Your journey to Messe Karlsruhe

Many ways lead to us

Karlsruhe is centrally located on several traffic routes and can easily be reached by plane, train or car.

  • Travel by plane to one of the three airports: Baden Airpark, Frankfurt Airport, Aéroport Strasbourg. You can reach the city centre from these airports by car or train within an hour.
  • Travel by train from Basel, Paris, Hamburg or Berlin directly with the TGV or ICE. Messe Karlsruhe offers you an exclusive offer ↳ in cooperation with Deutsche Bahn.
  • Travel by car to one of the three connected federal motorways A5, A8 and A65.

On site, you can travel by tram, bus and S-Bahn(suburban railway)in a very well developed regional public transport network.

Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre in Karlsruhe-Rheinstetten

Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre in Karlsruhe-Rheinstetten

Messe Karlsruhe
Messeallee 1
D-76287 Rheinstetten

↳ By car

↳ By train and public transport

Route planning

Convention Centre in Karlsruhe

Convention Centre in Karlsruhe

Kongresszentrum Karlsruhe
Festplatz 9
D-76137 Karlsruhe

↳ By car

↳ By train and public transport

Route planning

Journey to our Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre

By car:

Coming from the A5/A8 motorway, please take exit no. 48 “Karlsruhe-Süd”. Coming from the A65 or B10 motorway, please take exit no. 8 and follow the signs to “Messe”.

Parking on the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre:

On the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre, you will find a total of 7,000 car parking spaces in three car parks, as well as a VIP/press car park. Parking spaces for people with disabilities are available in the first rows of car park P1. You will also find e-charging station parking spaces at the entrance to the administration on car park P1.

For all visitors arriving by car, we offer parking tickets on the event pages above the ticket store. By buying in advance, you can save time and be sure to get a parking space

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Are you traveling by motor home? Use our form to secure a parking space at least 14 days before the start of the trade fair.

If you have any questions or difficulties when purchasing parking tickets, do not hesitate to contact our customer service team . They are at your disposal and will be happy to help you.

By train and public transport:

From the main train station, take Line 2 (toward Knielingen Nord) or Line 3 (toward Daxlanden) to the Europaplatz Underground stop and change there to Line S2 toward Rheinstetten (alight at the Messe/Leichtsandstraße stop). From the city centre, take Underground Line S2 toward Rheinstetten and alight at the Messe/Leichtsandstraße stop. For events and on trade fair days, tickets for “Tarifwabe 100” are valid as far as the Messe/Leichtsandstraße stop. Further information on departure times and prices can be obtained from Karlsruher Verkehrsverbund (KVV).

By bus (bus stop Karlsruhe, Messe):

From Ettlingen no change: Bus route 106, direction Neuburgweier Breslauer Str.

From Rastatt: Change at the Silberstreifen stop to bus route 106 in the direction of Neuburgweier Breslauer Str.

Shuttle service:

For large events and trade fairs, we offer a free shuttle service between the main railway station and the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre. Further information on departure times can be found directly on the website of the specific event.

Travel to our Convention Centre

The Convention Centre is located in the city centre. Karlsruhe is an environmental zone; the green sticker is mandatory.

By car:

Coming from the A5/A8 motorway, please take exit 45 “Karlsruhe-Mitte” toward Karlsruhe. Exit the B10 in the direction of “Stadtmitte/Zentrum”. Coming from the A65 or B10 motorway, please take exit no. 2 in the direction of “Kongresszentrum” and follow the signs marked “Kongresszentrum”.

Parking at the Convention Centre:

The “Kongresszentrum” public underground car park with 1,000 parking spaces belongs to the Convention Centre. Disabled parking are located only on parking deck C. If these are not sufficient, the mother-child parking spaces can also be used. The elevator is located in the corridor of the "Hotel" exit. This multi-storey car park has three e-charging station parking spaces marked in green on parking level C. The car park has parking space for 1,000 cars. Here you can charge your electric vehicle (with type 2 plug) free of charge. Please note: The ceiling height is 1.90 metres.

You will find further parking facilities at the main railway station or in the surrounding multi-storey car parks in the city centre.

By train and public transport:

From the main railway station, take the tram lines S1/S11, S4, S7, S8 and S52 and the tram line 2. You will stop at the U Kongresszentrum stop. Further information on departure times and prices can be obtained from Karlsruher Verkehrsverbund (KVV). From 12.12.2021, the new KVV route network plan will apply.

Our offer for train travellers

For your comfortable journeys to and from trade fairs and conventions in Karlsruhe, Messe Karlsruhe and Deutsche Bahn collaboratively offer you an exclusive offer: the event ticket sells at a nationwide fixed price and can be purchased atany DB railway station. Simply use your train ride to and from Karlsruhe trip to do some work, to read or simply to relax. You’ll simultaneously do something good for the environment because with the Deutsche Bahn long-distance event ticket, you can travel with 100% “green” electricity.

One-way event ticket with specific train connection (while stocks last):

2nd Class EUR 51.90

1st Class EUR 84.90

One-way event ticket with flexible choice of trains (always available):

2nd Class EUR 72.90

1st Class EUR 106.90

The offer is valid until 11 December 2022.


Holders of the BahnCard, the BahnCard Business or the bahn.bonus card receive bahn.bonus points on their event ticket. Further information can be found at

You can find all information about the DB event ticket can be found here.

We wish you a pleasant journey.

ICE passing by poppy field

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