Arriving by train
The comfortable and safe way of travel
The trains of Deutsche Bahn are the environmentally-friendly way to get to the trade fair city of Leipzig. The main train station that connects to the ICE is located in the centre of the city, and is among the most modern and largest train stations in Europe.
Three levels and more than 140 stores, along with the food outlets of the shopping and service centre PROMENADEN, invite you to take a walk around the train station - from Monday to Sunday until 9 pm. Many stores are also open on Sundays.
Services for train travellers are provided by DB Reisezentrum West on the ground floor, and DB Servicepoint on the first floor.
The routes S2, S5, S5X or S6 of the S-Bahn Mitteldeutschland (rapid transit railway) take you directly to the Leipzig Messe train station (e.g. from Halle, Altenburg, Zwickau, Geithain, Dessau, Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Bitterfeld). The S-Bahn routes S5 and S5x also take visitors from the Leipzig/Halle airport to the trade fair grounds in just a few minutes. At Leipzig's main train station and at the City Tunnel stations of the S-Bahn Mitteldeutschland, travellers from all other directions can also access the routes S2, S5, S5X or S6 to the trade fair. Driving time from Leipzig's main train station: 6 minutes, from Leipzig's market place: 8 minutes. Driving time from Halle's main train station: 17 minutes. The distance between the exhibition train station and the exhibition grounds is approximately 750 metres. For this direction you can also take the tram line 16, which stops directly at this station, to the final stop "Messegelände".
Tram line 16 of the Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe stops in front of the main train station, and will also take you to the exhibition grounds in around 20 minutes - direction "Messegelände" (final stop).
Information regarding the connections to Leipziger Messe can be obtained from the schedule information service of the Deutsche Bahn and the Mitteldeutscher Verkehrsverbund and Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe.