Car Rental Stuttgart

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Stuttgart Airport Car Rental
Mini
Toyota Aygo or similar
Toyota Aygo
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Alamo
$27.10 / per day
Stuttgart Airport Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Alamo
$28.01 / per day
Stuttgart Airport Car Rental
Compact
VW Golf or similar
VW Golf
  • 4x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Alamo
$30.77 / per day
Stuttgart Airport Car Rental
Compact
VW Golf or similar
VW Golf
  • 5x
  • 4x
  • 5x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Enterprise
$30.77 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Stuttgart Airport Car Rental
Mini
Volkswagen Up or similar
Volkswagen Up
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Keddy
$31.11 / per day
Stuttgart Airport Car Rental
Mini
Toyota Aygo or similar
Toyota Aygo
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Enterprise
$31.59 / per day
Stuttgart Airport Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Keddy
$32.38 / per day
Stuttgart Airport Car Rental
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Enterprise
$32.80 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.

Travel Information

Language
German
Currency
EUR
Country code
49
Average car rental length
4 days
Economy car rental price
$43.12 / per day
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

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.

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 $70.87 per day
    517.0 km / 321.3 miles away
  2. Munich Car Rentals from $54.00 per day
    183.0 km / 113.7 miles away
  3. Frankfurt Car Rentals from $42.34 per day
    162.7 km / 101.1 miles away
  4. Dusseldorf Car Rentals from $26.60 per day
    338.1 km / 210.1 miles away
  5. Cologne Car Rentals from $32.47 per day
    298.5 km / 185.5 miles away
  6. Hamburg Car Rentals from $29.04 per day
    551.9 km / 343.0 miles away
  7. Nurnberg Car Rentals from $36.71 per day
    162.3 km / 100.9 miles away
  8. Weeze Car Rentals from $49.56 per day
    391.1 km / 243.0 miles away
  9. Memmingen Car Rentals from $45.59 per day
    108.0 km / 67.1 miles away
  10. Dortmund Car Rentals from $45.63 per day
    334.8 km / 208.0 miles away
  11. Hannover Car Rentals from $30.80 per day
    420.6 km / 261.4 miles away
  12. Bremen Car Rentals from $31.77 per day
    485.5 km / 301.7 miles away
  13. Dresden Car Rentals from $32.81 per day
    423.8 km / 263.3 miles away
  14. Mannheim Car Rentals from $52.69 per day
    101.2 km / 62.9 miles away
  15. Leipzig Car Rentals from $42.34 per day
    373.4 km / 232.0 miles away
  16. Friedrichshafen Car Rentals from $46.19 per day
    115.3 km / 71.6 miles away
  17. 199.3 km / 123.9 miles away
  18. Münster Car Rentals from $49.56 per day
    398.2 km / 247.4 miles away
  19. Paderborn Car Rentals from $53.47 per day
    328.0 km / 203.8 miles away
  20. Rosenheim Car Rentals from $46.19 per day
    233.9 km / 145.3 miles away

Top 20 Locations near Stuttgart

  1. 10.8 km / 6.7 miles away
  2. 90.8 km / 56.4 miles away
  3. 117.6 km / 73.1 miles away
  4. 126.0 km / 78.3 miles away
  5. 145.8 km / 90.6 miles away
  6. 151.9 km / 94.4 miles away
  7. 156.7 km / 97.4 miles away
  8. Nurnberg Airport Car Rentals from $36.71 per day
    159.2 km / 98.9 miles away
  9. 185.2 km / 115.1 miles away
  10. 189.3 km / 117.6 miles away
  11. 190.0 km / 118.0 miles away
  12. Munich Airport Car Rentals from $26.88 per day
    197.4 km / 122.7 miles away
  13. 240.7 km / 149.6 miles away
  14. 273.9 km / 170.2 miles away
  15. 288.2 km / 179.1 miles away
  16. 317.4 km / 197.2 miles away
  17. 320.3 km / 199.0 miles away
  18. Dortmund Airport Car Rentals from $45.63 per day
    324.0 km / 201.3 miles away
  19. 327.7 km / 203.6 miles away

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
$57.62
January
$41.45
February
$72.33
March
$49.63
April
$48.91
May
$63.75
June
$44.79
July
$54.84
August
$55.83
September
$45.99
October
$39.28
November
$28.78
December
The best month to rent a car in Stuttgart is December (when prices for an Economy class start from $28.78). This is 43% cheaper than the yearly average and 60% cheaper than renting in March (when rental prices start at $72.33 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 January, travelers rent a car for an average of 21 days in September, the average rental period is 3 days.
Average Rental Length in Stuttgart
21
January
8
February
6
March
11
April
10
May
4
June
4
July
4
August
3
September
4
October
12
November
6
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 October, and the least popular is June.
Stuttgart Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
146%
January
129%
February
130%
March
147%
April
174%
May
June
July
August
September
230%
October
107%
November
136%
December

Top 11 Suppliers for Stuttgart in 2019

Keddy
Keddy
Exceptional 9.2
+497119499010
Flughafenstrasse
Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9
0049 7 117 824 070
Terminal 3 Ebene 2, 70629 Stuttgart
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.8
+49-8966060060
Flughafenstr. 43/MWZ
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.6
0049 7 117 824 070
Terminal 3 Ebene 2, 70629 Stuttgart
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.5
+497119499010
Flughafenstrasse
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
0049 7 119 484 451
Stuttgart Airport, Flughafenstrase, 70629 Stuttgart, Germany
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
0049 69 710 445 596
Flughafen StuttgartFlughafenstrasse
Buchbinder
Buchbinder
Very good 7.8
0049 71 194 581 020
Stuttgart Airport, Level 2 Terminal 3, Flughafenstraße 43, 70629 Stuttgart
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.7
004940520187222
Stuttgart Airport, Flughafenstrasse
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.7
0049 0711 9458 1021 / 0049 0711 9458 1022
Ebene 2, Stuttgart
Global Rent a Car
Global Rent a Car
Very good 7.7
0049 71 194 581 020
Terminal 3, Level 2 (Car Rental Area) 70629 Stuttgart

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