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Public transport ticket

Munich offers an extensive travel network that involves the underground, trams and buses. The complimentary transport pass, which is included in the registration fee and is printed directly on the Congress badge, will allow free use on all Munich metropolitan transport in the city during the Congress period of September 6–10, 2014. Please note this does not include the ride from the airport to the city centre.

Additional information about travelling via public transport within the overall Munich area is available on the homepage of the Munich Transport Association at

Arrival at Munich International Airport

Directly below the central area of the Munich Airport, you will find the suburban train (S-Bahn) lines S1 and S8. A train departs for the city centre every 10 minutes. Depending on the route you choose, the ride to ICM-Messe München takes between 45 and 60 minutes.

Tickets for the Munich transportation system can be purchased and paid for by credit card on arrival at Munich airport at the German Railway ticket counter (DB) in the “Munich Airport Centre” Level 03 or the ticket machines located in the same area.

Public transportation from the airport to the Messe München/ICM

  • Route using the S8, U5 and U2 lines: (2 changes, travel time 46 minutes) 
    Take the S8 from the airport to the stop Ostbahnhof. Transfer to the U5 going in the direction of Neuperlach Süd and ride one station to the stop Innsbrucker Ring. From the same platform, transfer to the U2 going in the direction Messestadt Ost. Stop in Messestadt West. 


  • Route using the S8 and U2 lines: (1 change, travel time 60 minutes)
    Take the S8 from the airport to the stop Hauptbahnhof (Central Station). There, take the U2 in the direction of Messestadt Ost. Stop in Messestadt West.


  • Route using the S1 and U2 lines: (1 change, travel time 60 minutes)
    Take the S1 from the airport to either the stop Hauptbahnhof (Central Station) or Feldmoching. Transfer to the U2 in the direction of Messestadt Ost and stop at Messestadt West.


The fixed price for a one-way ride costs €59 and takes about 35 minutes, depending on traffic. Please note that this offer is only valid for the shortest distance in kilometers between the airport and the exhibition grounds.

Arrival in Munich by train

The main train station in Munich is Munich Central Station (Hauptbahnhof), which welcomes more than 350,000 passengers every day and is the second largest passenger train station in Germany. Taxis, public transportation, and rental cars can all be found within the Central Station. On the Deutsche Bahn website (, you will find all the necessary information about travelling by train, including ticketing information.
Once you reach Munich’s Central station (Hauptbahnhof), please refer to the public transportation section above for more details on how to reach the Congress Centre.

Arrival in Munich by car

Road signs on the outskirts of town and throughout the entire city indicate the way to Messe München and the ICM.

The Messe München and the ICM are located directly on the A94. Take either freeway exit Feldkirchen-West (Exit Nr. 6) or München-Riem (Exit Nr. 5). On the event centre grounds, a dynamic traffic control system will regulate the flow of traffic. It will direct you to the free parking spaces closest to the event centre.

Some GPS navigation systems allow you to choose between the centre’s East, West, and North Entrances. If this is the case, the entrance you want is the West Entrance (Am Messesee, 81829 München).

Departure to Munich International Airport

To reach the airport by public transportation, take the U2 line towards the Central Station (Hauptbahhof) and then change to either the S8 or S1 line to reach the airport.