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Echterdingen Airport in Stuttgart, Germany, Airport Code
Longitude:9° 12' 0" E Latitude:48° 41' 0" N
ADDRESS Stuttgart Airport,
Flughafen Stuttgart GmbH,
PO Box 23 04 61,
Number of Terminals: 4
Telephone: (0)711 9480
Fax: (0)711 948 2241
Time Zone: GTM + 1 (GMT + 2 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October)
Location: The airport is located 13km (8 miles) south of Stuttgart
TRANSFER BETWEEN TERMINALS The terminals are within walking distance of one another.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS The airport is located just off Autobahn (motorway) A8 Karlsruhe-Munich, take the exit Stuttgart-Flughafen, or Bundesstrasse B27, and follow the signs for either Arrivals (Ankunft) or Departures (Abflug). See the airport’s website for detailed maps.
CAR PARKING There are a number of parking options at the airport. Short-term parking is available in car parks P1 and P3, and the covered garages P4 and P6; for long-term (vacation), use car parks P0, P2 (covered), P8 (covered), P10 (covered) and P11 (covered); the first hour of parking in P0 is free. Long-term parking is also available in P4 during the summer holidays and can be reserved in advance (tel: (0)711 948 4510). Car parks are open 24 hours. Parking is also available at the P-Hotel car park, outside the airport hotel.
CAR HIRE Car hire companies include Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National and Sixt; agencies are located in Terminal 1 Arrivals.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT Rail: The airport is connected to central Stuttgart by commuter trains S2 (Schorndorf) and S3 (Backnang), which both serve Stuttgart central station (journey time: 30 minutes). Stuttgart central station is served by S-Bahn trains for destinations throughout Stuttgart, and high-speed intercity, express and regional trains to destinations throughout Germany. The S-Bahn station is in Terminal 1 level 1. Road: Taxi: There is a 24-hour taxi service to Stuttgart (journey time: 20 minutes); the taxi rank is situated in front of Terminal 1 level 3 (Departures). Bus: There are several direct bus links to destinations in and around Stuttgart, departing from outside Terminal 1 Arrivals level. The following buses serve the airport: line 33 Nuertlingen-Airport, line 7556 Isny, Ravensburg-Airport, line 809 Neuenhaus, Aich-Airport, line 122 Esslingen-Airport via Plieningen, and the Airport Springer line 828 Tuebingen-Airport.
INFORMATION AND HELP DESKS There is a central information and help desk (tel: (0)711 948 3388) in Terminal 1, on level 3 (Departures) with multi-lingual staff. All terminals have information pillars including courtesy telephones for passenger information.
AIRPORT FACILITIES Money and communications: Facilities include ATMs in Terminal 1 and a bank with bureau de change facilities in Terminal 1. Eating and drinking: There are restaurants, cafés and bars in Terminal 1 (levels 2, 3 and 4) and a bar in Terminal 4 (level 2); drive-through fast-food is available in car park P4. Shopping: There are a variety of shops in Terminal and a supermarket in Terminal 2 level 3. Duty-free is available in Terminal 1 level 3 and Terminal 4 level 2. Luggage: There is a lost property office at the airport (tel: (0)711 948 3355). A porter service is available (tel: (0)711 948 4570). Other facilities: These include a visitors’ terrace, car repair service and petrol station. Sightseeing helicopter flights from the airport can also be arranged. There are a number of travel agencies in Terminals 1 and 4 level 3.
CONFERENCE AND BUSINESS FACILITIES Kurz Aviation Service (tel: (0)711 948 3482; fax: (0)711 948 3481) offers conference rooms accommodating up to 40 delegates, a briefing room and a VIP suite in the General Aviation Terminal. Catering can be arranged. A conference facility for up to 400 people is available at the Atrium Conference and Banqueting Centre (tel: (0)711 948 2700; fax: (0)711 797 9210) in Terminal 1, level 4. There are 18 different rooms, which can accommodate up to 400 people; rooms are equipped with projectors, a sound system, a variable blackout facility, sound proofing and air conditioning. The Internet Office provides Internet access at computer terminals or data ports for laptops; a videoconferencing room is also available. A business team can provide secretarial support and the Atrium can arrange hotel and restaurant bookings, flight reservations, car hire and checking-in.
DISABLED FACILITIES Assistance for disabled travellers is available from airlines and/or travel agencies, but passengers are required to arrange this in advance. The airport is fully accessible with lifts, ramps and electronic revolving doors that adjust their speed to the respective passenger; wheelchair-accessible toilets are situated on all levels. There are also wheelchair-accessible telephones available. Disabled parking is clearly marked. Europcar provides hire cars for disabled drivers; reservations must be made in advance.
AIRPORT HOTELS The Mövenpick Hotel Stuttgart Airport is on-site (tel: (0)711 79070). Other nearby hotels include the Ascot Hotel (tel: (0)711 70900), Best Western Hotel Stuttgart Airport (tel: (0)711 77830), Hirsch Hotel Gehrung (tel: (0)711 441 300), Hotel am Schinderbuckel Stuttgart Airport (tel: (0)711 77810) and the Mercure Hotel Stuttgart Airport (tel: (0)711 79070). Details on other hotels in the city centre are available from the information desk in Terminal 1.