Fast and easy by train to Messe Essen.

Travel to the fair by train - environmentally friendly and relaxed

The central station of Essen is a railway junction for more than 120 daily ICE, InterCity, EuroCity and inter-regional connections in all directions. From there, you can reach MESSE ESSEN in only 5 minutes by underground railway, line U 11.

Long-distance and local transport connections

DB (German Federal Railways) timetables and tickets

Environmentally friendly travel to Essen Central Station, by Deutsche Bahn (German Federal Railways)

Info hotline 11861 (0.60 € /minute)


U 11 timetable

By local public transport directly to the fair entrances Messe Ost, Messe West and Messe Süd.


Travelling to the fair by train for 99 €

The cooperation package deal from MESSE ESSEN GmbH and Deutsche Bahn (German Federal Railways) offers you relaxed, comfortable travel to the fair.

Your long-distance travel to and from the fair by German Federal Railways on an event ticket is powered by 100% green electricity. The energy required for your trip is procured exclusively from European sources of renewable energy.

The price for your event return ticket* to Essen is:

2nd class 99 Euros
1st class 159 Euros

We will be glad to quote ticket prices for international connections upon request.

Reservations via Deutsche Bahn (German Federal Railways)

3 months in advance for selected (trade) fairs

Book your trip by telephone using the service hotline +49 (0)1806 311153**, indicate the name of the desired trade fair as your keyword and keep your credit card ready for payment.

* Advance booking period at least 3 days. For a specific train and sales while tickets still available. Exchange or reimbursement for a fee is possible up to the day before the first 1st day of validity. The exchange and reimbursement conditions apply at the time of the ticket reservation in accordance with the conveyance conditions of DB for economy prices. Exchange or reimbursement is excluded from the 1st day of validity. Fully flexible tickets (not for a specific train) are also available within Germany against a surcharge of € 40.

Please note that the entry ticket to the fair is not included in the train fare.

** The hotline is open Mondays to Saturdays from 7 a.m to 10 p.m., the telephone costs are 20 Cents per call from the German landline network, and a maximum of 60 Cents per call from mobile networks.

Please note:
When booking a trip, the contractual relationship is established directly and exclusively with Deutsche Bahn AG (German Federal Railways). MESSE ESSEN GmbH does not become a party to the contract. Nor is MESSE ESSEN GmbH a tour operator as defined in Articles 651a ff. BGB (German Civil Code). The General Terms and Conditions of Deutsche Bahn AG apply. Any liability on the part of MESSE ESSEN GmbH is excluded.