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Travel & Journey—Getting to EXPO REAL

Our comprehensive and helpful information supports all EXPO REAL participants in their journey. We look forward to seeing you and wish you a pleasant journey today!

By public transportation

Messe München is directly connected to the two subway stops Messestadt West and Messestadt Ost on the U2 subway line. From the main train station, you can reach the exhibition center in about 20 minutes without changing trains. Tickets can be purchased from Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft (MVG), Münchner Verkehrsverbund (MVV) and Deutsche Bahn (DB) (tariff zone M).

Please note: The EXPO REAL ticket does not entitle holders to the free use of public transportation operated by MVG, MVV or DB.

Further information

Online timetables
Ticket information
More information on how to get there by public transportation

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


Book your DB Event Ticket*

Event Ticket* one-way and specific train (as long as available):

  • 1st class: 84,90 €
  • 2nd class: 51,90 €

Event Ticket* one-way and fully flexible:

  • 1st class: 106,90 €
  • 2nd class: 72,90 €

If you have any questions regarding the booking process, please call +49 30 586 020 901.

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

We wish you a pleasant journey!

* 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 will reach the booking platform via this link and with the event code DEAUQLJ The reduced fares are automatically displayed.

Please note: Please enable pop-ups permanently in your browser while booking, otherwise the window in the booking platform will not open. If you are facing problems with the flight display, please use another internet browser. These promotional fares are also available via our IATA-servicepartner nova reisen:

nova reisen GmbH
Leipzigerstraße 16
82008 Unterhaching
Tel.: +49 89 61-52140
Fax: +49 89 61-9634
E-Mail: firmendienst@novareisen.de

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 20 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.

Please note: The Print@home Ticket does not entitle holders to the free use of public transportation operated by MVG, MVV or DB.

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.

Hall plan and fairgrounds map of EXPO REAL 2022

Visa information

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

EXPO REAL 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 FAQs under "Plan your visit".