Getting to the Messe München Trade Fair Center

The following is a compilation of all the useful information that participants should take into account when making their travel plans and arrangements. Our travel tips show you the way to Messe München irrespective of the events currently being held. You can find details on travel for trade fairs and conferences on the websites for the respective events.

Public transport Train Car Plane Truck Other travel options Accessibility

By public transport

Getting there by public transport

The Messe München site is connected directly to the two subway stations Messestadt West and Messestadt Ost for the U2 line. It will take you just under 20 minutes to reach us from Munich Central station without having to change trains. The U2 subway line toward Messestadt Ost runs directly to Messe München from 04:00 a.m. to around 01:00 a.m., and every five minutes from Monday to Friday between 06:00 a.m. and 08:00 p.m.

Tickets are available from the Munich Verkehrsgesellschaft (MVG), the Munich Verkehrsverbund (MVV) and via Deutsche Bahn (DB) (tariff zone M).

Please note: The print@home ticket does not include free use of local public transport (MVG, MVV or DB).

Useful links:

Online journey planner

Travel price information

By suburban train (S-Bahn) and bus to Messe München

As an alternative to the subway (U-Bahn), you can travel by S-Bahn from Munich or Erding:

  • Take the S-Bahn line 2 to the Riem stop,
  • then change to Bus 190 heading to Messestadt Ost
  • and get off at the Am Messesee stop to get to the West entrance, or the Messestadt Ost stop to get to the East entrance.

By train


Travel conveniently, safely and in an eco-friendly way by train to Munich Central Station. From here, you can reach the exhibition center directly on the subway, with a rental car, or by taxi. On the U2 subway line toward Messestadt Ost, it will take you 20 minutes to get to the Messe München exhibition center. If you’re coming by rental car or taxi, then expect the journey to take at least 25 minutes. The fixed price for a single taxi journey to the exhibition center is €39.

Numerous taxis are available at the taxi stands around the Central Station—at Messe München you will find them in front of all the open entrances, or at the taxi stand in front of the ICM.

Useful links:
Travel and ticket price information for the Deutsche Bahn (DB)
PDF Fixed price zone Central Station
PDF Fixed price zone trade fair

By car

Getting there by car

Messe München is directly on the A94. You can reach the exhibition center via the exits Feldkirchen-West (exit no. 6) or München-Riem (exit no. 5).

For events, signs on the highway will already guide you to the corresponding parking areas.

Around the exhibition center, a dynamic traffic guidance system also regulates the flow of vehicles. It guides the logistics traffic and directs you to the nearest available parking area. Please therefore refrain from making a specific entry in your navigation system.

You can find detailed information on the open entrances and parking areas on the website of the event you want to visit. Please note that the driveways in front of the entrances are restricted during trade fairs.

If you are visiting the trade fair headquarters by car, please use the following travel directions.

Useful links:
Travel map
Parking lot: map and prices
Privacy notice: license plate registration in the Parkhaus West parking facility

Electric mobility

The Messe München e-charging concept comprises more than 80 charging stations in the Parkhaus West parking facility, and one supercharger (fast charging station) in front of the ICM. In addition, mobile charging stations are also available on the outdoor parking lots. Please use the site map for the respective event, where the mobile charging stations offered for your trade fair are shown.

The charging stations in the Parkhaus West parking facility are only accessible when the parking facility is open for an event. The charging units are located on level U1.

Charging is generally free (parking fees in the parking garage or on the outdoor parking lots must be paid). The charging station is activated by a card with an RFID chip – these chips are often embedded in hotel cards, but also in EC cards for time recording.

Please note that the charging stations cannot be reserved in advance.

Further information

Motor caravan camp site

Staying overnight on the exhibition grounds is not permitted.

During, OutDoor by ISPO and bauma, you can also use a motor caravan camp site. You can find detailed information on the websites of the events concerned.

Click here to find more motor caravan camp sites.

By plane

Getting there from the airport

Messe München is located 42 kilometers south of Munich Airport. Shuttle buses, public transport and taxis will bring you straight to the exhibition center.

Useful links:
Current flight connections

By truck

Getting there from Central Station

Please note our individual regulations for traveling to and entering the exhibition grounds in the traffic guides for the respective event.

Other travel options

Shuttle Bus

Parking concessions for people with disabilities

With a disabled person’s pass, you can park free of charge in the Parkhaus West parking facility on the special parking spaces in the front section on each level and on the event parking lots in the outdoor area. Please exchange your parking ticket for a free exit ticket before you leave the parking facility. You will receive the latter at the APCOA PARKING Deutschland GmbH office on level 0 in the parking facility or directly at the barrier.

On the event parking lots in the outdoor area, please proactively show your disabled person’s pass to the cashier staff on site so that you can enter free of charge.

Information on wheelchair hire can be found here.

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