Thanks to its excellent transport connections and central location at the heart of Europe, Messe Frankfurt can be reached quickly and easily by air, train or car.
Our travel tips show the best way to reach Messe Frankfurt regardless of which events are currently being held. Details on travelling to trade fairs, concerts and congresses can be found on the websites of the events themselves.
If you are travelling to the Torhaus administrative and service building, you can access the exhibition grounds at any time by car via the North Gate.
With the S-Bahn suburban train S3, S4, S5 or S6, get off at the stop "S-Bahn station Frankfurt (Main) Messe” and head towards the “Torhaus” entrance.
The Messeturm tower, which can be seen from afar, is a good way of getting your bearings – the offices for our Digital Business division are located there.
Arriving by plane
From Frankfurt Airport, it is a 15-minute journey by car or taxi to the exhibition grounds, arriving at the City Entrance/Festhalle (“Eingang City/Festhalle”), Galleria Entrance (“Eingang Galleria”) or Portalhaus Entrance (“Eingang Portalhaus”) or at the Congress Center and Kap Europa.
From the airport, you can take the S-Bahn suburban train lines S8 or S9 (in the direction of Hanau or Offenbach Ost) to Frankfurt Central Station ("Hauptbahnhof"). Suburban train lines S3, S4, S5 and S6 will then take you directly to the trade fair grounds (station: “Frankfurt (Main) Messe”). Detailed information about public transport can be found at the link at the end of the page: Arrival by train and public transport
For many trade fairs, the Messe Frankfurt shuttle bus runs from the bus station in Frankfurt Airport Terminal 1 via Terminal 2 to the exhibition grounds every 15 minutes. The journey takes approx. 15 minutes.
Arriving by car
As a transportation hub, Frankfurt also has excellent motorway connections. Please follow the signs belonging to our integrated traffic management system – these will show you the shortest way to Messe Frankfurt.
Ample parking is available for Messe Frankfurt events. When the Rebstock multi-storey car park is in operation, our shuttle service will bring you from there directly to the exhibition grounds.
Information for concert and event visitors and for congress and conference participants: There is ample parking available (subject to a fee) in a number of public multi-storey car parks a short walk away from the Congress Center, the Festhalle and the Kap Europa congress centre. For example:
More information on this can be found on the individual event websites: Go to event search
Note regarding South and East Gates:
Construction works in the vicinity of Güterplatz/Europa-Allee have led to road closures and detours in Frankfurt city centre. Visitors who are arriving via the South Gate (Tor Süd) or East Gate (Tor Ost) are advised to seek out the latest information about the traffic situation.
For your route planning
You are using a navigation system or a smartphone? Here you can find useful information on how to plan your visit to Messe Frankfurt.
Arriving by train and public transport
Frankfurt Central Station is only a few hundred metres away from Messe Frankfurt. The underground station there provides fast direct access with the S-Bahn suburban trains and U-Bahn underground trains.
From Frankfurt Central Station, you can get to the exhibition grounds:
By taking a taxi to the City Entrance ("Eingang City / Festhalle"), the Portalhaus Entrance ("Eingang Portalhaus"), the Galleria Entrance ("Eingang Galleria"), to the Congress Center and Kap Europa.
With the underground line 4 (in the direction of Bockenheimer Warte) one stop to “Festhalle/Messe”. Here you can reach directly the City Entrance, the Festhalle, the Congress Center and Kap Europa.
With the S-Bahn suburban train S3 (in the direction of Bad Soden), S4 (in the direction of Kronberg), S5 (in the direction of Bad Homburg/Friedrichsdorf) or S6 (in the direction of Friedberg/Gross Karben) to the second stop, the S-Bahn station “ Frankfurt (Main) Messe”, then go to the “Torhaus” entrance.
With tram lines 16 and 17. You can reach the tram stop by going out the main exit of Frankfurt Central Station and crossing the station forecourt. The destination, “Festhalle/Messe” is the third stop. Here you can reach directly the City Entrance, the Festhalle, the Congress Center and Kap Europa.
On foot in ten minutes along Düsseldorfer Strasse via Platz der Republik and Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage. The pyramidal top of the Messeturm tower makes it easy to find your way. The City Entrance, the Festhalle, the Congress Center and Kap Europa through which you will be entering the exhibition grounds are just a few steps away.