Arrival and stay. A successful trade fair starts with a relaxed journey. And a good hotel.

Arrival by train.

Getting from the central station to the Fair by public transport

From the central station you can take the S-Bahn (commuter train), U-Bahn (metro) and Tram to the exhibition site. You can take one of four different S-Bahn trains to the "Messe" station (entrance "Torhaus").

From the central station you can take the S-Bahn (commuter train), U-Bahn (metro) and Tram to the exhibition site. You can take one of four different S-Bahn trains to the "Messe" station (entrance "Torhaus").

  • S3 direction Bad Soden
  • S4 direction Kronberg
  • S5 direction Friedrichsdorf
  • S6 direction Friedberg

The underground will take you to the "City" entrance of the Fair (stop "Festhalle/Messe") in less than 5 minutes (take the U4 direction "Bockenheimer Warte").

You can also take tram 16 (direction "Ginnheim") or 17 (direction "Rebstockbad") to the Festhalle/Messe stop.

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Or on foot

You need about 10 minutes to walk from the north side of the Frankfurt main train station to the exhibition site.

You need about 10 minutes to walk from the north side of the Frankfurt main train station to the exhibition site.

Take "Düsseldorfer Straße" to reach "Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage" and from there just head for the "Messeturm" (pointed skyscraper in front of the exhibition site).

Arrival by car.

Rebstock parking area

For Frankfurt Book Fair visitors who arrive by car, there is parking available at the "Rebstock" area, which is outside of Frankfurt’s Low Emission Zone (i.e. no "green badge" required).

For Frankfurt Book Fair visitors who arrive by car, there is parking available at the "Rebstock" area, which is outside of Frankfurt’s Low Emission Zone (i.e. no "green badge" required).

The exhibition car park "Rebstock, Am Römerhof", has direct access from the Autobahn exit Frankfurt West and a free shuttle services to the "Galleria" entrance (Hall 9) and the entrance "Hall 3 East".

If you are arriving from the city centre (N.B. "green badge" required), take the Theodor-Heuss-Allee to the Katharinen-Kreisel (formerly Opel roundabout).

The car park checkout is staffed daily until approx. 8 p.m., while the automated pay stations are accessible around the clock. 

 

Parking on the exhibition site

Parking on the exhibition site is only possible for exhibitors of the Frankfurter Buchmesse...

Parking on the exhibition site is only possible for exhibitors of the Frankfurter Buchmesse...

who possess a parking permit.

Arrival by plane.

Travelling to the fair from Frankfurt Airport (FRA)

From Frankfurt Airport S-Bahn (fast train) services S8 and S9 (direction Hanau/Offenbach; Ost/Frankfurt Hbf) run at frequent intervals, taking you from the airport to Frankfurt's main train station (Hbf) in about 10 minutes.

From Frankfurt Airport S-Bahn (fast train) services S8 and S9 (direction Hanau/Offenbach; Ost/Frankfurt Hbf) run at frequent intervals, taking you from the airport to Frankfurt's main train station (Hbf) in about 10 minutes.

From there, you can use public transportation to get to the fair. Get more information here.

Alternatively, you can take the "Airport Express" from Terminal 1 via Terminal 2 to the exhibition site. 

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Travelling to the fair from Frankfurt Hahn Airport (HHN)

There is a frequent bus from Frankfurt Hahn (about 120 kilometres from Frankfurt) to Frankfurt's main train station.

There is a frequent bus from Frankfurt Hahn (about 120 kilometres from Frankfurt) to Frankfurt's main train station.

A one-way trip takes 1 hour and 45 minutes.

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Tips for your evening:

Public reading

After the fair closes, the tour continues in the city. With the BOOKFEST – the international festival for literature, stories and ideas.

Hotel- und Restaurantguide

Choose your restaurant for the Book Fair

Whether sushi, steaks, Hessian, vegetarian, Mediterranean or new German cuisine, in or around Frankfurt, you will find a diverse selection of restaurant recommendations in Messe Frankfurt's Restaurant Guide.

Accommodation in hotels and private rooms.

Tourismus + Congress

Experience shows that 3,000 rooms from private providers and more than 37,000 hotel beds in the greater Frankfurt area are usually quickly taken. Therefore, you should arrange accommodation for the trade fair period at an early stage.

Experience shows that 3,000 rooms from private providers and more than 37,000 hotel beds in the greater Frankfurt area are usually quickly taken. Therefore, you should arrange accommodation for the trade fair period at an early stage.

An inexpensive alternative to the hotel offer are the approximately 500 rooms of private providers, which you can book through Tourismus + Congress GmbH.

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