Stuttgart Airport is situated just over 10 kilometers from Stuttgart city center. The airport is linked to downtown Stuttgart by the city's highly efficient S-bahn urban railway system. The airport has its own dedicated station and the journey takes 27 minutes. By road, the airport is adjacent to the A8 motorway. Car hire and city taxis are both available at the airport. Several bus routes to other parts of the region operate from stops outside the main terminal building. Private shuttles can also be booked. Flights to Stuttgart Airport from the United Kingdom are operated, among others, by British Airways, Flybe and Germanwings. KLM, TUIfly, Lufthansa, Air France, and Aeroflot are among other airlines that operate flights to Stuttgart's airport.
Stuttgart is a vibrant, friendly city best known for its cultural attractions and as one of the homes of the German motor industry. Mercedes-Benz and Porsche are both based in Stuttgart. Both have large and fascinating museums in landmark buildings that are well worth a visit. Much of the city is pedestrianised and there's great pleasure to be had in simply strolling around and taking in the sights. You will find that throughout the city, English is widely spoken, so it's easy to ask for directions. Few old buildings survived World War II, but the Old Palace ("Altes Schloss") which dates from 1300, and its counterpart the New Palace ("Neues Schloss") from the 1700s are well worth seeking out. There are several excellent art galleries, among them the collections of the state gallery, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, which is spread through several buildings. Startling contemporary art can be found at the Kunstgebäude ("Art Building" in German). The city's zoo at the Wilhelma botanical gardens is a must for families.
The most effective way of getting to Stuttgart is with the many direct flights that are available from many major European destinations to Stuttgart airport. A major hub for Germanwings, Stuttgart airport is located roughly 13 km south of the city. The location also sees high amounts of traffic from other major airlines such as Condor and easyJet. You can get to this destination from European points of origin such as Paris, Moscow, Dublin, Vienna, London and more. Passengers can get to and from their flight in a number of ways. There is a S-bahn route that goes directly to the airport, taking approx. 27 minutes. This service runs between 5.08 hours and 0.08 hours. You can also get to the airport via taxi, bus, and other types of train.
Any motoring fans will no doubt want to drop into the Porsche museum of Stuttgart, where legendary race cars are showcased. Stuttgart also possesses one of the largest zoos and botanical gardens in Europe, known as Wilhelma. Another major tourist draw is the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart (State Gallery) which holds one of the most extensive art collections in Germany. Those looking for views and architecture in one location are well advised to visit the Sepulchral Chapel, burial chapel of Queen Katharina. Perched on Württemberg Hill, the location of this beautiful building offers spectacular panoramas and an enjoyable walk through flower-laden fields.