You can access the me Convention and the exhibition grounds exclusively via the me gate. This is located near the trade fair tower and the entrance 'Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage.' me Convention participants will not be able to enter the trade fair grounds through any other points of entry.
Room bookings can only be made when booking a ticket for the me Convention. For hotel details click the location pins on the map. Information about the booking process can be found here.
The most direct route to the Festhalle Messe Frankfurt leads across 'Westkreuz Frankfurt.' From here, follow the signs for 'Stadtmitte' (from Frankfurt, follow the sign 'Messe') to the Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage or Europaallee and continue to the Skyline Plaza parking garage that offers parking facilities (no separate parking spaces are available for the me Convention). At the Skyline Plaza (shopping center opposite the main hall), the following parking conditions apply:
Free / 1 hour
1.50 Euro / 2 hours
3.50 Euro / 3 hours
6.00 Euro / 4 hours
3.00 Euro / every additional hour
27.00 Euro / day
Entrance height: 2m
More information about the Skyline Plaza Parkhouse can be found here.
Additional parking spaces are available at the trade fair car park “Rebstock.” This is clearly marked and can be easily accessed from the A5 highway (Autobahn A5 direction Frankfurt, Exit 19 Westkreuz, A648 towards Frankfurt Stadtmitte/Messe, follow the signs for Messe/Parkhaus Rebstock, address for navigation system: Messeparkhaus Rebstock). Then take tram no. 17 toward Neu-Isenburg until you reach Festhalle/Messe. General information:
All relevant highway exits and streets leading towards IAA visitor parking lots that are within reach of the IAA are marked by the IAA guidance system. The car traffic guidance system from the police dynamically responds to road capacities and parking lots. Therefore, following personal GPS devices to reach the trade fair grounds is not recommended once you are in the metropolitan area. Instead, we suggest following the IAA signs and instructions from the IAA service personnel along the way. IAA visitor parking lots are located outside Frankfurt´s Environmental Emission Zone and can be used without an official emission zone permit (exception: lot “Gleisdreieck”).
Take subway line U4 towards Bockenheimer Warte or tram lines 16 or 17 towards Ginnheim to station Festhalle/Messe. Please do not take the suburban railway to “Messe”!
Take the train to Frankfurt/Main “Hauptbahnhof” (central station) and continue from there by foot (15 min.), by taxi or see the information on public transport above.
From Frankfurt Airport (FRA) either take a taxi (20 min.) to the trade fair grounds or use public transportation – the S-Bahn (suburban rail) – to “Hauptbahnhof” (central station). From there you can walk (15 min.), take a taxi or use public transportation (see above).
Intercity buses from various providers arrive at the central train station (“Hauptbahnhof”) directly in Frankfurt/Main’s city center. From there, you can quickly access the IAA trade fair grounds (“Messegelände”) by foot (approximately 15 min.), by taxi or using public transportation (see above).
Leave the train station at the exit Nord, from there head straight via Düsseldorfer Straße, Platz der Republik and the Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage to the exhibition grounds. The most important point of orientation is the trade fair tower with its pyramid-shaped tip. You can enter the me Convention via the me gate, which is located on the left after passing the trade fair tower.