Black Forest or Esslingen/Tuebingen?
Replies: 17 - Last Post: Jan 8, 2013 4:43 PM Last Post By: marcopolko
Jan 8, 2013 6:48 AM
15For information on the Stuttgart VVS transportation system, see http://www.vvs.de . Your travel oprions outside Stutrtgart include the , I believe, NALDO regional system around Tuebingen, and the Metropol ticket for a larger area around Stuttgart which includes both Tuebingen and Hechingen.
A round trip using point to point tickets is usually a few cents cheaper than using a day pass for one or two people for regional transportation. With any additional transportation on that day or more people, you can save quite a lot with a day ticket.
As others said, take a train to Hechingen and then a bus to the castle. As there are few buses, you might like to take a taxi one or both ways from the train station in Hechingen to the castle.
A taxi from one of the hostels in Stuttgart to the airport should be about 30€. You can also use public transportation. Again, look at the VVS website.
Jan 8, 2013 3:28 PM
16The reason for going to Tubingen first and Stuttgart second is because I fly out of Stuttgart. So I would sightsee Stuttgart, overnight there and fly out the next day.
Thank you everyone for your recommendation about travelling by train to Hechingen (sp?) and then onto the castle by bus. That will certainly save money, which I'm always trying to do! :) The hostel I'm staying at in Stuttgart is Alex 30 hostel. I think it's only a 15min. taxi ride away from the airport.
Jan 8, 2013 4:43 PM
17Having lived across the street from Alex 30 Hostel, the drive is about 20 minutes. If it isn't rush hour, I would just catch the U-5 at the nearby Olgaeck stop and ride it to Leinfelden where it terminates at the S-bahn tracks on which you can then transfer to the airport which is a few stops away. It is the fastest and most scenic route to the airport by public transportation and probably will save you about 25€..
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