Trade visitor tickets

Reserve your trade visitor ticket basic

The ticket shop will open in spring 2018. We are happy to send you a reminder. Simply register for the alert here on the right side

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Please note: Trade visitor tickets basic can be purchased from this site starting in spring 2018. Trade visitor tickets BUSINESS can be purchased here starting spring 2018, as well. Register below to receive a pre-sales alert.

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Good to know: All the information concerning your trade visitor ticket

  • You are a trade visitor, if you:

    • are involved professionally in the development, production, marketing or communication of print and electronic media or the arts
    • work in the education sector
    • are a student (all fields of study)
    • are an author

  • When are the trade visitor days?

    The first three days of the Frankfurt Book Fair are for professional visitors only.

  • Can I use the public transportation system with my ticket?

    Yes, exhibitor passes and trade visitor tickets bought online or at the box office entitle holders to use public transport in the greater Rhine Main area (RMV).

  • Is there a barrier-free access?

    A barrier-free access and connection network also provides freedom of movement for mobility-impaired visitors. The indoor Via Mobile is equipped with moving walkways and lets you reach every hall comfortably.

    Discounted tickets
    Wheelchair users and people who need to be accompanied by a helper (German "B" marker or equivalent in the disability pass) may enter the exhibition site together with their companion free of charge on all days of the fair after 9.00 am. Disabled people without the German "B" marker or equivalent in their disability pass, but having a disability status equivalent to the German certification GdB 50 or higher can obtain a reduced-rate one-day trade visitor ticket for 18 Euros as well. Disabled people without accompanying persons and a disability status below GdB 50 or equivalent are required to pay the normal price.

    Wheelchair rental
    Wheelchairs and electric scooters can be rented on a daily basis for a security deposit. Please contact the info hotline of Messe Frankfurt for further information, Phone: 069 - 7575 6999, More information, site plan and brochure as download.

  • Where can I get information on the opening hours?

    Please visit our info centre for information on opening hours and the dates of the next book fairs.

  • Do you have tips for travel and accommodation?

    Yes, visit for information on travel via car, train or plane, as well as tips for your accommodation during the fair.