Getting around in Stuttgart: info, costs and advice

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Martí Micolau

Stuttgart is one of the most famous cities in Germany. With its 600.000 inhabitants, it is the capital of the state of Baden-Wurttemberg, in the southern part of the country. In addition to being a city rich in history, Stuttgart is also known for its extensive public transport network, which is one of the most advanced in all of Germany. Here you will find an intricate system of public transport capable of optimally connecting every part of the city with the historic center. Subway, buses, trams, but also funiculars and cogwheel trains: this is what you will find in Hamburg to move quickly, quickly and efficiently from one place to another.


  1. From the airport
  2. Con i mezzi pubblici
  3. Useful Tips
  4. User questions and comments

From the airport

The city of Stuttgart is served byFlughafen Stuttgard-Echterdingen airport, one of the most important in Germany with its 10 million visitors every year. The airport, which consists of 4 terminals, is located 13 km from the city and has its own railway station, which will allow you to reach the city center with maximum comfort.

From "Flughafen Stuttgart-Echterdingen" to the center

  • Distance from the center: 13 km, 16 min
  • By train: lines S2 Stuttgard, S3 from Flughafen Stuttgart / Messe / ticket cost: € 4,20
  • By taxi: average cost € 29,50 / travel time: 15 min
  • By bus: average cost € 3,60 / lines 122, 806, 828
  • Private transfer: Transfer airport - center or hotel

How to get around on foot

Getting around on foot in Stuttgart is very easy. The inner part of what is called the "City Ring" of the city indeed is Pedestrian area, therefore forbidden to all means of transport except bicycles. Here you can stroll through shops and dining areas and parks, all in what looks like a city of its own.

Con i mezzi pubblici

I public transport in Stuttgart is perhaps the best way to visit the city. Besides being punctual, they are also very clean. Taking them will allow you to visit the city comfortably and without worrying too much about the time that passes, since they close very late in the evening. The "SSB", Stuttgarten Strassenbahnen AG, manages Stuttgart's public transport, which consists of buses, subways and suburban trains.


La subway is one of the main means of public transport in Stuttgart. With ben 77 stops and 7 lines, manages to cover the entire historic center and the outskirts of the city in an excellent way. In addition, the subway station is equipped with lockers where you can leave your luggage to visit the city without having to carry additional weights. You can occupy them for an hour as for 7:00, at a very low price (we are talking about € 5,00 for 7 hours).

  • Downloadable map: stuttgart-subway-map.pdf
  • from 4:45 to 1:00
  • Ticket / single ride cost: € 1,40
  • Cost of ticket booklet / season ticket: day tickets from € 5,00 to € 13,00.


Call Busnetz Stuttgart, the bus network covers the entire city of Stuttgart, up to the border with neighboring cities. In addition, the city's bus network is the city's largest public transport system. There are more than 20 lines which are flanked by fast lines and night buses.

  • Downloadable map: stuttgart-bus-map.pdf
  • always active
  • Ticket / single ride cost: € 1,40
  • Cost of ticket booklet / season ticket: day tickets from € 5,00 to € 13,00


A network of suburban trains known as Stuttgart-S-Bahn. Characterized by speed, the S-Bahn allows you to cover considerable distances in a very short time thanks to its 5 lines that go from the city center to the suburbs. It is a means of transportation very useful especially for reaching the various suburbs of the city.

  • Downloadable map: stuttgart-train-map.pdf
  • from 6: 00 to 00.00
  • Ticket / single ride cost: € 1,40
  • Cost of ticket booklet / season ticket: day tickets from € 5,00 to € 13,00


Another very popular means of public transport is the tram. This means, part of the Stuttgart metro line, just like trains, it allows you to reach every part of the city, even arriving where the train and U-Bahn do not arrive. Altogether we speak of 16 lines, 8 of which depart from Hauptbanhof station.

  • Downloadable map: stuttgart-tram-map.pdf
  • from 6: 00 to 00.00
  • Ticket / single ride cost: € 1,40
  • Cost of ticket booklet / season ticket: day tickets from € 5,00 to € 13,00

Useful Tips

To visit Stuttgart without worrying too much about public transport you can take advantage of the Stuttgard Plus, a pass that allows you to have unlimited access to public transport of the city as well as discounts and promotions in places of interest and activities. The "basic" card has a duration of 3 days and starts at € 27,00.
If, on the other hand, you intend to travel only for one day you can take advantage of the Tageskarte ticket, which allows you to travel on all public transport in zones 1 and 2, for € 5,60. Other subscriptions, which always provide for a tariff based on the "zones" that interest you, are divided as follows:

  • Two zones: € 6,10
  • Up to 4 zones: € 9,40
  • All lines: € 13,80

If you want to travel on something more original, we remind you that Stuttgart also has funiculars and a cog train, which runs through the hills south of the center. In addition you will also find a miniature train powered by a diesel-powered locomotive that is replaced by a steam locomotive at the weekend. As for the cost of the ticket, don't worry, it remains the same as for normal public transport in the city.

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