Private visitor tickets

Information ticket purchase:

You can buy your ticket for the weekend of the fair (13 and 14 October 2018) online starting spring 2018. We offer access to international publishers, readings, book presentations and many other interesting events.

You can choose between (reduced) 1-day-tickets or weekend tickets, group tickets and family tickets. Further information will be published here in spring 2018.

Ticket Purchasing / Pre-Sale Alert

Please note: Tickets can be purchased on this site from spring 2018 onwards. Register now to receive a pre-sales alert. Purchase your private visitor ticket for the Frankfurter Buchmesse 2018 in good time. If you register with us we will inform you by e-mail as soon as it starts.

Privacy Policy

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

  • When are the private visitor days?

    All visitors are welcome to the fair on Saturday and Sunday (private visitor days).

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

    No, complimentary tickets and vouchers as well as privat visitor tickets do not include the use of public transport.

  • How is the 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 ticket for trade visitor days. 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.

  • Where and when can I buy books at the fair?

    You can find an overview of your book shopping possibilities here: