Stuttgart travel guide

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You're Going to Love Stuttgart

With a population of 589.793, Stuttgart is the largest city in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany by the number of inhabitants. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Stuttgart deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

Where to Eat in Stuttgart

Stuttgart-Mitte is the neighbourhood with the most restaurants in Stuttgart. These include popular favourites such as Restaurant Zur Weinsteige (Hohenheimer Str. 30), Der Zauberlehrling (Rosenstrasse 38) and 5 Gourmet Restaurant (Obergeschoss) (Bolzstrasse 8). If you’re looking for affordable options, Brauhaus Schönbuch (Brauhaus Schönbuch Stuttgart Mitte) and Mikoto (Tübinger Str. 41) are great picks. For delicious green meals, Palm Beach Stuttgart (Mercedes Strasse 73b) and Wilma Wunder Stuttgart (Rotebühlplatz 21) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Stuttgart.

When to visit Stuttgart

Stuttgart in January
Estimated hotel price
£57
1 night at 3-star hotel
Stuttgart in January
Estimated hotel price
£57
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Stuttgart in July, when the average temperature is 17 °C, and the highest can go up to 22 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as -2 °C, with an average temperature of 0 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in May, when precipitation is around 80 mm. In contrast, January is usually the driest month of the year in Stuttgart, with an average rainfall of 40 mm.

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How to Get to Stuttgart

Plane

When flying to Stuttgart, you’ll arrive at Stuttgart Airport (Echterdingen) (STR), which is located 10 km from the city centre. Airlines that fly from the United Kingdom to Stuttgart include American Airlines, Air Canada and British Airways. The shortest flight to Stuttgart from the United Kingdom departs from London and takes around 1h 35m.

Train

Deutsche Bahn is the most popular train carrier serving Stuttgart, followed by SNCF. The train journey from Stuttgart to Frankfurt am Main takes 1h 44m and costs around £6 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Munich, expect to pay about £18 for a 2h 20m trip. Located 0.9 km from the city centre, Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof is the busiest station in Stuttgart. Another popular train station is Stuttgart Vaihingen, located 7 km from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Stuttgart is to pick up a car hire from Munich, which is about 190 km from Stuttgart. You’ll find branches of Ok Mobility and Sixt, among others, in Munich.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Stuttgart, including FlixBus, BlaBlaBus and Union Ivkoni. From Munich, the bus ride to Stuttgart takes 249 km and will cost you around £11. From Frankfurt am Main, the ticket costs about £10 for a journey of 298 km. The most popular bus station is Stuttgart Kornwestheimer Straße, located 8 km from the city centre of Stuttgart. Stuttgart Hotel Stuttgart Zuffenhausen is also a commonly used station, and is 7 km from the city centre.

Plane

When flying to Stuttgart, you’ll arrive at Stuttgart Airport (Echterdingen) (STR), which is located 10 km from the city centre. Airlines that fly from the United Kingdom to Stuttgart include American Airlines, Air Canada and British Airways. The shortest flight to Stuttgart from the United Kingdom departs from London and takes around 1h 35m.

Train

Deutsche Bahn is the most popular train carrier serving Stuttgart, followed by SNCF. The train journey from Stuttgart to Frankfurt am Main takes 1h 44m and costs around £6 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Munich, expect to pay about £18 for a 2h 20m trip. Located 0.9 km from the city centre, Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof is the busiest station in Stuttgart. Another popular train station is Stuttgart Vaihingen, located 7 km from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Stuttgart is to pick up a car hire from Munich, which is about 190 km from Stuttgart. You’ll find branches of Ok Mobility and Sixt, among others, in Munich.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Stuttgart, including FlixBus, BlaBlaBus and Union Ivkoni. From Munich, the bus ride to Stuttgart takes 249 km and will cost you around £11. From Frankfurt am Main, the ticket costs about £10 for a journey of 298 km. The most popular bus station is Stuttgart Kornwestheimer Straße, located 8 km from the city centre of Stuttgart. Stuttgart Hotel Stuttgart Zuffenhausen is also a commonly used station, and is 7 km from the city centre.

Airlines serving Stuttgart

Lufthansa
Good (4,684 reviews)
KLM
Good (839 reviews)
SWISS
Good (962 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,673 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,557 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,236 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (481 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,603 reviews)
Air France
Good (982 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,114 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,990 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,405 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,062 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (228 reviews)
Finnair
Good (840 reviews)
LOT
Good (684 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (933 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (792 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,175 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,804 reviews)
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Where to stay in Stuttgart

From 5-star hotels such as the Le Méridien Stuttgart to great affordable options like the Hotel Freihof, Stuttgart offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around £79 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to £91 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Ibis Stuttgart Centrum and Hotel Lamm. There are also lots of holiday rental options in Stuttgart, with prices from £16 to £607 per night. Stuttgart-Ost is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, holiday rentals in Stuttgart are about 71% more expensive than a hotel room in the city.

Bad Cannstatt - In Stuttgart’s most popular neighbourhood to stay, recommended hotels include Motel One Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt, Attimo Hotel Stuttgart and ibis Styles Stuttgart.

Stuttgart-Mitte - Here you’ll find travellers’ favourites such as Hotel Royal, Jaz in the City Stuttgart and Aloft Stuttgart. The average nightly price for a double room in Stuttgart-Mitte is £32.

Stuttgart-Ost - Hotel Köhler, Relax Hotel & Spa Stuttgart and Hotel Astoria am Urachplatz have some of the best reviews among hotels in this area. A 3-star room in Stuttgart-Ost will cost you about £52 per night.

Bad Cannstatt - In Stuttgart’s most popular neighbourhood to stay, recommended hotels include Motel One Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt, Attimo Hotel Stuttgart and ibis Styles Stuttgart.
Stuttgart-Mitte - Here you’ll find travellers’ favourites such as Hotel Royal, Jaz in the City Stuttgart and Aloft Stuttgart. The average nightly price for a double room in Stuttgart-Mitte is £32.
Stuttgart-Ost - Hotel Köhler, Relax Hotel & Spa Stuttgart and Hotel Astoria am Urachplatz have some of the best reviews among hotels in this area. A 3-star room in Stuttgart-Ost will cost you about £52 per night.
Most popular hotel in Stuttgart by neighbourhood

Where to stay in popular areas of Stuttgart

Most booked hotels in Stuttgart

Parkhotel Stuttgart Messe-Airport
4 stars
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
£77+
Park Inn by Radisson Stuttgart
4 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
£77+
Jaz in the City Stuttgart
4 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
£83+
Arcotel Camino Stuttgart
4 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
£86+
Maritim Hotel Stuttgart
4 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
£62+
Mercure Hotel Stuttgart Sindelfingen an der Messe
4 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
£58+

Hiring a car in Stuttgart

Hiring a car in Stuttgart costs £34 per day, on average, or £67 if you want to hire it for 2 days.

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 11% more expensive than at Stuttgart Echterdingen.

Expect to pay £1.49 per litre in Stuttgart (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £17.87 and £23.82. The most frequently booked car type in Stuttgart is Economy (Opel Corsa or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Vauxhall Mokka or similar) is, on average, 71% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Hiring a car in Stuttgart costs £34 per day, on average, or £67 if you want to hire it for 2 days.

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 11% more expensive than at Stuttgart Echterdingen.

Expect to pay £1.49 per litre in Stuttgart (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £17.87 and £23.82. The most frequently booked car type in Stuttgart is Economy (Opel Corsa or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Vauxhall Mokka or similar) is, on average, 71% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Car hire agencies in Stuttgart

Sixt

Sixt
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