Car Hire Stuttgart Airport
Car hire 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.
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Plan your journey from Stuttgart AirportStuttgart 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 city's heart is the Palace Square (Schlossplatz), where locals and visitors alike gather to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. This square features impressive architecture, such as the Neues Schloss (New Palace), and is a great starting point for reaching other cityt sights.
Don’t miss Stuttgart’s rich variety of galleries and museums. The collections at the State Gallery include European art from the 14th century onwards, as well as American post-WWII avant-gardists, while the Kunstmuseum showcases modern art. For a ‘world trip under one roof’ visit the Linden Museum, which has fascinating exhibits highlighting the beauty and variety of civilisations and cultures around the world. The Mercedes-Benz and Porsche museums look at the history and timelines of these world-renowned automobile companies.
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, or the Liederhalle, which stages big name concerts, comedy and cabaret.
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.
Make the most of your time in Stuttgart and the surrounding area of Germany with a hire car from Avis.
Road trips from Stuttgart AirportOutside 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.
Travelling with children? They’ll love the Wilhelma Zoo and Botanical Garden, located just north of Stuttgart’s city centre. This huge zoo and botanical garden is spread over 74 acres of land. There are thousands of animals and plants to see here, including African apes, Australian marsupials, elephants, penguins and a petting farm. 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 rebuilding that followed 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 and ancient churches, including the Gothic St Mart’s Church.
This lavish 18th century complex has retained all its historic splendour. Discover the interesting stories of its past, admire the building’s ornate décor on a tour of the interior, and stroll around the immaculate period gardens. 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 GermanyWhich 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.