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TRAVELING TO IMEX

Messe Frankfurt is easy to get to from the airport, from your hotel or by car or train from outside Frankfurt. It’s walking distance from many central Frankfurt hotels too—download our walking map.

For more information on getting to Messe Frankfurt visit the Messe Frankfurt how to reach us page.
From the airport

From the airport

By public transportation
By train/S-Bahn from the Regionalbahnhof (regional station) at the airport:
  • Take any train on platform 1 to Frankfurt’s main station. Then take the S-Bahn (lines S3, S4, S5 or S6) to Messe (entrance Torhaus). It takes around 30 minutes
  • By taxi it takes 20 mins. Fares from €25
By shuttle bus

By shuttle bus

Hotel and airport transfers
On show days, we provide airport shuttle buses. Morning and evening transfers also run from selected Frankfurt hotels.
By car

By car

  • Follow signs to Messe and take the WestKreuz Frankfurt exit. Follow signs to Messe Frankfurt Tor 9
  • Ask the gate staff for parking information
By train

By train

Frankfurt’s main station is 15 minutes from Messe Frankfurt. Or take tram 16 or 17 in front of the station to Festhalle/Messe, U-Bahn line U4 to Festhalle/Messe, or S-Bahn to Messe, entrance Torhaus.
  • An electric shuttle bus runs from the Festhalle/Messe entrance to IMEX on show days

Arrival and departure information for Frankfurt airport


Details below are subject to change. Please check back nearer the show.
Arrival at Frankfurt airport
If you arrive outside the transfer dates/times below make your own way to your hotel or IMEX (at your own expense).

Due to construction work at Frankfurt airport, shuttle buses cannot pick up or drop off outside the terminal buildings. The pickup and drop off point will be bus stop P36 between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.

At bus stop P36, make sure you have your IMEX badge ready for our hosts to scan. You can show this on the IMEX App or email if you haven't yet printed it.

Arriving at Terminal 1
Go through baggage reclaim (even if you don’t have luggage to collect) and exit through the doors after the baggage carousels. Look for a host in a red IMEX t-shirt/jacket or go to the IMEX counter in arrival hall C, where you will be directed to bus stop P36, (around seven minutes' walk).

Arriving at Terminal 2
Go to the arrival hall after you've picked up your luggage and gone through customs. Look for a host in a red IMEX t-shirt/jacket or go to the IMEX counter between the arrival halls D and E; the host will escort you to the internal airport shuttle bus. Leave the shuttle bus at the P36 bus stop and walk across the road to the bus parking.
Before Monday 19 May
Contact your group leader/intermediary, if arriving for a fam trip or as a group. No IMEX transfers available.
Arriving Monday 19 May
On arrival at Frankfurt airport, IMEX hosts will direct you to your shuttle bus and will transfer you to your hosted hotel.
Arriving Monday 19 May for Exclusively Corporate & Agency Directors Forum
You will be contacted by IMEX nearer the time with instructions.
Arriving Monday 19 May for Association Focus
Make your way on foot, following signs for the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel & Conference Centre. Alternatively, if you have time, you can take the IMEX shuttle bus to your hotel to drop your bags then make your way to the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel & Conference Centre at your own expense. Note that you will not be able to check in to your hotel until the afternoon. Luggage storage is available at Association Focus free of charge.
Arrival Tuesday 20 May and Wednesday 15 May
Between 8am to 4pm you will be taken directly to Messe Frankfurt with your luggage. Bags can be stored free-of-charge in the cloakroom in Hall 9 at Messe Frankfurt on production of your hosted buyer badge.
Arrival at Frankfurt main train station
On arrival walk to the end of the platform and look for a host in a red IMEX t-shirt/ jacket who will direct you to the bus parking (around a 3-minute walk) to the Flixbus Shop Stop (exit station by Platform 1. Parking is behind the Intercity Hauptbahnhof Süd Hotel).

Monday 19 May – no shuttle buses; make your own way to your hotel on public transport.

Tuesday 20 May - from 8:30am to 12pm every 20 min
Wednesday 21 May - from 8:30am to 12pm every 20 min
Thursday 22 May - from 8:30am to 12pm every 20 min
Departure from Frankfurt
On the morning of departure:
 
  • Check out of your hotel settling any additional expenses

  • Confirm the check-out time with your hotel

  • Make sure you're on the show floor by 10am, regardless of check-out time

  • Bring your luggage to Messe Frankfurt and store it in the cloakroom in Hall 9 (free of charge)

If you leave outside the transfer dates/times below make your own way to the airport (at your own expense).
Transfers from Messe Frankfurt to Frankfurt airport
To Frankfurt airport:
Tuesday 20 May from 8:30am to 6:30pm, every 20 minutes
Wednesday 21 May from 8:30am to 6:30pm, every 20 minutes
Thursday 22 May from 8:30am to 5pm, every 20 minutes

Allow extra time to get to the airport as shuttle buses will drop you off at bus stop P36 (seven minutes' walk from Terminal 1). Take the internal airport shuttle bus from P36 to Terminal 2.
 
Transfers from Messe Frankfurt to Frankfurt main train station
To Frankfurt main train station:
Tuesday 20 May from 3pm to 6:30pm, every 15 minutes
Wednesday 21 May from 3pm to 6:30pm, every 15 minutes
Thursday 22 May from 2pm to 5pm, every 15 minutes

Information on Friday departure transfers will be available nearer to the show. Buyers leaving on Friday will also be contacted by email during the show.
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