Stuttgart Airport - STR

Stuttgart, Germany (DE)

Getting into Stuttgart

S-Bahn is cheapest

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


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 00:38. The journey takes 27 minutes. Buy a ticket for three zones to travel to the city. On the way back, you need a ticket for 2 zones from Stuttgart Central Railway Station to the airport.

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

Cost: EUR 4.20 
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


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 EUR 25
Location: Ranks outside each terminal

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Getting around the airport

Four Terminals

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 and lead to the same departure area after security:

  • Terminals 1 and 3 are the main halls. Reach them directly from the S-Bahn train station on level 1
  • Terminal 1 West additional check-in facilities for busy seasons
  • Terminal 2 is a small area mainly used by Austrian Airlines and Swiss
  • Terminal 4 is for charter flights

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

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In Terminal 1

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

Terminal 1, after security, level 4 accessible via Level 3 across from Gate 173
Hours: 04:50-20:40 Mon-Sat, 05:20-20:40 Sun

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

Terminal 1, after security, level 4 accessable via Level 3 across from Gate 173
Hours: 05:15-18:30 daily

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

Terminal 1, after security, level 4 accessable via Level 3 across from Gate 173
Hours: 07:30-12:30 and 15:00-22:00 daily

Ask for the 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, after security, level 4 accessable via Level 3 across from Gate 173
Hours: 05:00-20:00 daily

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