Airport location, terminals and transportation
Stuttgart Airport is located near the capital of German state of Baden-Württemberg. Originally, it was named after one of the mayors, Manfred Rommel. Every year, the airport services about 11 million passengers. It is the sixth in the passenger turnover in the country. The airport is located 10 km from Stuttgart. It was built in 1939. At the end of the Second World War, the airport came to the US Army. In 1948, it passed to the public management of Germany. Since the Cold War, the part of the airport has been used by the US Forces as a military air base. Also, the airport serves as a base for one of the helicopter units of the Stuttgart police.
At Stuttgart airport, there are four passenger terminals connected with each other by crossings, one air-strip, and one helicopter pad.
Near the territory of STR, there is the autobahn A8 and the federal highway B27. The bus station is located under the parking lot P14. From the railway station, you can reach the airport by suburban train S-Bahn (lines S2 and S3). At the airport, you can use taxi, limo, and transfer services.
Rental offices, how to find them, where to return car
Stuttgart Airport cooperates with several international car rental dealers: Avis, Budget, Enterprise rent a car, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty, Sixt. Also, there are several regional car rental companies: Glbal Drive and Buchbinder rent a car. Car rental points are located in the 2nd terminal. To find them, you need to go out of the baggage claim area, turn right and follow the signs to rental points. If you are in the 3rd or 4th terminal, go through the crossing to the 2nd terminal (car rental points are located in front of the security zone).
Companies offer to book the car you need in advance via online services or by phone. You can find the contact data on the website of the airport.
Rented cars are taken in parking lots in front of the terminals. Cars are returned in accordance with the rental contract. Companies provide various car models, from budget to luxury ones.
Long-term and short-term parking, hotels nearby
The parking system at the airport offers three types of service: basic, the best, and comfortable. You can park your car in the outdoor parking lot or in the covered garage depending on the chosen tariff. There are the following parking lots near passenger terminals: P3, P7, P6, P14, P12, P7, P5. There are several parking lots not far from the terminals: P15, P2, P0, P25, P8, P9, P11. If there are not enough places in main parking lots, you can park in overflow lots. The airport offers the VIP service (parking and service).
There is Mövenpick Hotel Stuttgart in front of the terminal. There is the other hotel called Wyndham Stuttgart Airport Messe not far from the airport (0.2 km). There are the following hotels a few minute drive from the airport: Best Western, NH, Hotel Mercure.