Frequently Asked Questions

Where and how can I buy tickets? When will the IAA App be available? What do I have to consider when travelling to Hannover and the exhibition grounds? On this page you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions

On Trade Fair Grounds

There is barrier-free access to the entire IAA grounds. Parking spaces are available for disabled visitors, and toilets for less mobile persons 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 assistant upon presentation of appropriate official ID at the cash desks on site. Assistance dogs and guide dogs may be taken onto the exhibition grounds.

Deutsche Messe in Hannover offers a hotline for disabled persons to help them plan their visit to the fair grounds: tel.: +49 511 89-33903.

The fair grounds are “fair game” to be photographed at any time. If you want to photograph in the halls and at the stands, it is best to talk to the relevant exhibitor whether this is possible. Any persons appearing on photos or in video/film material have a right to control the use of their own image – this naturally also applies on the exhibition grounds.

All the open entrances to the IAA can store left clothing or luggage. According to Deutsche Messe, it will cost EUR 3.00 per item of luggage or clothing. Please note that every item of luggage that visitors bring onto the trade show grounds may be opened and examined by security staff, depending on the circumstances and the event. We recommend you not to bring large bags or luggage onto the trade show grounds, and to plan sufficient time for your IAA visit.

The following objects are not allowed onto the exhibition grounds:

- All types of weapons and objects that can be used as weapons or missiles, e.g. baseball bats, electroshock weapons, laser pointers or large scissors

- Imitation weapons, including toy weapons

- All types of knives

- Pyrotechnic devices

- Explosive or flammable substances, e.g. gas containers

- Spray cans containing coloring, corrosive, numbing or other harmful substances, e.g. pepper spray

This is not an exhaustive list and more items may be added by the organizer.

The following objects are not allowed onto the exhibition grounds:

- All types of weapons and objects that can be used as weapons or missiles, e.g. baseball bats, electroshock weapons, laser pointers or large scissors

- Imitation weapons, including toy weapons

- All types of knives

- Pyrotechnic devices

- Explosive or flammable substances, e.g. gas containers

- Spray cans containing coloring, corrosive, numbing or other harmful substances, e.g. pepper spray

This is not an exhaustive list and more items may be added by the organizer.

Free Wifi with the SSID "MESSEfreewifi" is available in all event halls, entrance areas and in parts of the outdoor area. If you enter any address, you will be redirected to the Deutsche Messe portal page. Connect to our Free Wifi and access the Internet!

Free Wifi is available free of charge for 180 minutes a day. The bandwidth is up to 2 Mbit/s (2.4 GHz frequency range). In addition hotspots (5 GHz frequency range) are available in a variety of locations on site, including all entrance areas and at various „EBi“-info-points, snack bars and bistros. To access the hotspot over Wifi, use the SSID "MESSEhotspot".

Please note, that interferences and the large number of users accessing the network may affect performance.

If you are experiencing any problems, our Media Shop will be glad to assist you. Just call the hotline at +49 511 89-38992 or stop by our office (IC, room 00.136 – 00.139).

Free Wifi Information

Pets are not allowed onto the trade fair grounds. Deutsche Messe in Hannover does not have any facilities at the entrances for accommodating them. Guide dogs are of course exempt from this regulation.

In Hannover the baby-care room is located in the first-aid station (between the NORD 1 entrance and Hall 19).

The fair designated mobile home parking place is located in the south of the fair grounds directly at entry area "WEST 1". It is equipped with sanitary facilities (shower, washing and toilet). The parking place is for exhibitors and visitors and is located in a quiet area with shopping in the immediate vicinity. Caravans and mobile homes must be brought by the exhibitors or visitors. The daily rate varies depending on the length of the caravan/trailer. Reservations can be made with the „Gesellschaft für Verkehrsförderung“, Tel: +49 511 8933595 or here.

The IAA grounds have around 40 restaurants and bistros catering for visitors’ needs. They offer German and international cuisine. Some of the establishments are smart, some are rustic, but all of them are attractive places to eat.

• The 11 bistros serve drinks and snacks – for a light bite.

• 12 restaurants offer self-service – ideal for those seeking a quick but more substantial lunch.

•In addition, the exhibition halls have 14 restaurants with full service – perfect for your business lunch or as a place to finish off your visit.

You can find the restaurant guide online https://www.catering-messe-hannover.de/en/restaurants/restaurantfinder.html

Anyone who wants a fine meal out in the city is spoilt for choice. Hannover has more as 800 restaurants and inns that will be happy to welcome IAA visitors. You can find typical Italian pizzas, American burgers, Asian dishes and regional specialties – Hannover has something for everybody. There are numerous restaurants within easy walking distance of the show grounds. The other eating places are easy to reach by a short taxi ride.

WLAN

Free Wifi with the SSID "MESSEfreewifi" is available in all event halls, entrance areas and in parts of the outdoor area. If you enter any address, you will be redirected to the Deutsche Messe portal page. Connect to our Free Wifi and access the Internet!

Free Wifi is available free of charge for 180 minutes a day. The bandwidth is up to 2 Mbit/s (2.4 GHz frequency range). In addition hotspots (5 GHz frequency range) are available in a variety of locations on site, including all entrance areas and at various „EBi“-info-points, snack bars and bistros. To access the hotspot over Wifi, use the SSID "MESSEhotspot".

Please note, that interferences and the large number of users accessing the network may affect performance.

If you are experiencing any problems, our Media Shop will be glad to assist you. Just call the hotline at +49 511 89-38992 or stop by our office (IC, room 00.136 – 00.139).

Free Wifi Information

Parking

The company GfV, which operates the trade show parking lots, charges the following fees per day: parking costs €11 for a car, €12 for a van, €18 for a bus, €14 for a truck up to 10 meters long, and €20 for a truck over 10 meters long.

GfV offers a detailed schedule of fees at: http://gfv.messe.de/fees_en.

If you are planning to travel to the IAA in an electric vehicle, you can charge it at one of the charging points during your visit. There are 12 charging points on parking lot 4 (at the Nord 1 entrance, accessed via Nordallee). Adjacent to parking lot Nord 4 you will also find another 10 electric charging pillars on parking lot Süd 32.

The parking fee for electric vehicles is EUR 21, comprised of €11 for parking and €10 for charging the vehicle.

To get directly to the visitors’ parking lots, enter one of the following addresses in your navigation system:

Hermesallee, 30521 Hannover.

This Street runs along the northside of the fair grounds and automatically leads to the parking sites and the entrances to the IAA. If these parking lots are full, the police will guide IAA traffic to alternative parking sites.

IAA exhibitors

You can register your participation in our online portal.

No matter whether you are taking part at the IAA for the first time, or have already been an exhibitor in the past, here you can find and download all the necessary forms and brochures for participating at the trade show.

 

The new IAA Service Provider Directory enables you to find quickly and easily suitable partners, product providers and service providers from areas such as catering, decoration, stand construction, stand personnel and many others besides. The excellent contacts on site and the large pool of established and experienced service partners can provide swift and efficient assistance whatever challenges you face.

To help ensure the best possible preparations and a successful presentation at the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2020, we have information here for exhibitors about the latest offers and the most important background material.

After visiting the fair

The Lost & Found Team of the Deutsche Messe in Hannover is located onsite at the Information-Centrum (IC), Raum 00.138 (Mediashop and Central-Information), and can be reached at +49 511 89-38991.

 

After visiting the exhibition, if you don’t want to go back to you hotel right away, that’s no problem. Hannover has old-fashioned pubs, trendy lounges and smart bars that are great places for chilling. You will find refined cocktails, exclusive wines and beer brewed in the traditional manner. Further information is available here: https://www.visit-hannover.com/en/Event-Highlights,-Culture-Leisure/Lifestyle-Nightlife/Party-Nightlife

Arrival

The VDA organizes the trade fair, and has competent partners providing other services connected with a visit to the show. The Hotel reservation platform from our partner Hannover Marketing und Tourismus GmbH.

Hannover Marketing & Tourismus GmbH
Vahrenwalder Straße 7
30165 Hannover
Email: info@hannover-tourismus.de
Tel.: +49 511 12345111
Fax: +49 511 12345112

https://www.visit-hannover.com/en

IAA entrance tickets entitle the holder to visit the trade fair and take advantage of services offered to visitors to the IAA on the trade fair grounds. The use of public transport to reach the grounds is not included. This has allowed us to keep the IAA admission prices down for many years and enabled visitors to plan their journeys individually.

For further information to ride bus or train visit: https://www.gvh.de/tickets-cards/tickets/?L=1.

Passenger trains for Hannover stop at the Hannover Main Station (Hauptbahnhof). From there, take the subway line 8 or 18 to the trade fair grounds (Nord entrance). The journey takes approx. 18 minutes.

Deutsche Bahn (German Rail) has many regular trains on the north-south route that are scheduled to stop at the trade show station (Hannover Messe / Laatzen) during the IAA. From the trade show station it is around 400 meters to the West 1 exhibition entrance, which you can reach via the covered Skywalk passenger transport system.

Directions

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).

To get directly to the visitors’ parking lots, enter one of the following addresses in your navigation system:

Hermesallee, 30521 Hannover.

This Street runs along the northside of the fair grounds and automatically leads to the parking sites and the entrances to the IAA. If these parking lots are full, the police will guide IAA traffic to alternative parking sites.

Taxi ranks are located right around the trade show grounds, at the entrances NORD 2, WEST 1 + 3 and SÜD 1.

Journey time to the airport: It takes approx. 30 minutes from the trade show grounds to the airport, depending on how heavy the traffic is.

Deutsche Messe in Hannover does not provide left luggage lockers for security reasons. However, at all the open entrances to the IAA it is possible to leave items of clothing or luggage. According to Deutsche Messe there will be a charge of EUR 3.00 per item.

Please note: Deutsche Messe carries out security checks on all participants’ bags at the entrances to the exhibition grounds. Security staff will check all bags, backpacks, cases on wheels, and other containers. Please understand that in busy periods this may lead to longer waiting times at the entrances.

We recommend you not to bring large bags or luggage onto the trade show grounds, and to plan sufficient time for your IAA visit.

Alternatively, you can use Deutsche Bahn’s left luggage facility (GepäckCenter) at Hannover Main Station (Hauptbahnhof). You can leave all your luggage there for a small fee. Lockers of various sizes are also available for bags and suitcases. The GepäckCenter is open on Mondays to Saturdays from 7.00 h to 21.00 h, and on Sundays and public holidays from 10.00 h to 21.00 h. The lockers can be used 24/7.

The IAA trade fair grounds are located out of the city’s low emission zone (“Umweltzone”) and can be reached without restrictions.

The company GfV, which operates the trade show parking lots, charges the following fees per day: parking costs €11 for a car, €12 for a van, €18 for a bus, €14 for a truck up to 10 meters long, and €20 for a truck over 10 meters long.

GfV offers a detailed schedule of fees at: http://gfv.messe.de/fees_en.

If you are planning to travel to the IAA in an electric vehicle, you can charge it at one of the charging points during your visit. There are 12 charging points on parking lot 4 (at the Nord 1 entrance, accessed via Nordallee). Adjacent to parking lot Nord 4 you will also find another 10 electric charging pillars on parking lot Süd 32.

The parking fee for electric vehicles is EUR 21, comprised of €11 for parking and €10 for charging the vehicle.

The fair designated mobile home parking place is located in the south of the fair grounds directly at entry area "WEST 1". It is equipped with sanitary facilities (shower, washing and toilet). The parking place is for exhibitors and visitors and is located in a quiet area with shopping in the immediate vicinity. Caravans and mobile homes must be brought by the exhibitors or visitors. The daily rate varies depending on the length of the caravan/trailer. Reservations can be made with the „Gesellschaft für Verkehrsförderung“, Tel: +49 511 8933595 or here.

Wherever possible buses should arrive via freeway A7. Coming from the north, you will arrive via the Laatzen exit and federal road B443; coming from the south you will arrive via the interchange Hannover Süd and freeway A37.

IAA in general

You want daily reports with news and highlights from the IAA? Then join the IAA Community and follow us using hashtag #iaa20 on social media.

New developments and useful facts can also be found directly through @iaa_nfz on Twitter, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/IAANFZ/, on the Instagram channel on https://www.instagram.com/iaanfz/ or the Youtube channel of the IAA Commercial Vehicles.

The IAA App 2020 will be available from August 2020.

The IAA App 2018 for iOS (iPhone® and iPad®) and Android devices is available here for download. This is the official app for the IAA Commercial Vehicle 2018, which means it is the only app that offers complete, up-to-date information for the IAA in Hannover.

All the information about the IAA Vehicle Commercial at a glance – in the official IAA catalog. It contains all the important details and overviews, giving you up-to-date information so you can prepare quickly for your visit to the exhibition. You can buy the official IAA 2018 catalog in print or e-catalog download now at our webshop.

The IAA is the largest automotive trade fair in the world, both for passenger cars and for commercial vehicles. Owing to the increasing numbers of visitors and exhibitors, at the beginning of the 1990s the IAA was divided into one trade show for passenger cars and one for commercial vehicles, which now take place in alternate years. In odd-numbered years the IAA Cars is held in Frankfurt and in even-numbered years the IAA Commercial Vehicles is held in Hannover.