Ticket and catalogue trade visitor for gamescom

Please note our new agenda for your trade fair planner:

gamescom will be running this year from Tuesday, 22.08. to Saturday, 26.08.2017! The first day is exclusively open to trade visitors and the media.

The business area will be open from Tuesday, 22.08. until Thursday, 24.08.2017!

Information to the trade visitor tickets: purchase only for personal use

Purchase is only possible for personal use. The number of tickets is limited to the needs of one person. In accordance with the opening hours of the business area, Tuesday, 22 August to Thursday, 24 August, trade visitors can purchase three day tickets or one 3-day ticket for their own visit to gamescom.

At the bottom of the price list, you can find further information about your admission ticket.

Advance ticket sale / Box office

  Advance sale from 22.08.2017
Box office
Day ticket incl. catalogue*valid Tue., Wed. or Thu. EUR 37.00 EUR 42.00
3-day ticket incl. catalogue*valid Tue.-Thu. EUR 73.00 EUR 83.00
Day ticket Friday**(Should the day tickets be sold out there will be no ticket office sales!) EUR 14.00 EUR 16.50
Day ticket Saturday**(Should the day tickets be sold out there will be no ticket office sales!) EUR 18.00 EUR 19.00

gamescom congress

  Price until 11.07.2017 Price from 12.07.2017 Box office
gamescom congress
valid Wed., 23.08.2017
(No admission to gamescom trade fair)
EUR 59.00 EUR 69.00 EUR 79.00
gamescom congress combined ticket
valid Wed., 23.08.2017
(Admission ticket is valid for the gamescom congress and gamescom entertainment and business area)
EUR 95.00 EUR 105.00 EUR 119.00
gamescom congress reduced for teachers and students*
valid Wed., 23.08.2017
EUR 25.00 EUR 25.00 EUR 25.00
(*Entitles teachers and students to visit the gamescom congress at a reduced admission price. Admission to the gamescom trade fair is not included. Please have the valid proof of entitlement to a reduction ready for presentation upon entry)

* This trade visitor admission ticket is valid for the business- and entertainment area.
The catalogue is obtainable by presenting the admission ticket in the entrance area.

** This trade visitor admission ticket is valid only for the entertainment area. Should the day tickets be sold out there will be no ticket office sales!.

Day ticket: Entitles to one-time access to the trade fair; exclusively on the specified day.

3-day ticket: This entitles you to enter the fair in the period 22-24 August 2017.

  • Login or register for the first time at the Ticket Shop
  • Select desired ticket and complete the order transaction
  • After completing the order transaction the ticket is available as a download
  • Print out your ticket or download to your mobile device

Please note that this admission ticket is personalised and is not transferrable.

You can pay by PayPal or credit card (MasterCard, VISA, Diners Club, American Express) in the Ticket Shop.

You will receive your travel ticket in a separate e-mail. Please print the pdf document in size A4 and bring it with you to the trade fair.

The free travel ticket (2nd class) is valid for public transport operated by the Rhein Sieg Transport Authority (VRS) and Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr (VRR), only in combination with a valid ID Card and a Koelnmesse admission ticket. It is valid during the mentioned trade fair only for travelling to and from Koelnmesse.

Exempted are trains of the Deutsche Bahn AG subject to a supplement, e.g. the IC/EC or ICE.

Further travel information can be found under the rubric Arrival.

Only trade visitors are entitled to visit the business area. Koelnmesse GmbH reserves the right to conduct suitable trade visitor inspections on site. Here you find information about our visitor's target groups.

Important information for trade visitors

The trade visitor character in the business area and on the Trade Visitor and Media Day of gamescom is very important to the exhibitors and Koelnmesse GmbH.

Trade visitors have to prove their industry affiliation when purchasing their admission tickets. To this end, trade visitors need to provide a commercial register extract or trade licence, etc., which proves that they are professionally involved with the development, production or sale/trade of games and/or gaming accessories. A voucher for a trade visitor admission ticket does not suffice as proof of industry affiliation!

Trade visitors must be at the age of 18 at least!

We wish to point out that dogs and other pets are not allowed to enter the trade fair grounds.