By train you can reach us quickly and in an environmentally friendly way and can make good use of the time until your arrival. Essen's main railway station has excellent connections and is a hub for more than 120 ICE, InterCity, EuroCity and InterRegio connections in all directions every day as well as the THALYS, which takes you comfortably from Paris, Lille or Amsterdam via Brussels and Cologne to Essen. From there you can reach us in only 5 minutes by underground line 11.
The cooperation package deal from MESSE ESSEN GmbH and Deutsche Bahn (German Federal Railways) offers you relaxed, comfortable travel to the fair.
Your long-distance travel to and from the fair by German Federal Railways on an event ticket is powered by 100% green electricity. The energy required for your trip is procured exclusively from European sources of renewable energy.
Event Ticket for a single journey, for use only on one specific connection (subject to availability):
Second class EUR 49.50
First class EUR 80.90
Event Ticket for single journey, for use on all connections (always available):
Second class EUR 67.50
First class EUR 98.90
Deutsche Bahn has summarised all the important information on ticket validity for cancelled or postponed trade fairs here .
With THALYS, you can reach Messe Essen quite comfortably from Paris, Lille or Amsterdam via Brussels and Cologne.
Plan your visit to the trade fair!