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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Stuttgart Vaihingen
Full-size Commercial Van/Truck
Fiat Ducato Cargo or similar
Fiat Ducato Cargo
  • 3
  • 13
  • 4
  • Man.
Enterprise
$25.29 / per day
Stuttgart Rosensteinpark
Mini
Opel Adam or similar
Opel Adam
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Dollar
$27.22 / per day
Stuttgart Airport
Economy
Volkswagen Polo or similar
Volkswagen Polo
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Flex To Go
$32.74 / per day
Stuttgart Airport
Economy Elite
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$33.02 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Stuttgart Airport
Compact
Skoda Kamiq or similar
Skoda Kamiq
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$34.41 / per day
Stuttgart Feuerbach
Intermediate
Volkswagen Passat Variant or similar
Volkswagen Passat Variant
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Starcar
$41.55 / per day
Stuttgart Airport
Compact Elite
BMW 1 Series or similar
BMW 1 Series
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$42.99 / per day
Stuttgart Airport
Standard
Volkswagen Passat or similar
Volkswagen Passat
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
National
$49.41 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 02:29 on 2024-05-24. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
German, Russian, Turkish, Polish
Currency
EUR
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+49
Average car rental price
$36 per day
Average car rental length
5 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h or 31 mph
Speed limit out of town
100 km/h or 62 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.0 / 10
Average gasoline price
$1.88 per liter or $7.10 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$1.81 per liter or $6.86 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$1.95 per liter or $7.39 / 1 gallon

Why rent a car in Stuttgart?

Stuttgart is a classy place to visit. A primarily industrial city that is home to famous carmakers like Mercedes-Benz and Porsche, there’s also a touch of history and sophistication about it, from many well-preserved buildings to great museums and galleries. With a rental car, you can also travel to the nearby Black Forest area and cities like Heidelberg and Freiburg. Frequently voted as one of the nicest places to live in Germany, Stuttgart is just as fun to visit.

Stuttgart

One-Way Car Rentals in Stuttgart

The most popular one-way rental options for pick up in Stuttgart and drop off in another city include:

  • From Stuttgart to Budapest - 115 offers from $61.32 per day
  • From Stuttgart to Frankfurt - 173 offers from $33.69 per day
  • From Stuttgart to Florence - 57 offers from $64.41 per day
  • From Stuttgart to Helsinki - 39 offers from $136.38 per day
  • From Stuttgart to Bremen - 143 offers from $38.06 per day

Top ways to enter Stuttgart

  • Stuttgart Airport: One of the largest in Southern Germany, Stuttgart Airport served 11.8 million travelers in 2018. The airport consists of four terminals, although Terminal 4 is under construction as of July 2019. The airport is 14km (8.7 miles) south of the city center and can be reached in about 20 minutes.
  • Mannheim City Airport: A small, regional airport, Mannheim City Airport only serves domestic flights as of July 2019 connecting Mannheim to Germany’s two largest cities, Berlin and Hamburg. Located 130km (81 miles) northwest of Stuttgart, it can be reached in about 90 minutes.
  • Frankfurt Airport: The largest in Germany and one of the busiest in Europe, Frankfurt Airport served a record 69.5 million passengers in 2018. The airport is a hub for Lufthansa and is also served by a large number of other airlines offering flights to all continents of the world. The airport is located 195km (121 miles) north of Stuttgart and the distance between the two can be traveled in about two hours.
  • Memmingen Airport: Sometimes also referred to as Allgäu-Memmingen Airport or Munich-West, this airport is popular with low-cost carriers and can often be a cheaper way to reach Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg. Located 150km (93 miles) southeast of Stuttgart, it can be reached in about two hours.
  • Munich Airport: Serving Germany’s third-largest city, it is the second-busiest airport in the country. The airport hosts countless flights to and from destinations in Europe and also connects Germany to Africa, the Middle East, South and East Asia, and the Americas. Located 240km (149 miles) east of Stuttgart, the airport can be reached in about 2 hours and 30 minutes.
  • By rail: If you arrive in Stuttgart by train, you can conveniently pick up a rental car at Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof Railway Station.

City facts

  • Although not located on the coast, Stuttgart has an oceanic climate. Its summers are warm and relatively humid while its winters are cool and dry. The average high temperature is 26°C  (79°F) in July, the warmest month, and 4°C  (39°F) in January.
  • Stuttgart is home to many famous and high-quality museums. Car lovers will know about the Mercedes-Benz Museum and the Porsche Museum, but there are also the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart or the State Gallery, the Kunstmuseum or Modern Art Museum, the Linden Ethnological Museum, Natural History Museum, and many others.
  • Stuttgart is famous for its high quality of life. The city is constantly mentioned as one of the best places to live in Germany and even in Europe as a whole. Factors like high levels of income, having many cultural institutions, vast and accessible green spaces, and low unemployment and crime rates contribute to this status.

Top destinations and activities

  • New Palace. Known as Neues Schloss in German, it is one of the symbols of Stuttgart. Built in the 18th century by the Duke of Württemberg, the baroque building was almost completely demolished during World War Two but was carefully and skillfully renovated in the post-war years. Nowadays, the palace houses the State Ministries of Finance and Economy but is also open for tours. 
  • Bohnenviertel. Literally meaning “bean quarter” in German, it is one of the few parts of medieval Stuttgart that have survived to the present day. Primarily made up of two- and three-story buildings, most of which have been renovated, the area was for centuries inhabited by Stuttgart’s poorest craftsmen for whom beans was the staple food of their diet. Nowadays, Bohnenviertel is one of the nicest parts of the town with many small galleries, creative restaurants, and a special atmosphere.
  • The City Library. Stuttgart’s cube-shaped library is one of the most innovative buildings in Germany. Opened in 2011, it houses not only works of literature, but also of music, video, and visual arts. As minimalistic and futuristic from inside as it is from the outside, it is a place that is definitely worth a visit even if you don’t want to borrow a book. 
  • Stuttgart Computer Museum. Owned by the neighboring University of Stuttgart, this small and quirky museum is dedicated to the beginnings of computer science, with some of the earliest German computers on display here. Despite their honorable age, many of the devices are still in working condition and can be tested by visitors. The museum is in the southern outskirts of the city with the drive from the center taking about 20 minutes. 
  • Carl Zeiss Planetarium. Stuttgart is nothing if not tech-savvy, so naturally many of its landmarks are related to science and discovery. First built in the 1920s, it has been significantly modernized several times; nowadays, topical shows and presentations frequently take place here. Visitors of the Planetarium will also enjoy the Swabian Observatory, a center of cosmic research that is open for visitors. 

Traffic and parking

  • Unless specifically indicated otherwise, the speed limit is 50km/h (31mph) in populated or built-up areas. There is no national speed limit on the autobahns (highways) and many of them don’t have a set speed limit. However, contrary to what is sometimes stated, about 50% of the autobahns have their own individual speed limits, so carefully follow the speed limit signs on each road that you drive on.
  • Where speed limits are enforced, the tolerance for speeding is low. Driving just 3km/h (2mph) above the speed limit can, and often will, lead to a fine. Many roads that do have speed limits have radars in place.
  • Some autobahns have a minimum speed limit that applies to specific lanes, for example, a minimum speed of 110km/h (68mph) for the left and 90km/h (56mph) for the center lane. 
  • Because of the very high speeds used by some on the German autobahns, be extra careful before switching lanes.
  • It is illegal to use a mobile phone while driving. This is strictly enforced and the fines are high.
  • Children under the age of 12 have to use a child safety seat.
  • The legal alcohol limit is 0.05% for experienced drivers and 0.00% for novice drivers. Exceeding these limits can lead to high fines and a license ban. 
  • Proof of insurance and the car’s documentation need to be in it whenever you’re driving.
  • When you are driving, you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
  • The general emergency number, like elsewhere in the EU, is 112.

Toll roads

Although Germany has a large number of high-speed motorways, only vehicles that weigh more than 7,5 tons need to pay a toll. This excludes practically all types of rental cars.

There are two tolled tunnels in Germany, the Herren Tunnel in Schleswig-Holstein and the Warnow Tunnel in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Neither of them is near Stuttgart.

Find out more about the toll roads in Germany on the European toll road website.

Ideas for day trips

  • Mercedes-Benz Museum. The most famous museum in the city tells the story of the legendary Stuttgart-based car maker. Visitors are shown the finest vehicles of different eras as well as interactive exhibits on the company’s beginnings, inside workings, and future vision. If you like visiting there, you’re also likely to enjoy the Porsche Museum (the drive between the two takes about 30 minutes).
  • Bad Cannstatt. After visiting the Mercedes-Benz Museum, it is worth sticking around the northeastern neighborhood of Stuttgart where it is located. Sitting on the Neckar River and inhabited before Stuttgart was, Bad Cannstatt is characterized by narrow streets, medieval churches, and an old, impressive market square.
  • The Black Forest. A large mountain range covered with thick woodland, Schwarzwald is one of the most atmospheric natural areas in Western Europe. Made up of many rivers and lakes, wooden farmhouses, and quiet hiking paths, it looks like a place straight out of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale. The forest is about 130km (81 miles) southwest of Stuttgart and can be reached in 1 hour and 40 minutes.
  • Heidelberg. Known for its towering castle, well-preserved historical center, and narrow side streets, Heidelberg is one of the most scenic and atmospheric cities in Southern Germany. A famous university town, it is also home to a number of high-quality museums and research centers. The surrounding Neckar River Valley is as interesting to explore as the city itself. A car drive from Stuttgart to Heidelberg will take about two hours.

Most popular cars

The most popular rental car type in Stuttgart is a mini, followed by economy and compact. The most popular rental cars in Stuttgart are the VW Up, the Toyota Aygo, and the VW Polo. 

Further destinations

  • Frankfurt. Much more than just the financial capital of Europe, Frankfurt is also a thriving hub of architecture, arts, and innovation. Travelers love it for its well-preserved historic center and impressive skyline with many skyscrapers. Just 210km (130 miles) north of Stuttgart, Frankfurt can be reached in 2 hours and 20 minutes.
  • Saarbrucken. Something of a hidden gem, the capital of the Saarland region is a place of contrasts. Inhabited since the Ancient Roman times and home to a number of medieval and Renaissance buildings, it also honors its more recent industrial past with the nearby Völklingen Ironworks turned into a museum and having received the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located 220km (136  miles) west of Stuttgart, Saarbrucken can be reached in 2 hours and 20 minutes.
  • Berlin. Although the German capital has many timeless landmarks, such as the Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden boulevard, and the remaining parts of the Berlin Wall, the number one characteristic of this city is that it is always changing. A metropolis of arts and culture and home world’s most unique neighborhoods, it remains one of the top tourism destinations in Europe. Berlin is 630km (391 miles) northeast of Stuttgart and can be reached in about six hours.

Car Rental Prices in Stuttgart

  • Station wagons - from $42 per day
  • Large cars - from $25 per day
  • Medium cars - from $29 per day
  • Vans - from $87 per day
  • Premium cars - from $54 per day
  • Small cars - from $27 per day
  • SUVs - from $37 per day

Money-saving tips

Try to land a great rental car in Stuttgart by following these tips:

  • Compare the rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit during the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Stuttgart is the cheapest in December when renting a car is about 41% cheaper than the yearly average. Come to Stuttgart for your Christmas vacation!
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What is the cheapest month to rent a car in Stuttgart?

Car rental prices in Stuttgart vary by time of year. This graph shows the average prices per month to help you find the best time of year to rent.
Average rental costs per day in Stuttgart
$48.76
January
$43.46
February
$45.95
March
$45.13
April
$51.65
May
$58.82
June
$60.77
July
$56.71
August
$67.38
September
$55.18
October
$57.32
November
$63.52
December
The cheapest month to rent a car in Stuttgart is February (when prices average $43.46 per day). This is 20% cheaper than the yearly average and 36% cheaper than renting in September (when prices average $67.38).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

What’s the usual rental length in Stuttgart?

How long travelers keep their rental cars for varies from month to month: in June, the average renter keeps their car for 8 days, and in January, they keep their car for 4 days.
Average number of rental days in Stuttgart
4
January
4
February
5
March
5
April
5
May
8
June
6
July
6
August
5
September
5
October
4
November
4
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Stuttgart?

Based on the number of searches by our customers, the most popular month for renting a car in Stuttgart is December, and the least popular is November.
Monthly searches in Stuttgart by pick-up date relative to the average
94%
January
126%
February
91%
March
105%
April
99%
May
73%
June
126%
July
93%
August
90%
September
89%
October
69%
November
143%
December

Car Rental Information

Car rental locations 11
Airport locations 1
Popular suppliers Enterprise, Alamo, Keddy, Flex To Go, Dollar
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, Large cars
Lowest price $25 per day
Cheapest supplier Enterprise

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Enterprise Nissan Qashqai 5 2 SUVs
Enterprise Volkswagen Golf 5 2 Medium cars
Enterprise Toyota Aygo 3 2 Small cars
Enterprise Fiat Ducato Cargo 4 13 Large cars
Enterprise Opel Corsa 4 1 Small cars
Alamo Toyota Aygo 3 2 Small cars
Alamo Volkswagen Golf 5 4 Medium cars
Enterprise Ford Kuga 5 2 SUVs
Enterprise Volkswagen Golf 5 3 Medium cars
Alamo Nissan Qashqai 5 2 SUVs

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

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Volkswagen Polo
June 30, 2023
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Enterprise
8.7 / 10
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Lowest rated company
GreenMotion
6.8 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
5
Total rental companies
16
Average daily price
$35.83
Lowest daily price
$25.29
Total cars available
2011

Top 16 Suppliers in Stuttgart in 2024

Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.7 / 47 reviews
6 locations
$25 - $331
National
National
Very good 8.5 / 9 reviews
3 locations
$44 - $219
Hertz
Hertz
Very good 8.2 / 5 reviews
2 locations
$35 - $67
Keddy
Keddy
Very good 8.1 / 44 reviews
4 locations
$34 - $95
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8.1 / 36 reviews
3 locations
$40 - $224
Buchbinder
Buchbinder
Very good 8.1 / 25 reviews
5 locations
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8.1 / 25 reviews
5 locations
$44 - $112
Europcar
Europcar
Very good 8.1 / 9 reviews
4 locations
$42 - $116
Avis
Avis
Very good 8 / 5 reviews
5 locations
$37 - $154
Budget
Budget
Very good 8 / 4 reviews
4 locations
$35 - $110
Thrifty
Thrifty
Good 7.8 / 8 reviews
3 locations
$33 - $58
Flizzr
Flizzr
Good 7.8
2 locations
$48 - $108
Starcar
Starcar
Good 7.8
1 location
$34 - $55
Dollar
Dollar
Good 7.5 / 14 reviews
2 locations
$27 - $53
Flex To Go
Flex To Go
Good 7.1 / 14 reviews
1 location
$31 - $38
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Satisfactory 6.8
1 location
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