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Drupa: cheaper tickets and free travel

Tickets for drupa 2012 (3-16 May) will be available online from 25 January. For the first time, the tickets are offered as eTickets – saving time and money. Visitors can purchase their ticket online, print it out on their own printer and travel to the trade fair by bus and train free of charge.

An eTicket is also less expensive than one purchased on location: the one-day ticket costs €40 online – at the cash desks in Düsseldorf the price is €65. The 4-day ticket costs €129 on the internet, compared with €220 when purchased on location. The reduced admission fee for students and trainees is also cheaper online: €15 instead of €25.

All drupa tickets include free round trip transportation with buses, subway and trains to the trade fair on the Regional Transport Networks Rhine-Ruhr (VRR) and Rhine-Sieg (VRS) (2nd class, supplement-free trains only). More information about the rail network is at and

In addition, Messe Düsseldorf, in collaboration with the Deutsche Bahn (German Railway) and Düsseldorf Marketing & Tourismus (DMT), have agreed that trade fair visitors can travel from all German cities to Düsseldorf and back at “a reasonable price”. For example, €109 will purchase a round trip rail ticket from Hamburg, saving more than €30.

If you are still looking for accommodation in Düsseldorf or in the region, try the following website for hotel offers or accommodation in private homes:

Converting Today’s extensive, 2-part drupa preview begins in the March issue.

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