gamescom: 21.–25.08.2018 for all: 22.–25.08.2018


Ticket private visitor gamescom

You can purchase your ticket for the gamescom online in our official Ticket Shop

To the Ticket Shop

Tickets available - order now!

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

Pre-entry Ticket

For only Euro 33.50 you have the possibility to visit the entertainment area at 9:00 a.m, one hour prior to official admission for private visitors on Wednesday or Thursday. Holders of an exclusive Pre-entry Ticket are asked to exclusively use Entrance South and North (Following the signs!). First come, first serve applies, as only a very limited contingent is available!

Advance ticket sale

While stocks last.

Should the day tickets be sold out there will be no ticket office sales!

WednesdayThursdayFriday Saturday
Day ticketEUR 15.50EUR 15.50EUR 15.50sold out
Reduced day ticketEUR 9.50EUR 9.50EUR 9.50sold out
Children's day ticket 7-11 years (Admission will only be granted when accompanied by an adult)EUR 7.00EUR 7.00EUR 7.00sold out
Day ticket Pre-entry (
EUR 33.50EUR 33.50----
Family day ticket
For ticket information see below
EUR 25.50EUR 25.50EUR 25.50sold out
Children's 4-6 yearsAdmission freeAdmission freeAdmission freeAdmission free

Prices valid from 22.08.2018 (Box office)

Should the day tickets be sold out there will be no ticket office sales!

Day ticketEUR 18.50EUR 18.50EUR 18.50sold out
Reduced day ticketEUR 11.50EUR 11.50EUR 11.50sold out
Afternoon tickets
(admission from 02.00 p.m, please look at ticket information)
------EUR 10.00
Children's 4-6 yearsAdmission freeAdmission freeAdmission freeAdmission free

gamescom congress

Price until 10.07.2018Price until 21.08.2018Box office
gamescom congress
valid Wed., 22.08.2018
(Admission to the gamecom trade fair is not included)
EUR 65.00EUR 75.00EUR 85.00
gamescom congress combined ticket
valid Wed., 22.08.2018
(Admission ticket is valid for the gamescom congress and gamescom entertainment area)
EUR 80.00EUR 90.00EUR 100.00
gamescom congress reduced for teachers and students*
valid Wed., 22.08.2018
EUR 35.00EUR 35.00EUR 35.00

(*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)

Ticket information

Additional information about the admission tickets

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

Reduced day ticket: Entitles pupils aged 12 and over, students, trainees, pensioners, senior citizens aged 65 and over, disabled persons, persons undertaking voluntary social work in Germany to one-time access to the trade fair; exclusively on the specified day.

Please bring valid proof of your entitlement to a concession with you!

Children's day ticket: Entitles children aged between 7 and 11 years to one-time admission to the trade fair; exclusively on the specified day.

Afternoon Ticket starting at 02:00 p.m.: We still offer discounted afternoon tickets on Saturday at a price of Euro 10.00 with admission from 02.00 p.m. at the box office on site. The admission however depends on the flow of visitors, ie. emergence from the site. Waiting times for the afternoon tickets can not be excluded.

Family day ticket: The Family ticket is valid for a maximum of 5 people and is oriented to families with a min. of 1 to max. 2 adults and a min. of 1 to max. 4 children between the ages of 7 and 11. While stocks last!

Important note: All day tickets principally lose their validity as soon as the ticket holder leaves the grounds.

4 steps to the online ticket

- 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.

Payment methods

Payment methods ticket

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

Travel ticket

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 .

Ticket holders must present identification: Do not forget your school identification or personal ID card!

Note for group orders: The address on the ticket is not relevant for an inspection at the venue or during a (bus/train) ticket inspection. Only the first name and last name on the ticket will be checked.

Access authorization

As a private visitor, with your ticket you have the opportunity to visit the entertainment area from Wednesday, 22.08. to Saturday, 25.08.2018.

Only trade visitors are entitled to visit the business area. Koelnmesse GmbH reserves the right to conduct suitable trade visitor inspections on site.

Access authorisation for children:

No admission for babies and infants aged up to 3 years.Admission for children aged up to 11 years only if accompanied by an adult.We wish to point out that dogs and other pets are not allowed to enter the trade fair grounds.