Car Hire Stuttgart Airport
Address & Contact DetailsFlughafen Stuttgart, Flughafenstraße, Stuttgart, 70629. Tel: 07119484451
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Find car rental at Stuttgart Airport
Once you’ve arrived at the Stuttgart Airport, Avis staff will arrange your rental car, so you can set off on the road in no time. You’ll find the Avis car rental desk at Stuttgart Airport in Terminal 3, on level 2.
The diverse city of Stuttgart isn't far away – and from there you can explore the countryside beyond. There are many reasons to visit this friendly city in the south west of Germany. It offers a wealth of parks, vineyards and mineral springs, and is nestled between the Black Forest and the Swabian Alb.
When you pick up your Avis car hired from Stuttgart Airport, you’re perfectly placed to explore all this city has to offer.
Plan your journey from Stuttgart Airport
Stuttgart city centre is only a 15-minute drive from the airport. As the vibrant capital of the Baden-Württemberg state in southwest Germany, this city features an interesting mix of historic and modern appeal.
At the heart of the central area is the Palace Square (Schlossplatz), where locals and visitors alike gather to relax in the sun and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. This square features impressive architecture, such as the New Palace, and is a great starting point from which to reach other key Stuttgart sights.
Don’t miss the city’s rich variety of museums. The State Gallery, Linden Museum and Kunstmuseum explore traditional art and culture while the Mercedes-Benz and Porsche museums look at the history and timelines of these world-renowned auto companies. Stuttgart’s Roman history can also be discovered at the Landesmuseum Württemberg, which is located in the Old Castle.
Stuttgart’s history can be discovered at the Landesmuseum Württemberg, which is located in the Old Castle. Collections cover archaeological discoveries, history of art and culture, the Württemberg crown jewels, and folklore.
For evening entertainment, there is the Stuttgart State Opera, one of the most revered opera houses in Europe.
The Biergarten im Schlossgarten is one of Stuttgart’s best and biggest beer gardens, with regular live music on Sundays during the summer months. When the temperature rises, head for Sky Beach (Königstrasse 6, Top floor, Galeria Kaufhof), complete with sand, cabana beds and DJs, it's where locals come to relax and enjoy the amazing city views.
With an Avis rental car you have full control over your quality time in Stuttgart and the surrounding region of Germany.
Beyond StuttgartOutside of the airport and city centre, the region surrounding Stuttgart is filled with mysterious castles, grand palaces and idyllic vineyards. A plethora of interesting sights await you on the roads ahead.
Located just to the north of Stuttgart’s city centre is the Wilhelma Zoo and Botanical Garden. This is the only zoo in Europe combining a botanical garden and is spread over 74 acres of land. There are thousands of animals and plants to see here, including African apes, Australian marsupials, and reptiles from every corner of the world, but the 19th century architecture at this former palace site also draws much attention.
Visit Reutlingen, a 40-minute drive from Stuttgart centre, to wander down the narrowest street in the world. At just 31cm-50cm wide, Spreuerhofstraße was constructed during the 18th century as part of the reconstruction efforts following a major fire that destroyed most of the area.
As a university city, Reutlingen has a tangible student buzz with plenty of cafes, restaurants and a great nightlife. There are also plenty of historic buildings to admire including a number of ancient churches, including the Gothic St Mart’s Church.
This lavish 18th century complex has been authentically maintained in all of its splendour. Discover the interesting history and admire ornate décor on a tour of the interiors, and don’t miss strolling around the immaculate period gardens that really turn back the clock. Solitude Palace is just a 15-minute drive away from Stuttgart.
With your Avis hire car, you can enjoy organising your own unforgettable journey around the Stuttgart region.
Road rules in Germany
Which side of the road?
In Germany, please drive on the right side of the road.
Country driving laws
- Mobile phones may only be used with a headset or hands-free device
- At crossroads or junctions in urban areas, you have the right of way if there is a road sign with a yellow diamond at the intersection. A white triangle with a red border indicates you must wait for the oncoming traffic to clear
- Be aware that on unrestricted motorways (autobahns) you can still get a speeding ticket for driving too fast for the prevailing traffic or weather conditions
- A number of German cities have low emission zones that require you to have a special permit to drive through them
- In cities, if you see a blue sign with white car, children and bike symbols on it, you must drive at walking speed
- If you're caught committing a driving offence, the police can issue an on-the-spot fine
All speed signs will be in km/h.
For a standard Avis rental vehicle with no trailers:
- Urban areas: 50km/h (30 mph)
- Rural areas: 100km/h (62 mph)
- Motorways (autobahns): None unless shown. 130km/h (80 mph) is the suggested maximum
Unless indicated by road signs.
Child safety / Seatbelt laws
- It is compulsory for the driver and all passengers to wear a seatbelt
- Children aged under 12 and less than 150cm tall must be seated in an appropriate child restraint for their size
Please note - It is the child’s parent / guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the child seat.
This road rules information is for provided for general guidance only. We endeavour to keep the information up to date and accurate, but any reliance you place on this information is at your own risk.