Getting there

The following information will make your trip to Platformers' Days quick and easy, wether you're travelling by car, public transport, rail or air.



From the motorway A5 / A8:

On the A8 from Stuttgart follow the A5 in the direction of "Basel". Leave the A5 at exit no. 48 "Karlsruhe-Süd" and follow the signs "Messe".

From the motorway A65:

The A65 turns into the B10. Leave the B10 at exit no. 8 and follow the signs for "Messe".

Parking spaces

On the exhibition grounds you will find a total of 7,000 car parking spaces on 3 parking lots as well as a parking lot for VIP/press. Parking fee: € 7,00/day

Tickets for the FareZone 100 apply for travel to the Messe/Leichtsandstraße tram and bus stop when a trade fair is on.

By tram

Messe/Leichtsandstraße or Messe Nord tram stops

From the city centre:

  • Line S2 (destination Rheinstetten).

From Karlsruhe central station:

  • Line 3 (destination Heide) or Line 4 (destination Waldstadt) to Europaplatz;
    change to Line S2 (destination Rheinstetten).
  • Line S7 (destination Achern) to Forchheim (Karlstraße), change to the Regionalbus Line 106, (destination Neuburgweier Breslauer Str.)
  • You can also take the Messe-Express service for certain events.

From Durlacher Tor:

  • Line S2 (destination Rheinstetten).

More information including fares and departure times can be found on the KVV website.

By bus

Messe Nord or Messe/Leichtsandstraße bus stop

From Ettlingen:

  • Bus Line 106 (destination Neuburgweier Breslauer Str.)

All of the timetables of the KVV bus network are available here.

We provide a shuttle bus between Main Train Station Karlsruhe and Karlsruhe Trade Fair Center (West Mainentrance).

The journey lasts approx. 20 minutes.

Karlsruhe is a hub for ICE, InterCity, EuroCity and InterRegio trains, and is located directly on the Hamburg-Frankfurt-Basel intercity line. The east-west line Karlsruhe-Stuttgart-Munich begins here too. And the high-speed TGV train takes you from Paris to Karlsruhe in just three hours.

The best way to get there.

Pay as little as EUR 49.50 (one-way) with the Event Ticket.

Karlsruher Messe- und Kongress GmbH has partnered up with Deutsche Bahn to create an exclusive deal that allows you to travel conveniently to and from your Fairs and Congresses.

Take advantage and make the journey time yours. Use your outward and return journeys to work, read or relax. Whatever you decide to do, your long-distance travel with the Event Ticket will be powered by 100% renewable energy.

That special extra for you. Your Event Ticket at a single nationwide price, available at every DB station.

The price for your event ticket for a single journey:

  • for use only on one specific connection (subject to availability):
    • 2nd Class EUR 49.50
    • 1st Class EUR 80.90
  • for use on all connections (always available):
    • 2nd Class EUR 67.50
    • 1st Class EUR 98.90

This offer is valid until 2020-Dez-12.

Book online now and get the guaranteed cheapest ticket. We offer you an overview of all rail offers on your desired route.

You can make the most of your travel time by using your journeys to and from your destination for work, relaxation or enjoying our on-board services. You can also rest assured that your long-distance travel is completely powered by electricity generated by renewable resources.

Click here for the full range of information about DB's Event Ticket.

Karlsruher Messe- und Kongress GmbH and Deutsche Bahn wish you a pleasant journey!

* If you would like assistance to complete your booking, click here. If you have any technical questions regarding the booking process, simply call +49 (0)1806 – 99 66 44. Our technical hotline is open every day from 7:30am - 9pm. Calls cost EUR 0.20 from a German landline, and max. EUR 0.60 per call from a mobile network.

The event ticket provided by Deutscher Bahn does not include the ticket for access to the trade fair or congress event of Karlsruher Messe- und Kongress GmbH.

Arriving by plane

Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre has excellent connections to at least 4 airports:

Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden (approx. 30 minutes by road) and other major international airports such as Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Strasbourg (50–60 minutes by road).

Are you travelling with a camper van or trailer and would like to stay overnight directly at the fair? We offer you the opportunity to do so on our parking lot P3. Electricity can only be guaranteed if you order in time.

Please use the following formula to book your parking space up to 14 days before the fair begins. Electricity can only be guaranteed if you order in time:

Wheelchairs reservations

Carparks

  • Carparks are available for you in the first row of the P1 carpark.

Trade-fair shuttle bus service

  • A complementary barrier-free shuttle bus service operates between the central railway station and the Trade fair for the duration of the event.
  • More information about getting to the trade fair grounds by public transport can be found here.

Public transport

Deutsche Bahn

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