Stuttgart (STR) Airport and transfers

Discover Stuttgart (STR) Airport and transfers

Stuttgart Airport is one of the busiest German airports, serving flights to over 140 destinations. It attracts close to 12 million fliers from Germany and the broader region.

Bus routes to Stuttgart Airport

Routes Journey Time
Ulm – Stuttgart – Ulm 55 minutes
Karlsruhe – Stuttgart – Karlsruhe 55 minutes

Flight delay at Stuttgart airport?

Flights can be delayed or changed, and there’s often nothing you can do about your subsequent transfer. Our call center is always available at +386 1 431 7777 to help you find your way home or to your hotel.

If you’re stuck at the airport waiting for an outbound flight, check out their terminal facilities where you can find the nearest café, shops and all other facilities that can make your waiting pleasant.

At the airport


Stuttgart Airport has many cafes where you can grab a coffee, any other drinks, snacks, and most importantly, a chair, when waiting for your delayed flight.

You can find some merchandise and a duty-free shop as well.


European airport security might not be as stringent as in the US, but remember, Stuttgart is very busy international airport, and you should expect lengthy security protocol queues. Airlines have their own baggage rules, but remember, some rules are valid for all the airlines. Don’t try to bring liquids in size that is not acceptable (above 100 ml) or sharp objects onto the plane, it’ll only lead you to lose your beverage, get stalled in the queue, or in the worst case, have to explain yourself to busy security checkpoint staff.

When to arrive

For any international flight departing from Stuttgart Airport, make sure to arrive at least 2-2,5 hours hours before your flight for check-in. If your airline allows you to check in online, that might save you time in the queue, but you’re better off arriving early and having a drink than stressful rushing through the airport trying to chase down a closing gate.

Key contact details

Info airport phone: +49 711 948-0

Security, lost & found Office: +49 711 948-3355

First Aid: +49 711 948-112

For more questions

Frequently asked questions

Can I buy my ticket to Stuttgart Airport from the Nomago InterCity driver?

It is possible, but very often, the transfer bus may arrive full. We highly recommend you purchase your tickets well in advance to reserve your seats on time. You can also download our Nomago mobile app and purchase your tickets there, so that you avoid printing and carrying physical tickets (just be sure to have some power left in your phone as you’re ready to board).

What happens if my flight is canceled after I already purchased transfer tickets?

Your airline or travel insurance may reimburse your transfer ticket costs, but we advise to check with them in advance.

I’m heading to the airport to catch a flight. Which transfer should I take?

You should always aim to take a bus which will arrive at the airport no less than 2,5 hours before your flight. The highways passing Stuttgart Airport are extremely busy with traffic and traffic jam can cause a road delay. That still leaves you within the mandatory 2 hours before your flight.

I have a different question or problem with my transfer.

For all the questions we have not covered, do not hesitate to contact our call center anytime at +386 1 431 7777 and we’ll do all we can to answer or help out.