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Tickets for the #fbm24

The ticket store is open - be there and get your ticket for Frankfurter Buchmesse 2024 now!

  • 16 - 20 October 2024
  • Opening hours: 9:00 - 6:30 pm (Sundays until 5:30 pm)
  • On-site ticket sales for trade visitors only possible with card payment from Wednesday to Friday
  • General public tickets are only available online

Your ticket options at a glance

Trade visitor tickets

  • Trade visitor days from Wednesday, 16 till Sunday, 20 October, admission from 9.00 am
  • Trade visitor tickets entitle you to use the local public transport network (RMV) for free

5-day ticket

Wed-Sun Valid all days of the fair

€ 159.‒

Day ticket

Wed-Sun Flexible use each day

€ 89.‒

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).

Trade visitors

Tutorial trade visitor tickets

The tutorial explains all the services offered by the trade visitor ticket portal: Registration, ticket purchase and the redeeming of ticket codes.

Download PDF

General public tickets only available online

We’re once again expecting large numbers of literature fans on the weekend of Frankfurter Buchmesse 2024. To ensure that everyone’s time at the fair is a safe and positive experience, in consultation with Messe Frankfurt, we have decided to limit the sale of general public tickets. In particular, tickets for Saturday are expected to be sold out before the fair. Therefore, there will be no box office sales on site at the weekend. Please use our online ticket shop to secure tickets well in advance for your preferred day.

General public tickets

  • Admission for general public from Friday 18 October, 2pm till Sunday, 20 October
  • Tickets are only available online

Friday afternoon ticket

Fri From 2pm

€ 22.‒

Day ticket Saturday**

Sat Valid one day

€ 28.‒

Day ticket Sunday**

Sun Valid one day

€ 28.‒

Weekend ticket**

Fri from 2m till Sun Valid during the weekend

€ 52.‒

Day ticket, discounted*

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

€ 16.‒

Family Friday afternoon ticket

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

€ 44.‒

Family day ticket

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

€ 56.‒

*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

In order to make your visit to the fair as safe as possible, we are limiting the number of general public tickets available this year in coordination with Messe Frankfurt and will only sell them in our online ticket store. There will therefore be no ticket sales at the ticket office at the weekend.

From experience, it can be assumed that tickets for Saturday in particular will be sold out before the trade fair. Please use our online sales in good time to secure tickets for your preferred day.

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, 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.

General public

Ticket Shop general public - tutorial ticket purchase

This tutorial tells you everything you need to know about purchasing tickets.

Download PDF

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.

Find out more