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.
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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
All trains run by Deutsche Bahn AG arrive at Hannover's central railway station ("Hauptbahnhof"). From there, the urban tram lines 8 and 18 provide frequent transportation service to the Hannover trade fair grounds ("Messegelände") with a transit time of about 18 minutes.
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.