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How to get to IFAT

To facilitate and support travel arrangements of all attendees, this section provides extensive and relevant information on how to travel to IFAT in Munich.

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The following is a compilation of all useful information that visiting professionals and exhibitors from all industries should consider when making their travel plans and arrangements: We have covered every option from flights, train connections and road traffic to public transport infrastructure.


Let’s act sustainably—and in concert! We help you make your IFAT visit as environmentally friendly as possible. Calculate and compensate the CO2 emissions of your travel to IFAT with a recognised carbon offset project by our partner ClimatePartner.

By train

Taking the train to Munich to attend IFAT is convenient, safe and environmentally friendly. You will need around 20 minutes from Munich central sation.

Interesting links:

Voyage plannung and tickets

More information on how to get there by train

Cancellation due to the coronavirus can be made via the Deutsche Bahn Service Center:

+49 (0) 180 6 99 66 33 (EUR 0.20 from a German landline, and max. EUR 0.60 per call from a mobile network)

By public transportation

Quick and environmentally friendly: The U2 subway line, station “Messestadt West” gives you direct access to the Messe München.

Please note that your IFAT ticket does not entitle you to use any public transport operated by MVV (Munich Transport and Tariff Association) free of charge.

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Online timetables

Ticket information

More information on how to get there by public transportation

By car

The trade-fair center is located directly on the A 94 motorway—reach it by taking the exit München-Riem (Exit Nr. 5).

Interesting links:

Detailed directions (PDF, 503 KB)

Google Maps directions

More information on how to get there by car and where to park

We promote e-mobility. For further information please click here.

By plane

The second-largest airport in Germany guarantees you excellent continental and intercontinental connections.

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All current flight routes

More information on how to get there and the Munich Airport

Cancellation due to the coronavirus can be made via the Lufthansa Service Center:

+49 (0) 69 86 799 799


How to make your IFAT visit even more environmentally friendly.

Sustainability is a mission that we can only implement together. We help you make your IFAT visit as environmentally friendly as possible. Our offers can improve your personal ecological balance sheet decisively. Because it‘s only a small step for each individual. But together we are always one step ahead.

Getting to IFAT in an eco-friendly way

  • Compensate the CO2 emission of your journey by an appropriate climate and environmental protection project. Our CO2 calculator will help you.

Environmentally friendly at IFAT

  • Only take sustainable or environmentally friendly giveaways with you from the fair.
  • Return your general information materials at the exit so that other visitors can reuse them.
  • Refrain from using disposable plastics! With your own drinking cup, you can use the IFAT drinking water dispensers free of charge.

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