CeBIT 2017 kicks off next week, and getting to the show by plane, train or car is easy with this handy guide.
Hannover. Once again this year, tens of thousands of visitors will be making their way to Hannover, Germany, for CeBIT. There are several easy ways of getting to the showgrounds located just south of Hannover:
By train: During CeBIT, all long-distance trains run by Deutsche Bahn, metronom and erixx are stopping at the "Hannover Messe/Laatzen" station located jusst to the west of the CeBIT showgrounds. Thanks to the enclosed Skywalk pedestrian overpass, visitors can walk the short distance from the station to the Center’s West 1 entrance without worrying about the weather. Deutsche Bahn is offering CeBIT visitors special one-way train fares from any train station in Germany as follows: € 49.50 (2nd class) or € 79.50 (1st class) for tickets valid for specific trains, and € 69.50 (2nd class) or € 99.50 for flexible tickets valid for any train.
By local public transport: Tram lines 8 and 18 provide service downtown Hannover directly to the northern entrances (North 1 and 2) in less than 20 minutes. These trams run every 10 minutes outside peak hours and more frequently during peak hours. Visitors planning to stay for the full run of CeBIT are advised to purchase a "CeBIT Card" entitling them to ride any local bus, tram or suburban trains (S-Bahn) as well as regional trains in the Greater Hannover area from 19 to 24 March 2017. The card costs€ 24.60 and can be purchased online or via the GVH smartphone app.
By plane: For CeBIT, Lufthansa Group is offering special prices and conditions to participants, visitors, exhibitors, invited guests as well as employees of the Contracting partner and their travel companions. Additional direct flights will be offered out of Antwerp and Rotterdam on the first day of the show (20 March).
By car: The Hannover Exhibition Center offers plenty of parking for exhibitors and visitors. Each parking lot or ramp is just a short walk away from an entrance to the grounds. There are also parking lots equipped with charging stations for electric vehicles.
For more information on traveling to CeBIT, visit http://www.cebit.de/en/register-plan/for-visitors/travel/
Online ticket shop for the CeBIT Card: https://shop.gvh.de/index.php/product/55/show/0/0/0/0/buy