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Stuttgart Airport

Stuttgart, DE

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Getting into Stuttgart

S-Bahn is cheapest

Local train (S-Bahn) is the cheapest and most convenient option to take the 14km journey.

Train

Take the S2 or S3 public transport rail lines (S-Bahn) directly to the city centre. Trains leave every 10-15 minutes between 05:08 and 00:08. The journey takes 27 minutes. Buy a ticket for three zones to travel to the city.

Tip: Buy your ticket in the baggage area while you’re waiting for your luggage.

Cost: EUR 3.70 
Buying tickets: Ticket machines in baggage claim, concourse 1, just next to the exit (cash or card), or on the platforms
Location: Terminal 1, Level 1 (underground), platforms 1 and 2

Taxi

A taxi ride into the city takes around 20 minutes (longer in rush hour). The taxis are cream-coloured Mercedes Benzes and clearly marked with TAXI signs on the roof and metres inside. 

Cost: From around EUR 25.
Location: Ranks outside each terminal

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Getting around the airport

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Stuttgart Airport lies 14km south of the city. It is a busy, at times overstretched, airport with four terminals. Each of these has separate check-in areas and entrances, but they are all directly connected to each other and lead to the same airside area:

  • Terminals 1 and 3 are the main halls: reach them directly from the S-Bahn train station on Level 1
  • Terminal 2 is a small area used only by Germanwings
  • Terminal 4 is for charter flights

It offers plenty of shopping and eating facilities and good connections into Stuttgart.

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World-class airport food

Michelin-starred cuisine at Top Air

Top Air is Germany’s only gourmet airport restaurant to have been awarded a Michelin star – and it has held on to it every year since 1992. You'll enjoy excellent food, away from the hustle and bustle of the airport, with great views of the airstrips and the Swabian Mountains.

Location: Terminal 1, Level 4, near Hallhuber

Opening hours: Tue 19:00-21:00, Wed-Fri 12:00-13:30 and 19.00-21.00, Sat 18:00-21:00. Closed Sun, Mon and Public Holidays.

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ATMs and banking

Well-located throughout the airport

You'll find cash machines here:

Baden-Wuerttembergische Bank

  • Terminal 1, Level 2
  • Terminal 3, Level 3 

Reisebank

  • Terminal 1, Level 2
  • Terminal 1, Level 3
  • Terminal 4, Level 3  

Volksbank Stuttgart eG

  • Terminal 3, Level 3 


Postbank

  • Terminal 1, airside, Level 3

Tip: Use Reisebank to change money, buy phone cards, reclaim VAT or transfer money. Its Terminal 1 branch is open Mon–Sun, 07:30-19:45. The Terminal 3 branch is open Mon–Fri, 06:00-11:15 and 12:00-14:00.

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Lounges

Four options, all in Terminal 1

Lufthansa
Open to all Star Alliance Frequent travellers and business class customers.

Terminal 1, airside, Level 4 accessable via Level 3 across from Gate 173
Hours: 05:30-20:45 Mon-Fri and Sun, 05:30-20:00 Sat

Air France
Open to Skyteam Frequent travellers, 'Elite' status and business class customers

Terminal 1, airside, Level 4 accessable via Level 3 across from Gate 173
Hours: 05:15-18:30 Mon-Sun 

Executive Club Lounge
Open to Aer Lingus, British Airways, and IberiaExpress passengers with access rights 

Terminal 1, airside, Level 4 accessable via Level 3 across from Gate 173
Hours: 05:30-20:30 Mon-Fri and Sun, 05:30-19:30 Sat

Elli-Beinhorn-Lounge
Ask for access code at the ticket desk of Stuttgart Services GmbH, Terminal 3, landside, Level 3, phone +49 511-977 4881
Entrance fee: €16

Terminal 1, airside, Level 4 accessable via Level 3 across from Gate 173
Hours: 05:00-22:00 Mon-Sun

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Showers

Freshen up at NH Stuttgart Airport

Stuttgart Airport doesn’t offer showers, but a good alternative is to use a day room in the NH Stuttgart Airport hotel. 

You'll get: a place to sleep (with blacked-out windows and a/c) and shower facilities, plus access to a gym and fitness centre, business rooms, food, massage and more. Cost: EUR 60.

Location: 5km from the airport. Eight minutes by taxi. Shuttle service offered.
Opening hours: 09:00-17:00

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Save on Your Car Rental

Lowest Price Guaranteed

You can rent cars from Avis, Buchbinder, Enterprise, Europcar, Global Drive (affiliated with Buchbinder), Hertz and Sixt. 

Terminal 3, landside, Level 2

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Baggage storage

Lockers in Terminal 1

You can store your luggage in lockers of different sizes. Cost: From EUR 2 to EUR 6 per day. Pay by cash or card.

Terminal 1, landside, behing the guard house 

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Power outlets

At lounges and C and D gates

C and D gate departure areas as well as the three lounges offer power outlets. 

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