Your Way to LABVOLUTION
Tips and information to make your trip to LABVOLUTION quick and easy, wether you're travelling by rail, air or car.
As of 2017, Deutsche Messe is conducting security checks at all entrances. This involves examining the contents of all luggage, e.g. handbags, backpacks, trolleys, suitcases, attaché cases and any other bags and containers.
Please accept our apologies for any delays this might cause, particularly during peak periods. In order to minimize waiting times, please take only pieces of luggage with you, which you absolutely need.
This measure is designed to ensure the safety and security of everyone involved, and applies to all trade fairs staged at the Hannover Exhibition Center.
During the opening hours, a shuttle bus operates between the entrance NORTH 1 and the Hannover-Messe Laatzen railway station.
Special offer: Discounted travel with Lufthansa
Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines offer a comprehensive global route network linking major cities around the world. We offer special prices and conditions to participants, visitors and exhibitors.
To make a reservation, please click on www.lufthansa.com/event-booking_en and enter the access code DEZZNTH. This will open an online booking platform that will automatically calculate the discount offered or provide you with an even better offer if another promotional fare is available.
NOTE: Pop-ups must be enabled otherwise the booking platform window will not open.
These promotional fares are also available through your IATA / ARC travel agent. Travel agents can obtain ticketing instructions by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and providing the access code as a reference.
To present a complete and latest flight schedule please visit the website of we link to the websites of Hannover Airport .
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||EUR 49.50|
|First class||EUR 79.50|
|Event Ticket for single journey, for use on all connections|
|Second class||EUR 69.50|
|First class||EUR 99.50|
Book your ticket online now and to get the guaranteed lowest price. We will provide you with an overview of all rail services on the route you're interested in.
Kindly note: The ticket does not include the entrance to the trade show.
You can make the most of your travel time by using your journeys to and from your destination for work, relaxation or enjoying our on-board services. You can also rest assured that your long-distance travel is completely powered by electricity generated by renewable resources.
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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 "Deutsche Messe".
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 Friday from 8am to 8pm. 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
Main Railway Station Hannover
Hannover Main Station offers all those services that make your stay in Hannover as comfort as possible. From Hannover Main Railway Station you reach the Exhibition Grounds by tram, lines 8 and 18 (entrance NORD 1 and 2). Travel time: approx. 18 minutes.
For your visit please take advantage of the regular services of German Railway .
The A2 autobahn offers a fast and convenient connection for car drivers coming from the east (Berlin) or west (North Rhine-Westphalia). The A7 autobahn is your fast connection for north-south travel, i.e. coming from the direction of Hamburg or Munich.
Please note: Special weight restrictions apply on route B65 –
the weight limit is 12 tons
Special weight restrictions also apply on the B3 expressway in the vicinity of the Weidetorkreisel roundabout – the weight limit is 7.5 tons
- From the North
Motorway A7 direction Kassel/Hannover until interchange 56 Hannover-Kirchhorst, then take the motorway A37 (B3 Messe-Schnellweg) direction Hannover/Messe.
- From the East
Motorway A2 direction Magdeburg/Hannover/Dortmund, take the exit 47 Kreuz Hannover-Buchholz to motorway A37 (B3 Messe-Schnellweg) direction Hannover/Messe.
- From the South
Motorway A7 direction Hannover/Hamburg, take the exit 60 Dreieck Hannover-Süd to motorway A37 (B3 Messe-Schnellweg) direction Hannover/Messe.
- From the West
Motorway A2 direction Hannover/Magdeburg/Berlin until interchange 48 Hannover-Ost, turn on motorway A7 direction Kassel, exit Hannover-Anderten to B65 direction Hannover, exit interchange Seelhorst to B6 (Messe-Schnellweg) direction Hannover/Messe.
Using a navigation system?
If you are using a navigation system to travel to the show, please enter the following destination:
In the region of Hannover, please follow exclusively the signpost "Messe" to the fairground.
The parking fee is EUR 10,00.
Hannover Emission Zone
Besides being home to many of the world's foremost trade fairs, Hannover is also known for its environmental awareness. On 1 January 2008, Hannover joined Berlin and Cologne in an effort to lower the health risks associated with motor vehicle exhaust (especially diesel exhaust particulates) in their respective city centers. To accomplish this, Hannover has established an official "Emission Zone" roughly defined by the expressways (Schnellwege) encircling the city center.
The Emission Zone is indicated by signs reading "Umwelt-Zone". Only vehicles which meet certain minimum requirements are permitted to enter the Emission Zone. To demonstrate compliance, an official permit (disc-shaped sticker) must be displayed on every vehicle's windshield.
During the exhibition taxis are located at the entrances NORD 2, WEST 1 + 3 and SÜD 1.
The journey from the exhibition centre to the airport takes approx. 30 minutes, depending on traffic.
The Taxi-company "Hallo Taxi 3811" offer their customers a new service. With the slogan friendly, safe, comfortable the new initiative Plus Taxi has started. There will be guaranteed a set of quality standards if you order a Plus Taxi. Supplements are not raised. More information www.taxi-hannover.eu (German website).
Taxi orders: Hallo Taxi 3811 - Service: +49 (0)511-3811
Find carpools for your trip to the fair- go the smart way with TwoGo by SAP .
During LABVOLUTION, up to 22 charging poles are available for you to use close from the entrances. They are distributed as follow:
- 12 charging poles on car park North 4
- 10 charging poles on car park South 32
Please be aware that your admission ticket or exhibitor pass is no longer valid for local public transport.
From the city centre you reach the Exhibition Grounds by tram line/U-Bahn.
- Tram line 8 and 18 - Entrance NORD 1 + 2
From Hannover Main Station via stations Kröpcke, Aegidientorplatz, Altenbekener Damm, Bothmerstraße Suburban Railway line 8
Special Services of B.F.M. Incoming & Traveller Services GmbH:
During trade fairs, shuttle busses operated by B.F.M. Incoming & Traveller Services GmbH provide regular service between the airport and the Exhibition Center.
Airport: Terminal C
Exhbition Grounds: Entrance North 1
Our subsidiary B.F.M Incoming & Traveller Service GmbH offers as a special service the following packages from Hannover airport (on request also from Hannover main station):
- Arrival Package
Comfortable journey to your accommodation - B.F.M takes care of your luggage and escort you to your booked accommodation.
- VIP Package
B.F.M welcomes you directly at the gate, takes care of your luggage and drives you to your booked accommodation before taking you to the Exhibition Grounds.
No need to waste precious time in check-in lines at the airport!
Maximize on your time at the fair by letting BFM Incoming and Traveller Services handle your baggage check-in for you (at a cost of EURO 25.00 per piece). You also will not need to worry about getting a seat reservation or standing in line for a boarding pass: B.F.M. will take care of everything for you!
Further information: www.buszumflug.de
B.F.M. has counters at the following locations:
- on the Exhibition Ground, at the NORD 1 entrance
- at Hannover Airport: Arrivals Level C
for reservations call : + 49 511 9774880
Suburban Railway S5
All year round from Hannover Airport via Hannover Main Station to the Exhibition Grounds by local railway connection (S-Bahn), travel time 12 - 15 minutes.
From Main Railway Station to the Exhibition Grounds, entrances NORD 1 + 2 by tram, line 8 or 18. Use the online-service and let draw up your personal schedule .
Arrival by Public Transport
There are elevators that helps you on your way to the subway stations "Hauptbahnhof" (Central Railway Station) "Kröpcke" and "Aegidientorplatz".
The rail platform at the exhibition grounds ("Messe/Nord") is elevated, allowing you to mount and dismount unassisted.
Mobility-impaired visitors are in for a smooth ride from the Central Railway Station to the exhibition center. Just take subway no. 8 or 18, which ends up at the northern entrance gate.
The new "silver arrow" trains on lines 8 and 18 are equipped with hydropneumatic suspension, so that the height of the cars, ideal for wheelchair users, always stays the same. The trains have wide, double-leaf doors, without any middle barriers. Each car has two open areas (with fold-down seats) for wheelchairs.
A system of tactile strips in the "Hauptbahnhof" and "Kröpcke" subway stations leads visually impaired visitors to the train platforms. There are also tactile markers zoning off special waiting areas. The train destinations are announced by public address.
Services for Air Passengers with Physical Impairments
Passengers with handicaps or limited mobility can take advantage of a special all-inclusive flight package covering baggage transport, check-in formalities and wheelchair service right up to the plane. Each of these services can also be booked individually. To order this service, please contact Travel2Fairs (see right column).
Parking Facilities for the Disabled
A percentage of the paid parking spaces outside the fairgrounds are reserved for visitors with limited mobility. These parking spaces are always close to whatever gates are in operation for the respective tradeshow, and are specially signposted.