galleria Entrance (Halls 8, 9, 10, Torhaus). The Galleria Entrance is only open during major trade fairs. 

taking the Messe Frankfurt shuttle bus 

During major trade fairs the Messe Frankfurt shuttle buses run directly from the Airport bus station in Terminal 1 to Messe Frankfurt entrance, every quarter of an hour. The cost of the journey is not included in your entrance ticket. You can find out when and where the shuttle buses leave from the bus station at the trade fair information stand at the Airport. The journey takes approximately 15 minutes.

taking the suburban train to Messe Frankfurt

Every eight minutes an S 8 or S 9 suburban train (to Hanau/Offenbach Ost) leaves the station below Terminal 1, stopping at the Main station (Hauptbahnhof). The journey takes approximately ten minutes. Upon arrival, follow the green "S" signs and turn left towards the underground station. From here it is only two stops on the S 3 (Bad Soden), S 4 (Kronberg), S 5 (Bad Homburg/ Friedrichsdorf), or S 6 (Friedberg) to the "Messe" stop. The journey takes approximately three minutes. If you want to return to the Airport from the Main Station, take the S 8 or S 9 heading for Wiesbaden. A shuttle bus to Frankfurt Hahn Airport leaves from the Main Station.

Arriving by plane Frankfurt Hahn Airport

The low-cost airport at Frankfurt Hahn provides additional, value-for-money opportunities for reaching Frankfurt by air. The two terminals there can handle five million passengers annually, making Frankfurt Hahn one of Germany's ten largest airports.

State-of-the-art technology, all-round service and extensive shopping facilities guarantee passengers the very highest standards of safety and comfort.

Due to the airport's geographical location, night flights are possible here. What's more, there is ample parking. Shuttle buses operate between the car park and the terminal, as well as to and from
Frankfurt Airport and Frankfurt Main Station. The arrival halls and baggage reclaim are located directly behind the apron, and passengers can reach them directly on foot.

Hire cars can also be picked up here.
Terminal 1 is open 24 hours a day. For more information visit or call:
+49 65 43 50 92 00

car from Frankfurt Hahn to Messe Frankfurt 

. Take the B 50 main road as far as the A 61 motorway (to Bingen)

. At the Nahetal junction take the A 60 motorway (to Mainz/Wiesbaden)

. Take the A 643 motorway (to Wiesbaden)

. At the Schiersteiner junction take the A 66 motorway (to Frankfurt)

. At the Eschborn junction take the A 648 motorway towards Messe via the Westkreuz Frankfurt junction

. Then follow the Messe parking guidance system in operation.

by bus from Frankfurt Hahn to Messe Frankfurt

The stop for the shuttle bus to Frankfurt Airport and Frankfurt Main Station is located directly in front of the terminal. The journey takes around 1 hour 45 minutes.

For information on the timetable call +49 65 43 50 19 0 or visit:

Arriving by train

ICE (InterCity Express), IC (InterCity), and EC (EuroCity) connections from all over Germany and Europe converge at Frankfurt Main Station. The underground station below the Main Station provides the most direct and fastest connection to the "Messe" stop by the Rhein Main Public Transportation Authority (RMV) suburban (S-Bahn) and underground (U-Bahn) trains.

and taking a taxi to Messe Frankfurt

The taxi ranks at Frankfurt Main Station are well sign-posted. The largest is just a few steps away from the main exit. Taxis will take you to the entrance.

Taxi company phone numbers:
+49 69 23 00 01
+49 69 25 00 01
+49 69 23 00 33


walking to Messe Frankfurt in 10 minutes

 From the Main Station, walk along Düsseldorfer Straße heading towards Platz der Republik. Carry straight on, along Friedrich- Ebert-Anlage, which will lead you directly to the trade fair grounds. Useful landmarks to look out for are the pyramid-topped tower "Messeturm" with the Hammering Man statue below. It is located just a few steps away from the "City Entrance", your entrance to the trade fair grounds.

taking the suburban train to Messe Frankfurt

Follow the "S" signs and turn left toward the underground station. It is only two stops from the suburban railway station at the Main Station, platform 104, to Messe Frankfurt.
Messe Frankfurt has its own station, which you can reach via the four suburban train lines S 3, (Bad Soden), S 4 (Kronberg), S 5 (Bad Homburg/Friedrichsdorf), S 6 (Friedberg).

These take you directly to Torhaus, with its extensive service facilities and to the Via Mobile moving walkway, which connects the exhibition halls with each other. This means that even if the weather is bad, you can get from the station to the halls without getting wet.

and taking the underground to Messe Frankfurt

The U 4 line leaves the Main Station for Bockenheimer Warte, stopping at "Festhalle/Messe" (City Entrance) at regular intervals.

taking the tram to Messe Frankfurt 

From the railway platform, proceed to the main exit, cross the station forecourt and go to the tram stops immediately in front of you.

Lines 16 and 17 will take you directly to the "Festhalle/Messe" (City Entrance) stop.

Local public transport 


Even if you are already in the city, you can reach Messe Frankfurt conveniently using local public transport. The easiest way is to take the suburban trains S 3 (Bad Soden), S 4 (Kronberg), S 5 (Bad Homburg/Friedrichsdorf) and S 6 (Friedberg) to the "Messe" stop, or the U 4 to the "Festhalle /Messe" stop. You can change from the U 1, U 2, U 3, U 6 and U 7 underground lines to Messe-bound suburban trains at Hauptwache, and from lines U 5, U 6 and U 7 at Konstablerwache. You will find further information in the attached RMV suburban railway map. 

Your entrance ticket is also your train ticket  

Trade fair entrance tickets (excluding vouchers, complimentary tickets) displaying an RMV emblem also serve as a valid train ticket. They entitle visitors to travel to and from Messe Frankfurt free of charge throughout the entire RMV public transportation network. (For more information visit

One-day entrance tickets purchased at the ticket office only entitle visitors to travel home from Messe Frankfurt free of charge.

The online ticket is only valid for use on the RMV public transport services in conjunction with an official ID card with a photograph.

Furthermore you can buy tickets for the underground, suburban trains and trams at the RMV ticket machines.

Useful tip: If you are going to make more than three trips in any one day it's worth buying a day ticket.
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