Relaxed to the world fair of equestrian sports - here you will find all important information for your journey to the fairground Essen.

9. - 15. March 2023
Exhibition Centre Essen

The fastest way to EQUITANA

Centrally located and easy to reach: The Essen exhibition center is conveniently located in the Ruhr metropolitan region. The very well developed transport network ensures a relaxed journey from all directions. You can reach the trade fair center by your own car, by local and long-distance public transport or by plane via Düsseldorf Airport.

By Car



Address Exhibition Center


Messeplatz 1
45131 Essen

Please note that an environmental badge is required to enter the exhibition grounds. You can find this and further information on how to get there here.

Parking spaces at a glance

For guests with cars, MESSE ESSEN offers about 7,000 parking spaces close to the fair - and additionally 7,000 parking possibilities in the P+R system with free use of the fair bus.

For detailed directions to the individual parking areas click here.

Parking Spaces and Park & Ride

Parking spaces directly at the trade fair:

The signposting to the trade fair will guide you straightforwardly to the site, where you will find sufficient parking spaces from which MESSE ESSEN is easily accessible on foot. The parking fee for the parking spaces close to the fair is 10€/day.

Overview of the parking spaces



Park & Ride large-area parking lot P10 with free bus shuttle:

The P & R parking lot P10 is located on Lilienthalstraße and can be reached from the A52 via the Essen-Kettwig exit.

Shuttle buses run regularly from there to the fairgrounds. The parking lots are open daily until 24.00 hrs, on show evenings until 0.30 hrs.

Special Parking

Parking for people with disabilities

People with a degree of disability of >80% can park free of charge at Messe Essen. They can obtain free exit tickets from the information desk at Messe Essen. Tickets that have already been paid for cannot be cancelled. For this purpose, only the disabled person's ID card must be presented and receipt of the discount or ticket must be acknowledged.


If you would like to travel by motor home and need a parking space for it, please contact Messe Essen directly.

                                         Contact: Mr. Siegfried Horn                                                                    Tel. +49 (0)201 7244 268 or                                      Mail [email protected]

With Google Maps to EQUITANA

Public Transport


travel by train - comfortable and flexible


Local Transport

From Essen Central Station, you can reach us in just 5 minutes by taking the U 11 subway line to the "Messe Ost / Gruga-Halle" stop at the east entrance to the fair or one stop further, to "Messe West-Süd / Gruga" at the west entrance to the fair. 

For more information on traveling by public transport within the VRR, click here, you can see the timetable of the U 11 directly here.

Long Distance Transport


DB: From Düsseldorf Airport station, three ICE lines (40/45, 10 and 41), three Regionalexpress trains (RE1, 6 and 11) and S-Bahn line 1 will take you to Essen Central Station in about 30 minutes. From here, follow the local transport instructions on the left.

By Airplane


Fast and convenient - from anywhere.



The excellent connection to Düsseldorf Airport allows for a quick and convenient journey, even from afar. With over 500 takeoffs and landings daily, it offers flight connections to over 170 cities in Germany and abroad. Düsseldorf Airport is only 20 minutes by car from the Essen trade fair grounds and also has excellent rail connections.

Way to the Fair Essen

For the arrival by train you will find the directions in the upper section "long distance". 

Arrival by cab: cost about 55€, duration about 20 minutes.

Car rental: in the central arrival of the airport DUS you will find a variety of car rental companies, which are located directly at the terminal.

Travel packages


Here you can book travel packages and group tours to EQUITANA. 




Travel packages

You don't want to travel to EQUITANA alone or are looking for an all-inclusive package? With the following tour operators you will find offers for group travel and travel packages with which you can organise your trip individually and enjoy the trade fair comfortably to the fullest.

Der Pferdereisen-Spezialist

Christine Schmalbach
Lange Gasse 45
D-86666 Burgheim

+49 8432 / 9493819
+49 8432 / 9493818

Lufthansa City Center Niederrhein

First Reisebüro Mönchengladbach GmbH
Bismarckstr. 23-27
D-41061 Mönchengladbach

+49 2161/274167
[email protected]

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Fri.: 08:30am – 3:30pm