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Messe Karlsruhe
Messeallee 1
D-76287 Rheinstetten

City: Karlsruhe
POI bzw. Sonderziele: Messe Karlsruhe

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Have you already thought about planning your journey to Karlsruhe? The following pages will provide you with all the information you need for getting to Karlsruhe and to our three facilities: Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre, Karlsruhe Convention Centre, and the Europahalle.


Travelling to Karlsruhe by air, road, or rail

Karlsruhe is located on a major road and rail intersection and can be reached quickly and easily from all directions via the A5, A8, or A65 motorways to all parts of the city. Or arrive at the Frankfurt/Main international airport and take a high-speed train from the adjoining ICE station to Karlsruhe in exactly one hour.

Trams or the urban railway system provide your connection to the city centre. For the trade fair Express Shuttle service operates between the main station and the trade fair grounds. Details can be found on the website her.

Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre is easy to reach from four airports:
Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden (approx. 30 minutes by road), the international airports of Frankfurt/Main, Stuttgart, and Strasbourg (50 – 60 minutes by car).



Karlsruhe is a hub for ICE, IC (InterCity), and EC (EuroCity) links and lies directly on the ICE route from Hamburg to Basel via Frankfurt.
Karlsruhe is where the east-west route to Munich begins via Stuttgart.
The TGV takes you from Paris to Karlsruhe in approximately three hours.

It can’t get any greener: to your trade fairs and conventions in Karlsruhe by rail from €99 using 100% green power

Travel relaxed and in comfort to the trade fairs and conventions in Karlsruhe using the special offers of Karlsruher Messe- und Kongress- GmbH and Deutsche Bahn.

We make an environmentalist of you: your outward and return journeys on Deutsche Bahn’s long-distance routes using the event ticket are run wholly on renewable energy. The power required for your journey is obtained exclusively from European sources of renewable energy.

The price for your event ticket for return travel to Karlsruhe is:
2nd Class €99
1st  Class €159

We’ll be glad to give you the ticket price for international travel on request.

This offer applies for all conventions and trade fairs organised by Karlsruher Messe- und Kongress-GmbH in 2015.

Book your journey by phone using the service number +49 (0)1806 - 31 11 53** by quoting the keyword “KMK Karlsruhe” and keeping your credit card at the ready for payment.

Your savings on the normal cost of a 1st and 2nd class ticket***:


e.g. on the routee
(return ticket)


1st class – €159

2nd class – €99


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* Booking at least 3 days in advance. For specific trains and only available while stocks last. Exchange and refund before the first day of validity €15, thereafter no exchange or refund. Fully flexible tickets (not restricted to specific trains) are available for travel within Germany for an additional charge of €40.

** The hotline is open from Monday to Saturday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., telephone calls are charged at 20 cent per call from German landlines, a maximum of 60 cent per call from mobile networks.

*** Prices subject to change. No liability accepted for accuracy of information.

Visitors to expoSE and expoDirekt can take advantage of a free shuttle service between Karlsruhe’s central railway station and Messe Karlsruhe.
The "Messe Express" leaves from the square in front of the Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof (central station) and stops in front of the main entrance of Messe Karlsruhe.


Karlsruhe is served by a number of convenient and comfortable coach services.
More information is available here:
You can also try the bus trip search engine from

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From Karlsruhe main station to Messe Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre), take the free trade fair shuttle "Messe-Express".
The Messe-Express departs from the station forecourt and brings you directly to the Messe Karlsruhe.