Travel Information

Travel Information

Located in the heart of Europe, Cologne is easily accessible in a variety of ways. Numerous flights operate to or from North America on a daily basis, with service to Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Brussels or Amsterdam. From there, high speed trains and short flights make for an easy connection to Cologne. One of the most convenient ways is flying into Frankfurt Airport and then taking a short connecting train to the Cologne fairgrounds – it’s less than an hour away.

Arrival at Frankfurt Airport
Frankfurt hosts Germany’s largest airport with the most connections from North America.

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Arrival at Düsseldorf Airport
Düsseldorf airport provides a variety of flights from North America and is in close proximity to Cologne.

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Arrival in Cologne
If you choose to fly into the Cologne/Bonn Airport via other transit points you will find convenient bus service to the fairground. Airport shuttles are free of charge during trade shows in Cologne. Bus number 170 runs every 15 minutes and stops at Cologne-Deutz railway station, directly outside the fairground. Buses run between 8:05 a.m. and 10:05 a.m. and between 3:15 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

  • By Rail
    Traveling by rail in Europe is quick, efficient and affordable. Germany’s Deutsche Bahn passenger railway offers punctual and comfortable service to the main train station (Hauptbahnhof), and the Koeln Deutz Train station which is located across the fairground.Click on Deutsche Bahn’s website:
  • By Automobile
    Ten highways lead to Cologne. Roads to the fairground are well marked. Look for “Green Traffic Road Signs” pointing to Koelnmesse on surrounding highways as well as the inner City of Cologne. The fairground provides 14,500 parking spaces. From there, free shuttle buses take you to the entrances.


If you need driving directions, click at the below website for further information: