When is the Cheapest Time to Fly to Stuttgart?
Spring is the peak time for travel to Stuttgart, when the city hosts its Spring Festival. At other times, including the summer months, cheap flights to Stuttgart should be easy to find. December is a good time to visit the city to enjoy its festive Christmas markets, while the warmer summer temperatures are ideal for sightseeing.
When is the Best Time to Book your Flight to Stuttgart?
The best time to book your return flights to Stuttgart is around two to three months before departure. With Netflights you can find cheap flights to Stuttgart by comparing direct flights and indirect services from top airlines to find the best deals and bargains. Last-minute flights are sometimes available particularly if you are flexible on travel dates
Flying to Stuttgart Airport STR
Stuttgart Airport (STR) is an international airport serving Stuttgart and the wider Baden-Wurttemberg region, located about 12 kilometres south of Stuttgart city centre. It operates flights to more than 100 destinations and is a hub for the airline Eurowings.
Eurowings and British Airways operate direct flights to Stuttgart from London Heathrow Airport. You can also find return flights to Stuttgart from other UK airports, such as London City Airport, Newcastle Airport, Manchester Airport and Glasgow International Airport. Air France, Austrian Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and Swiss International Airlines also fly to Stuttgart from the UK with one stop on the way. Connections are usually in a major city, such as Amsterdam, Paris or Copenhagen, and the outbound and inbound journeys may be operated by different airlines.
On Arrival and Getting Around the Airport
Stuttgart Airport (STR) has four terminals, all of which serve both arrivals and departures, and are connected to a central hall. Arrivals are on level two of the terminal building, and you’ll find baggage reclaim on the same level as you pass through arrivals and the security area. The arrivals area exit leads to the taxi rank outside the terminal building, and it’s a short walk from there to the public transport options. STR is well equipped with facilities and services for both business and leisure travellers, including free Wi-Fi, shops, a conference centre, food and drink outlets, car rental agencies, cash machines and currency exchange.
Getting to the City from Stuttgart Airport STR
There are plenty of ways to get from STR to the city centre. By rail, you can take the S Bahn S2 or S3 to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof from the station in the main terminal building. The journey should take just under half an hour, with departures every 10-15 minutes. The bus terminal is located outside terminal four, underneath the P14 car park, and offers local and regional connections. You can also take a taxi or bus transfer to the city (at the time of writing the airport’s official provider was Hofmann) either by booking in advance online via the airport website or by heading to the taxi rank outside the arrivals exit.
Why Visit Stuttgart?
With its top-class galleries, stately architecture and verdant hillsides, Stuttgart is both a business city and a leisure destination in its own right, attracting British travellers for work and for pleasure. Start your tour at the city’s Kunstmuseum, where you can see works of art by some of the best-known German modernist artists, or explore the collection of more than 160 historic vehicles at the Mercedes-Benz Museum, which charts the brand’s evolution from the 1800s to the present day.
Architecture fans should check out the Weissenhof Estate, a residential development created in the 1920s by leading twentieth-century architects Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier, which has UNESCO World Heritage status. On hot days, head to the Karlshöhe ridge, home to pretty vineyards and a beer garden, where you can have a drink and enjoy panoramic views of the city, or take a picnic to Max-Eyth-See, a lake and nature reserve north of the city centre.
Don't Forget Before you Fly
British passport holders don’t need a visa to travel to any country in the EU – you can stay for up to 90 days within a 180-day period. You just need to make sure that your passport has at least six months validity left, on the day you travel. The local currency is the euro; it’s worth exchanging some money in advance of your Stuttgart flights to save time when you arrive in Germany, although there are currency exchange services and cash points available at the airport terminal. You can also book a taxi or transfer to your accommodation online in advance of your arrival.