Messezentrum Salzburg is an expo venue in the heart of Europe that can be reached very easily by car, rail, public transport, by air, on a bicycle – or even on foot.
Messezentrum Salzburg and the Salzburgarena are excellently linked up to the public transport network.
The Salzburger Verkehrsverbund route planner enables you to find the quickest public transport connections.
Free bus tickets for Messezentrum Salzburg GmbH exhibitions
Free public transport tickets can be obtained for the trolleybus to and from the expo centre for fairs staged by Messezentrum Salzburg GmbH. These free bus tickets can be downloaded from the respective expo website. Ticket only valid in printed form.
Messezentrum Salzburg expo centre and the Salzburgarena venue are approximately 30 minutes’ walk from the old town, a 20-minute walk from the railway station, and are easily reached using the comprehensive network of cycle paths.
Bicycle stands are available at the venue.
Salzburg Airport W. A. Mozart is approximately 4 km away from Messezentrum Salzburg. Named after the world-famous composer, the airport was opened in 1926 and is now the second-largest airport in Austria. There are taxis, public transport options and car hire companies at the airport.
Messezentrum Salzburg and Salzburgarena are both located alongside the A1 motorway. They can both be accessed by leaving the motorway at the exit marked Messe. The route to the venue is clearly signposted in the city and on the motorway.
Please note: Toll road stickers are obligatory on Austrian motorways
Toll road stickers must be purchased and displayed on all Austrian motorways! These self-adhesive stickers can be purchased for 1 year, for 2 months or for 10 days and must be clearly mounted in the prescribed position inside your windscreen. Stickers can be purchased at most Austrian fuel stations.
Arrivals without a TOLL STICKER: From Germany via the German A8 motorway:
With 15.12. 2019 it is allowed for motorists arriving from Germany - without first buying the vignette - to drive on the highway directly to us from Walserberg to the fair! see: Exceptions to the MAUT in Austria
Organisers and visitors coming to the Messezentrum Salzburg and Salzburgarena venues benefit from approximately 3000 parking spaces, 730 of which are in the multi-storey car park.
More detailed information about our car parks can be found here:
€ 1.50 - Drive through
€ 3.00 - 1st hour
€ 2.50 - Every additional hour
€ 5.00 - Package for shows and concerts in the Salzburgarena on showing of a valid event ticket
€ 8.00 - Maximum daily fee at own exhibitions of Messezentrum Salzburg GmbH and selected guest events
€ 10.00 - Maximum daily fee at the Salzburg Dult
€ 15.00 – Maximum daily fee
Unfortunately, we have to inform you that € 500 notes CANNOT be used to pay for parking fees.
Please note that credit card payments are NOT possible at the exit barriers. Credit cards are only accepted for payment at the automatic car park pay stations.
Further information HERE.
All parking in the city of Salzburg is subject to a fee (not only the ‘blue zones’). Park your car at the Messe P+R car park and enjoy special discounts on public transport taking you straight to the centre!
More information about Park + Ride is available HERE.
Salzburg Exhibition and Congress Center has its own e-car charging station run by Salzburg AG.
Simply use the Salzburg AG ‘Stromladen’ recharging app, or make a direct payment when you recharge via credit card or Paypal. There’s a description of what to do at the charging station, which is clearly signposted at the P2 multi-storey car park. There are two sockets (Type 2 - Mode 3) with parking spaces. Your car is completely recharged in just a few hours. More information about charging stations and rapid rechargers in the area is available here: https://www.salzburg-ag.at/e-mobilitaet/elektromobilitaet/oeffentliche-ladestationen.html
Your Salzburgarena event ticket entitles you to park on the premises of Messezentrum Salzburg for the whole evening for just €5. Tickets cost €8 for daytime events that last longer than 4 hours.
The manned car park pay stations are located to the left of the main entrance doors (accessible from outside), and in the main foyer. To avoid waiting, the parking ticket can be redeemed at the manned car park pay stations before the event begins.
Please note that you will only be able to pay at the unmanned pay stations after the show.
Our tip to round off your event: Have a soft drink or a coffee at the bar before you get stuck in a rush hour traffic jam!
Getting here on public transport
A ticket from oeticket for the Salzburgarena can also be used as a bus ticket in Zone S.