GHM Gesellschaft für Handwerksmessen mbH
Paul-Wassermann-Str. 5
81829 Munich
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Travel by public transport

The public transport network takes exhibitors and visitors directly to the fairground of Messe München. With the underground train system, you can reach it from the city within 20 minutes. The U2 line (direction "Messestadt Ost") runs every 5 to 10 minutes. Get off at "Messestadt West". There will be a shuttle bus connection to Entrance North.

We recommend the use of a Day Ticket: once devaluated you can travel the whole day - as an individual or in a group.

Journey planner of MVV München

More information:

Travel by train

Munich is very easy to reach by train from all German cities as well as from a number of European metropolises. Comfortable, fast, safe and eco-friendly - German Rail takes you right into the centre of Munich.

Departing from Munich Central Station the U2 line runs in 10 minute-intervals (during big fairs and peak periods every 5 minutes) to the fairground.  The ride takes about 20 minutes. To get to opti, get off at "Messestadt West". Subway shuttle busses run from there to the entrance North.

With the DB event ticket, you can travel to Munich at a fixed price, regardless of which DB station you are departing from. The ticket does not include admission to the trade show.

One-way event ticket with train connection (while stocks last):

  • 1st class € 89,90 (incl. seat reservation) 
  • 2nd class € 55,90 

Event ticket one-way fully flexible:

  • 1st class € 112,90 (incl. seat reservation) 
  • 2nd class € 77,90

Please note: The ticket price includes the journey to Munich and the City Ticket, not admission to the trade fair.

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Information on the Deutsche Bahn timetable:

Information on underground and suburban railway departure times:

By long-distance bus

The rapidly growing network of long-distance bus routes within Germany enables travellers to reach Munich at low cost. 

More information on the route network and prices can be found at:

Travel by car

The Fairground Munich is located directly on the A94 motorway. Take exit Feldkirchen-West. A dynamic traffic-guidance system regulates the flow of traffic, guides fair-going vehicles and directs trade fair visitors to the nearest available parking at the fairground.

Driving to the fairground with a navigation system

Depending on which navigation system you use, the fairground is listed under the categories "Exhibition Centre", "Trade Fair Centre" and under the German keyword "Messe".

Address for the navigation system: 

Entrance North
(P3 and P4)
Paul-Henri-Spaak-Str. 12
81829 München

Parking at the Fairground Munich

The fairground has ample parking for exhibitors and visitors. In any case, the traffic guidance system will guide you to available parking.

Parking tariffs cars
Outdoor exhibition area: 12 €/day
Parking garage: 17 €/day

Parking tariffs busses
Outdoor exhibition area: 23 €/day

Important information about the low emission zone and requirement of emissions sticker in Munich

Ban on truck/lorry traffic in Munich
As part of the city of Munich's clean-air initiative, through traffic of trucks/lorries weighing more than 3.5 tons is no longer permitted in the city. The ban concept calls for through traffic of trucks/lorries to be diverted to the A99 motorway. Traffic will be diverted or rerouted by warning signs in outlying areas, by prohibitive signs within the city limits (sign with the addition "Lieferverkehr frei" (delivery vehicles only)) and by detour signs indicating the way to the nearest motorway.

Effect on vehicles making deliveries to the Fairground Munich:
The vehicle ban expressly permits delivery vehicles whose point of origin or destination is within Munich. As a result, deliveries to and from the fairground are not affected by the vehicle ban. However, trucks/lorries whose destinations are outside of Munich may not take the A94 motorway toward Munich when leaving the fairground because doing so would make them "through traffic".

Travel by plane

The best way to get from Munich Airport to the Fairground Munich is using the airport shuttle bus! You can also easily reach the Fairground Munich by public transportation or taxi services. For the complete flight schedule please visit

Airport shuttle

An airport shuttle will be available again for opti 2024. The shuttle will depart from the North Entrance.

Journey times:
Friday, Saturday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

You can find more information and the prices here.

Transfer from Munich Airport to the Fairground Munich by public transportation

Public transportation is a quick and easy way from the airport to the fairground. The train station for the S1 and S8 municipal trains is located directly under the Central Area of the Munich Airport. Trains depart for downtown Munich every 10 minutes. You can choose one of the following routes:

Route S8 / U5 / U2
From the airport, take the S8 to "Ostbahnhof" (Munich East). Transfer to the underground line U5 (toward "Neuperlach Süd") and travel to the next station, "Innsbrucker Ring". Then, from the same platform, transfer to the U2 (toward "Messegelände"). Disembark at "Messestadt West".
Travel time: approx. 46 min.

Route S8 / U2
From the airport, take the S8 to "Hauptbahnhof" (Munich central station). Transfer to the U2 underground line (towards "Messestadt Ost"). Disembark at "Messestadt West".
Travel time: approx. 60 min.

Route S1 / U2
From the airport, take the S1 to "Feldmoching" or "Hauptbahnhof" (Munich central station). Transfer to the U2 underground line (towards "Messegelände"). Disembark at "Messestadt  West" or "Messestadt Ost". Travel time: approx. 65 min.

Information on ticket prices from Munich Airport to the Fairground Munich:

Transfer from Munich Airport to the fairground by taxi:
The one-way trip takes approximately 35 minutes, depending on traffic. Munich International Trade Fairs and the Munich taxi-owners' association have agreed to a fixed rate of 85,00 € (status as of 2022). This offer applies only to the most direct route between the airport and the trade-fair centre in kilometers. 

Taxis at the airport:
A sufficient number of taxis are available directly in front of the terminals.

Taxis at the Fairground Munich:
The taxi stand is located at the Entrance North.

A sufficient number of taxis are available at all entrances of the fairground.

Visa information

EU nationals, in general, do not require a visa, however most other non-German participants do.

Please follow this link to find out whether you will need a visa: German Federal Foreign Office

Those who need a visa must satisfy the visa requirements of their local German Embassy/Consulate including:

  • a confirmed travel booking, including flight, train and/or bus bookings, hotel reservation and health insurance 
  • a proof of purchase your online ticket to opti (one copy of the online ticket)

Therefore, all intended visitors should first buy a online ticket. Online order offers several cost and time saving benefits as described.

For visiting opti you do not need a visa invitation letter. Your embassy/consulate nevertheless requires an invitation letter? Please contact our representative in your country.

For information on visa applications please click here.

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