Prepare for Bauma

14 March 2016

The largest construction equipment exhibition in the world returns this year from 11 to 17 April in Munich, Germany. Taking place every three years, Bauma Munich is expected to attract around 3400 exhibitors and half a million visitors.

The show took up 575000m2 the last time it took place in 2013, and it is booked to capacity again for 2016, with over 700 companies on the waiting list.

For more information about the exhibition, including registration details, go to


As far as travelling is concerned, the nearest airport is Munich Airport. During Bauma a shuttle bus service will run from the airport to Messe München, the show site, every 30 minutes. The journey takes 45 minutes and tickets are €8 one-way or €13.50 for a return journey.

The airport shuttle bus stops are located directly in front of the areas A and Z at Terminal 1, and in front of Terminal 2. From 08:00 to 18:00 shuttle buses travelling to the exhibition grounds depart from the airport every 30 minutes. From 9:30 to 19:00 the shuttle busses run every 30 minutes from the exhibition grounds to the airport.

These times are provisional, however, so it is advised that visitors refer to the specific information about shuttle bus service during the show.
Taxis from the airport to the Trade Fair Centre cost an agreed fixed rate of €59.

For journeys into Munich city centre from the airport, take the S1 or S8 urban rail lines to the Hauptbahnhof (central station) or Ostbahnhof (eastern station), or stations and connections along the route.

Several bus services are also available, serving different parts of the city – check information counters at the airport, depending on your destination. A limited number of hotels offer a shuttle bus service.

Taxis are also available, but as the airport is some 30km from the city centre, fares to the city centre are likely to be €65 or more.

Rental cars are available at Munich airport from Avis, Europcar, Hertz, National/Alamo and Sixt. Service counters and pick-up/drop-off points are located in Terminal 1.

Munich is also well served by rail and road networks.


Bauma’s popularity means hotel rooms are hard to come by in Munich during the show, and visitors can expect to pay five to ten times the normal advertised rate for a room.

Reservations can be made through:

Phone: +49 69 95883616
Fax: +49 69 95881913

Munich Metro

The New Munich Trade Fair Centre is served by the U2 underground metro line, part of Munich’s extensive public transport network.

The Messestadt West station is at the main entrance to the trade fair, and is convenient for the lower numbered exhibitions halls (A1 to A3, B0 to B3 etc.).

The Messestadt Ost station is more useful for the outside exhibition areas and the higher numbered halls (A4 to A6 etc.).

There is also car parking available at the trade fair centre and a steady flow of taxis. The huge numbers of visitors to Bauma can lead to heavy traffic and delays, particularly at peak times.

Help planning a journey on public transport can be found at

Munich Airport’s website is also a useful source of travel information, at

There is also plenty of useful information on the Munich Tourist Information website at


KHL will be publishing show preview e-newsletters as well as daily newsletters covering breaking news from the exhibition itself.

Editorial teams from across KHL’s publishing canon will be at Bauma Munich, sourcing exclusive interviews with senior industry figures, and publishing news about the major equipment launches from the show.

We will be covering the earthmoving, cranes, demolition, access and rental equipment markets and much more besides.

Click here to register to receive free Bauma Munich newsletters, or copy and paste the following link in your browser:

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