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The way in Germany:

  • from Stuttgart
    A81 / A98 to the end of motorway (exit Bodensee / Lindau). From there via B31 to Friedrichshafen. Alternatively: A8 to exit Ulm West. From there via B30 to Friedrichshafen. 
  • from Würzburg / München (Munich)
    A96 (direction Lindau) to exit Sigmarszell / Friedrichshafen. From there via B31 to Friedrichshafen. 
  • from Ulm
    A8 to exit Ulm West. From there via B30 to Friedrichshafen.

The way in Austria:

  • from Bregenz
    A14 / A96 to exit Sigmarszell / Friedrichshafen. From there via B31 to Friedrichshafen. 
  • from Salzburg
    Via München (Munich) A96 to exit Sigmarszell / Friedrichshafen. From there via B31 to Friedrichshafen.

The way in Switzerland:

  • from Zürich
    N7 to Kreuzlingen/Konstanz (Constance). From there via shuttle ferry Konstanz - Meersburg (nonstop rapid transit) and then via B31 to Friedrichshafen. Current information about ferry Konstanz - Meersburg on the website: 
  • from St. Gallen / Romanshorn N1 to Romanshorn. From there via shuttle ferry Romanshorn-Friedrichshafen (hourly departures). Current information about ferry Romanshorn - Friedrichshafen on the website: or
    Service tip: We recommend leaving your vehicle in Switzerland, transferring to the ferry and using the BSB-Combination ticket. The advantage: no traffic on the ferry or in Friedrichshafen, no searching for parking, no waiting at the ticket counter (not available for every exhibition).


Starting point

By train to Friedrichshafen

Traveling in Germany (Deutsche Bahn DB):

InterRegioExpress (IRE) or RegionalExpress (RE) connections to Friedrichshafen. Via Ulm ICE/IC-hourly departures.

Timetable information DB

  • DB-Reisezug- und Tarifauskunft: 
    Phone: 11861
  • DB Reisezentrum Stadtbahnhof Friedrichshafen, Bahnhofplatz 4, 
    Phone: +49 (0) 7541 201-385
  • DB Reisezentrum Hafenbahnhof Friedrichshafen, Seestr. 23, 
    Phone: +49 (0) 7541 201-356

Traveling in Austria (Austrian national railways ÖBB):

  • Visitors from western Austria should use the ÖBB via Bregenz and change train at the German transfer station Lindau.
  • From the rest of Austria, we recommend the routes via Munich to Ulm with connectingtion to Friedrichshafen.

Timetable information ÖBB

Mobilitätscallcenter - train, bus
Phone: +43 51717 or +43 512930000

Traveling in Switzerland (Swiss national railways SBB)

  • SBB line Basel/Lindau to station Friedrichshafen or to Romanshorn and via ferry (hourly departure) to Friedrichshafen.
  • By train from Zurich and Winterthur to Konstanz. In Konstanz there is a direct connection for the catamaran to Friedrichshafen.

Timetable information SBB

train, bus, ferry
Phone: +41 900 300 300

Shuttle bus town main station - harbour station - exhibition center

Free shuttle bus Messe Express (Route 17) from town main station and harbour station (ferry dock) to exhibiton Center. More information under the following LINK:

By airplane to Friedrichshafen

Direct flights

World-wide with Lufthansa via turnstile Frankfurt, with InterSky directly from Berlin, Dresden, Hamburg, Köln, Münster-Osnabrück, Graz, Wien, Nizza and Paris/Charles de Gaulle, with Ryanair from London-Stansted and Dublin and with IcelandExpress from Reykjavik/Keflavik.

Current information is available on the website airport Friedrichshafen:

Current information about airport Memmingen:
Berlin, Hamburg, Köln, Neapel, Rom and Valencia.

International connections

  • Frankfurt
    International airport with direct conncetions to Friedrichshafen.
  • Zürich 
    Messe Friedrichshafen is again offering during EUROBIKE a free shuttle-bus service from the Zurich airport directly to the exhibition grounds of Messe Friedrichshafen. More
    International airport with direct connections to Friedrichshafen and the integrated transportation system airplane/train. 
    Service tip: Check out at Kloten. Transfer below ground to the trains to Romanshorn. From Romanshorn via ferry to Friedrichshafen and from there to the exhibition grounds by Shuttle-Bus (only during trade fairs, alternatively by taxi) using BSB-Combination ticket: ferry, shuttle-bus and entrance ticket (not available for every exhibition).

By private plane

Reference Point 474016 Nord, 093046 East
Friedrichshafen TWR 120,07MHz
ATIS 129,60MHz
ELEV 1367/417 m

Current information is available on the website airport Friedrichshafen:

Shuttle airport - exhibiton grounds

  • Shuttle-Bus during exhibitions
  • Taxi (approx. 10.- €)

Car rental service

Car rental

T +49 (0) 7541 930700 
F +49 (0) 7541 930705
Hotline: 0180 5 217702

Europcar /
T +49 (0) 7541 23053 
F +49 (0) 7541 28175
Hotline: 0180 5 8000

Hertz /
T +49 (0) 7541 287828 
F +49 (0) 7541 376505
Hotline: 0180 5 938814

Sixt /
T +49 (0) 7541 330665 
F +49 (0) 180 5 2229300245
Hotline: 0180 5 252525

Budget /
T +49 (0) 7541 2899590 
F +49 (0) 7541 28995999
Hotline: 0180 5 244388

By ferry to Friedrichshafen

From Romanshorn to Friedrichshafen

Information on the ferry between Romanshorn (Switzerland) and Friedrichshafen can be found here:

PLEASE NOTE: There is no combined ticket for ferry and the fair. However, the shuttle bus to the fair is free of charge.

From Constance to Friedrichshafen

From Constance to Friedrichshafen

By catamaran to Friedrichshafen (harbour station) and from there by shuttle bus to the fairground (only during opening hours of the fair, otherwise by taxi). Online timetable for catamaran Constance - Friedrichshafen:


Motor caravans

Motor caravans

Please note: It is possible to park motor caravans on car-park P Ost 2, for a price of 15.- € per day, payable on site. However, this car-park is also used by exhibitors and participants, so space is limited. There is no advance booking and spaces are allocated as required.

The official travel recommendations of Messe Friedrichshafen can be found here.

Fair travel with Deutsche Bahn

With the concessionary offer by Messe Sinsheim GmbH and Deutsche Bahn you can travel comfortably and stress-free to Faszination Modellbau Friedrichshafen.