Current traffic news

Arrive cleverly and relaxed at the Westfalenhallen Dortmund: Here you will find current traffic and congestion information about Dortmund provided by stau.info.

The current traffic situation

Dortmund liegt im Zentrum des Ruhrgebiets und damit mitten im Herzen Europas. Im Umkreis von 150 Kilometern leben 22 Millionen Menschen. Der Messestandort profitiert von der direkten Nähe zu Südwestfalen, Deutschlands Industrieregion mit 80.000 Betrieben, darunter 140 Weltmarktführer. Die Messe Dortmund liegt im Stadtteil Mitte der größten Stadt des Ruhrgebiets. Das benachbarte Kreuzviertel besticht mit seinen zahlreichen charmanten Restaurants, Bierkneipen und Bars. Ein weiteres Highlight ist der Signal Iduna Park – das Stadion von Borussia Dortmund. Regelmäßig werden Führungen angeboten. Insgesamt steht den Besuchern ein breites Angebot an Aktivitäten sowie ein lebendiges Nacht- und Kulturleben auch nach Messeschluss zur Verfügung.

Verkehrswege
Eine einzigartige Verkehrsinfrastruktur ermöglicht den direkten Weg zur Messe Dortmund. Ab dem Dortmunder Hauptbahnhof ist das Messegelände über einen eigenen Bahn- und U-Bahnanschluss (U 45 und U 46) in 10 Minuten zu erreichen. Die Haltestelle (Westfalenhallen) befindet sich gegenüber dem Haupteingang der Westfalenhalle. 

Direkter Anschluss besteht durch die B1 an die Autobahnen A1, A45, A2, A42 und die A44. 

Insgesamt liegen 4 internationale Flughäfen im Umkreis von 90 km. Von den Flughäfen Düsseldorf, Frankfurt und Köln erreichen Besucher das Messegelände schnell und einfach mit Bus und Bahn. Zudem ist die Messe Dortmund nur 12 km vom Dortmunder Flughafen entfernt. Bei ausgewählten Messen pendelt regelmäßig ein Airport Express.

Parken
In unmittelbarer Hallennähe stehen den Messebesuchern rund 3300 Parkplätze (Kennung A) zur Verfügung. Im Umkreis der Hallen sorgen noch weitere 6.000 Parkplätze (Kennung C-F) für eine optimale Parkplatzsituation für Pkw und Busse. Für Elektrofahrzeuge stehen auf dem Parkplatz A4 und an der Strobelallee Ladesäulen zur Verfügung.

Arrival

Approach by car

Arrival adress
Westfalenhallen Unternehmensgruppe GmbH
Rheinlanddamm 200
44139 Dortmund
Germany

Direct connection through the B1 (A40) to the motorways A1 (Hansalinie), A45 (Sauerlandlinie), A2 (Berlin - Hannover - Dortmund - Oberhausen), A42 (Duisburg - Dortmund), B1 (A44) (Dortmund - Kassel).

Please follow the signs to Dortmund and follow our own signs on the motorways. Details can be found on the map below.

If you use a navigation system, please enter the destination address "Maurice-Vast-Str.". From the destination address, please follow the signs in the immediate vicinity.

Parking spaces in the immediate vicinity are available for approx. 8,800 cars and buses. The parking fee is 7.00 EUR per car on all parking areas.

For better orientation on the Westfalenhallen grounds, please use the hall plan (see below).

CHARGING STATION FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES

Your car is right on trend and runs on electric power? We are prepared! 

We have 2 electric charging points with a total of 4 charging possibilities in the immediate vicinity for all those arriving with an electric car. 

  • innogy column: parking lot Westfalenhalle, parking lot A4, Rheinlanddamm 200, 
  • 2 x type 2, 22 kW
  • innogy column: opposite Red Earth Stadium, Strobelallee 45, 
  • 2 x type 2, 22 kW

Parking shuttle

The MesseExpress is used for JAGD & HUND, CREATIVA and INTERMODELLBAU.

With our MesseExpress you can travel free of charge and comfortably directly from the parking lot to the exhibition halls. 

Of course, you can also use this shuttle service after your visit to the fair to get from the exhibition halls back to your parking space. 

The first MesseExpress leaves 30 minutes before the start of the fair. It then runs every 10 minutes during the entire duration of the fair. MesseExpress runs its last round 15 minutes after the trade fair closes.

PARK & RIDE-PARKING SPACES

For a relaxed journey there are numerous Park & Ride parking spaces available in the city area, where you can park your car and change to public transport.


Environmental zone in Dortmund

The City of Dortmund introduced a new environmental zone on 01 January 2012. This covers large parts of the city area, including the Westfalenhallen site. You need an environmental sticker to enter this low emission zone. 


BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT

With the underground line U 45 (direction Westfalenhallen) you can reach the station "Westfalenhallen" within 10 minutes from Dortmund main station.

From Dortmund City (subway stations Reinoldikirche or Stadtgarten) the U 46 (direction Westfalenhallen) will take you to the stop "Westfalenhallen" in about 5 minutes.

Alternatively, take the U 42 (direction Hombruch) to the stop "Theodor-Fliedner-Heim". From here it is only a few minutes' walk to the exhibition grounds.

The way to the Westfalenhallen is signposted at the named stops. All stops listed above are handicapped accessible.

Information: +49 (0)1803/50 40 30 (9 cent/min.)

www.bus-und-bahn.de

Arrival by train

The best way to get there. 

Pay as little as EUR 54,90 (one-way) with the Event Ticket.

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That special extra for you. Your Event Ticket at a single nationwide price, available at every DB station. 

Event Ticket for a single journey, for use only on one specific connection
(subject to availability):

  • Second class EUR 54,90
  • First class EUR 89,90

Event Ticket for single journey, for use on all connections
(always available):

  • Second class EUR 74,90
  • First class EUR 109,90

This offer is valid until 2019-Dez-14

Book your ticket online now and to get the guaranteed lowest price. We will provide you with an overview of all rail services on the route you're interested in. 

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We wish you a pleasant journey.

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Dortmund Airport

Direct connections from and to many European cities.

Distance to the Westfalenhallen Dortmund: 12 km.

Information: 0231 / 9 21 31 40 or under Dortmund Airport 21.

AirportExpress to the Messe Westfalenhallen Dortmund

The bus shuttle service is available at the fairs BEST OF EVENTS, JAGD & HUND, INTERMODELLBAU and InterTabac and is available all day. Please refer to the timetables for travel times.

The stops for the AirportExpress are located at the airport directly next to the main entrances to the departure hall and at the trade fair in the immediate vicinity of the trade fair grounds on the B1.

The fare is 8.50 euros for adults and 2.00 euros for children under 15. Children under the age of 6 travel free of charge. Tickets are sold in the vehicle.

Timetable subject to change.

Other airports

  • Airport Düsseldorf: 63 km
  • Airport Cologne/Bonn: 96 km