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From summer 2024 onwards, here you will find all the information on trade visitor and general public tickets as well as access to the ticket shops.

Your ticket options at a glance

  • Trade visitor tickets
  • General public tickets
  • Tickets for exhibitors and for LitAg participants
  • Tickets for journalists and bloggers

Trade visitor tickets

  • Trade visitor days from Wednesday, 16 till Sunday, 20 October, admission from 9.00 am

Day ticket

Wed-Sun Flexible use each day

€ 89.‒

5-day ticket

Wed-Sun Valid all days of the fair

€ 159.‒

Day ticket, discounted*

Wed-Sun Flexible use each day

€ 27.‒

Free use of local public transport (RMV) is not included in complimentary tickets
*Only valid with proof of entitlement

FAQ Trade visitor tickets

You qualify as a trade visitor if you are professionally involved in the development, production, sales, or management of printed and electronic media as well as in art or antiques or are active in the area of education.

Authorised trade groups include, for example:

  • Employees of publishing houses, literary agencies, bookstores, and libraries
  • Authors, illustrators, and translators
  • Employees of printing presses, software firms and other service companies for the book and media industry
  • Teachers and school directors of all types of schools, educators, or other pedagogical personnel
  • Members of the creative industries, creative artists, and agents
  • Students of all disciplines and trainees in the book and media industry

The following groups are entitled to purchase discounted trade visitor tickets:
Students, booksellers, librarians, trainees and apprentices in the book and media industry, trade visitors with disabilities (from degree of disability 50%)

Proof required when entering the fairgrounds.

The trade visitor ticket/RMV-ticket entitles you to travel with the Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV) for free for arrival and departure to the fairgrounds. Please print out the ticket pdf when using the local transport network.

Please note: Complimentary tickets are excluded from free use of local public transport (RMV).

General public tickets

  • Admission for general public from Friday 18 October till Sunday, 20 October
  • Tickets available online and at the ticket office (only card payment possible)

Weekend ticket**

Fri from 2m till Sun Valid during the weekend

€ 52.‒

Friday afternoon ticket

Fri From 2pm

€ 22.‒

Family Friday afternoon ticket

Fri Valid on Friday from 2pm, max 2 adults and 3 children (up to and including 18 years)

€ 44.‒

Day ticket Saturday**

Sat Valid one day

€ 28.‒

Day ticket Sunday**

Sun Valid one day

€ 28.‒

Family day ticket

Sat till Sun Valid one day, max 2 adults and 3 children (up to and including 18 years)

€ 56.‒

Day ticket, discounted**

Fri from 2pm till Sun Valid one day, limited availability

€ 16.‒

*Discounted tickets are only valid with proof of entitlement
**Please note that the ticket contingents for the fair weekend are limited

FAQ General public tickets

The following groups are entitled to purchase discounted general public tickets:
Schoolchildren, students, pensioners, the unemployed, people with disabilities (for those with a disability recognised as level 50 and above), holders of the Frankfurt Pass and Culture Pass, Federal or Social or Ecological Service Volunteers as well as volunteers and trainees.

A proof is required when entering the fairgrounds.

Children aged 0-6 years (inclusive) do not need a ticket and can enter the fairgrounds free of charge when accompanied by an adult. Proof of age may be required at the entrance.

Persons in wheelchairs or disabled persons with a "B" on their disabled person's pass will be admitted free of charge for themselves and their companion on presentation of their disabled person's pass.

Children up to and including 6 years of age accompanying a trade visitor or visitor will be admitted free of charge.

No, the public transport in Frankfurt (RMV) can unfortunately not be used free of charge with the general public tickets.

It is not necessary to print out your ticket, the digital version is sufficient.

Further ticket options

Tickets for Exhibitors

Get to know everything at a glance on creating tickets and redeeming tickets codes for exhibitors.

Tickets for LitAg Participants

All functions relating to agent tickets are available to you in the LitAg Ticket Portal. We have summarised the most important information for you here.

Press tickets

Accredited journalists and bloggers receive free entrance. Accreditation will be possible from 15 August on.

Code of Conduct

Our Code of Conduct

Frankfurter Buchmesse stands for respect, diversity and tolerance. We celebrate our wide range of different participants whom we engage at eye level in open dialogue. Learn about our rules for an appreciative atmosphere of collaboration at the fair.

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