Getting to the Cologne Koelnmesse is quick and easy by car, train, plane, or public transport. Outside of the event, you benefit from nearby accommodation in all price ranges as well as a wide selection of restaurants.
Arriving by train
You can travel to the exhibition quickly, comfortably, and affordably with Deutsche Bahn.
Take full advantage of our cooperation with Deutsche Bahn and benefit from special rates for your trip.
Cologne “Messe/Deutz” train station
(Distance Koelnmesse: approx. 0.3 km)
We recommend you to arrive at Cologne “Messe/Deutz” train station. From there the South Entrance is approx. three minutes walk away.
Cologne Main Station (Hauptbahnhof)
(Distance Koelnmesse: approx. 1.5 km)
If your train arrives at Cologne Main Station, there are different ways to get from there to Koelnmesse:
... by foot over the “Hohenzollern” bridge
Leave Cologne Main Station via the main entrance. The way onto the “Hohenzollern” bridge is behind the Cologne Cathedral.
At the other end of the bridge, please follow the signposts to Koelnmesse.
... by taxi to one of the four entrances
(Entrance North, Entrance East, Entrance South, Entrance West)
Leave Cologne Main Station via the main entrance. Here you will find a taxi stand.
"TAXI-RUF Köln" is available at phone +49 221 2882.
Arriving by plane
Cologne-Bonn Airport (Distance Koelnmesse: approx. 16 km)
Cologne-Bonn Airport has its own station called “Köln/Bonn Flughafen”. In the airport, follow the signs to the train platforms.
Here you can either take the No. 13 suburban railway (in the direction of Horrem) or the Regional Express (in the direction of Mönchengladbach) to the station “Köln Messe/Deutz”, located adjacent to the exhibition centre. The trip from the airport takes about 12 minutes.
Düsseldorf Airport (Distance Koelnmesse: approx. 65 km)
Düsseldorf airport has its own station called “Flughafen Düsseldorf”. After leaving customs, follow the signs in the airport to the Sky Train. The Sky Train will take you to the station “Düsseldorf Flughafen”. From there, take a Regional Express train (in the direction of Aachen or in the direction of Koblenz) from platform 4 to the station “Köln Messe/Deutz”, located adjacent to the exhibition centre. The trip from the airport takes about 45 minutes.
Arriving by car
Ten highways lead into Cologne’s beltway, which brings you directly to the exhibition center without junctions or traffic lights. Simply follow the green signs marked "Koelnmesse”.
Destination address for your car’s navigation system:
50679 Köln, GermanyRoute planner by Google Maps
Arriving by public transport
Due to its location in the center of Cologne Koelnmesse can be quickly reached by public transport.
Stations/stops around the exhibition center:
- Entrance South:
S-Bahn: Köln Messe/Deutz, S6, S11, S12, S13
Tram or subway: KÖLN, Bf Deutz/Messe (U), Line 1 and 9
- Entrance East, West, North:
Koelnmesse, Köln-Deutz Line 3 and 4Information about connections