Arrival by car/truck

From the North:
A7 to the freeway (autobahn) intersection Hannover-Kirchhorst and from there, take the A37, which merges into the trade fair expressway (B3/B6)

From the South:
A7 to the freeway (autobahn) triangle Hannover-Süd (Hannover South) and then take the A37, which merges into the trade fair expressway (B6)

From the West:
A2 to the freeway (autobahn) intersection Hannover-Buchholz and from there take the A37, which merges into the trade fair expressway (B6)

From the East:
A2 to the freeway (autobahn) intersection Hannover-Ost (Hannover East) and then take the A7 to the Hannover-Anderten freeway junction and from there, take the southern express road (B65) to the trade fair expressway (B3/B6)

Using a navigation system?

If you are using a navigation system to travel to the show, please enter the Hannover destination "Hermesallee". This is the name of the street which runs parallel to the northern perimeter of the Exhibition Grounds.

Hannover Emission Zone

The IAA trade fair grounds are located out of the city’s low emission zone (“Umweltzone”) and can be reached without restrictions. Nevertheless most of the city´s center is no-go-area for vehicles without the green environmental badge (“Umweltplakette”).

The VDA is not able to issue badges or make exceptions to the rules. Driving a vehicle without a badge in the low emission zone is a traffic offense and may be punished with a fine by the city of Hannover.

Further details here.


Car pooling agency

Drive2day - Car pooling agency

Arrival by intercity bus service

The Central Bus Station ZOB is located in the Hannover city center behind the central railway station at Raschplatz.

From the railway station, the urban tram lines 8 and 18 provide frequent transportation service to the Hannover trade fair grounds ("Messegelände", entrance “NORD 1”) with a transit time of about 18 minutes. The Central Bus Station is operated by Berlin Linien Bus, Deutsche Touring/Eurolines, MeinFernbus FlixBus, City2City und Postbus.

Arrival by Train and Public transport

Trains scheduled for Hannover arrive at the central railway station (“Hauptbahnhof”). From there with a transit time of about 18 minutes, the urban tram lines 8 and 18 provide transportation service to the Hannover exhibition grounds (“Messegelände”) northern entrance (“Eingang Nord”). During the IAA, numerous trains of Deutsche Bahn to Hannover additionally stop next to the trade fair grounds at “Messebahnhof Hannover Messe / Laatzen”.

IAA Special train ticket by Deutsche Bahn

With booked trains
2nd Class            99.- €
1st Class            159.- €

Fully flexible       
2nd Class            139.- €
1st Class            199.- €

Click at the button to book your tickets directly online (this is possible after Jun 19, 2016). Or book by phone +49 (0)1806-311153 *) quote ”IAA” as reference and have your credit card at hand **)

The service team of Deutsche Bahn is also glad to inform you about the ticket price for international journeys. Your special train ticket is valid between September 18 and October 1, 2016.
Please note that the IAA entry ticket is not included in the Deutsche Bahn train ticket!
The VDA and Deutsche Bahn wish you a pleasant journey!

*) The hotline is open Mondays to Saturdays from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm. There is a charge of 0.20 € per call from a German landline and a maximum of 0.60 € per call from mobile networks.

**) Deutsche Bahn AG introduced a surcharge for all credit card payments in accordance with the conditions of carriage for persons travelling with Deutsche Bahn AG companies ("BB Personenverkehr").

Arrival by airplane


Suburban Railway S5:
All year round from Hannover Airport - S- Railway Station (situated between terminal B and C) to Main Railway Station by local railway connection (S-Bahn), travel time 12 - 15 minutes. From Main Railway Station to the Exhibition Grounds, entrance NORD

Airport shuttle bus
During trade fairs, shuttle busses operated by B.F.M. Incoming & Traveller Services GmbH provide regular service between the airport (terminal C) and the Exhibition Grounds (entrance WEST 1). Baggage service and pre-check-in counters for B.F.M. you'll find at the Exhibition Grounds, entrance


There is barrier-free access to the entire IAA grounds. Parking spaces are available for less mobile visitors, and toilets for the disabled are provided. Wheelchair users and visitors to the trade fair whose ID card is marked “B” are entitled to free entry to the IAA for themselves and one attendant, upon presentation of appropriate official ID at the cash desks. Deutsche Messe AG offers a hotline for disabled persons to help them plan their visit to the fair grounds: Tel.: + 49 511 89-33900. Further details here.