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Due to Koelnmesse’s central and convenient location in Europe, visitors can reach Koelnmesse quickly by car, train, airplane and public transport from many cities in Germany and abroad.

This page also informs you about all relevant details concerning road traffic around the fairgrounds.

Some of our sales partners recently travelled to Cologne and report on their personal travel experiences - from the journey and overnight stay in a hotel to their destination Koelnmesse. Their message: Business trips to trade fairs in Cologne are safe!

Arrival by car at Koelnmesse

Arrival by car

Koelnmesse is quickly and directly accessible from the highway. Find out more about our car rental partner Sixt.

Arrival by car
Arrival by train at Koelnmesse

Arrival by train

Koelnmesse can be quickly reached by trains from many cities in Germany and abroad. In addition, the Köln Messe/Deutz station for high-speed trains is located directly next to the exhibition grounds. Find out more about our Deutsche Bahn Special.

Arrival by train
Arrival by airplane at Koelnmesse

Arrival by airplane

Cologne-Bonn Airport makes Koelnmesse easy and convenient to reach by air from all of Europe’s major cities. Find out more about our Lufthansa Group Special.

Arrival by airplane
Arrival by truck at Koelnmesse

Arrival by truck

In order to optimize the entire trade fair logistics, from now on access to the Koelnmesse exhibition center during set-up and dismantling is only possible with a booked time slot - eSlot. In conjunction with the routing app NUNAV, each vehicle is automatically guided to the optimal individual route and is given the fastest route directly to the desired loading or unloading position on the exhibition grounds, eliminating the need for a stopover at the logistics building.

Arrival by truck

Tips and notes on arrival

Arrival with the local public transport network

The following local public transport stops are located within walking distance of the fair grounds.

Entrance South:

  • Suburban train stop "Köln Messe/Deutz": Numbers S6, S11, S12, S19
  • Tram and underground stop "Köln Messe/Deutz (Underground) Station": Numbers 1 and 9

Entrances East, West, North:

  • Tram and underground stop "Köln Messe/Deutz": Numbers 3 and 4

Your admission ticket as a public transport ticket (VRS):
In addition to your admission ticket, you will receive your public transport ticket in a separate e-mail. Please print this PDF file out in A4 format and bring it with you to the trade fair. The public transport ticket only entitles you to travel to and from Koelnmesse over the period of the trade fair (2nd class) using the extended network of the Rhine-Sieg transport system (VRS).

1. Exception: The IDS (.pdf) tickets are also valid for the Rhein-Ruhr transport network (VRR).

2. Exception: Only tickets purchased for the Asia-Pacific Sourcing at the box office are valid in the network of the Rhine-Sieg transport system (VRS).

Exempted are Deutsche Bahn AG trains that are subject to a supplementary charge (e.g. IC/EC or ICE trains). Only valid in connection with valid photo identification and an admission ticket of Koelnmesse GmbH.

Taxi / taxi app

TAXI-RUF Cologne is available on +49 221 2882 for your arrival/departure by taxi. Taxis are available at our entrances for your departure.

It is also possible to book conveniently using the following taxi apps:

Charging stations for electric cars

Public charging stations are available in the surrounding of Koelnmesse; the locations can be found at www.tanke-netzwerk.de (only in German language) .

Contact and address

Koelnmesse GmbH
Hotel / Travel Services
Tel. +49 221 821-3998
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