March 04, 2024

Strike Impact Information for Deutsche Bahn, Berliner S-Bahn, and Lufthansa Ground Personnel starting from Thursday

ITB Berlin provides information on travel disruptions during the world's leading travel trade show starting from 7 March 2024 due to strikes

A strike by the train drivers’ union GDL from Thursday would restrict transport to the Berlin Exhibition Grounds for ITB Berlin. This concerns travel with Deutsche Bahn and Berlin’s light rail network (S-Bahn). The metro system (U-Bahn), trams and bus routes will not be affected. Private rail networks including ODEG will run according to schedule. The Travel service section on ITB Berlin’s website has regular updates on alternative transport options.

Due to a strike announced by the Ver.di union involving Lufthansa's ground staff, which will take place from Thursday, 7 March, starting at 4:00 am, until Saturday, 9 March 2024, at 7:10 am, disruptions in air traffic may occur. This could potentially affect travel plans. The organizers of ITB Berlin recommend staying informed about the latest updates.

The following is an overview of how to get to ITB Berlin during a strike:

Alternative bus and U-Bahn options

The websites of Berlin/Brandenburg public transport provide travel information at and Information on strikes and emergency timetables can be found at

Make use of the DB Navigator app to find the quickest route!

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U-Bahn lines

U2 (U-Bahn line U2: timetable and stops)

U7 (U-Bahn line U7: timetable and stops) – final journey by bus

Bus routes

139 bus | 139 bus route: timetable and stops

Exit: S-Messe Nord/ICC.

Operates between Werderstr. (Spandau) and S-Messe Nord/ICC

U-Bahn stations on this route: U Paul-Stern-Str. (U7), U Rohrdamm (U7),

U Siemensdamm (U7), U Kaiserdamm (U2)

143 bus | 143 bus route: timetable and stops

Exit: Messegelände/ICC or U Theodor-Heuss-Platz

Operates between Brixplatz and Planetarium (Insulaner)

U-Bahn stations on this route: U Neu-Westend (U2), U Theodor-Heuss-Platz (U2),

U Fehrbelliner Platz (U3), U Blissestr./Uhlandstr. (U3), U Berliner Str. (U9), U Innsbrucker Platz (U4)

M49 | M49 bus route: timetable and stops

Exit: S-Messe Nord/ICC or U Theodor-Heuss-Platz

Operates between Heerstr./Nennhauser Damm and Hertzallee (via Zoologischer Garten)

U-Bahn stations on this route: U Wilmersdorfer Straße (U7), U Theodor-Heuss-Platz (U2)

X34 express bus | X34 bus route: timetable and stops

Exit: S Messe Nord/ ICC

Operates between Kaserne Hottengrund and Hertzallee

U-Bahn stations on this route: U Wilmersdorfer Straße (U7)

Bike sharing, e-scooters und e-mopeds

The mobility platform Jelbi has two docking stations on the exhibition grounds. These are at the south entrance (Eingang Messe Süd) in front of the CityCube and in front of Hall 27. Vehicles rented from the following companies can be left there:

E-mopeds: Emmy

E-scooters: voi, lime, Tier, Bolt

Bike sharing companies: nextbike, Tier, lime, Bolt, Call-a-bike

Overview of docking stations on the exhibition grounds

For additional information:

Arriving by car

Please note that there is only a limited amount of parking available on the exhibition grounds. The ICC car park is available and costs 15 euros during the event. Parking spaces will most likely fill up rapidly. Overview of car parks

Travelling by train and ’Flixbus’ coach

The coach operator FlixBus offers convenient transport to and from ITB. The main bus station (ZOB Berlin) is located directly opposite the exhibition grounds. A ticket guarantees seating and includes onboard wi-fi. Snacks and beverages are available at reasonable prices. For more information call +49 (0) 30 – 300 137 137.

The train company FlixTrain operates an extensive rail network and offers daily services within Germany to Berlin. These stop at Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Berlin Südkreuz and Berlin-Spandau. Train connections and timetables can be found here.

Arriving by taxi

Taxi ranks can be found at the following entrances and halls: Hub27 and south entrance (Jafféstraße), CityCube Berlin (Messedamm), Hall 9 (Messedamm) and north entrance / Hall 19 (Masurenallee).

Additional information:

Deutsche Bahn

S-Bahn Berlin

Verkehrsverbund Berlin-Brandenburg

Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe

Verkehrsinformationszentrale Berlin

Online accreditation for press representatives and bloggers
You can register here to obtain online accreditation. After your application has been processed and approved you will receive an email with a PDF containing your accreditation and press badge along with a personal QR code for admission. Please display this QR code at the entrance to the event. Your ticket is non-transferable.

About ITB Berlin and the ITB Berlin Convention
ITB Berlin 2024 will take place from Tuesday, 5 to Thursday, 7 March. Since 1966, ITB Berlin has been the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show. As in previous years, the internationally acclaimed ITB Berlin Convention will take place parallel with the show as a live event on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds. Under the heading „Pioneer the Transition in Travel & Tourism. Together.“, leading speakers from business, science and politics will discuss the industry’s current and future challenges on 4 stages with a total of 17 themed tracks and more than 24,000 attendees.

Additional information is available at and from the ITB Newsroom & Social Media.