Arrival by car

Flexible travel to the fair by car

You can reach MESSE ESSEN quickly and easily by car via the Rhine-Ruhr motorways A52, A3, A40 and A42. Ample parking facilities are available next to the fairground. From there, you can reach the fairground comfortably either by an easy walk or by taking the fair shuttle bus.

Address for navigation systems: Norbertstraße 2, 45131 Essen

Barrier-free arrival

MESSE ESSEN reserves special parking spaces for disabled people. They are located in the direct vicinity of our East, South and West entrances.Please keep your parking card for people with disabilities or your disabled persons pass at the ready. Our car park attendants will gladly assign you a special parking space.

The East entrance can be reached via car park P1. Special parking spaces in the underground garage P6 A and in the multi-storey car park P5 are available for the South/West entrances.

Please note that not all entrances are open for every fair. The website of the specific fair indicates which entrances are available.

(Bild, Bahn) The underground train 11 runs directly from Essen main railway station to the entrances. We recommend the West entrance. A ramp leads to the entrance from the platform after only 160 metres. From there, it is only about 270 m to the South entrance and about 700 m to the East entrance. The underground station at the East entrance has a lift.

Environmentally friendly travel without your own car

The online platform will help you to make car sharing arrangements throughout Europe quickly and easily.

Car sharing opportunities for comfortable, low-cost travel to MESSE ESSEN and back can also be found on

Parking facilities and logistics

Fairground map, parking fees, car parks, P&R

Low emission zone (LEZ) City of Essen

A continious environmental zone was set up in the city of Essen. As of July 2014, only vehicles with a green environmental badge may enter this zone.

Vehicles from Germany and abroad that meet the emissions criteria may order the necessary badge from the TÜV Nord or

Further information