Arriving by public transport

Due to its location in the center of Cologne, Koelnmesse can be quickly reached by public transport.

Arriving with train

We recommend to arrive at Köln Messe/Deutz train station, which is located within walking distance of the fair grounds.

If arriving at Cologne Central Station, there are two easy ways to get from there to Koelnmesse.

1. By train from Cologne Central Station to Messe/Deutz train station
Suburban rail (S-Bahn) leave from platform 10
   S 6 - in the direction to Essen
   S 11 - in the direction to Bergisch Gladbach
   S 12 - in the direction to Au oder Hennef
   S 13 - in the direction to Troisdorf
Regionalexpress (RE) in the direction to Koblenz, Hamm, Wesel or Siegen
Regionalbahn (RB) in the direction to Oberbarmen, Overath or Engelskirchen

2. By foot over the “Hohenzollern” bridge

Leave Cologne Central Station via the main entrance. The way to the Hohenzollern bridge is behind the Cologne Cathedral. At the other end of the bridge, please follow the signs to Koelnmesse.

Arriving with the local public transport network

The following local public transport stops are located within walking distance of the fair grounds.

Entrance South:

  • Tram and underground stop "Bf-Deutz/Messe": Numbers 1 and 9

Entrances East, West, North:

  • Tram and underground stop "Koelnmesse": Numbers 3 and 4

Your admission ticket as a public transport ticket (VRS):

With your ticket purchase you will receive a public transport ticket as well. This ticket is valid for free travel on busses, S-Bahn (suburban rail), underground trains, and regional trains within the extended VRS network. They are only valid for travel to and from the Koelnmesse exhibition centre. Not included are Deutsche Bahn trains that are subject to a supplementary charge, for instance IC/EC or ICE.

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