Arrival by car - for maximum flexibility

North Rhine-Westphalia’s excellent motorway network plan makes travel by car easy and comfortable and allows you to enjoy maximum flexibility on site. Take the major Rhine-Ruhr motorways A52, A3, A40 and A42 to reach MESSE ESSEN. The signs for the exhibition centre will guide you easily to our site where you find ample parking spaces. From there, you can reach MESSE ESSEN easily on foot or with the exhibition centre bus.

Address for navigation systems:
Messeplatz 1, 45131 Essen

Parking fees:
Outside the trade fair and event periods, the parking fee is 1.50 €/hour or 10.00 €/day.

Affordable and environmentally friendly without your own car

During our trade fairs and events, many people have the same destination. Online car sharing agencies are the ideal way to organise carpools quickly and easily. This allows you to travel comfortably and cost-effectively while protecting the environment.

This online portal facilitate carpooling:


City of Essen Environmental Zone

A continious environmental zone was set up in the city of Essen. As of July 2014, only vehicles with a green environmental badge may enter this zone.

Vehicles from Germany and abroad that meet the emissions criteria may order the necessary badge from the TÜV Nord or