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Getting there & away



Car & motorcycle

The A8 from Munich to Karlsruhe passes by Stuttgart, as does the A81 from Singen (near Lake Constance) to Heilbronn and Mann-heim. Stuttgart is often abbreviated to ‘S’ on highway signs.


IC and ICE destinations include Berlin (€112, 5½ hours), Frankfurt (€44.60, 1¼ hours) and Munich (€39 to €46, 2¼ hours). There are frequent regional services to Tübingen (€10, one hour), Schwäbisch Hall’s Hessental station (€11.70, 69 minutes) and Ulm (€14.70, one hour).

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Stuttgart International Airport (STR; 01805-948 444; www.stuttgart-airport.com), a major hub for German Wings (www.germanwings.com), is 13km south of the city. There are four terminals, all within easy walking distance of each other.

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