Stuttgart has its own international airport, making it easy to access the rest of Europe and indeed the world.
Although the airport has four terminals, it’s not that big of a place. You can easily walk from one terminal to the next without having to go outdoors. Check which terminal your airline flies out of here. You can also check current arrivals and departures online, so whether you’re flying out or picking someone up, you don’t waste time getting to the airport too early.
Stuttgart Airport offers a variety of restaurants and gift shops, like any airport. There is also free wireless Internet. For departing passengers, there is a sizable lounge available to members or those who purchase a pass. For those arriving, there is a sizable tourism office with maps, brochures, and guides in several languages.
There is also a small version of a common German supermarket called Edeka Market. This is of course a much cheaper place to buy food at the airport, More importantly, it’s the only supermarket in Stuttgart open on Sundays. This is the perfect place to buy supplies to tide you over till Monday if you’re arriving in Stuttgart on a Sunday,
Stuttgart airport is well connected to the city with public transportation. Simply take the S‑2 or S‑3, which run between 2 and 4 times an hour depending on the time of day. The journey between Stuttgart’s main train station and the airport is only about half an hour and requires no transfer.
Since the airport is a bit further outside the city, you’ll need to purchase a 3‑zone ticket. Be sure to validate it on the platform before entering the train.
Stuttgart Airport offers short-term and long-term parking in both outdoor lots and a covered garage. Regardless of how long you will park, you can save on the cost by booking your parking in advance online.
There are special spaces available for people with accessibility concerns, extra-large vehicles, and even those wishing to charge an electric car.
For a complete map, prices, and to book online, visit the airport’s parking website.
There are several companies offering rental cars in the Stuttgart airport, including such international names as Budget and Enterprise. You can book in advance by phone, and a few offer online booking as well. Most of the staff are able to speak English, so you won’t have any problem getting your questions answered.