Essential tips on how to get to Stuttgart and how to get to the center of Stuttgart from the airport. Connections to shuttles, trains, buses, ferries and taxis.
How to get to Stuttgart: connections from Stuttgart airport to the city centre
Stuttgart , Flughafen Stuttgart-Echterdingen , is Germany's seventh largest and is located approximately 13 kilometers south of the city. Reaching the center of Stuttgart from the airport is therefore quick and easy, thanks to very efficient connections.
Expanded in 2014 and consisting of 4 terminals, Stuttgart Airport is included in the territory of the municipalities of Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Stuttgart , Filderstadt, located in the Baden-Württemberg , in the south-western part of Germany. The new terminals were built in 2014.
Below are the main connections to reach the center of Stuttgart from the airport.
Trains from Stuttgart Airport to the city centre
The quickest way to get to central Stuttgart from the airport is by train . Rail connections from Stuttgart airport to the city center are made by the local S-Bahn line, located on level 1 of Terminal 1: you have to take the S2 or S3 trains, both of which take you to Stuttgart central train station .
The frequency of trains is about 10-20 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends, while they are active from 5 in the morning until 00.10. Trains take around 30 minutes to reach central station from Stuttgart Airport . Click here to book train tickets online .
Connections Buses and shuttles from Stuttgart airport to the city centre
The Stuttgart Airport Bus Terminal is located directly between Flughafenstrasse and Airport Terminal 4, on the ground floor below the newly built P14 car garage, opposite the arrivals terminal. The three lanes comprise a total of 18 bus platforms, with platforms 1 to 3 serving regional transportation. Domestic and international intercity bus services depart from platforms 4 to 18, along with non-scheduled services.
The transfer from the airport to the center of Stuttgart takes about 25 minutesX and the ticket costs around 3.50 euros . Besides being able to buy tickets online on the bus company's website, you can also buy tickets directly at the bus terminal.
For all the information on the buses that depart from Stuttgart airport, visit this page .
Stuttgart public transport website: http://www.vvs.de/
How to reach Stuttgart by car or taxi
You can drive to central Stuttgart from the airport via the A8 or the B27 in around 20 minutes, depending on traffic.
You can take a taxi to the center of Stuttgart in front of Terminal 1, on level 3 of departures.