Flight guide to Stuttgart

Overview of Stuttgart

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Airport Guide to Stuttgart (STR)

Airport Name

Stuttgart Airport

Airport Location

The airport is located 8 miles south of Stuttgart.

Terminals

4

IATA Code

STR

Telephone

+49 (0)711 9480

Airport Overview

Stuttgart Airport (STR) is located approximately 8 miles (13 km) south of the center of Stuttgart, Germany and is the seventh most important airport in the country, having served just over 9 million passengers in 2010.

Stuttgart comprises four terminal buildings linked by a linear corridor, with car parks scattered all over the landside area of the airport. A fair amount of concessions offer passengers a number of retail and dining options to peruse and enjoy, while friendly staff and efficient facilities ensure that the airport as a whole runs smoothly.

Stuttgart Airport is a clean, modern and well-organized mid-sized airport that is inviting to both passengers and visitors. Several transport options to and from the city make it a convenient gateway to Southern Germany and surrounds, including the Black Forest and the romantic city of Heidelberg. In essence, there couldn’t be a better start or end to your vacation in Southern Germany.

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Terminal Transfer

All four terminals are within close proximity to each other and are therefore accessed by foot.

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Getting into Town

Train: Both the S2 and S3 railway lines run from Terminal 1 to the city’s central station (Stuttgart Hauptbanhof) in 27 minutes. Fare is €3.40 

Taxi:  Taxis are available outside Terminals 1-3. Journey time to central Stuttgart is about 30 minutes and fare is approximately €30.

Bus: Several buses run between the airport and various parts of the city. Travel time to central Stuttgart is 25-30 minutes and a one-way ticket costs €3.40

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Car Parking

With lots P0-P12 and P26, there are plenty of short- and long-term parking options at Stuttgart Airport. Lots P1 and P3 and garages P4 and P6 offer short-term parking, while P0, P2, P4 P8, P10 and P11 are for long-term stays; P26 is reserved for larger vehicles. Fees range between €2.50-7.00 for the first hour, €3-7 for the second hour, €5-9 for the third hour, €8-12 for the fourth hour, €9-15 for the fifth hour, €10- 27 for 6-12 hours and €18-27 for 12-24 hours.             

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Information Desks

A central information desk manned by multilingual staff is situated on Level 2 of Terminal 3. All terminals feature self-help information booths equipped with courtesy telephones that link to the central information desk.

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Airport Facilities

Money and communications: ATMs, currency exchange, post office and Internet kiosks.

Luggage: There are left luggage, lost and found and baggage wrapping facilities.

Conference and business: The airport’s Wöllhaf Conference and Banqueting Center features a comprehensive range of business and conference facilities, including 10 business rooms, 5 conference rooms and 2 stylish venues for entertaining VIP guests; all of which are fully equipped.

Other facilities: Facilities include a hairdresser, massage point, a locksmith and shoe repair service and medical center.

Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi is available throughout all terminals. Passengers can choose from T-Mobile, Spectrum, Vodafone and O2 for a charge.

Shopping: With a total of around 30 shops scattered throughout each terminal, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding that special gift or memorabilia to take back home. Products on offer range from fashion items and accessories to shoes, fragrances, books and more. Popular brands include Esprit, S. Oliver, Boss and Tommy Hilfiger, to name a few.

Food and drink: Stuttgart features over 20 restaurants and cafés offering a selection of dishes to sooth all appetites. Head over to Red Barron and dine in style while you overlook the runway, or grab a fresh bread roll and curry wurst from Leysieffer Bistro und Café. Better yet, make your way over to one of the many bars in the airport and tip back a glass or two of Germany’s finest brew. Otherwise, for a taste of the familiar, snatch a bite at Burger King or McDonald’s.  

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Car Rentals

Car rental companies at Stuttgart Airport include Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Sixt.