To facilitate and support travel arrangements of all attendees, this section provides extensive and relevant information on how to travel to IFAT in Munich.
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).
Trade-fair participants can also take the suburban train (S-Bahn) coming from Munich (city center) or Erding:
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 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
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.
The e-charging concept at Messe München features more than 80 charging stations and one supercharger.
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.
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Messe München is located 42 kilometers south of Munich Airport. Shuttle buses, public transport and taxis take you directly to the exhibition center.
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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.
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.
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.