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Fairgrounds map & Travel information

Whether you travel to the fair with public transportation or by plane, train or automobile: EXPO REAL is always quick and easy to reach.

Fairgrounds map of EXPO REAL 2024

Get a first impression of the f.re.e exhibition grounds. Detailed information on the halls, exhibitors and products on display at the trade fair can be found from July under Hall plan.

Fairgrounds map of EXPO REAL 2024
© Messe München GmbH
Fairgrounds map of EXPO REAL 2024

By public transportation

The fairgrounds of EXPO REAL are directly connected to the subway stop Messestadt West on the U2 subway line. From the main train station, you can reach the exhibition center in about 20 minutes without changing trains. The EXPO REAL ticket entitles you to use public transportation to and from Messe München (MVV ticket for zones M-6) on the specified day of your visit. As a ticket for the Munich public transport, the ticket is only valid in connection with a passport or ID card.

Note: More Tickets can be purchased from Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft (MVG), Münchner Verkehrsverbund (MVV) and Deutsche Bahn (DB) (tariff zone M).

Further information

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.

Please note that the S-Bahn stop Riem is currently cancelled. You can find more information here. It is best to take the U2 from the city in the direction of Messestadt Ost and get off at Messestadt West.

Further information

Travel information and fare information from Deutsche Bahn (DB)

DB Special

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 €

Book online here and get the lowest price for your preferred route – guaranteed.

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.

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.

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 plane

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

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 DEAUEAN. 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/de/homepage.

Airport Messe München Shuttle

During the EXPO REAL, we offer our own Messe München shuttle service to and from Munich Airport. The buses depart every 30 minutes and travel nonstop to the exhibition grounds.

Booking shuttle bus tickets and timetables

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.

Note: This year's Print@home Ticket entitles holders to use public transportation to and from Messe München (MVV ticket for zones M-6) on the specified day of your visit. As a ticket for the Munich public transport, the ticket is only valid in connection with a passport or ID card.

Taxi

The fixed-price for a one-way ride to the trade-fair center costs EUR 85. It 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 EXPO REAL from a non-european country? Then you might need a visa.

EXPO REAL visitor hotline

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

Messe München GmbH
  • EXPO REAL Visitor hotline