Arrival and Parking Facilities

Conveniently located in the north of the city, the Leipzig Trade Fair Centre is conveniently connected to numerous transportation services. Whether by car, plane, train, coach, public transportation or taxi, the Leipzig Trade Fair Centre is easily and conveniently accessible by all means of transport. Here you will find all the important information about your various travel options.

By Car

Centrally located – right next to motorway A14.

Our exhibition grounds can be reached directly from the motorway by following the signs.

  • A 14 – Leipzig Messegelände exit
  • A9 Schkeuditzer Kreuz – ten minutes by car
  • A38 Kreuz Parthenaue – ten minutes by car

It also only takes ten minutes on B2 from the exhibition grounds to Leipzig city centre.

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Download directions to the parking areas (PDF, 819 kB)

Parking Fees:

  • Congress Center Leipzig Parking: EUR 8.00/day/car
  • Visitor Parking P1 and P2, Outdoor Areas 1 and 2: EUR 6.00/day/car

Public Transportation

Schnelle Anreise mit dem ÖPNV

Fast and Easy Services From Leipzig City Centre to the Leipzig Trade Fair Centre

By Tram

Tram 16 takes you directly from the Leipzig Central Station to the exhibition grounds in around 18 minutes. You can also take Tram 16 directly from Augustusplatz and it will take around 23 minutes. Take the tram in the direction of "Messegelände" (final stop).

This will take you to the West Entrance of the fair at the front of the Glass Hall and to the entrance of the Congress Center Leipzig. Enjoy the walk along the Mercury Fountain located between the final tram stop and the West Entrance.

By Regional Train (DB) or Suburban Train (MDV S-Bahn)

The S2, S5, S5X or S6 trains of the MDV S-Bahn take you directly to "Leipzig Messe" station (for example if you are coming from Halle, Altenburg, Zwickau, Geithain, Dessau, Lutherstadt Wittenberg and Leipzig-Wittenberg, Bitterfeld). From Leipzig/Halle airport you can get to the exhibition centre in a few minutes using either S5 and S5X. Visitors coming from all other directions can transfer to the S2, S5, S5X or S6 trains to the exhibition centre at either the Leipzig Central Station or the City Tunnel stations.

Travel time from the Leipzig Central Station: 6 minutes, from the Marktplatz Station: 8 minutes, from the Halle Central Station: 17 minutes.

From the "Messebahnhof" station to the West Entrance or the Congress Center Leipzig will take about 10 minutes on foot (750m) or you can jump on Tram 16 to the Messegelände final stop (one station further).

If you arriving via the Leipzig/Halle Airport, you can reach the exhibition grounds in about eight minutes by taking the S-Bahn lines S5 and S5X, which run every half hour.

Information on public transportation connections to the Leipzig Trade Fair is available from the Deutschen Bahn timetable information service as well as from the Mitteldeutscher Verkehrsverbund and Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe .

You can use any of the transport services (train, tram, bus) within this local transport area and change lines as you wish.

Trade Fair Tickets Are Valid Public Transportation Tickets

Sustainable travel with the Leipzig Trade Fair! Trade fair tickets, including online tickets and exhibitor passes, entitle you to free travel to and from the exhibition grounds on the day of your visit using public transportation operated by the MDV (Mitteldeutscher Verkehrsverbund), provided this is expressly stated on the respective ticket.

Attention: Before starting your journey, the day must be marked on the weekday bar of the ticket. For online tickets, the ticket date must be entered and it must be signed.

Mitteldeutscher Verkehrsverbund (MDV) Tariff Zones

Free travel to and from the exhibition grounds on the day of the event by public transport operated by MDV (Mitteldeutscher Verkehrsverbund) is valid for the following regions and tariff zones: 110, 151, 156, 162, 163, 168, 210 and 225.

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By Train

With Deutsche Bahn trains, you can travel to the fair city of Leipzig in an environmentally friendly and stress-free way. The Leipzig Central Station is located in the city centre and has an ICE train connection. It offers direct connections to public transportation, which will take you to the Leipzig Trade Fair Centre in just a few minutes. You can reach the Leipzig Trade Fair Centre with:

  • Tram 16
  • S-Bahn S2, S5, S5X and S6

Information about connections to the Leipzig Trade Fair Centre is available from:

Deutsche Bahn
Mitteldeutscher Verkehrsverbund
Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe

Services for train passengers are available at the DB Reisezentrum West on the ground floor and the DB Service-Point on the top floor.

The Leipzig Central Station is one of the most modern and largest railway stations in Europe. More than 140 shops and restaurants on three levels of the PROMENADEN im Hauptbahnhof invite you to stroll and enjoy. From Monday to Saturday they are open until 9 pm. Many shops are also open on Sundays.

By Coach

Long-Distance Coach Travel

Use the convenient coach connections and travel comfortably from all over Germany to the trade fair city. The coach stop is located directly at the trade fair centre.

You can find all coach services at a glance here .

Air Travel

Arriving by Plane

Leipzig/Halle Airport is located in the heart of Central Germany and is easily accessible from the Leipzig Trade Fair. It takes about 10 to 15 minutes via the motorway and eight minutes on the S5 which runs every half hour.

You will find taxis directly at the airport (Terminal B) or at the west entrance of the Leipzig Trade Fair (between the Glass Hall and the Mercury Fountain).

Leipzig/Halle airport provides up-to-date information for flight passengers. The airport information desk is in Terminal B on the ground floor. Phone: +49 341 224-1155.

Other nearby airports are Berlin BER and Dresden.

Rental Car

Travel to the Leipzig Book Fair with a Rental Car

The leading car rental companies have branches at Leipzig/Halle Airport, Leipzig Central Station (Reisezentrum) and at various locations throughout the city. You can find a selection of them here:

AVIS Rent A Car

  • Leipzig/Halle Airport
    Phone: +49 341 224-1804

  • Im Listbogen
    Ludwig-Erhard-Str. 53
    04103 Leipzig
    Phone: +49 341 259-580

  • Leipzig Central Station
    Willy-Brand-Platz 5
    04109 Leipzig
    Phone: +49 341 9611-400

www.avis.de

Buchbinder Car Rental

  • Georg-Schumann-Straße 335
    04159 Leipzig
    Phone: +49 341 910-5710

www.buchbinder.de

Europcar

  • Leipzig/Halle Airport
    Phone: +49 34204 7700

  • Leipzig Mitte
    Wintergartenstraße 2 (Nähe Hauptbahnhof)
    04103 Leipzig
    Phone: +49 341 141-160

www.europcar.de

Hertz Car Rental

  • Leipzig/Halle Airport
    Phone: +49 34204 143-17

  • Engertstraße 38
    04229 Leipzig
    Phone.: +49 341 4773714

www.hertz.de

Sixt Car Rental

  • Leipzig/Halle Airport
    Phone: +49 180 6 252525

  • Leipzig-Hauptbahnhof -Agentur gegenüber Gleis 1
    Phone: +49 341 269880

www.sixt.de

Taxi

Rides Available Round the Clock

There are taxis waiting at various locations for you. For example

  • at Leipzig/Halle Airport right in front of Terminal B
  • in Leipzig City Centre in front of Leipzig Central Station
  • at the Exhibition Centre at the West Entrance (between the Glass Hall and the Mercury Fountain)

Taxi Operators (Selection)

  • Taxi-Genossenschaft Leipzig e.G. - "Löwen-Taxi"
    Phone: +49 341 98-2222 and +49 341 71000

  • DTS Taxi Service GmbH Leipzig
    Phone: +49 341 4233

  • Älteste Leipziger Funktaxenzentrale
    Phone: +49 341 4884

Directions for Private Coaches

Follow the dynamic parking guidance system to the parking spaces for coaches. There are plenty of designated spaces for coaches in the P2 parking space. You can buy a ticket when you get there.

Coach drivers are entitled to free admission to the fair with proof of credentials.

Parking Charges Per Day

  • Coaches over 3.5 tons or over 6m and up to 8m long: €13.00
  • Coaches over 7.5 tons or over 8m and up to 20m long: €20.00

Prices include 19% VAT