Stuttgart Echterdingen Airport
Stuttgart's airport is also called Stuttgart Echterdingen after one of the towns where it is located. Although it has only one runway, the airport is Germany's seventh busiest airport. Annually, Stuttgart Echterdingen handles almost 10 million passengers. There are four terminals for domestic and international flights.
IATA airport code: STR
ICAO airport code: EDDS
The airport is easily reachable from the Stuttgart train station. The S-Bahn services S2 and S3 run several times per hour between the central station and the airport's train station. The trip takes 27 minutes and costs about EUR 3.00.
Car and bus
The airport lies about 13 kilometers south of Stuttgart on the Autobahn A8 Karlsruhe-München. Take the Stuttgart-Flughafen (53) exit or the Bundesstrasse B27 and follow the road signs.
The city busses stop in front of T2. Bus 36 goes to Echterdingen and Neuhausen. But also busses 74, 122, 809, 828, 7556 and X3 run to and from the airport. The hotel shuttles stop in front of T3 and T4. Shuttle busses are also available (tel. +49(0)761 47 47 47).
Car rental Echterdingen Airport
The car rental agencies are located in T3: Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt. You can also book a rental car at EasyTerra, this website compares prices of several car rental agencies simultaneously.
Taxicabs are parked in front of T1 and T3. You will get to the center of Stuttgart in about 25 minutes (average rate: EUR 25.00). You can book a taxi at tel. +49(0)0711 55 10 000. There is also a free (yellow) telephone to order a taxi.
Parking at the airport
Stuttgart Airport has many parking options. In addition to short term and long term parking, there is a Valet service at P5 (tel. +49(0)711 948 4452). There are especially reserved parking spaces for disabled people and women. For more information about parking, please contact the operator APCOA (tel. +49(0)071 948 4452 or tel. +49(0)071 948 4518). It is possible to reserve parking spaces on line.
The Mövenpick Hotel (tel. +49(0)711 9707 0) is located 100 meters from the airport. A little further away is the Ascot Hotel (tel. +49(0)711 9090 0). For more hotels and on line reservations please visit Booking.com. This website offers a wide range of hotels at competitive (internet) rates.
Shopping and dining
The terminals have many shops, restaurants and (snack) bars.
Baggage lockers are located at T1. Price: EUR 2.00 up to EUR 6.00 per suitcase. You can also hire a porter (tel. +49(0)711 948 4570). For lost and found items, please go to the office in T1 (tel. +49(0)711 948 3355) or contact your airline.
The terminals have information desks where you can get information about the airport and timetables. There is also a tourist center at T3 where you can ask for information, book hotel rooms or buy event tickets (tel. +49(0)711 222 80).
T1 has a conference center Wöllhof Conference & Banqueting Center (tel. +49(0)711 948 2700). It offers a comprehensive service, office and meeting rooms and catering.
The airport offers a VIP service for maximum comfort. Everything can be arranged for you, from check in to transport to other formalities, while you are staying in the VIP lounge. There are several VIP packages available (tel. +49(0)711 948 3045).
Access for disabled people
Stuttgart Echterdingen has toilets for people with reduced mobility and adapted telephones. There are especially reserved parking spaces for disabled people (tel. +49(0)071 948 4518). Furthermore, the airport has wheelchair ramps and adapted elevators and toilets. For comprehensive information about these facilities, or for assistance, please contact (tel. +49(0)711 948 4000).
All terminals have banks, exchange offices and ATMs. There is a VIP service (see above) and there are wireless internet facilities at the airport. The First Aid station, hair salon and internet station are located in T1. In T3 there is a playground and a massage facility.
For religious assistance, please contact (tel. +49(0)711 948 4100 01). The airport offers tours; for more information please contact tel. +49(0)711 948 2326).