Site plan

The site plan of FAF - FARBE, AUSBAU & FASSADE is a reliable aid, that will help you find the fair's various halls. Find your easy way around and download the site plan here.

Travel by plane

Cologne-Bonn Airport makes Cologne Exhibition Centre easy and convenient to reach by air from all of Europe’s major cities.The exhibition center can be reached quickly and easily from the Airport. In addition, high-speed ICE trains connect the airports in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, and Brussels directly to the Cologne Exhibition Centre.

Service of Lufthansa

Lufthansa is offering special deals to travel to FAF 2019.

Special offer: Discounted travel with Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines

Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines offer a comprehensive global route network linking major cities around the world. We offer special prices and conditions to participants, visitors, exhibitors, invited guests as well as employees of the Contracting partner and their travel companions.

To make a reservation, please click on and enter the access code DEZQIRX in the "Offer for discounted flights" area. This will open an online booking platform that will automatically calculate the discount offered or provide you with an even better offer if another promotional fare is available.

NOTE: Pop-ups must be enabled otherwise the booking platform window will not open.

These promotional fares are also available through your IATA / ARC travel agent. Travel agents can obtain ticketing instructions by sending an e-mail to and providing the access code as a reference.

Travel by car

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".

Destination for your satellite navigation system:
Messeplatz 1, 50679 Cologne

Parking spaces: Parking guidance system on site

Important information about the low emission zone and requirement of emissions sticker in Cologne

Travel by train

Cologne is a hub in the European rail network. Optimum accessibility by ICE train, the fastest train operated by the German railway company, is guaranteed. It is convenient to travel to the Cologne Exhibition Centre by train, thanks to the "Köln Messe/Deutz" train station next to the exhibition center, which is a stop for high-speed trains and offers good local public transport services.

Service of Deutsche Bahn

Travel by train to FAF 2019 from Euro 54,90!

With the special conditions of Deutsche Bahn you use sustainable transport and relax while you travel to the fair. The 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 classEUR 54.90
First classEUR 89.90
  • Event Ticket for single journey, for use on all connections (always available):
Second classEUR 74.90
First classEUR 109.90

The offer is valid two days before and two days after the trade show.

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.
Click here to buy your ticket!

Click here for the full range of information about DB's Event Ticket. Here's a step-by-step manual on how to order your event ticket.

For technical questions regarding booking, please contact the service number +49 (0) 1806 - 99 66 44. The hotline is available daily from 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., there is a charge of EUR 0.20 per call from a German landline and a maximum of EUR 0.60 per call from mobile networks.

Travel by public transport

The Cologne Exhibition Centre can be easily reached on the underground lines 1 and 9, "Bahnhof Deutz" station and the Underground Lines 3 and 4, "Koelnmesse" station. The "S-Bahn" lines S6, S11, S12 and S13 leave Cologne Main Station from platform 10 towards Cologne "Messe/Deutz" at regular intervals.

Shuttle busses

There will be free shuttle busses during the trade fair. The routes of the shuttle services are not yet confirmed. We will inform you right in time.

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