Public Transport, Stuttgart – Transportation

Transportation in Stuttgart Public Transport

There are many green spaces, popular parks, and museums which makes public transportation such a common practice. Public transportation can be an easy and efficient way to get around Stuttgart.


Buses in Stuttgart are straightforward. Don’t worry if you’re not aware of what the fare is, just tell the driver where you want to stop, and you will be told the price. Also, if you’re going to a popular destination, the driver may give you a bus ticket that takes you all the way to your desired stop.

Tube Lines and Trains

There are vast amounts of tube lines in Stuttgart and the city has an extensive train service. Taking the S-Bahn will take you to some of the city’s outskirts. You can expect to pay 8 € for two zones and 2 € for a single ticket. The cost is dependent upon where you are going. The station has a list of the destinations and the service is available all the way until 12:30 a.m.

Three-Day Transportation Ticket

This ticket can be used for three consecutive days on an unlimited basis. One adult and two children may use the ticket in the inner zone of Stuttgart on all forms of public transportation including trains, buses, and the transit railway. The cost is 8.50 Euros, but if you want the ticket extended, it will cost more.

Getting to Stuttgart

The train is the best way to travel to Stuttgart. With the train station located in the heart of the city, it makes it easy for those traveling from other areas. Not to mention, you have the option to sleep all the way there.

Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about public transportation in Stuttgart.

By Christine Sarkis

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Christine Sarkis is an SATW-award-winning journalist and executive editor at SmarterTravel. Her stories have also appeared on USA Today, Conde Nast Traveler, Huffington Post, and Business Insider. Her advice has been featured in dozens of print and online publications including The New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, and People magazine. She has also shared travel tips on television and radio shows including Good Morning America, Marketplace, and Here & Now. Her work has been published in the anthologies Spain from a Backpack and The Best Women's Travel Writing 2008. She is currently working on a travel memoir.

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