We look forward to welcoming you at Steam&Smoke Hannover.

Here you will find all the important information about the exhibition grounds, travel and information about hotels, accommodation and parking.

The trend is unmistakable – We have the suitable event location

Shisha smoking is booming and the consumption of next-generation products such as e-cigarettes, liquids and tobacco sticks is becoming increasingly popular. Deutsche Messe is picking up on this trend and offers the growing industry an important platform in northern Germany.

Hannover as a trade fair location has the advantage that many companies in the industry are based in the region and want an industry platform for their products and services right on their doorstep. As a trade fair organizer with a prestigious exhibition center and an excellently developed infrastructure, Deutsche Messe offers such an industry event the spatial possibilities and the right ambience.


Travel Services

How to get here? Here you will find practical information to help you get to the fair quickly and easily, wether you’re travelling by rail, air or car.

By car


The A2 motorway allows a comfortable and fast journey from North Rhine-Westphalia and Berlin. The A7 motorway takes you directly to Hannover – whether you are coming from Hamburg or Munich.

Coming from the North
Take highway A7 direction “Hannover / Kassel”. At exit no. 55 “Altwarmbüchen” change to highway A37 and follow the signage “Hannover / Messe”

Coming from the East
Take highway A2 direction “Hannover / Dortmund”. At exit no. 47 “Hannover-Buchholz” change to highway A37 and follow the signage “‘Hannover / Messe”

Coming from the South
Take highway A7 direction “Hannover / Hamburg”. At exit no. 60 (junction Hannover-Süd) change to highway A37 and follow the ssignage “‘Hannover / Messe”

Coming from the West
Take highway A2 direction “Hannover / Magdeburg / Berlin”‘. At exit 46 “Hannover-Lahe” change to highway A37 and follow the signage “Hannover / Messe”

Parking lots

On the website of the “Gesellschaft für Verkehrsförderung mBH” (GfV) you will find all information about parking facilities on the Exhibition Grounds.

The parking fee for cars is 11,- EUR.

By train

North Entrance: via Hannover Main Station

For your day visit, use the regular services of Deutsche Bahn AG. The exhibition grounds can be reached from Hannover main station by underground line 8 or 18 in approx. 18 minutes (entrances NORD 1 and 2).

Subway stop: Hannover Messe/Nord


FlixTrain also offers train connections to Hannover. Some lines will take you directly to the Messe/Laatzen station or to Hannover Central Station.

By Public Transport

How to get there

From the city centre you reach the Exhibition Grounds by tram line/U-Bahn/suburban railway or from the south by bus.

  • Entrance NORD 1 + 2:
    Tram line 8 and 18
    From Hannover Main Station via stations Kröpcke, Aegidientorplatz, Altenbekener Damm, Bothmerstraße
  • Entrance OST 3:
    Tram line 6 and 16
    Via stations Kröpcke, Aegidientorplatz, Braunschweiger Platz, Bult, Tierärztliche Hochschule, Kronsberg
  • Entrance South + West 1:
    Busstop lines 340 and 341
    Busstop at the Exhibition Grounds Stop Gutenbergstraße (South area) and stop Hannover Messe/Laatzen (West 1 area)
    From Rethen, Pattensen, Laatzen

More information about the local mass transit in Hannover you can find on www.uestra.de


Furthermore there is the possibility to use FlixBus for your journey.

Please be aware that your admission ticket or exhibitor pass is not valid for local public transport.

Taxi Office and Carpooling


Taxi stands are located around the exhibition grounds at the entrances NORD 2, WEST 1 + 3 and SÜD 1.
The journey time between the exhibition grounds and the airport is approx. 30 minutes, depending on the volume of traffic.

The taxi company “Hallo Taxi 3811” also offers its customers a new quality service. Under the motto: friendly, safe, comfortable, the nationwide unique initiative Plus Taxi has been launched. When ordering a Plus Taxi, passengers are guaranteed a number of quality standards. Surcharges are not levied. More information www.taxi-hannover.eu/

Taxi orders: Hotline “Hello Taxi 3811”: +49 (0)511 3811

Carpooling Options

Find a ride to the fair – easy and smart with TwoGo by SAP

Your stay in Hannover

Der Service der Zimmervermittlung bietet dir eine kostenfreie und optimale Vermittlung von Hotelzimmern in der Stadt, der Region und im weiteren Umland – mit schneller und zeiteffektiver Anbindung an das Messegelände. Für deine Unterkunft am Messestandort Hannover ist die “Hannover Marketing & Tourismus GmbH (HMTG)” Exklusiv-Partner der Deutschen Messe.

HMTG’s Room Referral Service

Take advantage of HMTG’s official room referral service and benefit from their professional and personalized approach.

HMTG is your contact partner for individual and group queries – for exhibitors and visitors alike. The HMTG team will be delighted to process your inquiries and provide you with an individual recommendation.

Your contact at HMTG

  • Hotline: +49 (0)511 12345555 (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • E-Mail: hotels@hannover-tourismus.de
  • Service office on the Exhibition Grounds: During the show you’ll find the HMTG service office at the Information Center (IC) on the Exhibition Grounds. Here you have the possibility to book a room at short notice.