Arrival by car or coach

Within reach of the IAA, all relevant highway exits (e.g. A5, Frankfurt West/Messe) and streets leading towards the IAA visitor parking lots are signposted by the IAA guidance system. This car traffic guidance by the police responds dynamically to road capacities and parking lots. Therefore following personal/individual GPS devices to reach the trade fair grounds is not recommended within the metropolitan area. Please do not head for parking lots without following the IAA traffic guidance signage. It is instead preferable to follow the IAA signage and the IAA service personnel along the way. The IAA visitor parking lots are located outside Frankfurt´s Environmental Emission Zone and can be used without an official emission zone permit (exception: lot “Gleisdreieck”).

Charging electric vehicles
If you plan to come to the IAA in an electric vehicle and need to charge it, we’ll be happy to help you. Visitors’ charging points will be available in the Rebstock parking garage close to the exhibition grounds. Charging up is free so you will only have to pay the regular parking fee. All the charging stations have Type 2 connectors. As places are limited, we kindly ask you to register in good time by emailing us at

Please note, at the second IAA weekend (Sep 23 and 24), there will be additional IAA parking spaces at the multi storey car park „The Squaire“ at Frankfurt airport (FRA). Please watch out for the relevant signs to the IAA parking spaces at the airport. From there, you will reach the trade fair grounds by suburban railway (S-Bahn). On these two days, the additional parking spaces will be integrated into the dynamic traffic guidance of the police.

The parking places for coaches are available directly next to the trade fair grounds. To get there, please head either towards gate 9 (Tor 9) or to gate West (Tor West). From there you can use the bus parking place south west of the trade fair grounds.

Traveling by train

Take the train to Frankfurt/Main “Hauptbahnhof” (central station) and continue from there by foot (15 min.), by taxi, or see under public transport above.

  DB Event Ticket

Would you like to travel to the IAA Cars 2017 and arrive comfortably, cheaply and environmentally friendly? The Association of the Automotive Industry e.V. (Verband der Automobilindustrie e.V. / VDA) recommends in cooperation with Deutsche Bahn the DB Event ticket. Exclusive fixed prices, valid across Germany on all Deutsche Bahn long-distance trains and powered with 100% renewable energy.

DB Event Ticket for a single journey:

For use only on one specific connection with booked trains (subject to availability):
Second class49.50 €
First class79.50 €
For use on all connections, fully flexible (always available):
Second class69.50 €
First class99.50 €

Click at the button to book your DB Event ticket and get the guaranteed lowest price. Or book the ticket by phone +49 (0) 1806-311153 *) quote "IAA" as reference and have your credit card at hand **)

This offer is valid between September 10 to September 26, 2017 to and from your destination, but at least 14 days.
The ticket is valid for two days per direction of travel. By booking online, the travel data for the one-way round trip is determined.

Please note that the IAA entry ticket is not included in the DB Event ticket! You can order your IAA entry ticket here.
The VDA and Deutsche Bahn wish you a pleasant journey!

*) The hotline is open from Monday to Friday from 8 am to 8 pm. There is a charge of 0.20 € per call from a German landline and a maximum of 0.60 € per call from mobile networks.

**) Deutsche Bahn AG introduced a surcharge for all credit card payments in accordance with the conditions of carriage for persons travelling with Deutsche Bahn AG companies ("BB Personenverkehr").

Arrival by intercity bus service

Intercity buses of various providers arrive directly in the center of Frankfurt/Main at the central train station (“Hauptbahnhof”). From there, you will quickly get to the IAA trade fair grounds (“Messegelände”) by foot (approximately 15 min), by taxi or by public transport (see below).

Arrival by public transport from central station (“Hauptbahnhof”)

Take the tram lines 16 or 17, or the S-Bahn (suburban rail) lines S3, S4, S5 or S6 to “Messe”. Or take the subway U4 to “Festhalle/Messe”. IAA tickets are not valid for public transport.

Arrival by airplane

From Frankfurt Airport (FRA) either take a taxi (20 min.) to the exhibition grounds or use public transport – the S-Bahn (suburban rail) – to “Hauptbahnhof” (central station). From there you can walk (15 min.), take a taxi, or use public transport (see above).

Barrier-free Access to the Show

Persons with restricted mobility are welcome throughout the IAA. For individual support and assistance contact +49 69 7575 – 6999,,

Accomodation / Stopover
Tips and advice about Frankfurt / Main:
Tourismus & Congress GmbH
Kaiserstr. 56, 60329 Frankfurt / Main, Germany
Phone +49 69 212-30808, Fax +49 69 212-40512,
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