Stuttgart Airport is located about 14 kilometres from downtown Stuttgart. The airport is easy to reach from the city.
Lines S2 and S3 of the metropolitan S-Bahn trains will take you to Stuttgart’s main train station. The journey takes 27 minutes. The trains run between 4.55am (5.25am on Sundays) and 12.25am.
There are taxi ranks outside of Terminals 1, 2 and 3. The ride takes about 30 minutes.
You will also find several car rental agencies in the arrivals hall of the airport. Parking for your own car is also available.
Address: Flughafenstraße 32, Stuttgart
Phone: +49 711 94 80
Best Time to Visit
The best, but also busiest time to visit Stuttgart is during the summer, when the temperatures are most pleasant (generally around 20°C/68°F during the day). During shoulder seasons, namely spring and autumn, various festivals take place and outdoor activities and sightseeing are still possible. Winters can be very cold in Stuttgart, but also quite picturesque due to the snowfall and Christmas Markets.
Passport / Visa
Germany can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of most European countries, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.
The VVS operates Stuttgart’s public transport system consisting of buses and trains. The city is divided into zones and the more zones you cross when travelling, the more expensive your ticket will be.
For short distances, opt for the "Kurzstrecke" ticket, which is valid for three stops. If you are planning a busy day of sightseeing, splurge on a daily ticket, called "Tageskarte".
Tickets can be bought from vending machines, bus drivers and sales locations. The tickets are slightly cheaper if you buy them with your cell phone.
Address: VVS-Infothek, Königstraße 1A, Stuttgart
Phone: +49 0711 19449
There are taxi ranks at the train station, Bismarckplatz and many other locations throughout the city. You can call a taxi any time of the day.
Phone: +49 711 551 0000
To find a post office you should look for the yellow "Deutsche Post" sign, many offices are located throughout town. For sending postcards and letters you can use the yellow public mail boxes.
Address: Arnulf-Klett-Platz 2,Stuttgart
Phone: +49 228 4333112
Pharmacies (distinguished by a red "Aphotheke" sign at the front) have alternating opening hours during nights and weekends, in order to be always able to access a pharmacy. Addresses of the pharmacies on duty are posted at the pharmacies or online.
Address: Apotheke Stadtmitte, Rotebühlpl. 20B, Stuttgart
Phone: +49 711 2265717
Country code: +49
Area code: 711