How to Reach Stuttgart - The Easiest Way to Reach Stuttgart


  • By Air:Leinfelden-Echterdingen Airport. Practically every major European hub has a flight into this airport. Flights from Frankfurt (via Lufthansa) can be switched out for a ride on Deutsche Bahn strigt into the Central Business district. The S-Bahn S2 and S3 will get you from the airport to Stuttgarts centre in 30 minutes. Tickets have to be validated at the orange boxes though.
  • By Train: The Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof station is well connected to every major European destination.
  • By Car: State Highways A8 and A81 lead to the very centre of Stuttgart.


Public transport consists of the S-Bahn and the underground Stadtbahn and the bus network. The system is working until 0100 in the morning, though you might find some night buses. Getting around becomes easier if you have a 3 day ticket with you, and there are two of those: one for Stuttgart city (Zone 10 and zone 20) and one for the whole VVS network.All day ticktes are a good idea also remember to stamp the tickets. The stap machines are inside the vehicles for buses and the undergrounds, but at the stations for the S-Bahn. Two special modes of transports are the rack railway and the cable car; but the regular tickets work there too.

Walking is an excellent way to get around most of the major attractions.

All carparks in the city are paid, and you’re generally advised against driving before you get a feel of the city’s traffic. Taxis are really expensive.

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Modes of Transportation in Stuttgart

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Stuttgart. The most preferred mode of transport in Stuttgart is Train/Metro.

Average distance: 13.5 km Average time: 31.11 min

  • Train/Metro 31.82%
    Train 21.43 min Waiting 6.14 min Walking 6.14 min Bus 2 min Tram 1.14 min Overall average time for 14.29 kms 36.86 min
  • Car 13.64%
    Driving 43.33 min Walking 1.67 min Overall average time for 35 kms 45 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 4.55%
    Bus 30 min Overall average time for 15 kms 30 min
  • Walking 27.27%
    Walking 17.5 min Waiting 2 min Tram 1.83 min Train 1.17 min Overall average time for 3.58 kms 22.5 min
  • Bike 9.09%
    Bike 15 min Walking 1.5 min Overall average time for 7.5 kms 16.5 min

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How to Reach Stuttgart from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Kornwestheim to Stuttgart 8.41 km 8 mins
Filderstadt to Stuttgart 12.9 km 12 mins
Esslingen am neckar to Stuttgart 16.67 km 16 mins
Sindelfingen to Stuttgart 21.17 km 21 mins
Böblingen to Stuttgart 22.11 km 22 mins
Holzgerlingen to Stuttgart 24.72 km 24 mins
Wendlingen to Stuttgart 25.97 km 25 mins
Renningen to Stuttgart 27.03 km 27 mins
Vaihingen an der enz to Stuttgart 28.75 km 28 mins
Tübingen to Stuttgart 32.45 km 32 mins
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