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Car Rental in Stuttgart

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Stuttgart Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$24.74 / per day
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Stuttgart Airport Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$25.70 / per day
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Stuttgart Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • Man.
Global Rent a Car
$28.48 / per day
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Stuttgart Airport Car Rental
Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Global Rent a Car
$28.89 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Stuttgart Airport Car Rental
Mini
Toyota Aygo or similar
Toyota Aygo
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$29.23 / per day
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Stuttgart Airport Car Rental
Mini
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 2x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Budget
$29.51 / per day
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Stuttgart Airport Car Rental
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 2x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Budget
$30.12 / per day
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Stuttgart Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • Man.
Interrent
$30.22 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 13:08 on 2020-12-03. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
German
Currency
EUR
Country code
49
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
100 km/h
62 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

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 Car Rental

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 US$ 68.68 per day
  • From Stuttgart to Frankfurt - 173 offers from US$ 37.74 per day
  • From Stuttgart to Florence - 57 offers from US$ 72.15 per day
  • From Stuttgart to Helsinki - 39 offers from US$ 152.76 per day
  • From Stuttgart to Bremen - 143 offers from US$ 42.63 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.

Useful 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. 

Traffic and parking tips

  • 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 a day-trip

  • Mercedes-Benz Museum. The most famous museum of the city, it 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.
  • 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.

Most popular rental types and 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 $60 per day
  • Large cars - from $54 per day
  • Medium cars - from $43 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $79 per day
  • Premium cars - from $86 per day
  • Small cars - from $36 per day
  • SUVs - from $57 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

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!

Top 20 Cities near Stuttgart

  1. Berlin Car Rentals from $26.23 per day
    515.5 km / 320.3 miles away
  2. Munich Car Rentals from $25.39 per day
    183.0 km / 113.7 miles away
  3. Frankfurt Car Rentals from $32.89 per day
    162.7 km / 101.1 miles away
  4. Dusseldorf Car Rentals from $23.28 per day
    338.1 km / 210.1 miles away
  5. Hamburg Car Rentals from $20.81 per day
    551.9 km / 343.0 miles away
  6. Cologne Car Rentals from $42.73 per day
    298.5 km / 185.5 miles away
  7. Nurnberg Car Rentals from $35.72 per day
    162.3 km / 100.9 miles away
  8. Dortmund Car Rentals from $29.71 per day
    334.8 km / 208.0 miles away
  9. Bremen Car Rentals from $25.11 per day
    485.5 km / 301.7 miles away
  10. Hannover Car Rentals from $26.96 per day
    420.6 km / 261.4 miles away
  11. Leipzig Car Rentals from $25.33 per day
    373.4 km / 232.0 miles away
  12. Weeze Car Rentals from $42.73 per day
    391.1 km / 243.0 miles away
  13. Dresden Car Rentals from $26.60 per day
    423.8 km / 263.3 miles away
  14. Mannheim Car Rentals from $36.97 per day
    101.2 km / 62.9 miles away
  15. Memmingen Car Rentals from $27.60 per day
    108.0 km / 67.1 miles away
  16. Friedrichshafen Car Rentals from $36.91 per day
    115.3 km / 71.6 miles away
  17. Flensburg Car Rentals from $22.21 per day
    676.4 km / 420.3 miles away
  18. 199.3 km / 123.9 miles away
  19. Herne Car Rentals from $25.08 per day
    347.0 km / 215.6 miles away
  20. Essen Car Rentals from $25.08 per day
    345.9 km / 214.9 miles away

Top 20 Locations near Stuttgart

  1. 1.6 km / 1.0 miles away
  2. 12.3 km / 7.7 miles away
  3. 79.8 km / 49.6 miles away
  4. 89.3 km / 55.5 miles away
  5. 119.0 km / 74.0 miles away
  6. 127.6 km / 79.3 miles away
  7. 144.2 km / 89.6 miles away
  8. 150.3 km / 93.4 miles away
  9. 156.4 km / 97.2 miles away
  10. Nurnberg Airport Car Rentals from $35.72 per day
    158.9 km / 98.7 miles away
  11. 186.2 km / 115.7 miles away
  12. 188.6 km / 117.2 miles away
  13. 190.3 km / 118.2 miles away
  14. Munich Airport Car Rentals from $24.28 per day
    198.2 km / 123.2 miles away
  15. 241.7 km / 150.2 miles away
  16. 272.4 km / 169.3 miles away
  17. 286.7 km / 178.2 miles away
  18. 315.8 km / 196.2 miles away
  19. 318.8 km / 198.1 miles away
  20. Dortmund Airport Car Rentals from $29.71 per day
    322.5 km / 200.4 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Stuttgart?

Car rental prices in Stuttgart vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Stuttgart
$62.78
January
$45.16
February
$78.80
March
$54.07
April
$53.29
May
$69.46
June
$48.79
July
$59.75
August
$60.82
September
$50.11
October
$64.55
November
$56.58
December
The best month to rent a car in Stuttgart is February (when prices for an Economy class start from $45.16). This is 23% cheaper than the yearly average and 43% cheaper than renting in March (when rental prices start at $78.80 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Stuttgart?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in November, travelers rent a car for an average of 12 days in May, the average rental period is 3 days.
Average Rental Length in Stuttgart
8
January
8
February
6
March
April
3
May
4
June
4
July
4
August
4
September
4
October
12
November
5
December

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

While travelers visit Stuttgart year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is March, and the least popular is April.
Popularity of Car Rental in Stuttgart by Monthly Searches
49%
January
382%
February
385%
March
April
May
June
July
August
34%
September
39%
October
176%
November
135%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Global Rent a Car Renault Clio 4 1 Small cars
Global Rent a Car Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Global Rent a Car Ford Focus 5d 5 2 Medium cars
Alamo VW Golf 5 2 Medium cars
Alamo Toyota Aygo 3 2 Small cars
Global Rent a Car Ford Tourneo Connect 5 2 People Carriers/Vans
Buchbinder VW Polo 3 1 Small cars
Alamo VW Golf 5 2 Medium cars
Buchbinder Volkswagen Up 3d 3 2 Small cars
Global Rent a Car Opel Crossland X 4 2 Large cars

Top 12 Suppliers in Stuttgart in 2020

Keddy
Keddy
Exceptional 9.2
+497119499010
Flughafenstrasse
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:30
Tue:07:00-23:30
Wed:07:00-23:30
Thu:07:00-23:30
Fri:07:00-23:30
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:08:00-23:00
National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+4907117824070
Flughafenstrasse 43 Stuttgart Airport, Terminal 3, Ebene 2, 70629 Stuttgart
Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9
+497117824070
Terminal 3 Ebene 2, 70629 Stuttgart
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.8
+498966060060
Flughafenstr. 43/MWZ
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.6
+497117824070
Terminal 3 Ebene 2, 70629 Stuttgart
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.5
+497119499010
Flughafenstrasse
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:30
Tue:07:00-23:30
Wed:07:00-23:30
Thu:07:00-23:30
Fri:07:00-23:30
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:08:00-23:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+497119484451
Stuttgart Airport, Flughafenstrase, 70629 Stuttgart, Germany
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+4969710445596
Flughafen StuttgartFlughafenstrasse
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
07117824070
Enterprise Rent A Car
Working hours
Mon:07:00-20:00
Tue:07:00-20:00
Wed:07:00-20:00
Thu:07:00-20:00
Fri:07:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Buchbinder
Buchbinder
Very good 7.8
+4971194581020
Stuttgart Airport, Level 2 Terminal 3, Flughafenstraße 43, 70629 Stuttgart
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.7
+49071194581021 / +4971194581020
Ebene 2, Terminal 3, Stuttgart, Germany
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Global Rent a Car
Global Rent a Car
Very good 7.7
+4971194581020
Terminal 3, Level 2 (Car Rental Area) 70629 Stuttgart
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
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