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Getting to IFAT Munich

To facilitate and support travel arrangements of all attendees, this section provides extensive and relevant information on how to travel to IFAT in Munich.

Fairgrounds map

Get a first impression of the exhibition grounds. Detailed information on the halls, exhibitors and products on display at the trade fair can be found under fairgrounds map.

© Messe München GmbH

By public transportation

The fairgrounds of IFAT are directly connected to the subway stop Messestadt Ost on the U2 subway line. From Munich Central Station, you can reach the exhibition center in about 20 minutes without changing trains.

Please note: The Print@home Ticket does entitle holders to the free use of public transportation operated by MVG, MVV or DB (tariff zone M).

Further information

By suburban train (S-Bahn) and bus

Trade-fair participants can also take the suburban train (S-Bahn) coming from Munich (city center) or Erding:

  • Take the S-Bahn line 2 and step out in Riem,
  • change to bus line 190 headed to Messestadt Ost,
  • then finally step out at the bus stop Am Messesee for Entrance West or at the bus stop Messestadt Ost for Entrance East.

By car

The Messe München fairgrounds are located directly next to the A94 freeway. Signage on the freeway will guide you to the appropriate Messe München parking areas, where a dynamic traffic control system regulates the traffic flow. It will direct you to the nearest available parking spaces during the event.

Parking spaces & Parking fees

Parking spaces marked with orange are available for trade-fair visitors.
Prices are as follows:

- Parking garage: 17€ per day

- Outdoor exhibition area: 12€ per day

- Outdoor exhibition area for busses: 25€ per day

See all parking fees

Coordinates for navigation systems

Depending on which navigation system you use, you will find Messe München in the categories Exhibition Center, Trade Fair Center or under the keyword Trade Fair.

Some navigation systems allow you to select the trade-fair entrances East, West and North.

GPS data

  • Longitude: 11.705780
  • Latitude: 48.135596
  • Am Messeturm, 81829 Munich

E-charging stations

The e-charging concept at Messe München features more than 80 charging stations and one supercharger.

  • Parkhaus West parking garage charging stations: only accessible when the parking garage is open for an event. The charging units are located on level U1.
  • Charging is generally free, although parking fees in the parking garage must be paid.
  • A card with an RFID chip is needed to access the charging station. These chips are often built into hotel cards, time logging cards and EC cards.
  • The charging stations cannot be reserved in advance.

Further information on e-mobility at Messe München

By train

From almost anywhere in Europe you can travel comfortably, safely and in an environmentally friendly manner by train to Munich Central Station. From here, it takes about 20 minutes to reach the trade-fair center by taking the U2 subway line headed to Messestadt Ost. If you prefer to travel by rental car or taxi, please add at least 25 minutes to your journey time.

Further information

Travel information and fare information from Deutsche Bahn (DB)

DB Special: Your Event Ticket' at a fixed price

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Event Ticket one-way and specific train (subject to availability):

  • 1 st class 89,90 € (seat reservation incl.)
  • 2 nd class 55,90 €

Event Ticket one-way and fully flexible:

  • 1 st class 112,90 € (seat reservation incl.)
  • 2 nd class 77,90 €

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For technical questions, please contact the service number +49 (0) 30 58 60 20 901.

Click here for the full range of information about DB's Event Ticket*.

We wish you a pleasant journey!

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* The ticket does not include the entrance to the trade show. Online booking is only available 6 months before the trade show.

Messe München is located 42 kilometers south of Munich Airport. Shuttle buses, public transport and taxis take you directly to the exhibition center.

Special Lufthansa Group Airlines fares

Special offer: Discounted travel with Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines

The Lufthansa Group airlines bring people together—every day, all around the world. The global route network of Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS, Brussels Airlines and Eurowings offers optimal connection and combination options, so you will benefit from quick and direct flights to the event.

You can reach the booking platform via this link and with the event code DEAUEAJ. The reduced fares* are automatically displayed. Please note: Pop-ups must be permanently enabled in your browser while booking, otherwise the window in the booking platform will not open.

*Economy Light fares (rebooking/refund not possible, baggage and seat reservation against fee) and Business Saver fares (no rebooking/refund) as well as the Check & Go fare (Brussels Airlines) cannot be booked via this platform. If you are interested in these fares, please book them at www.lufthansa.com/de/en/homepage.

Airport Messe München Shuttle

During some trade fairs, we offer our own Messe München shuttle service to and from Munich Airport. The buses depart at regular intervals and travel nonstop to the exhibition grounds, with a one-way trip taking approximately 45 minutes. Shuttle-bus stops at the airport are located directly in front of Terminal 1, areas A and MAC (München Airport Center), and outside Terminal 2.

Further information

Public transportation

The suburban train (S-Bahn) station for the lines S1 and S8 is located directly below the central area of the Munich Airport. Trains depart every 10 minutes for the city center. Depending on the route you choose, the ride takes between 45 and 60 minutes.

The Messe München exhibition center is directly connected to the two subway stops Messestadt West and Messestadt Ost on the U2 line. From the main train station, you can reach the fairgrounds in about 20 minutes without changing trains.

Taxi

A one-way ride to the trade-fair center costs between EUR 80 and EUR 100 and takes about 35 minutes.

Taxis at the airport are available directly in front of the airport’s terminals—at Messe München, you will find them in front of all entrances open for the respective trade show.

Visa information

Are you visiting IFAT from a non-european country? Then you might need a visa.

IFAT visitor hotline

Do not hesitate to call our visitor hotline if you have any questions regarding your trade-fair visit. You can also find answers to frequently asked questions in our visitor FAQs.

Messe München GmbH
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