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Car Hire from Stuttgart Airport

Car Hire Stuttgart Airport

The Baden-Wuttermberg state of Germany offers a trip into traditional Germany with busy cities surrounded by forests and natural spas. Whether it’s a city break or a country retreat you are looking for after arriving into Stuttgart Airport, you can find the best car hire with Skyscanner.

Where to hire a car at Stuttgart Airport

When hiring a car from Stuttgart Airport you will have Avis, Buchbinder, Europcar, Enterprise, Global Drive, Hertz and Sixt Car Hire to choose from. The desks are all conveniently located on Level 2 in Terminal 3 of the airport.

Petrol Stations near Stuttgart Airport

If you hire a car from Stuttgart Airport with a “full to full” fuel policy you will need to refuel your petrol tank before dropping off the car to avoid additional charges.

The nearest petrol station to Stuttgart Airport is a Shell garage on the B27 a 5 minute drive away.

Driving around Stuttgart Airport

Stuttgart Airport is located on the A8 which leads to many of the neighbouring cities such as Karlsruhe, Munich and Stuttgart as well as connecting you to key routes in the area such as the B27 and A96.

When driving on Germany’s autobahns take note of the speed limit for the particular road you are using as there is no universal speed limit for the motorways and little tolerance for going over the speed limit.

Getting to your destination

Here are some of the must visit destinations for visitors to Baden-Wuttermberg in the south west of Germany which can be easily reached from Stuttgart Airport.


The green city of Stuttgart is known for its manufacturing history (Porsche and Mercedes Benz are headquartered here) and world famous attractions such as Stuttgart Castle, the opera house and the Gallery of Modern Art.

Stuttgart Airport to Stuttgart city centre is a 20 minute drive via the B27 after leaving the airport, taking the Sonnenberg exit onto the B14 following the signs into Stuttgart.
Parking is easy to find in the city centre however congestion, especially on the main roads surrounding the city centre is common during rush hour periods.

Kirchheim unter Teck

Kirchheim unter Teck is an escape from the busy German cities offering a relaxing break which is ideal for history enthusiasts due to the connections to World War II and a number of Celtic and Roman settlements.

Stuttgart Airport to Kirchheim unter Teck is a 20 minute drive from the airport via the A8, exiting at the 56-Kirchheim unter Teck-west exit.

Black Forest

The Black Forest is an iconic part of South West Germany with many traditions originating from the small villages here such as the Brothers Grimm fairy tales and cuckoo clocks.

Driving from Stuttgart Airport to the centre of the Black Forest will take 1 hour 40 minutes and is 138km via the A81. Once you leave the A81 and head in towards the forest you should expect typical countryside driving conditions with twisting roads going through many small villages on the way.
Driving through the Black Forest is considered to be one of the world’s best driving experiences due to the scenery and many high quality, quiet roads.
Parking shouldn’t be an issue with parking available at hotels and camping areas throughout the forest.

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