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Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, 60327 Frankfurt am Main

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Information on how to get there by train, car or plane

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).

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

Attention: On Sunday of the fair, the S6 does not stop at the "Messe" stop and there are restrictions in the S-Bahn traffic from the main station to the city center due to construction work. Information from the RMV.

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.

Ticket purchase and timetable information for trains and buses via the app RMVgo: https://sites.rmv.de/en/rmvgo

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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 entrance City.

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. 

Traffic regulations exhibition site

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

who possess a parking permit.

Traffic regulations exhibition site

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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, e.g. the S-Bahn (commuter train), U-Bahn (metro) and Tram to the exhibition site or walk.

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.

If you opt for a walk: You need about 10 minutes 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).

More information

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.

More information about travelling

 

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Accommodation in hotels

Hotel search via Tourismus + Congress Frankfurt

Experience shows that more than 56,000 hotel beds in Frankfurt are usually quickly taken. Therefore, you should arrange accommodation for the trade fair period at an early stage. The team at Tourismus + Congress GmbH are happy to help you find the right accomodation.

Trade Fair Visa

Frankfurter Buchmesse 2023

Fair visa for exhibitors and visitors

Do you need a visa to enter Germany? We have compiled all the key information to ensure that you can take care of it in time.

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Everything around your trade fair visit

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The Fairground A–Z

From information on how to get there and the best parking options to ATMs, shopping facilities and book sales, the Fairground A–Z offers you a quick orientation guide for a successful visit to Frankfurter Buchmesse.

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