Have you already thought about planning your journey to Karlsruhe? The following pages will provide you with all the information you need for getting to Karlsruhe and to our three facilities: Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre, Karlsruhe Convention Centre, and the Europahalle.

Travelling to Karlsruhe by air, road, or railzoom

Travelling to Karlsruhe by air, road, or rail

Karlsruhe is located on a major road and rail intersection and can be reached quickly and easily from all directions via the A 5, A 8, or A 65 motorways to all parts of the city. Or arrive at the Frankfurt/Main international airport and take a high-speed train from the adjoining ICE station to Karlsruhe in exactly one hour.

Trams or the urban railway system provide your connection to the city centre. For many events, our trade fair Express Shuttle service operates between the main station and the trade fair grounds. Details can be found on the website of the respective trade fair.

Arriving by air

Arriving by air

Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre is easy to reach from four airports:

Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden (approx. 30 minutes by road), the international airports of Frankfurt/Main, Stuttgart, and Strasbourg (50–60 minutes by car).


Arriving by rail

Arriving by rail

Karlsruhe is a hub for ICE, IC (InterCity), and EC (EuroCity) links and lies directly on the ICE route from Hamburg to Basel via Frankfurt.

Karlsruhe is where the east-west route to Munich begins via Stuttgart.

The TGV takes you from Paris to Karlsruhe in approximately three hours.


The best way to get there.

Pay as little as EUR 54,90 (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 in 2016.

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.

Event Ticket for a single journey, for use only on one specific connection (subject to availability):
2nd Class EUR 54,90
1st Class EUR 89,90

Event Ticket for single journey, for use on all connections (always available):
2nd Class EUR 74,90
1st Class EUR 109,90

This offer is valid until 2019-Dez-14.

Click to book your ticket quickly and easily online ¹ ²

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

We wish you a pleasant journey!

¹ Book your journey either by calling the service hotline on +49 (0) 1806-3111532 and quoting the reference „KMK Karlsruhe“.Please have your credit card details to hand. The hotline is open Mondays to Saturdays from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm. There is a charge of EUR 0.20 per call from a German landline and a maximum of EUR 0.60 per call from mobile networks.

² Please note that Deutsche Bahn AG introduced a surcharge for all credit card payments in accordance with the conditions of carriage for persons travelling with Deutsche Bahn AG companies ("BB Personenverkehr").

Arriving by coach

Arriving by coach

Karlsruhe is served by a number of convenient and comfortable coach services.

More information is available here:


Arriving by the Trade Fair shuttle bus

Arriving by the Trade Fair shuttle buszoom

Many trade fairs are served free-of-charge by the Express Shuttle service between the main railway station and the trade-fair grounds.

Further information and the right timetable can be found on the website of the respective event.


Calendar of events

Find your next event at the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre here!

August 2019

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