Meat industry enthusiasts will be descending on Germany’s Messe in Frankfurt from 7-12 May 2016 for the highly-acclaimed IFFA meat trade fair event. Expected to attract thousands of visitors from far and wide, here is some handy travel information if you are planning to attend.
Frankfurt is an international transport hub and the trade fair site offers ideal international road, rail and air connections. If you are staying in Frankfurt, there are ample accommodation options, with 5,000 beds located within a 15-minute walk.
Frankfurt is a major hub for air transport, which means arriving by plane should be easy. Once you have landed, you can take a taxi, train or shuttle bus from Terminal 1 directly to Messe Frankfurt. Connections are regular and the journey should take around 15 minutes. You can also take advantage of a premium Gate to Messe service that transports you directly from the airport to the exhibition entrance.
By Public Transport
Meat industry aficionados relying on public transport to visit exhibitors such as Clarke Fussells at IFFA Messe Frankfurt will be pleased to discover there are several fast and efficient options to transport you to the Messe from Frankfurt Central Station. You can take the U4 underground (U-Bahn) train; the S3, S4, S5 or S6 suburban (S-Bahn) trains; or tramlines 16 and 17. Alight at the Festhalle/Messe stop.
Take note that there are different entrances to the Messe. If you take the underground train or tram, you will arrive at the Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage entrance. For those travelling by suburban train, you will alight at the Torhaus entrance.
There are also plenty of taxis at Frankfurt Central Station that can take you to the Messe in just a few minutes.
You can also reach the Messe from Frankfurt Central Station by foot in about 10 minutes. Walk along Dusseldorfer Strasse via Platz der Republik and Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage.
If you are travelling to Messe Frankfurt by car, the A5 motorway is your best option to reach the site. Leave the motorway at the Westkreuz Frankfurt junction and follow the signs that lead you directly to the Messe. You can park your car at the nearby Rebstock multi-storey car park, from where you can use a free shuttle bus to transport you to the exhibition site.