Stuttgart & the Black Forest in detail

Flights & getting there


Flights to the region utilise Stuttgart Airport, a major hub for Eurowings; Karlsruhe-Baden-Baden Airport, a Ryanair base; and EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg, where easyJet operates.

Bus & Train

Trains, trams and/or buses serve almost every town and village in the region, though public transport across the Black Forest can be slow, and long-distance trips (for instance, Freiburg to Konstanz) may involve several changes. Plan your journey with the help of and

Baden-Württemberg Ticket

Available at all train stations and online (, the great-value Baden-Württemberg Ticket allows unlimited 2nd-class travel on IRE, RE, RB, S-Bahn trains (local trains operating within a city and its suburban area) and buses in the region. The one-day ticket costs €24 for an individual, plus €6 per extra person. Children aged 15 and under travel for free when accompanied by an adult.

Car & Motorcycle

Motorways blazing through the region include the A5 from Baden-Baden south to Freiburg and Basel, which can get hellishly congested due to ongoing roadworks; (in German) has up-to-date traffic news. The A81 runs south from Stuttgart to Lake Constance via Villingen-Schwenningen, while the A8 links Stuttgart to Karlsruhe, Ulm and Munich.