Arriving by bus and train

Due to its location in the center of Europe, Koelnmesse can be quickly reached by trains of Deutsche Bahn from many cities in Germany and abroad. In addition, the Köln Messe/Deutz station for high-speed trains is located directly next to the exhibition grounds.

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Pay as little as EUR 49.50 (one-way) with the Event Ticket.

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 49.50 EUR
  • First class 79.50 EUR

Event Ticket for single journey, for use on all connections (always available):

  • Second class 69.50 EUR
  • First class 99.50 EUR

Book your ticket online (3 month in advance) to get the guaranteed best price. The Deutsche Bahn will provide you with an overview of all rail services on the route you're interested in.

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You can buy your ticket by phone: just contact our service number +49 (0)1806 - 31 11 53 and use the keyword "Koelnmesse". Make sure you have your credit card to hand for payment (please note that Deutsche Bahn AG levies a surcharge for all credit card payments in accordance with the conditions of carriage for persons travelling with Deutsche Bahn AG companies ("BB Personenverkehr"). The service hotline is open Mondays to Saturdays from 7am to 10pm. There is a charge of EUR 0.20 per call from a German landline and a maximum of EUR 0.60 per call from mobile networks.

The entrance ticket for the fair is not included. Prices are not valid for Thalys.

We wish you a pleasant journey.

A booking establishes a contractual relationship directly and exclusively with Deutsche Bahn AG. Koelnmesse does not become a contractual partner. Koelnmesse GmbH is no tour operator as defined in the German Civil Code (Article §§ 651a ff. BGB). The General Terms and Conditions of Deutsche Bahn AG apply. Koelnmesse GmbH does not accept any liability.

Due to its location in the center of Cologne Koelnmesse can be quickly reached by public transport.

Stations/Stops around the exhibition center:

Entrance South:

S-Bahn: Köln Messe/Deutz, S6, S11, S12, S13

Tram- or subway: KÖLN, Bf Deutz/Messe (U), Line 1 and 9

Entrance East, West, North:

Koelnmesse, Köln-Deutz Line 3 and 4

Your Admission Ticket serves as Public Transport Ticket (VRS):

For the duration of the respective trade fair, all admission tickets and trade fair passes that display the symbol of the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Sieg ( VRS ) are valid for free travel on busses, S-Bahns (commuter trains), underground trains, and regional trains within the extended VRS network.
Exception: For the gamescom tickets and trade fair passes that display the symbol of the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr ( VRR ) are also valid.

They are only valid for travel to and from the Koelnmesse exhibition centre. Not included are Deutsche Bahn trains that are subject to a supplementary charge as for instance IC/EC or ICE.