Arriving by car and taxi

Ten highways lead into Cologne’s beltway, which brings you directly to the exhibition center without junctions or traffic lights. Simply follow the green signs marked "Koelnmesse”. There are about 14,500 parking spaces around the exhibition center. Free shuttle buses run from the car parks to the entrances.


Parking and Low Emission Zone

Please follow the green signs to "Koelnmesse". Once in the area surrounding the exhibition center, you will be guided to the appropriate parking spaces by our modern traffic guidance system. There is a total of approx. 14,500 parking places available for our guests. The parking spaces are optimally linked to our entrances. You can reach them on foot or, if applicable, using our complimentary shuttle buses.

Most of Cologne’s metrolpolitan area is a low emission zone. Vehicles entering this zone must carry a green sticker (emission group 4).

low emission zone map (.pdf)

Environmental badges
Trade fair visitors from Germany and abroad with appropriately equipped vehicles can obtain the stickers for access to the Low Emission Zone from

Traffic calendar


Events, fairs and construction sites - here you get an overview about the current traffic situation in Cologne.

Traffic calendar (only in German language)

Route planner


Use our route planner to optimally plan your trip by car from anywhere in Germany or the rest of Europe. This will ensure that you reach Koelnmesse without any detours.

Route planner

Car rental


Sixt – the car rental partner of Koelnmesse.