Travel Hub

Fastener Fair Global takes place at Messe Stuttgart which is located next to the airport and is well connected to the city centre. 

How to reach us

The travel hub points you in the right direction to plan your journey to the exhibition as well as your stay in Stuttgart.

By Car

There are plenty of parking spaces available for visitors. Please note that the main entrances to Fastener Fair Global are via Entrance East and Entrance West.

Please follow the guidance system to the car park. 

By Train

As a hub for international North/South and East/West routes, Stuttgart is connected directly to many European capitals via the rail network. 

Visit the Deutsche Bahn website to enquire about connections and book tickets online. The station for the exhibition grounds is "Stuttgart Flughafen/Messe".

By Plane

Direct flights to Stuttgart Airport are available from numerous major European cities. For information on flights please visit the Stuttgart Airport website.

The venue is approximately 200 metres away from the airport terminals (just a 5-minute walk). Please follow the sign 'Messe/ICS' to get to the Stuttgart exhibition grounds. 

By Public Transport

You can reach the exhibition grounds quickly and easily via the local transport network.

For detailed information, including a journey planner, ticket prices and an app, please visit the website of VVS, the local transport provider. 

The nearest stop for suburban trains and buses is "Echterdingen, Flughafen/Messe", for the tram line U6 it is either "Echterdingen, Messe West" or "Echterdingen, Flughafen/Messe". 

Travel time from Stuttgart Central Station to the exhibition grounds is about half an hour by suburban trains S2 or S3 (S-Bahn) as well as the tram line U6. Please follow the (S) or (U) signs inside the station.

Hotels & Accommodation

Hotel accommodation and private rooms of all standards can be booked online on the Stuttgart Tourist Information website. Should you need any further assistance please contact the dedicated team at: 

Stuttgart-Marketing GmbH
Rotebühlplatz 25
70178 Stuttgart

Tel: +49 711 22 28-240

Visa Information

We recommend to initiate your visa arrangements well in advance to ensure you obtain your visa before the start of the exhibition. Applications can be made as early as six months before the time of travel. 

Is a visa required? 

Check if your country requires a visa. The Federal Foreign Office provides an up-to-date list of all countries that do and do not require a visa for Germany.

Need an invitation letter? 

Our team will support trade visitors and exhibitors with their visa applications by issuing an official invitation letter to the show. Please note that, due to legal reasons, we are not authorised to carry out any visa applications on behalf of others, nor do we accept any financial or organisational responsibility for travel arrangements. 

Please get in touch with the Fastener Fair Global team, should you require any supporting documentation to your visa application, such as an invitation letter. 

For further information about visa procedures, requirements, visa fees and application forms, please visit the website of the Federal Foreign Office.