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By plane to the fairground Messe München

By plane

Germany’s second-biggest airport guarantees excellent continental and intercontinental air connections. About 100 airlines offer direct flights to more than 200 destinations worldwide. For the complete flight schedule please visit www.munich-airport.de. Public transport and direct highway access provide convenient connections to the fairground.

Transfer from Munich Airport to the fairground Messe München by public transport:

Public transportation is a quick and easy way from the airport to the fairground. The train station for the S1 and S8 municipal trains is located directly under the Central Area of the Munich Airport. Trains depart for downtown Munich every 10 minutes. You can choose one of the following routes:
Route S8 / U5 / U2
From the airport, take the S8 to “Ostbahnhof” (Munich East). Transfer to the underground line U5 (toward “Neuperlach Süd”) and travel to the next station, “Innsbrucker Ring”. Then, from the same platform, transfer to the U2 (toward “Messegelände”). Disembark at “Messestadt West” or “Messestadt Ost”. Travel time: approx. 46 min.


Route S8 / U2
From the airport, take the S8 to “Hauptbahnhof” (Munich central station). Transfer to the U2 underground line (toward “Messestadt Ost”). Disembark at “Messestadt West” or “Messestadt Ost”. Travel time: approx. 60 min.

Route S1 / U2
From the airport, take the S1 to “Feldmoching” or “Hauptbahnhof” (Munich central station). Transfer to the U2 underground line (towards “Messegelände”). Disembark at “Messestadt  West” or “Messestadt Ost”. Travel time: approx. 65 min.

>> Download MVV urban rail network map (PDF ~ 230 KB)

Ticket prices from Munich Airport to the fairground Messe München:
(as of December 2010)

  • Single day ticket (24 hours; all zones): 10.80 €
  • Stripe ticket (you have to use 8 stripes out of the blue stripe ticket which consists of 10 stripes): 12 €
  • Single ticket (4 zones): 10 €
  • Click here to find the current prices: www.mvv-muenchen.de

Transfer from Munich Airport to the fairground by taxi:
The one-way trip takes approximately 35 minutes, depending on traffic. Munich International Trade Fairs and the Munich taxi-owners' association have agreed to a fixed rate of 59 € regardless of the time of year (as of 2013). This offer applies only to the most direct route between the airport and the trade-fair centre in kilometers. 

Taxis at the airport:
A sufficient number of taxis are available directly in front of the terminals.

Taxis at the fairground Messe München / ICM:
A sufficient number of taxis are available at all entrances of the fairground.

Airport Shuttle-Bus

Airport shuttle bus

The airport shuttle bus is a convenient way to get from the airport to iba and back. The shuttle runs every 30 minutes from 12.09. to 17.09.2015. Arrival point at the fairground is entrance east.

Timetable airport shuttle:

12 – 17 September 2015
First departure at the airport: 8.00 a.m.
First departure at the fairground: 9.30 a.m.

The airport shuttle runs in intervals of 30 minutes starting at entrance east via entrance west to the airport.

Last departure from the fairground: one hour after the fair’s closing time.


Journey time: 45 minutes


Ticket prices:
One way ticket: 8,00 €
Return ticket: 13,50 €

Departure times at the airport (the times in brackets is leaving time in minutes):
Terminal 1, Section A, (00 und 30)
Terminal 2, (56 und 26)
Terminal 1, Section Z (Munich Airport Center), (04 und 34)

>> Overview bus stops at Munich Airport


Service of Lufthansa

Lufthansa is offering special deals to travel to iba 2015. In Addition to that there will be a baggage drop-off free of charge at the Lufthansa-Counter at the Fair Ground Messe München.


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By train

Munich is very easy to reach by train from all German cities as well as from a number of European metropolises. Comfortable, fast, safe and eco-friendly – German Rail takes you right into the centre of Munich.

>> Journey planner and train schedule

By car to the fairground Messe München

By car

The fairground of Messe München is located directly on the A94 motorway with two direct exits available. A dynamic traffic-guidance system regulates the flow of traffic, guides fair-going vehicles and directs trade fair visitors to the nearest available parking at the fairground.
Driving to the fairground with a navigation System: To get to the fairground, the destination address to enter is “An der Point”.


Driving to the fairground with a navigation system
To get to the fairground, the destination address to enter into your navigation system is “An der Point”.


Depending on which navigation system you use, the fairground is listed under the categories “Exhibition Centre”, “Trade Fair Centre” and under the German keyword “Messe”.


Some navigation systems allow you to select the East, West or North Entrance of the fairground. In this case, you should be sure to select an entrance that is open during your event.

Car Park West

West entrance

North entrance

East entrance

Paul-Henri-Spaak-Str. 6   
81829 München

Am Messesee
81829 München   

Paul-Henri-Spaak-Str. 12    
81829 München

Am Messeturm 4
81829 München


To get to the Administration Building of GHM Gesellschaft für Handwerksmessen mbH, enter the address “Willy-Brandt-Allee 1, 81829 München”. Visitor parking is located at Gate 1.

Parking at the fairground of Messe München
The fairground has ample parking for exhibitors and visitors. In any case, the traffic guidance system will guide you to available parking.


Parking tariffs
Car Park West: 10,00 € per day
Outdoor area: 8,00 € per day
>> More information about parking


Ban on truck/lorry traffic in Munich
As part of the city of Munich's clean-air initiative, through traffic of trucks/lorries weighing more than 3.5 tons is no longer permitted in the city. The ban concept calls for through traffic of trucks/lorries to be diverted to the A99 motorway. Traffic will be diverted or rerouted by warning signs in outlying areas, by prohibitive signs within the city limits (sign with the addition "Lieferverkehr frei" (delivery vehicles only)) and by detour signs indicating the way to the nearest motorway.


Effect on vehicles making deliveries to the fairground of Messe München:
The vehicle ban expressly permits delivery vehicles whose point of origin or destination is within Munich. As a result, deliveries to and from the fairground are not affected by the vehicle ban. However, trucks/lorries whose destinations are outside of Munich may not take the A94 motorway toward Munich when leaving the fairground because doing so would make them “through traffic”.

By public transport to the fairground Messe München

By public transport

The excellently planned public transport network takes exhibitors and visitors directly to the fairground of Messe München. With the underground train system, you can reach it from the city within 20 minutes. The U2 line runs in 10 minute-intervals (during big fairs and peak periods every 5 minutes) to the fairground.

MVV tickets for any means of public transport can be obtained:

  • From ticket machines at S- and U-Bahn stops
  • fFom ticket machines in trams and busses (single and day tickets only)
  • At ticket offices (kiosks etc.)
  • In regional buses

Please note: All tickets must be validated in a blue ticket-cancelling machine before you start your trip.


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