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Getting to the Show

Information and Services for your Travel Planning


How to arrive

By Car

  1. Directions

    From the North
    Motorway A7 direction Kassel/Hannover, take the exit 55 Altwarmbüchen to motorway A37 (B3 Messe-Schnellweg) direction Hannover/Messe

    From the East
    Motorway A2 direction Magdeburg/Hannover/Dortmund, take the exit 47 Kreuz Hannover-Buchholz to motorway A37 (B3 Messe-Schnellweg) direction Hannover/Messe

    From the South
    Motorway A7 direction Hannover/Hamburg, take the exit 60 Dreieck Hannover-Süd to motorway A37 (B3 Messe-Schnellweg) direction Hannover/Messe

    From the West
    Motorway A2 direction Hannover/Magdeburg/Berlin, take the exit 46 Hannover-Lahe to motorway A37 (B3 Messe-Schnellweg) direction Hannover/Messe

    Detours due to autobahn construction: The autobahn junction A2/A7 (“Hannover Ost”) located to the north-east of Hannover is partly closed due to construction. When approaching this junction, please pay attention to traffic signs showing alternate routes to take.

    Using a navigation system?
    If you are using a navigation system to travel to the show, please enter the following destination:

    Street: Hermesallee
    City: Hannover
    Postcode: 30521

    Hermesallee is the name of the street which runs parallel to the northern perimeter of the Exhibition Grounds.

  1. Carfinder

    New: Carfinder takes the guesswork out of finding your car
    With Carfinder, BlackBerry users will never have to search for their parked cars again! All you have to do is load the Carfinder software at upon arrival. Your BlackBerry will then automatically "remember" where you parked, and lead you back to the right spot for a stress-free finale to a successful day at the show.

  1. Hannover Emission Zone

    Besides being home to many of the world's foremost trade fairs, Hannover is also known for its environmental awareness. On 1 January 2008, Hannover joined Berlin and Cologne in an effort to lower the health risks associated with motor vehicle exhaust (especially diesel exhaust particulates) in their respective city centers. To accomplish this, Hannover has established an official "Emission Zone" roughly defined by the expressways (Schnellwege) encircling the city center. The Emission Zone is indicated by signs reading "Umwelt-Zone". Only vehicles which meet certain minimum requirements are permitted to enter the Emission Zone. To demonstrate compliance, an official permit (disc-shaped sticker) must be displayed on every vehicle's windshield.

By Train

  1. Hannover Messe/Laatzen Station

    The Hannover Messe/Laatzen station is approximately 400 m from the WEST 1 entrance to the grounds.

  1. Phone Service

    0180 5 99 66 33 - New, uniform service number for German Railways

    Whether you want to order a ticket, reserve a seat or simply inquire about the train schedule, German Railways (DB) has now set up a new, uniform service number: 0180 5 99 66 33.

    Get the information you need 24/7. All calls from fixed phone networks within Germany are charged at the rate of 14 cents per minute.

  1. Main Railway Station Hannover

    Hannover Main Station offers all those services that make your stay in Hannover as comfort as possible. From Hannover Main Railway Station you reach the Exhibition Grounds by tram, lines 8 and 18 (entrance NORD 1 and 2). Travel time: approx. 18 minutes. Or via suburban railway or regional trains to station Hannover Messe/Laaten (WEST 1). Travel time: approx. 8 minutes. For your visit please take advantage of the regular services of German Railway.

By Plane

  1. Flight Plans

    To present a complete and latest flight schedule we link to the websites of Hannover Airport.

  1. Special Flights

    During trade fairs, major airlines serving the Hannover Airport offer additional non-stop flights (domestic and foreign). These special flights include day trips as well as multiple-day trips with accommodation.

  1. Transfer

    Bus Shuttle

    During trade fairs, shuttle busses operated by B.F.M. Incoming & Traveller Services GmbH provide regular service between the Exhibition Center.


    Airport: Terminal C
    Exhbition Grounds: Entrance SOUTH 1

    Additional Options:
    If you will need shuttle bus service to the Exhibition Center later than 2:00 p.m., or if you will be traveling with a large group of people, then please make advance arrangements by contacting the number beside.

    Travel agents, companies and "incoming" agencies can reserve shuttle bus tickets for their clientele in advance.

    B.F.M. will also be glad to arrange for transportation straight to your hotel or other quarters.

    Suburban Railway S5

    All year round from Hannover Airport via Hannover Main Station to the Exhibition Grounds by local railway connection (S-Bahn), travel time 12 - 15 minutes.

    From Main Railway Station to the Exhibition Grounds, entrances NORD 1 + 2 by tram, line 8 or 18. Use the online-service and let draw up your personal schedule.

  1. Transfer Packages

    Our subsidiary B.F.M Incoming & Traveller Service GmbH offers as a special service the following packages from Hannover airport (on request also from Hannover main station):

    Arrival Package
    Comfortable journey to your accommodation - B.F.M takes care of your luggage and escort you to your booked accommodation.

    Departure Package
    Should you wish a totally relaxed day on the Exhibiton Grounds on the day of your departure, B.F.M will gladly take care of your luggage and check you in at the airport. You will receive your boarding card from Travel2Fairs up to 30 minutes before departure at the airport.

    VIP Package
    B.F.M welcomes you directly at the gate, takes care of your luggage and drives you to your booked accommodation before taking you to the Exhibition Grounds.

  1. Pre-Check-In

    No need to waste precious time in check-in lines at the airport!

    Maximize on your time at the fair by letting BFM Incoming and Traveller Services handle your baggage check-in for you (at a cost of EURO 25.00 per piece). You also will not need to worry about getting a seat reservation or standing in line for a boarding pass: B.F.M. will take care of everything for you!

    B.F.M. has counters at the following locations:
    on the Exhibition Ground, at the NORD 2 entrance (Hall 2), and the WEST 1 entrance (Hall 13)
    at Hannover Airport: Arrivals Level C
    for reservations call : + 49 511 9774880

Arrival Access for the Disabled

  1. Arrival by Public Transport

    There are elevators that helps you on your way to the subway stations "Hauptbahnhof" (Central Railway Station) "Kröpcke" and "Aegidientorplatz".

    The rail platform at the exhibition grounds ("Messe/Nord") is elevated, allowing you to mount and dismount unassisted.

    Mobility-impaired visitors are in for a smooth ride from the Central Railway Station to the exhibition center. Just take subway no. 8 or 18, which ends up at the northern entrance gate.

    The new "silver arrow" trains on lines 8 and 18 are equipped with hydropneumatic suspension, so that the height of the cars, ideal for wheelchair users, always stays the same. The trains have wide, double-leaf doors, without any middle barriers. Each car has two open areas (with fold-down seats) for wheelchairs.

    A system of tactile strips in the "Hauptbahnhof" and "Kröpcke" subway stations leads visually impaired visitors to the train platforms. There are also tactile markers zoning off special waiting areas. The train destinations are announced by public address.

  1. Services for Air Passengers with Physical Impairments

    Passengers with handicaps or limited mobility can take advantage of a special all-inclusive flight package covering baggage transport, check-in formalities and wheelchair service right up to the plane. Each of these services can also be booked individually. To order this service, please contact Travel2Fairs (see right column).

  1. Parking Facilities for the Disabled

    A percentage of the paid parking spaces outside the fairgrounds are reserved for visitors with limited mobility. These parking spaces are always close to whatever gates are in operation for the respective tradeshow, and are specially signposted.



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