About Stuttgart – Airport (STR)
Address: Flughafenstr. 43/mwz, Stuttgart, 70629
Serving as the main destination for travellers coming into the Baden-Wurttemberg state in Germany, Stuttgart — Airport (STR) has flights to over 120 destinations. The airport serves as a base for Eurowings and Condor, which are low-cost carriers in the region. There are four terminals for both international and domestic flights and the airport is the seventh busiest airport in Germany. It is at a distance of 13 km from the centre of Stuttgart.
While the airport connects visitors to the city centre by train, if you really want to enjoy the landscape the city has to offer, a rental car is your best bet. You will find many Stuttgart — Airport car rental options including the biggest name in the business such as AVIS, Enterprise, Hertz, and Europcar. Travellers can book their car in advance to ensure that their car is ready for them when they reach the airport.
Once in your rent a car, you can take the A-8 out of the airport which link to the city centre. While the city of Stuttgart is located in the southwest region of Germany, you can easily travel in your car rental to Munich and Frankfurt and onwards.
Choosing your car
During your stay in Stuttgart, the airport car rental you opt for should let you take advantage of the wide roads and many highways of Germany. You can find numerous German options for car hire. For those looking for compact cars, Volkswagen is a good choice. For those who like to travel with a bit of luxury, you have Mercedez-Benz, BMW, and Audi. There are also mini-vans and group carriers available for travel groups or big families.
Travelling to a new location can be hectic, the last thing you want is to lose your way as you navigate through Germany. Which is why it is important to pick a car with a GPS navigation system. Also, be sure to discuss various coverage options such as insurance and auto-theft to ensure you get the car protection you need during your vacation.
Tips and advice
To get around in the city and avoid having to find parking, you can rent a bike which is a popular transportation option in Stuttgart.
Many streets within the city centre are considered a historic district which means they are closed off to cars, hence, the popularity of bikes.
You will find numerous parks and city walks in Stuttgart which is considered to be one of the greenest cities in all of Europe. Take advantage of them during your visit.
You can purchase a Stuttgart Card which gives you discounted rates at galleries and museums. A card for three days costs about 10 Euros.
The speed limit in towns and cities is 50 km per hour. While there is no set speed limit on the autobahn, the recommended limit is 130 km per hour.
Frankfurt is roughly 200 km while Munich is 230 km away from Stuttgart. You can easily drive to either of the locations in under 3 hours, depending on how fast you drive and the number of stops on the way.