Whether sustainable and stress-free by public transport or your own car - here you will find practical information on how to get to Deutsche Messe. You can take the light rail (Stadtbahn) directly to the trade fair grounds - from the stop it's just a few steps to the North Entrance (administration building).
Arrival and Depature
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Suburban Railway S5
The S5 suburban train departs from Hannover Airport between Terminals B and C. Take it to "Hannover Hauptbahnhof" (Hannover Central Station) and then change to the subway/tram line no. 8 with the destination of "Messe/Nord", which serves the northern entrance to the exhibition grounds. An online service is available to help you plan your journey.
The journey from the airport to the Exhibition Grounds takes approx. 30 minutes, depending on traffic. Taxi orders: Hallo Taxi 3811 - Service: +49 (0)511-3811
Main Railway Station Hannover | S Bahn (line S5) from Terminal C
Hannover Main Station offers all those services that make your stay in Hannover as comfort as possible. From Hannover Main Railway Station you reach Deutsche Messe by tram, lines 8 and 18. Travel time: approx. 18 minutes.
The S5 suburban train departs from Hannover Airport, Terminal C towards the city center. Please leave the train at “Hannover Hauptbahnhof” (Hannover Central Station) and then change to the subway/tram line no. 8 with the destination “Messe/Nord”, which serves the northern entrance to the exhibition grounds. An online service is available to help you plan your journey.
Motorway A7 direction Kassel/Hannover until interchange 56 Hannover-Kirchhorst, then take the motorway A37 (B3 Messe-Schnellweg) direction Hannover/Messe
Motorway A2 direction Magdeburg/Hannover/Dortmund, take the exit 47 Kreuz Hannover-Buchholz to motorway A37 (B3 Messe-Schnellweg) direction Hannover/Messe
Motorway A7 direction Hannover/Hamburg, take the exit 60 Dreieck Hannover-Süd to motorway A37 (B3 Messe-Schnellweg) direction Hannover/Messe
Motorway A2 direction Hannover/Magdeburg/Berlin until interchange 48 Hannover-Ost, turn on motorway A7 direction Kassel, exit Hannover-Anderten to B65 direction Hannover, exit interchange Seelhorst to B6 (Messe-Schnellweg) direction Hannover/Messe.
Deutsche Messe AG therefore recommends all guests to participate in the federal state of Lower Saxony's "Digital Traffic Control for Lower Saxony (DVL-NI)" system. The free and ad-free "NUNAV" app helps visitors and exhibitors get to their destination without congestion, and thus in an environmentally friendly manner. The app works with AI-based traffic forecasts, and routes all users on the roads in such a way that traffic jams are avoided even before they occur. This is a pivotal advantage over other apps that only then react once traffic is already congested.
Using the app does not require registration, and there is no need to provide any personal data. NUNAV navigation is simple to use via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.
During the fairs, up to 43 charging poles are available for you to use close from the entrances. They are distributed as follow:
Tram line & bus
From Hannover Main Station via stations Kröpcke, Aegidientorplatz, Altenbekener Damm, Bothmerstraße Suburban Railway line 8
Via stations Kröpcke, Aegidientorplatz, Braunschweiger Platz, Bult, Tierärztliche Hochschule, Kronsberg Suburban Railway line 6 and 16
Busstop at the Exhibition Grounds Stop Gutenbergstraße (South area) and stop Hannover Messe/Laatzen (West 1 area) From Rethen, Pattensen, Laatzen Bus lines 340 and 341
Arrival by Public Transport
At the central stops “Hauptbahnhof”, “Kröpcke” and “Aegidientorplatz” (node points in the railway network) there are elevators available to the subway stations. The final stop Messe/Nord is a high platform.
For the journey from the central railway station to the exhibition center, the tram line 8 or 18 to the entrance Nord is optimal for mobility-impaired visitors. On this route the new silver tram lines are running, which ensure by an automatic height adjustment of the entrances that wheelchair users can comfortably access the tram without needing assistance. The wide double doors are without any middle barriers and in each wagon there are two open areas (with folding seats) for wheelchair users.
Blind fair visitors have facilitated access to the subways by a tactile guide strip system and tactile squares in the underground stations Hauptbahnhof and Kröpcke. In addition, acoustic train destination announcements are installed
Directions from Airport
Whether the arrival and departure take place with your own car or taxi – the parking areas for the vehicles are located directly in front of the entrance and exit doors of the terminals A, B and C. The doors have a sufficient width for wheelchair users, are always self-opening and without a threshold. The kerbs are flattened at key crossing points. The stop of the Shuttle Bus, Airport – exhibition center, which commutes between the airport and the central station, is also located directly in front of the passenger terminal, on the arrivals level between Terminals A and B. In addition, you can take the S-Bahn line 5 from the airport to the central station and then change into lines 8 or 18.
A part of the parking spaces outside the fairgrounds are reserved as special parking spaces for visitors with limited mobility. These special parking spaces are always close to whatever entrances are in operation for the fairs and exhibitions, and are marked accordingly.
Entry of trade fair participants from abroad is generally possible
The German government has decided that trade fair participants (exhibitors and visitors) can generally enter Germany, even if they come from a country that does not belong to the EU/Schengen area or the group of countries on the German "positive list". The latest information on entry requirements for participants to trade fairs in Germany can be found on the AUMA-website (Association of the German Trade Fair Industry).
Starting in 2024, citizens from more than 60 visa-exempt countries will have to apply for travel authorization in the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) before traveling to any of the 30 European countries. With a valid ETIAS travel authorization, travelers can enter as many times as they want for short-term stays - normally for up to 90 days within a 180-day period. Travelers who do not have a valid travel authorization will not be allowed to board their flight, bus, ferry or ship.
AUMA Press Release