Venue information and floor plan

Our objective as a leading congress event: Keeping participants oriented

  • Quick and central access to the congress center of the World of Photonics Congress and all exhibition halls of the LASER World of PHOTONICS via the West Entrance
  • Short distances between the conference rooms
  • Compact poster presentation at the hall B0
  • Clearly structured breakdown of exhibition halls into product categories

Travel information

The following is a compilation of all useful information that visiting professionals and exhibitors from all industries should consider when making their travel plans and arrangements: We have covered every option from flights, train connections and road traffic to public transport infrastructure.

By public transportation

The U2 subway line, station “Messestadt West” gives you direct access to the ICM – International Congress Center Messe München. From Munich Central Station, you can reach the exhibition center in about 20 minutes without changing trains. Tickets can be purchased from Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft (MVG), Münchner Verkehrsverbund (MVV) and Deutsche Bahn (DB) (tariff zone M).

Please note: A World of Photonics Congress ticket does not entitle you to the free use of public transportation operated by MVG, MVV (Munich Transport and Tariff Association) or DB.

Further information

By suburban train (S-Bahn) and bus

Trade-fair participants can also take the suburban train (S-Bahn) coming from Munich (city center) or Erding:

  • Take the S-Bahn line 2 and step out in Riem,
  • change to bus line 190 headed to Messestadt Ost,
  • then finally step out at the bus stop Am Messesee for Entrance West.

By car

The Messe München fairgrounds are located directly next to the A94 freeway. Signage on the freeway will guide you to the appropriate Messe München parking areas, where a dynamic traffic control system regulates the traffic flow. It will direct you to the nearest available parking spaces during the event.

Parking spaces & Parking fees

Parking spaces marked with orange are available for trade-fair visitors. Parking costs 14 euros/day.

See all parking fees

E-charging stations

The e-charging concept at Messe München features more than 80 charging stations and one supercharger.

  • Parkhaus West parking garage charging stations: only accessible when the parking garage is open for an event. The charging units are located on level U1.
  • Charging is generally free, although parking fees in the parking garage must be paid.
  • A card with an RFID chip is needed to access the charging station. These chips are often built into hotel cards, time logging cards and EC cards.
  • The charging stations cannot be reserved in advance.

Further information on e-mobility at Messe München

By train

From almost anywhere in Europe you can travel comfortably, safely and in an environmentally friendly manner by train to Munich Central Station. From here, it takes about 20 minutes to reach the trade-fair center by taking the U2 subway line headed to Messestadt West. If you prefer to travel by rental car or taxi, please add at least 25 minutes to your journey time.

Further information

Travel information and fare information from Deutsche Bahn (DB)

By plane

Messe München is located 42 kilometers south of Munich Airport. Shuttle buses, public transport and taxis take you directly to the exhibition center.

Airport Messe München Shuttle

During some trade fairs, we offer our own Messe München shuttle service to and from Munich Airport. The buses depart at regular intervals and travel nonstop to the exhibition grounds, with a one-way trip taking approximately 45 minutes. Shuttle-bus stops at the airport are located directly in front of Terminal 1, areas A and MAC (München Airport Center), and outside Terminal 2.

Further information

Public transportation

The suburban train (S-Bahn) station for the lines S1 and S8 is located directly below the central area of the Munich Airport. Trains depart every 10 minutes for the city center. Depending on the route you choose, the ride takes between 45 and 60 minutes.

The Messe München exhibition center is directly connected to the two subway stops Messestadt West and Messestadt Ost on the U2 line. From the main train station, you can reach the fairgrounds in about 20 minutes without changing trains.

Please note: The Print@home Ticket does not entitle holders to the free use of public transportation operated by MVG, MVV or DB.

Taxi

A one-way ride to the trade-fair center costs between EUR 80 and EUR 100 and takes about 35 minutes.

Taxis at the airport are available directly in front of the airport’s terminals—at Messe München, you will find them in front of all entrances open for the respective trade show.

Visa information

Are you visiting the World of Photonics Congress from a non-european country? Then you might need a visa.