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.
Arrival by public transport
Leipzig offers an excellent public transport network: buses, trams, regional trains and suburban trains quickly and comfortably connect the airport, the Leipzig Exhibition Centre, the city centre, hotels and sights.
Tram line 16 takes you directly to the exhibition grounds (final stop "Messegelände"). You can also reach the Leipzig Exhibition Centre by regional train (RB) or suburban train (S-Bahn). On arrival alight at the station "Leipzig Messe".
Information on local transport connections to the Leipzig Trade Fair is available from the Deutsche Bahn timetable information service as well as from the Mitteldeutscher Verkehrsverbund and Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe .
Admission tickets as public transit tickets
Leipziger Messe is your ticket to sustainable travel! On the day you visit one of Leipziger Messe's own events, you can use our admission ticket to travel to and from the exhibition grounds for free using public transit of the Mitteldeutscher Verkehrsverbund (MDV) in the following zones: 110, 151, 156, 162, 163, 168, 210 and 225.
Arrival by long-distance transport
There are hourly connections from Leipzig to all major cities in Germany. Travellers can then change to S-Bahn trains bound for Messe at Leipzig Central Station and at the S-Bahn Mitteldeutschland City Tunnel stations.
There will be additional stops for ICE/IC trains of train lines 11, 12 and 50 during Leipzig Book Fair / Manga-Comic-Con 2024 at the station Leipzig Messe.
Information on transport connections to the Leipzig Trade Fair is available from the Deutschen Bahn timetable information service as well as from the Mitteldeutschen Verkehrsverbund and Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe.
Due to construction work, the ICE train Hamburg – Berlin – Leipzig – Erfurt – Munich will not stop at Leipzig main station from 22 to 27 March 2024. Please use Halle main station instead and use connections to Leipzig from there.
The ICE trains of lines Berlin – Leipzig – Erfurt – Frankfurt – Stuttgart – Munich and Wiesbaden – Frankfurt – Leipzig – Dresden will continue to stop at Leipzig main station and additionally at Leipzig Messe during the time of the book fair. The IC trains Dresden/Leipzig – Halle – Magdeburg – Hanover – Norddeich Mole/Cologne will also stop at Leipzig main station.
The adjusted time table will be updated in the online bookiing system before constructions will start.
Arrival by bicycle
There is a cycle path all the way from Leipzig city centre to the exhibition site. When you arrive, there are bicycle stands at all the visitor entrances as well as at the staff entrance to the Congress Center Leipzig.
We also have a charging station for e-bikes with lockers for the batteries and your bicycle equipment in the front of the Administration Building. Each locker contains a 230V plug to charge your battery.
Arrival by car
The Leipzig Trade Fair can be reached directly via the A 9, A 14 and A 38 motorways. You will see signs on the motorways indicating the exit for the Leipzig Trade Fair. What's more, it only takes approximately 20 minutes along the B 2 from the Exhibition Centre to Leipzig city centre. Around 800 taxis operate to provide rapid connections between the airport, the main railway station, the city centre and the Exhibition Centre.
When looking for a parking space, feel free to use our dynamic parking guide system that will quickly lead you to open visitor parking spaces.
- A 14 – Leipzig Messegelände exit
- A 9 Schkeuditzer Kreuz – ten minutes by car
- A 38 Kreuz Parthenaue – ten minutes by car
- or B 2, Messegelände exit
Parking: Navigation data, fees and more information (in German only)
Arrival by coach
Arrival 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 by S-Bahn S 5, running every half hour.
Other travel options are via Berlin's airport BER or the airport Dresden. There is a direct ICE train from Berlin Central Station to Leipzig that takes 1 hour and 15 minutes, and from Berlin Südkreuz in 1 hour and 5 minutes. It takes just under 2 hours by car from the BER to the Leipzig Trade Fair.
As an exhibitor, please be aware of our traffic guidelines (PDF, 557 kB) . We request that you also inform your stand construction companies, service providers and agencies.