Your Way to LIGNA
Tips and information to make your trip to LIGNA quick and easy, whether 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. In order to minimize waiting times, please take only pieces of luggage with you, which you absolutely need.
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.
The A2 autobahn offers a fast and convenient connection for car drivers coming from the east (Berlin) or west (North Rhine-Westphalia). The A7 autobahn is your fast connection for north-south travel, i.e. coming from the direction of Hamburg or Munich.
Please note: Special weight restrictions apply on route B65 –
the weight limit is 12 tons
Special weight restrictions also apply on the B3 expressway in the vicinity of the Weidetorkreisel roundabout – the weight limit is 7.5 tons
- 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:
The parking fee is EUR 10,00.
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 + 3 and SÜD 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 LIGNA, 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
Tickets for the local mass transit
Please be aware that your admission ticket or exhibitor pass is not valid for local public transport. The GVH LIGNA Card costs 24,60 euros and makes sense for everyone who intends to be on site throughout for the entire duration of the show.
The new Fair Card can be purchased in the customer centre, online in the Mobility shop and via the GVH App and from the day before the fair directly at the üstra Infopoint in front of the fair grounds.
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 1 and 2). Travel time: approx. 18 minutes.
Or via suburban railway or regional trains to station Hannover Messe/Laaten (WEST 1). Travel time: approx. 8 minutes. For your visit please take advantage of the regular services of German Railway .
Hannover Messe/Laatzen Station
The Hannover Messe/Laatzen station is approximately 400 m from the WEST 1 entrance to the grounds. You can reach the grounds on foot by walking over the covered Skywalk transport system, which connects the station with the Exhibition Grounds. During the fairs German Railway extends its schedule by special train services at station Hannover Messe/Laatzen.
Suburban Train, Tram line and Bus
From the city centre you reach the Exhibition Grounds by tram line/U-Bahn/suburban railway or from the south by bus.
- Tram line 8 and 18 - Entrance NORD 1 + 2
From Hannover Main Station via stations Kröpcke, Aegidientorplatz, Altenbekener Damm, Bothmerstraße Suburban Railway line 8
- Tram line 6 and 16 - Entrance OST 3
Via stations Kröpcke, Aegidientorplatz, Braunschweiger Platz, Bult, Tierärztliche Hochschule, Kronsberg Suburban Railway line 6 and 16
- Busstop lines 340 and 341 - Entrance South + West 1
Busstop at the Exhibition Grounds Stop Gutenbergstraße (South area) and stop Hannover Messe/Laatzen (West 1 area) From Rethen, Pattensen, Laatzen Bus lines 340 and 341
Special Services of B.F.M. Incoming & Traveller Services GmbH:
During trade fairs, shuttle busses operated by B.F.M. Incoming & Traveller Services GmbH provide regular service between the airport and the Exhibition Center.
Airport: Terminal C
Exhbition Grounds: Entrance NORD 2
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.
- 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 (at a cost of EURO 25.00 per piece). 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!
Further information: www.buszumflug.de
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 .