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.
Helpful tips for travelling:
Drive hassle-free to a vacant parking lot
Use the free App NUNAV Navigation while driving to the fairground. It forecasts traffic problems and recognizes when a parking lot is full. With this data, NUNAV Navigation will route you through Germany or even neighboring countries, avoiding traffic jams, and eliminating the need to search for a vacant parking lot. Just install the free app NUNAV Navigation, search for the event LIGNA and enjoy a relaxed drive to the fair.
Important notice for bus/coach drivers
Use the free App NUNAV Bus while driving to the fairground. The App contains all the information about restrictions or weight limits for buses in the Hannover region. It also forecasts traffic problems and recognizes when a bus parking lot is full. With this data, NUNAV Bus will route you through Germany or even neighboring countries, avoiding traffic jams, and eliminating the need to search for a vacant bus parking lot. Just install the free app NUNAV Bus, select the Event LIGNA as destination and enjoy a relaxed drive to the fair.
- 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.
Use the free App NUNAV Navigation while driving to the fairground. It forecasts traffic problems and recognizes when a parking lot is full. With this data, NUNAV Navigation will route you through Germany or even neighboring countries, avoiding traffic jams, and eliminating the need to search for a vacant parking lot. Just install the free app NUNAV Navigation, search for the “Eventname” and enjoy a relaxed drive to the fair.
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The parking fee is EUR 11,00.
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
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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 DEZQQBH in the "Offer for discounted flights" 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 email@example.com and providing the access code as a reference.
To present a complete and latest flight schedule please visit the website of we link to the websites of Hannover Airport
Deutsche Messe has a special deal with Germany's passenger rail operator, Deutsche Bahn, that means you can travel from anywhere in Germany to LIGNA.
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.
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 fair German Railway extends its schedule by special train services at station Hannover Messe/Laatzen.
If you are travelling by tram, please use lines 8 or 18 to the NORTH 1 entrance, or travel via WEST 1. Due to construction work, there will be detours on lines 6 and 16.
Tickets for the local mass transit
Please be aware that your admission ticket or exhibitor pass is not valid for local public transport. We recommend purchasing a GVH LIGNA Card.
The GVH LIGNA Card entitles you to travel from 26/05/2019 – 31/05/2019 as often as you like within the entire tariff area with all buses and trams of the GVH partners until 5:00 a.m. the next day. The GVH LIGNA Card makes sense for everyone who intends to be on site throughout the show.
The LIGNA Card costs 26,20€ each.
You can buy this transit in the online shop of GVH as of 29.04.2019 or at the GVH Service Center as well as at the Üstra Infopoint booth in front of the exhibition grounds starting the day before opening day of the show ("Messe Nord" tram stop, Opening times: 7:30 a.m – 7:30 p.m).
An excellent offer: use sustainable transport and relax while you travel. Get the best price ticket with Deutsche Bahn.
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)
|Second class||EUR 54,90|
|First class||EUR 89,90|
|Event Ticket for single journey, for use on all connections|
|Second class||EUR 74,90|
|First class||EUR 109,90|
This offer is valid until 2019-Dez-14.
Book your ticket online now and to get the guaranteed lowest price. We will provide you with an overview of all rail services on the route you're interested in.
Click here to buy your ticket : Book now!
You can make the most of your travel time by using your journeys to and from your destination for work, relaxation or enjoying our on-board services. You can also rest assured that your long-distance travel is completely powered by electricity generated by renewable resources.
Click here for the full range of information about DB's Event Ticket.
We wish you a pleasant journey.
If you have any technical questions regarding the booking process, simply call +49 (0)1806 – 99 66 44. Our technical hotline is open every day from 8am - 8pm. Calls cost EUR 0.20 from a German landline, and max. EUR 0.60 per call from a mobile network.
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 (West 1).
Airport: Terminal C
Ticket sales: Terminal A
Exhbition Grounds: Entrance WEST 1
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 (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!
B.F.M. has counters at the following locations:
- on the Exhibition Ground, at the NORD 2 entrance (Hall 2)
- at Hannover Airport: Arrivals Level C
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.
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
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.
Welcome to Hannover
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