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Arrival - The Portalhaus of Messe Frankfurt

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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.

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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

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.

More information about Frankfurt am Main airport

Arriving by car

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. 

More information on the VGF website

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.

Simply enter the corresponding street name as your destination.

  • Rebstock multi-storey car park: “Zum Messeparkhaus Rebstock”
  • West Gate: “Strasse der Nationen”
  • North Gate: “Katharinenkreisel” (please follow the signs from there)
  • East Gate: “Brüsseler Strasse”
  • South Gate: “Europa-Allee” (please follow the signs from there)
  • Gates 8 and 9: “Katharinenkreisel” (please follow the signs from there)
  • Congress Center Messe Frankfurt: „Parkhaus Congress Center (CMF)/Maritim Hotel, Theodor-Heuss-Allee 3–5”
  • Kap Europa: „Parkhaus Skyline Plaza, Europa-Allee 6“
  • Festhalle: „Parkhaus Messeturm, Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 49“

Simply click on the corresponding link in order to transfer the geographic coordinates directly to Google Maps. Here, too, please remember to follow the signs to our gates and the multi-storey car park.

Arriving by train and public transport

Arriving by train

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.

Festhalle / Messe Station with a driving train

Trade fair admission tickets that bear the symbol of the RMV network are also valid for travel on public transportation (except for admission vouchers and complimentary tickets). These include free travel to and from Messe Frankfurt on the public transportation network within the Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV) area. One-day tickets purchased at the ticket office are only valid for public transportation on the return journey from the trade fair.

The online ticket can only be used in the RMV public transport network in connection with a valid ID card or passport. Admission vouchers exchanged online also entitle holders to travel free on the RMV network.

In addition, tickets for underground, light rail and tram travel are available at all RMV ticket machines.

More information on the RMV website

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