Travel & accommodation

Many roads lead to the Messe Dortmund exhibition centre: We particularly encourage sustainable travel with the DB Event Ticket. Electric car charging stations are also located in the immediate vicinity.


By train – at discounted prices

Prices apply exclusively for the 2024 trade fair:
Travel successfully. From €55.90 (single trip) with an event ticket.

Our tip: Arrive relaxed – travel sustainably. Extra bonus for visitors! Use your event ticket for a flat-rate train ticket from any DB station. 

Event ticket single trip with train connection (while stocks last): 2nd class €55.90
1st class €89.90

Event ticket single trip, fully flexible (always available): 
2nd class €77.90
1st class €112.90

Take the U 45 underground line (towards Westfalenhallen) to conveniently reach Dortmund's main train station (Westfalenhallen) in just 10 minutes.

From Dortmund centre (Reinoldikirche or Stadtgarten underground stations), take the U 46 (towards Westfalenhallen) to get to Westfalenhallen station in around 5 minutes.

Alternatively, take the U 42 line (towards Hombruch) to ‘Theodor-Fliedner-Heim’ station. From there, it’s just a few minutes’ walk to the exhibition centre.

The route to the Westfalenhallen is signposted from these stations. All of the above stations are accessible for those with disabilities.

More information:
Smart number – Timetable and tariff information (manned hotline)
01806 504030 (€0.20/call from landlines, €0.60/call from mobile networks)

Speaking timetable: (speaking computer)
0800 3 504030 (free)

Online timetable information:

Virtual ticket information: 

Destination address:
Westfalenhallen Unternehmensgruppe GmbH
Rheinlanddamm 200
44139 Dortmund

Direct connection via the B1 (A 40) to the motorways A1 (Hansalinie), A45 (Sauerlandlinie), A2 (Berlin – Hanover -Dortmund – Oberhausen), A42 (Duisburg – Dortmund), B1 (A44) (Dortmund – Kassel).

Address for navigation systems:

If using a sat nav, please enter ‘Maurice-Vast-Str’ as your destination. From here, please follow the signs to the exhibition centre.

Separate, signposted access for the North and West entrances.

Visitor parking:
PA3 and PA4

Exhibitor parking:
PA1, PA2, PA7 and PA8

Electric car charging stations
For those travelling by electric car, we have 2 electric charging stations with 4 possible charging options nearby. 

  • innogy station: Westfalenhalle car park, A4 car park, Rheinlanddamm 200,  2 x type 2, 22 kW
  • innogy station: opposite the Rote Erde stadium, Strobelallee 45, 2 x type 2, 22 kW

Taxi stands are situated near the entrances.
T +49 231 144444

Direct connections from and to many European cities.

Distance from the Dortmund exhibition centre: 12 km.

Information: +49 (0) 231 / 9 21 31 40 or at Dortmund Airport 21.

Other airports: 
– Düsseldorf Airport: 63 km
– Cologne/Bonn Airport: 96 km 

Four halls – two trade fairs

The SOLIDS and RECYCLING-TECHNIK trade fairs are situated in Halls 5, 6, 7 and 8 and are accessible via the North and West entrances. The exhibition centre is easy to access via public transport and offers numerous parking spaces for visitors.



During exhibition times, hotels near the venue get booked up quickly. Please reserve your accommodation well in advance.