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GHM Gesellschaft für Handwerksmessen mbH
Paul-Wassermann-Str. 5
81829 Munich
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Travel by train

With the Deutsche Bahn event ticket you can travel to iba at a reduced price: Check out the offer here. General information on the Deutsche Bahn timetable can be found here:

Journey planner and Train schedule of Deutsche Bahn.

Journey planner of MVV München

Munich is very easy to reach by train from all German cities as well as from a number of European metropolises. Comfortable, fast, safe and eco-friendly – German Rail takes you right into the centre of Munich.

Departing from Munich Central Station the U2 line runs in 10 minute-intervals (during big fairs and peak periods every 5 minutes) to the fairground.

Travel by public transport

The excellently planned public transport network takes exhibitors and visitors directly to Fairground Munich. With the underground train system, you can reach it from the city within 20 minutes. The U2 line runs in 10 minute-intervals (during big fairs and peak periods every 5 minutes) to the fairground.

MVV tickets for any means of public transport can be obtained:

  • From ticket machines at S- and U-Bahn stops
  • From ticket machines in trams and busses (single and day tickets only)
  • At ticket offices (kiosks etc.)
  • In regional buses

Please note: All tickets must be validated in a blue ticket-cancelling machine before you start your trip.

Journey planner of MVV München

More information:

Timetable changes:

Current changes and possible timetable changes: Information about timetable change

Travel by car

Messe München is located directly on the A94 motorway. You can reach the exhibition centre via the exits Feldkirchen-West (Exit No. 6) or München-Riem (Exit No. 5).

Driving directions Fairground Munich

Driving to the fairground with a navigation System
To get to the fairground, the destination address to enter into your navigation system is "An der Point".  

Depending on which navigation system you use, the fairground is listed under the categories "Exhibition Centre", "Trade Fair Centre" and under the German keyword "Messe".

Some navigation systems allow you to select the West or North Entrance of the fairground. In this case, you should be sure to select an entrance that is open during your event.

Car Park West West entrance North entrance
Paul-Henri-Spaak-Str. 6  Am Messesee Paul-Henri-Spaak-Str. 12
81829 München 81829 München  81829 München 

To get to the Administration Building of GHM Gesellschaft für Handwerksmessen mbH, enter the address "Paul-Wassermann-Str. 5, 81829 München".

Parking at Fairground Munich:
The fairground has ample parking for exhibitors and visitors. In any case, the traffic guidance system will guide you to available parking.

Parking tariffs
Car Park West: 17,00 € per day
More information about parking

Munich's city zone has been designated as a low emission zone, which is marked with traffic signs and additional signs. All streets located inside the "Mittlerer Ring" are considered to be in the low emission zone, for which a sticker is required. The "Mittlerer Ring" itself is not in the low emission zone.

The Fairground Munich is outside the low emission zone. But if you want to drive into or through the city centre of Munich an emissions sticker is required.

The emissions sticker can be ordered directly from the German TÜV.

Ban on truck/lorry traffic in Munich

As part of the city of Munich's clean-air initiative, through traffic of trucks/lorries weighing more than 3.5 tons is no longer permitted in the city. The ban concept calls for through traffic of trucks/lorries to be diverted to the A99 motorway. Traffic will be diverted or rerouted by warning signs in outlying areas, by prohibitive signs within the city limits (sign with the addition "Lieferverkehr frei" (delivery vehicles only)) and by detour signs indicating the way to the nearest motorway.

Effect on vehicles making deliveries to the Fairground Munich:
The vehicle ban expressly permits delivery vehicles whose point of origin or destination is within Munich. As a result, deliveries to and from the fairground are not affected by the vehicle ban. However, trucks/lorries whose destinations are outside of Munich may not take the A94 motorway toward Munich when leaving the fairground because doing so would make them "through traffic".

Travel by airport shuttle bus

With the airport shuttle bus Visitors and exhibitors at iba can use the shuttle bus from Munich Airport to the entrance of the exhibition grounds. The bus stop is located between the West Entrance and the Northwest Entrance.

The shuttle bus stops at the airport are directly in front of Terminal 1 MAC (Munich Airport Center) and Terminal 2. The shuttle bus runs every 30 minutes and is subject to a charge. Prices:

  • One way: 11,00€
  • Return journey: €17.00

Departure from airport:
Saturday, 21 October 2023: 08:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.
Sunday to Wednesday, 22 October - 25 October 2023: 08:00 a.m. - 06:00 p.m.
Thursday 26 October 2023: 08:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.

Departure from Fairground Munich (Entrance West):
Saturday, 21 October 2023: 09:30 a.m. - 06:00 p.m.
Sunday to Wednesday, 22 October - 25 October 2023: 09:30 a.m. - 07:00 p.m.
Thursday, 26 October 2023: 09:30 a.m. - 06:00 p.m.

You can buy the ticket directly here

You can download the timetable here


Travel by plane

From the Munich Airport you can easily reach the Fairground Munich by public transportation or taxi services. For the complete flight schedule please visit

Transfer from Munich Airport to the Fairground Munich by public transportation

Public transportation is a quick and easy way from the airport to the fairground. The train station for the S1 and S8 municipal trains is located directly under the Central Area of the Munich Airport. Trains depart for downtown Munich every 10 minutes. You can choose one of the following routes:
Route S8 / U5 / U2
From the airport, take the S8 to "Ostbahnhof" (Munich East). Transfer to the underground line U5 (toward "Neuperlach Süd") and travel to the next station, "Innsbrucker Ring". Then, from the same platform, transfer to the U2 (toward "Messegelände"). Disembark at "Messestadt West". Travel time: approx. 45 min.

Route S8 / U2
From the airport, take the S8 to "Hauptbahnhof" (Munich central station). Transfer to the U2 underground line (toward "Messestadt Ost"). Disembark at "Messestadt West". Travel time: approx. 60 min.

Route S1 / U2
From the airport, take the S1 to "Feldmoching" or "Hauptbahnhof" (Munich central station). Transfer to the U2 underground line (towards "Messegelände"). Disembark at "Messestadt  West". Travel time: approx. 65 min.

Please find information on ticket prices and network maps from Munich Airport to Fairground Munich here.

Transfer from Munich Airport to Fairground Munich by taxi:
The one-way trip takes approximately 35 minutes, depending on traffic. Munich International Trade Fairs and the Munich taxi-owners' association have agreed to a fixed rate of 85,00 € (status as of 2023) regardless of the time of year. This offer applies only to the most direct route between the airport and the trade-fair centre in kilometers. 

Taxis at the airport:
A sufficient number of taxis are available directly in front of the terminals.

Taxis at Fairground Munich / ICM:

A sufficient number of taxis are available at all entrances of the fairground.

Visa information

EU nationals, in general, do not require a visa, however most other non-German participants do.  

Please follow this link to find out whether you will need a visa: German Federal Foreign Office

Those who need a visa must satisfy the visa requirements of their local German Embassy/Consulate including:

  • a confirmed travel booking, including flight, train and/or bus bookings, hotel reservation and health insurance 
  • a proof of purchase your online ticket to iba (one copy of the online ticket)

Therefore, all intended visitors should first buy a online ticket. Online order offers several cost and time saving benefits as described.

For visiting iba you do not need a visa invitation letter. Your embassy/consulate nevertheless requires an invitation letter? Please contact our representative in your country.

For information on visa applications please click here.

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