Getting to Stuttgart fair trade and exhibition grounds
Access Stuttgart trade fair grounds by car
Like Stuttgart airport, the trade fair grounds are located outside Stuttgart's environmental zone. Visitors won’t need a so called 'Grüne Plakette' to proof that their car is fulfilling the environmental requirements. Thus, also the Stuttgart driving bans for diesel cars with Euro 4 standard and worse is not relevant here.
If you are travelling by car, the Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre is perfectly connected, only the potential risk of traffic jams in and around Stuttgart is a drop of bitterness. If you still want to travel by car, here is the address:
From A8 motorway
Coming from city of Karlsruhe: Exit 52a 'Stuttgart Möhringen' or Exit 53a 'Stuttgart Flughafen/Messe'
Coming from Munich: Take Exit 53b 'Stuttgart Plieningen' or Exit 53a 'Stuttgart Flughafen/Messe'
From A81 motorway
At the Stuttgart motorway junction ('Autobahnkreuz 20 - Stuttgart') change to the A8 in the direction of Munich/Airport. Then follow the directions from Karlsruhe (see above).
From B27 federal road
Coming from Tübingen, follow the B27 until the Exit for 'Vaihingen-Möhringen'. Then parallel to the motorway.
From direction of Stuttgart, take the A8 exit towards Munich, but do not drive onto the motorway, but follow the signs towards the airport Messe.
Directly at the fairgrounds you will find 8,200 parking spaces. By using the adjacent airport car parks, the capacity increases to more than 15,000 parking spaces.
Ungerground car park under 'Messepiazza' entrance area
950 parking spaces with direct access to the fairground at the east entrance and the ICS
'Bosch' multi-storey car park above the A8 motorway
Around 4.200 parking spaces
Parking at West entrance
For about 2,100 vehicles, located near West Entrance
Parking a the airport
P0, P2 - P7, P12, P14
It is only a few minutes' walk from the airport to the exhibition grounds.
P30, P31, P32
Approx. 2,300 parking spaces directly at the halls. Access via signage "Anlieferung Messe / Tor 1".
P33 (Access via Gate 1 ('Tor 1')
There are approx. 50 caravan parking spaces at the main guardhouse of the exhibition grounds. Electricity, water and disposal stations for chemical toilets and waste water are available. On 'Flughafenstraße' follow the signs for "Anlieferung Tor 1". The camperplace is outside the fair i.d.R. cheaper than during a trade fair.
Stuttgart fair by train
Stuttgart main station is located in the city centre. From there, take the S-Bahn lines S2 and S3 in the direction of ‘Flughafen/Messe’. Travel time is 27 minutes.
Public transport, Car2Go, long-distance bus
If you prefer public transport, the S-Bahn lines S2 and S3 will take you from Stuttgart main station to the "Flughafen/Messe" stop in the basement of the airport in less than half an hour. From there, the fair is within walking distance. Until the end of 2021, the U6 line will also run to the western entrance of the trade fair centre.
The Stuttgart Airport Terminal (SAB) is located at Terminal 4 of Stuttgart Airport. The terminal is served by long-distance buses (including Flixbus and Deutsche Touring) and regional buses from Tübingen (Airportsprinter), Kirchheim Teck (Relex), Leonberg (Relex), Reutlingen (eXpresso) and Esslingen (Line 122).
Detailed information on how to get to trade fair center by public transport can also be found here on this page <VVS Stuttgart>
Directly at the Stuttgart airport, between Terminal 1 and car park P4, is the parking spot of car-sharing provider car2go. In addition, there is parking at the fair entrance East / Messepiazza. As a registered user, you can rent or drop off a car2go directly at the airport. In addition to the normal fare, there is a charge for renting or hiring in the airport area.
Stuttgart fair by plane
Stuttgart Airport is located right next to the exhibition grounds. From the terminals to the Messepiazza it is 355 steps. Approximately