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Travel to the Messe Munich is easy and stress-free, located centrally within Munich and well connected by road and public transportation.

European Sign Expo 2023 will take place in the WEST ENTRANCE, MESSE MUNICH.


In July 2013 a decree was issued by the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs that an invitation letter by the trade show organizer is as a rule no longer needed when applying for visa in order to attend a trade show in Germany. All Visa Centers as well as German Embassies and Consulates were informed about this decree here

Moreover visa fees are waived for exhibitors at German trade fairs - click here to view. Please refer in your visa application to this. If an embassy insists on a letter of invitation, please fill in this form and send it to:

Additional information regarding the visa application procedure, requirements for the issue and application forms in different languages are available at the website "visa regulations" of the German Foreign Office as well as at the respective websites of the embassies and consulates general. Persons requiring a visa to enter Germany should submit their applications in good time prior to the respective trade show.

If you need to apply for a visa to enter Germany, please check the appointment availability before registration - A visa application is possible up to three months before entry.

Travel by Train

Messe Munich is approximately 20 minutes from Munich Central Station (Hauptbahnhof) by underground.

You can get direct rail connections from the following European cities:

  • Frankfurt 3.5 hours
  • Berlin 7 hours
  • Vienna 4.5 hours
  • Prague 6.5 hours
  • Milan 7.5 hours
  • Rome 11 hours
  • Budapest 7 hours
  • Zurich 5 hours
  • Paris 10 hours

For more information click here


Travel via U-Bahn

The exhibition grounds are located directly at the stops Messestadt Westen (West Entrance).

The U2 subway (U-Bahn) line direction Messestadt Westen runs from 04:00 in the morning to 01:00 at night and takes you directly to the Messe München and the ICM.

During peak travel times on weekdays, the U2 runs every 5 minutes:

Timetables are available here


Travel by Car

With 12,000 parking spaces available in and around the venue, it is a perfect mode of transport to reach the exhibition. On the trade-fair grounds, a dynamic traffic control system regulates the flow of traffic and will direct you to vacant parking spaces. This will cost €12 per day.

The trade-fair grounds are located directly next to the freeway A94. Reach it by taking either the exit Feldkirchen-West (Exit Nr. 6) or München-Riem (Exit Nr. 5).

Please select WEST Entrance of the Messe Munich, for European Sign Expo 2023.

Airport Bus 

There is an Airport Bus which will take you to and from Messe München - offering both One Way: €11.00 | Return: €17.00 tickets.

You are able to view the timetable, find general Shuttle information and pre-purchase tickets here:

The Venue will provide a ticket booth at the Entrance West where you are able to buy tickets. At the Airport the tickets are sold by the drivers, who accept cash and card payments at all locations - no payment is needed up front.

Coming from Messe München the bus will only stop at the Munich Airport Center. Coming from the Airport, the bus will stop at the following locations:

Please be aware that the Last Departures are : May 23rd - May 25th 19.00pm ; May 26th 17.00pm


Airport - Trade Fair Messe München

Terminal 2                                                                                            Terminal 1 Area 1                                                                                        Terminal 1 MACS

07:56 hr        -         08:04 hr
08:26 hr - 08:34 hr
08:56 hr - 09:04 hr



Trade Fair Messe München - Airport 
09:30 hr
10:00 hr 
10:30 hr 



FESPA are pleased to announce that all hotel arrangements can be made via AVANTEL.Avantel

Our partners have carefully selected a number of great hotels to accommodate our visitors. We are able to offer a unique rate
at these venues via our partner, AVANTEL.

To book your accommodation for FESPA 2023, please click here

Demand for rooms are currently high, so please do book as soon as you can. For any queries please contact:

Larissa Jansen
Junior Project Manager


Exhibitors are being targeted by companies claiming to be, or work with, the event organisers. They use existing event branding and may appear genuine.  In the past this has included offering good rates on hotel bookings. All exhibitors should check the small print before signing anything relating to FESPA’s exhibitions and events and thoroughly check out the company to be assured they are genuine. 

If in doubt, please contact FESPA by email at Please note that AVANTEL Hotel Reservation GmbH is the sole official accommodation agency for FESPA Global Print Expo and European Sign Expo 2023. If you are contacted by other agencies, it may be with fraudulent intent.