Messe Stuttgart and the ICS International Congress Center Stuttgart are located 13 km from Stuttgart city centre and are in close proximity to Stuttgart Airport.
Please follow the signs in the direction of ‘Flughafen’ (airport). Messe Stuttgart and the ICS are connected directly to the A8 and B27.
Arrival on the A8
From the Stuttgart direction exit the motorway at the Stuttgart/Degerloch junction and travel on the Messe and airport slip road. Then take the direct access road to the car park via the A8.
If approaching from the Munich direction there is a direct exit from the A8 to the car park over the motorway just before the trade fair centre.
Approaching on the B27 from Stuttgart/Tübingen
Car parks can be accessed from both directions at the west perimeter of the trade fair and congress grounds. Or continue on the L 1192 into the car park over the A8.
Since 2008 driving bans have been imposed for certain vehicles in zones with high amounts of particulate matter. The zones are marked by the traffic sign “Umweltzone” (environmental zone). There is an environmental zone also in Stuttgart since 1 March 2008. It covers the entire city zone.
As Messe Stuttgart is located outside the Stuttgart city zone, you do not need an emissions sticker for a visit to the trade fair centre or congress center.
Please note, however, that an emissions sticker is required for a subsequent visit to the city or if staying overnight in the city zone.
Input in navigation system
for older systems: 70629 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
Longitude: 09°, 11′, 24” East
Latitude: 48°, 41′, 45” North
Please pay attention to the local signs.
You can conveniently reach the trade fair and congress grounds, which are located in direct proximity to Stuttgart Airport, Echterdingen, using the bus lines listed below. Messe Stuttgart is located roughly 13 km from the centre of Stuttgart.
- 828 Tübingen – Bebenhausen – Dettenhausen – Waldenbuch – Steinenbronn – Echterdingen – Messe/Flughafen
- 122 Esslingen – Nellingen – Scharnhausen – Plieningen – Messe/Flughafen
- 809 Neuenhaus – Aich – Harthausen – Bonlanden – Bernhausen. Bahnhof -Messe – S-Degerloch
- X20 Waiblingen – Esslingen
Furthermore, the Regio bus routes provide direct and fast connections from early morning to late evening:
There are also various connections available.
For more information: Regional bus Stuttgart
The airport terminals are roughly 200 m from the trade fair centre and congress center grounds and can be easily reached by foot. There is a direct S-Bahn connection to Stuttgart central station with the S2 or S3; Travel time: 27 minutes.
Further information can be obtained on the homepage of Stuttgart Airport
S-Bahn (suburban rail) and shuttle bus
For large public trade fairs and specialist trade fairs the shuttle bus line 78 operates between Degerloch and the trade fair grounds. You can reach Degerloch via the rail lines U5, U6 or U8, with the cog railway or from the vicinity with the bus, from the bus stop Degerloch/B27 (north side of Löffelstrasse) line 78 then takes you directly to the trade fair centre (West bus terminal).
Arrival by S-Bahn
The trade fair and congress grounds can be reached easily and quickly thanks to the good transport connections. From Stuttgart central station travel with the S2 or S3 in the direction of ‘Flughafen’ (airport) (Filderstadt) / Messe Stuttgart.
The journey time between Stuttgart central station and Messe Stuttgart is 27 minutes. The S-Bahn operates from the central station from 04.55 (or 05.25 on Sundays and public holidays) until 00.25 and runs every 10 to 20 minutes.
The S-Bahn (urban rail) runs from Messe Stuttgart in the direction of central station between 05.08 (or 05.48 on Sundays and public holidays) and 00.08.
More information can be found here:
Plans to download:
Night bus routes
Schematic diagram of the SSb and VRS night buses, which operate the VVW traffic region on weekends
rail network for passengers with restricted mobility
VVS rail network with information for passengers with restricted mobility
Rail network with P+R stations
VVS rail network with information on PARK + RIDE
Traffic route plan for Stuttgart city centre
The traffic route plan provided also contains the location of important buildings, in addition to showing the various routes.
Hub for international north/south and east/west routes. Stuttgart is connected directly to 13 European capitals via the rail network (ICE, IC, InterRegio). Stuttgart central station is located in the city centre, roughly 13 km from Stuttgart Airport and Messe Stuttgart.
Travel times in hours from/to:
Saarbrücken 2:0, Cologne 3:09, Dusseldorf 3:44, Hamburg 4:55, Kassel 2:50, Frankfurt 1:25, Hanover 3:41, Berlin 6:19, Dresden 6:39, Nuremberg 2:09, Munich 2:05.
From central station to the trade fair centre and congress center:
Travel on the S-Bahn S2 or S3 in the direction of Stuttgart Flughafen / Messe Stuttgart from Stuttgart central station. The journey time between Stuttgart central station and Messe Stuttgart is 27 minutes. The S-Bahn operates from the central station from 04.55 (or 05.25 on Sundays and public holidays) until 00.25 and runs every 10 to 20 minutes. From Flughafen / Messe Stuttgart in the direction of central station the suburban rail network operates between 05.08 (or 05.48 on Sundays and public holidays) and 00.08.
In the future:
Deutsche Bahn AG is planning the construction of an underground ICE train station in the area between the airport and the trade fair centre and congress center. An approx. 180-metre-long mall will connect the S-Bahn station and Terminal 1 with the ICE train station and the main entrance to the trade fair centre. The credo of the overall design also applies here: “Trade fair centre with short routes”.
Information on the rail project Stuttgart-Ulm can be found here.
Note: The admission tickets are not included in the following offers.
The exhibition takes place in Hall 9 and 10.