How 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.