Tips and infos


Tuesday: 09:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 09:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday: 09:00 am – 5:00 pm


Address of Messe Essen

Messeplatz 1 — Halle 5
45131 Essen

Address for navigation systems

45131 Essen

Acces by car

Located in the heart of the Northern European highway system, Messe Essen can be reached in just a few hours from major cities:
➝ Dortmund and Düsseldorf in 0h30
➝ Cologne in 1h
➝ Hannover, Frankfurt and Amsterdam in 2h30
➝ Brussels in 2h40
➝ Hamburg in 4h
➝ Stuttgart in 4h40

Excellently integrated into the well-developed road network of North Rhine-Westphalia, Messe Essen can be reached via the main routes of the Rhine-Ruhr area: The A3, the A40, the A42, as well as the A52 offer you an uncomplicated journey.

Parking at the fairground:

Once you arrive on site, the signs will guide you easily to the exhibition grounds and the parking spaces. Hall 5 is accessible by hopping on the fair’s ground bus or by foot.

Parking fees:

The parking spaces cost € 1.00/hour or € 7.00/day outside the trade fair and event periods.

Adress for navigation systems:

45131 Essen

Access by train

The connection of Essen’s main railway station to the German railway network allows you to travel easily and comfortably with the ICE and RE trains of Deutsche Bahn. Direct connections to Essen are offered from Düsseldorf, Hannover and Cologne.
Once you arrive at Essen main station, underground line 11 will take you to the “Ost/Gruga” station of Messe Essen in just five minutes.

Further information, tickets and timetable details:

Deutsche Bahn:


Access by plane

Düsseldorf Airport, with connections to well over 100 national and international airports, is only about 25 km from the exhibition centre. By car or taxi, you can reach the Essen exhibition grounds in just 20 minutes. By train, you can reach Essen main station in less than half an hour with a direct connection. The underground line 11 will take you then to your final destination in just a few minutes.
In the centre of Arrivals Terminal B, you will find a separate Messe Essen information counter.

The Essen/Mülheim airport can also be used as a connection to the fair. This airport is 10 minutes away from the fair grounds by car or taxi.

For further information and tickets:

Flughafen Düsseldorf:
Info-Tel. +49 (0)211 4210

Flughafen Essen Müllheim:
Info-Tel. +49 (0)208 9923-30

Deutsche Bahn:

Access by camper

With the well-developed highway system, travelling by caravan is also easy and convenient. There are two campsites in the surroundings for a stay in the countryside during the fair: the DCC Campingplatz am Baldeneysee and the Knaus Campingpark Essen-Werden, both only 20 minutes away from Messe Essen.

For more information:

➝ DCC Campingplatz am Baldeneysee:

➝ Knaus Campingpark Essen-Werden