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

Convention Centre in Karlsruhe

Convention Centre in Karlsruhe

Kongresszentrum Karlsruhe
Festplatz 9
D-76137 Karlsruhe

↳ By car

↳ By train and public transport

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.

By train and public transport:

From the main train station, take Line 3 (toward Heide) or Line 4 (toward Waldstadt) to the Europaplatz stop and change there to Line S2 toward Rheinstetten (alight at the Messe/Leichtsandstraße stop). From the city centre, take 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).

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 “Am Festplatz” public underground car park with 1,000 parking spaces belongs to the Convention Centre. 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. 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 bus 10 (toward Marktplatz) and alight at the Kongresszentrum stop. Further information on departure times and prices can be obtained from Karlsruher Verkehrsverbund (KVV).

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 49.50

1st Class EUR 80.90

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

2nd Class EUR 67.50

1st Class EUR 98.90

The offer is valid until 12 December 2020.

Book your trip conveniently online¹ ² and you will be guaranteed to get the least costly ticket. We offer you an overview of all train offers on your desired route.

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.

¹ Telephone booking under the service number +49 (0)1806 -31 11 53 with the keyword “KMK Karlsruhe”. Please have your credit card ready for payment. The hotline can be reached Monday to Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The telephone costs are 20 cents per call from the German landline network anda maximum of 60 cents per call from mobile networks.

² Please note that payment by credit card is subject to a payment fee charged by the companies of Deutsche Bahn AG (BB Personenverkehr) in accordance with their conditions of carriage for passengers.

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