Transportation to and from Stuttgart Airport


What is the distance from Stuttgart Airport to the centre of Stuttgart?

The B27 connects the airport and Stuttgart with each other. The distance to the centre (Schlossplatz) is 13 kilometres / 8.1 miles and travel time by car about 20 minutes.

From STR Airport to Stuttgart City centre by Car
13 km
20 min

Public transport

S-Bahn to Stuttgart

The public transport connection between the airport and Stuttgart is excellent; you can use the S-Bahn rapid rail network. The station of Stuttgart Airport, which is named Flughafen/Messe, can be found at Level 1 of Terminal 1. Travel time to the main railway station Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof is 27 minutes. Both S-Bahn S2 (direction Schorndorf) and S-Bahn S3 (direction Backnang) run from the airport to the city, every 10 to 20 minutes. During the weekend, you have a travel option every 15 minutes with S2 and S3. Do you want to go to the city centre, it is better to get off at Rotebühlplatz Stadtmitte (25 minutes), one stop before the central station.

S-Bahn tickets
You need a ticket for 2 zones which costs € 2.90 for adults and € 1.40 for children from 6 up to 14 years. The price of a day ticket for 2 zones is € 6.00, a “GruppenTagesTicket” that you can use with a maximum of five people costs only € 12.00. At the S-Bahn stations, it is easy to buy one or more tickets from the ticket vending machines. However, buying tickets in advance (Handy Ticket) is the most advantageous. Please consult website VVS for more information.

The super convenient StuttCard All Inclusive gives you access to all museums and many attractions in Stuttgart. Next to this public transport is included, also the journey to and from the airport. The Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour is a must if you want to see a lot of Stuttgart and surroundings in a relatively short time!


Stuttgart: TV Tower Tickets

€ 9

Visit the first TV tower in the world and enjoy a unique view over Stuttgart to the Black Forest and the Swabian Alps.

Stuttgart: Christmas Garden at the Wilhelma Zoo

€ 17

Experience a joyful romp during the darkness of winter. Get in the Christmas spirit with elaborate light displays. Enjoy a fun-filled evening with the whole family.

Stuttgart: Magician Show and Dinner

€ 69

Experience an unforgettable evening with exceptional food, beverages, company, and entertainment. Without any barriers, in a small exclusive circle, witness magic right before your eyes. Enjoy a 3 course meal while watching a first-class magic show.


Stuttgart: Guided Wine Walk & Wine Tasting

€ 32

Explore Stuttgart's most beautiful wine-growing areas. Take a walk through the vineyards which flourish upon the hills Stuttgart. Enjoy outstanding scenic lookout points. Taste authentic Stuttgart wines.

Stuttgart 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

€ 18

Explore Stuttgart at your own pace with a 24-hour ticket for a hop-on-hop-off bus tour. Enjoy a comfortable ride in the open-top double-decker buses, discover the most important sights in the city, and get lots of information with the audio guide.

Stuttgart: Christmas City Tour by Bus

€ 12

Take a festive 45-minute bus tour through Stuttgart at Christmastime. Admire the Christmas decorations in the city center and then head to the heights of the city. From there, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Christmas-lit city center.

Tours and transport

Outletcity Metzingen: Shuttle Transfer from Stuttgart

€ 10

Enjoy a relaxing shopping day at Outletcity Metzingen and discover more than 100 international premium and luxury brands in the hometown of Hugo Boss. The shopping shuttle runs you from Stuttgart directly to Outletcity Metzingen and back.

From Stuttgart: Wine Tour to Bad Cannstatt

€ 32

Discover the beautiful vineyards of Stuttgart along the River Neckar and learn about the wines produced in the region.

StuttCard - Stuttgart All-Inclusive

€ 27

When in Stuttgart, use your StuttCard to discover loads of discounts and perks on great attractions including the Natural History Museum and Stuttgart TV Tower. Your StuttCard also has discounts on hop-on hop-off buses, making it easy to get around!


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