How to find us

Whether you're coming by plane, train or car, here you will find the information you need on how to get to Messe Friedrichshafen. We will gladly help you arrange your outward and return travel, look for accommodation and plan your time during the trade fair.

We look forward to your visit and wish you a pleasant and successful time with us at Lake Constance!

Arrival by plane

Bodensee Airport Friedrichshafen is located close to the trade fair grounds.

Messe Friedrichshafen is also easy to reach from Memmingen, Munich and Stuttgart airports.

Zurich Airport has excellent connections to Friedrichshafen by train or a combination of ferry and train or catamaran and train. Most taxi companies offer a shuttle service to Zurich Airport.

Arrival by car

The address for your navigation device is: Messe Friedrichshafen GmbH, Neue Messe 1, 88046 Friedrichshafen, Germany.

Messe Friedrichshafen is centrally located on the northern shore of Lake Constance and is easily accessible from all directions. From the west, follow the A81/A98 freeway until it ends (Bodensee/Lindau exit) and continue on the B31 to Friedrichshafen. An alternative is the A8 to the Ulm West exit and then the B30 to Friedrichshafen.

From the east your journey takes you via the A96 (direction Lindau). Take the Sigmarszell/Friedrichshafen exit and continue on the B31 to Friedrichshafen. To avoid possible traffic jams, you can also use the well-signposted secondary routes to get to Messe Friedrichshafen.

Current traffic information via Google Maps, Radio 7 or SWR3.

Also good to know: Google Maps usually offers more up-to-date information than navigation systems - it's worth taking a look at your phone before setting off.

An interactive map of Friedrichshafen is available on the City of Friedrichshafen website.

You will find several charging stations on our trade fair grounds: In the East 2 car park, in the West 1 and East 1 car parks and in front of Hall B1. Electric vehicles can be charged for free during events, congresses or conferences at one of the designated locations, or the cost is included in the parking fees. Please note that you cannot reserve charging stations in advance. Refer to our info sheet for more information about the charging options.

Arrival by train

Visitors from Germany can use the InterRegioExpress (IRE) or RegionalExpress (RE) train services to get to Friedrichshafen. There is additionally an ICE/IC connection every hour via Ulm.

In cooperation with Deutsche Bahn, we offer you the opportunity to travel from any station in Germany with the VERTICAL PRO event ticket, which is inexpensive and climate-friendly.
More information about the event ticket

In the city, the city bus line 5 goes to Messe Friedrichshafen. We will also gladly put you in touch with a taxi company or a car rental company. An interactive map of Friedrichshafen is available on the Tourist Information Friedrichshafen website.

If you are traveling to us from Switzerland, you can take the SBB Basel/Lindau line, or drive to Romanshorn, then catch the Lake Constance ferry to Friedrichshafen with departures every hour. Alternatively, you can take the Intercity from Zurich and Winterthur to Constance. Constance has a direct connection to the catamaran to Friedrichshafen.

Visitors from western Austria can travel to Friedrichshafen by ÖBB via Bregenz and the German transfer station Lindau. From the rest of Austria, the long-distance routes via Munich and Ulm to Friedrichshafen are recommended.

Arrival by intercity bus

The company Flixbus also serves Friedrichshafen. The intercity buses stop at Friedrichshafen Stadt station.

Arrival by public transport

The city bus line 5 (you will need to buy a ticket) takes you from the city center to the trade fair, dropping off at the East entrance.

Arrival by boat, ferry or catamaran

Numerous routes also lead to the trade fair via Lake Constance. For example, the catamaran connects the cities of Friedrichshafen and Constance every hour. You can find the current timetable here.

A car ferry commutes between Friedrichshafen and Romanshorn, taking travelers to the other side of the lake every hour - including breathtaking views.

There is also a ferry connection between Constance and Meersburg.

Arrival by cab or rental car

You can also easily get to Messe Friedrichshafen by taxi.

Renting a car is another option to get to Messe Friedrichshafen.

Phone: +49 7541 207777
Fax: +49 7541 377711

Taxi Fuhrmann
Phone: +49 7541 55555
Fax: +49 7541 286340

Taxi Lutz
Phone: +49 7541 71700
Fax: +49 7541 372650

Taxi Zeren
Phone: +49 7541 304848






Do you have any questions?

Our visitor service will be glad to help.