it-sa Expo&Congress | Getting there & Barrier-free access

Travel, accommodation and accessibility at the exhibition centre

Address of the Exhibition Centre

Messezentrum 1
90471 Nürnberg


Nuremberg: perfectly connected

No matter which direction you come from, Nuremberg is a central transportation hub and is optimally connected to the various traffic routes. At the intersection of several highways, centrally located in the rail network of the Deutsche Bahn and via an international airport, Nuremberg can be reached quickly and conveniently. The city has an excellent infrastructure and pleases its guests with clarity and good connections to suburban trains and subways.

We have compiled useful information for a comfortable journey to the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg.

We wish you a pleasant journey and look forward to seeing you!

  • Travel by car
    • Fast connection to the A3, A6, A9, and A73 motorways
    • Signage from all directions and well-designed access routes to the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre
    • You always get the most efficient route thanks to Europe's leading traffic and parking guidance system
    • Address for your navigation system: Karl-Schönleben-Strasse or "Sonderziel Messe"

    Low-cost car rental

    NürnbergMesse in cooperation with Sixt offers you low-cost hire cars.

    E-mobility at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg

    Service for exhibitors and visitors: electric cars can be charged in five areas of the Exhibition Centre. Detailed information can be found here:

  • Travel by train

    Take the train to Nuremberg main station. From there you can reach the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg in just eight minutes by underground (line U1, direction Langwasser Süd).

    The added bonus for you as a visitor: travel at a reduced price with the Deutsche Bahn Event Ticket


    Your benefits:

    • single nationwide price for your journey from any DB station to Nuremberg
    • City ticket for the connection on public transport included (from 100 km distance)
    • Sustainable travel with 100% renewable energy on DB long and short-distance trains
    • Tickets can be cancelled up to and including the 1st day of validity.
    • seat reservation included

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

    Ticket prices of the DB Event Ticket:

    •  for a single journey, for use only on one specific connection (subject to availability)
      2nd class: EUR 51,90
      1st class: EUR 84,90
    • for single journey, for use on all connections (always available)
      2nd class: EUR 72,90
      1st class: EUR 106,90

    This offer is valid until 09.12.2023.

  • Travel by plane

    You can easily travel to and from Nuremberg by plane via the national and international flight connections at Albrecht Dürer Airport Nuremberg. The airport is well connected to the city centre and the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg by public transport, taxi and (rental) car. Current flight connections to or from Nuremberg can be found here.

    Barrier-free travel at Albrecht Dürer Airport Nuremberg
    For information on services at the airport for people with disabilities, visit the website of Albrecht Dürer Airport Nuremberg: Barrier-free travel.
    T +49 9 11 9 37 00

    Travel from the airport to the Exhibition Center by underground
    Direct transfer to Underground trains: Take Underground Line U2 from the "Airport" station towards "Nürnberg Röthenbach"; Zone A single ticket or Day Ticket (recommended if you expect multiple trips).

    All you need is one change at the Central Train Station to Underground Line U1 towards "Langwasser Süd"; total travel time around 25 minutes from the "Airport" station to "Messe"

    Our tip: Buy your ticket in advance online in the VGN Online Shop or the VGN App and avoid waiting times at ticket machines.

    Travel from the airport to the Exhibition Center by taxi
    You can take a taxi from the airport to the Exhibition Centre any time; the trip takes about 25 minutes.

    Nuremberg has some transport services with specially equipped vehicles. For enquiries, please call Nuremberg's central taxi station directly: T +49 9 11 1 94 10

    Travel from the airport to the Exhibition Center with a rented car
    Car rentals at the airport: All the major rental agencies are represented, including Avis, Hertz, Europcar, and Sixt.

Hotel room in Nuremberg

Save the time-consuming search for the perfect accommodation

We work together with a selection of partner hotels in Nuremberg and the metropolitan region in the two to five-star segment. Using the online booking service from NürnbergMesse you can conveniently find hotels in all categories in Nuremberg on special terms.

Accessibility at the exhibition

People with disabilities will find all the information they need here about how to travel to and get around the NürnbergMesse site.

Getting there ➘ | On the exhibition grounds ➘

Travel to the NürnbergMesse site

  • By rail

    It takes around 8 minutes to travel by subway from Nuremberg's main station to the exhibition grounds.

    Good to know: All subway stations have at least one lift that takes you directly from ground level to the platforms.

    Information on subway, buses and trams:

    Information on rapid transit trains:
    Nuremberg public transport customer service line: +49 9 11 2 70 75 0

    DB (German Railways) mobility service centre:
    Customer service line: +49 18 06 51 25 12

  • By air

    Albrecht Dürer Airport has made it a major goal to provide completely barrier-free travel to people with disabilities. 

    For information on all barrier-free services at the airport at a glance: Barrier-free travel at Albrecht Dürer Airport

    Tel.: +49 9 11 9 37 00

  • By car
    Display a valid disabled parking permit to park free of charge in our VIP parking spaces near the entrances:
    Overview map of parking spaces at the Exhibition Center for people with handicap.
  • Special Taxi Service

    There are transport services in Nuremberg with specially equipped vehicles for people with disabilities. 

    For any inquiries, please contact the Nuremberg Taxi Service directly by phoning: +49 9 11 1 94 10

Accessibility on the exhibition grounds

  • Lifts
    The entire NürnbergMesse venue is barrier-free. You can easily access rooms on the upper floors using our lifts.
  • Operation Centre with first aid, medical support and police

    In our Operation Centre near Mitte entrance you will find a first aid station run by the Bavarian Red Cross (BRK), police support, and accessible bathroom facilities. 

    In the event of emergencies on the exhibition grounds our Security Control Unit is available to help. Emergency number: +49 9 11 86 06 70 00

  • WCs
    Restrooms are located near the Mitte (Operation Centre), West and Ost entrances, in all service areas between the exhibition halls, and in NCC Ost. The disabled toilet facilities on the entire exhibition grounds are freely accessible.
  • Wheelchair hire

    You can hire a wheelchair from the BRK for your trade fair visit. 

    Normal wheelchair (on presentation of ID): free of charge
    Electric wheelchair: 1st day EUR 100, each additional day EUR 50 

    Please contact the BRK 14 days before your visit. For inquiries at shorter notice please phone the BRK directly. 

    Phone: +49 9 11 86 06 62 09

    You can arrange a handover location at the exhibition centre with the BRK. 

    Phone numbers for BRK stations at exhibition centre 

    Depending on the event, the following BRK stations will be staffed: 

    Operation Centre: +49 9 11 86 06 61 56
    NCC West: +49 9 11 86 06 67 56 
    NCC Ost: +49 9 11 86 06 69 56 
    Frankenhalle: +49 9 11 86 06 63 56

  • Support person/carer
    If you rely on a support person/carer to help you during your trade fair visit they will be given free access to the venue on presentation of your disability ID card. 
  • Guide dogs and assistance dogs
    Guide dogs and assistance dogs are of course permitted at the venue. 

Relevant Topics

Floor plan

Here you will find our interactive floor plan with detailed information on hall allocations and exhibitors.

Questions and answers about it-sa Expo&Congress

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