Getting here is easy
Tips and information to make your trip to didacta quick and easy, wether you're travelling by rail, air or car.
Deutsche Messe is conducting security checks at all entrances. This involves examining the contents of all luggage, e.g. handbags, backpacks, trolleys, suitcases, attaché cases and any other bags and containers.
Please accept our apologies for any delays this might cause, particularly during peak periods.
This measure is designed to ensure the safety and security of everyone involved, and applies to all trade fairs staged at the Hannover Exhibition Center.
Hannover Messe/Laatzen Station
During the fairs German Railway extends its schedule by special train services at station Hannover Messe/Laatzen.
Direct trains to the exhibition
Via the "Skywalk" visitors can access the WEST 1 entrance.
Direct trains to Hannover Main Station
FlixTrain offers also train connections to Hanover. Some train connections take you directly to the fair train station Laatzen or to the Hanover main train station.
FlixBus may be a good travel option as well.
Local mass transit
Please remember to buy a ticket for the local mass transit system. Your admission ticket to event is not valid for transportation. Further information is available here
Main Railway Station Hannover
Hannover Main Station offers all those services that make your stay in Hannover as comfort as possible. From Hannover Main Railway Station you reach the Exhibition Grounds by tram, lines 8 and 18 (entrance NORD). Travel time: approx. 18 minutes.
Shuttle buses run from the entrance NORTH 1 to entrance SOUTH 1.
- From the North
Motorway A7 direction Kassel/Hannover until interchange 56 Hannover-Kirchhorst, then take the motorway A37 (B3 Messe-Schnellweg) direction Hannover/Messe
- From the East
Motorway A2 direction Magdeburg/Hannover/Dortmund, take the exit 47 Kreuz Hannover-Buchholz to motorway A37 (B3 Messe-Schnellweg) direction Hannover/Messe
- From the South
Motorway A7 direction Hannover/Hamburg, take the exit 60 Dreieck Hannover-Süd to motorway A37 (B3 Messe-Schnellweg) direction Hannover/Messe
- From the West
Motorway A2 direction Hannover/Magdeburg/Berlin until interchange 48 Hannover-Ost, turn on motorway A7 direction Kassel, exit Hannover-Anderten to B65 direction Hannover, exit interchange Seelhorst to B6 (Messe-Schnellweg) direction Hannover/Messe.
Using a navigation system?
If you are using a navigation system to travel to the show, please enter the following destination:
In the region of Hannover, please follow exclusively the signpost "Messe" to the fairground.
Hannover Emission Zone
Besides being home to many of the world's foremost trade fairs, Hannover is also known for its environmental awareness. On 1 January 2008, Hannover joined Berlin and Cologne in an effort to lower the health risks associated with motor vehicle exhaust (especially diesel exhaust particulates) in their respective city centers. To accomplish this, Hannover has established an official "Emission Zone" roughly defined by the expressways (Schnellwege) encircling the city center.
The Emission Zone is indicated by signs reading "Umwelt-Zone". Only vehicles which meet certain minimum requirements are permitted to enter the Emission Zone. To demonstrate compliance, an official permit (disc-shaped sticker) must be displayed on every vehicle's windshield.
During the exhibition taxis are located at the entrances NORD 2, WEST 1 and SOUTH 1.
The journey from the exhibition centre to the airport takes approx. 30 minutes, depending on traffic.
The Taxi-company "Hallo Taxi 3811" offer their customers a new service. With the slogan friendly, safe, comfortable the new initiative Plus Taxi has started. There will be guaranteed a set of quality standards if you order a Plus Taxi. Supplements are not raised. More information www.taxi-hannover.de (German website).
Taxi orders: Hallo Taxi 3811 - Service: +49 (0)511-3811
During didacta, up to 22 charging poles are available for you to use close from the entrances. They are distributed as follow:
- 12 charging poles on car park North 4
- 10 charging poles on car park South 32
Special Services of B.F.M. Incoming & Traveller Services GmbH
Our subsidiary B.F.M Incoming & Traveller Service GmbH offers as a special service the following packages from Hannover airport (on request also from Hannover main station):
- Arrival Package
Comfortable journey to your accommodation - B.F.M takes care of your luggage and escort you to your booked accommodation.
- Departure Package
Should you wish a totally relaxed day on the Exhibiton Grounds on the day of your departure, B.F.M will gladly take care of your luggage and check you in at the airport. You will receive your boarding card from Travel2Fairs up to 30 minutes before departure at the airport.
- VIP Package
B.F.M welcomes you directly at the gate, takes care of your luggage and drives you to your booked accommodation before taking you to the Exhibition Grounds.
No need to waste precious time in check-in lines at the airport!
Maximize on your time at the fair by letting BFM Incoming and Traveller Services handle your baggage check-in for you. You also will not need to worry about getting a seat reservation or standing in line for a boarding pass: B.F.M. will take care of everything for you!
B.F.M. has counters at the following locations:
- on the Exhibition Ground, at the NORD 2 entrance (Hall 2), and the WEST 1 entrance (Hall 13)
- at Hannover Airport: Arrivals Level C
for reservations call : + 49 511 9774880
Suburban Railway S5
All year round from Hannover Airport via Hannover Main Station to the Exhibition Grounds by local railway connection (S-Bahn), travel time 12 - 15 minutes.
From Main Railway Station to the Exhibition Grounds, entrances NORD 1 + 2 by tram, line 8 or 18. Use the online-service and let draw up your personal schedule.
To present a complete and latest flight schedule please visit the website of we link to the websites of Hannover Airport .
Special offer: Discounted travel with Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines
Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines offer a comprehensive global route network linking major cities around the world. We offer special prices and conditions to participants, visitors, exhibitors, invited guests as well as employees of the Contracting partner and their travel companions.
To make a reservation, please click on www.lh.com/event-flight-booking and enter the access code DEZJYAN in the "Access to Your Special Lufthansa Offer" area. This will open an online booking platform that will automatically calculate the discount offered or provide you with an even better offer if another promotional fare is available.
NOTE: Pop-ups must be enabled otherwise the booking platform window will not open.
These promotional fares are also available through your IATA / ARC travel agent. Travel agents can obtain ticketing instructions by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and providing the access code as a reference.