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Transfer Options from Stuttgart Airport to Tübingen

Located just 34 km south of Stuttgart airport, Tübingen holds over 900 years of history. The beautiful town is made up of narrow lanes, picturesque houses and a beautiful castle. Moreover, the Old Town holds many great shops, bars and restaurants, making it a great holiday destination for many.

When visiting this charming city, you will be landing at Stuttgart Airport (STR), and you have 3 transportation options to get to Tübingen; you can take a taxi or private transfer, the bus or the train. Taking a Stuttgart airport taxi or private shuttle is always the most convenient option as they provide 24/7 door-to-door transportation. A cheaper way to travel would be to take a train or a bus to Tübingen.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €35 25min 24/7
Bus €15.30 48min 06:18–22:18
Train €20.60 60min 05:05–00:48

How to get from Stuttgart airport to Tübingen by taxi

Taking a taxi is the quickest and most convenient way to travel from Stuttgart airport to Tübingen. Taxis and private transfers are available 24/7 and get you and your travel partners straight to your Tübingen hotel in just 25 minutes.

Taxi fare from Stuttgart airport to Tübingen

Taxis from Stuttgart airport to Tübingen calculate their fares using a taximeter, based on the time and distance travelled to your exact location. A trip from Stuttgart airport to Tübingen costs around €35, traffic dependant. Bear in mind that there is no price difference during day, night or weekend trips.

As taxi prices vary, it is recommended to pre-book a a private transfer at a fixed rate and avoid any hidden fees.

Cost

€35

Trip Duration

25 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Stuttgart International Airport

Where do I get it from?

You can easily find Stuttgart’s airport taxi ranks outside each terminal.

Convenience

Taking a taxi from Stuttgart airport to Tübingen is the best travel option as they provide comfortable, reliable and door-to-door services. Forget about trying to find your way in Stuttgart’s public transportation system, jump in a Stuttgart taxi where you can enjoy a scenic ride to your hotel, all the while knowing that your loved ones and belongings are safe.

Editor’s Note

Tipping your Stuttgart taxi driver is not required, however, it is always appreciated. It is common to round up your end fare to the nearest euro.

Useful Tips

All Stuttgart taxis accept credit card and cash payments.
Make sure that the taximeter has been reset and turned on before starting your journey to Stuttgart city centre.
Please note that there is no price difference between day, night and weekend taxi fares.

How to get from Stuttgart airport to Tübingen by bus

Taking the Airport Sprinter bus from Stuttgart airport to Tübingen is a great option for those travelling on a budget, as bus tickets are cheap and the bus line 828 is direct from the airport “Stuttgart-Flughafen/Messe” to Tübingen, Hauptbahnhof.

How much is a bus ticket from Stuttgart airport to Tübingen?

A one-way bus ticket from Stuttgart airport to Tübingen costs €7.65 without a BahnCard and €5.75 with a card. Moreover, children under the age of 15 pay €3.85 or €2.90 with a card. You can purchase your ticket directly on the bus or at the transport network’s ticket machines.

Cost

€7.65

Trip Duration

48 minutes

The bus runs every 30 minutes during the day and every hour after 19:00.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The bus 828 is available Monday to Friday from 06:18 to 22:18, Saturdays from 05:35 to 21:35 and on Sundays and public holidays from 08:18 to 18:18.

Where do I get it from?

The Stuttgart Airport Busterminal (SAB) is located directly between Flughafenstrasse and Terminal 4 at Stuttgart airport’s ground level.

Convenience

Taking the bus from Stuttgart airport to Tübingen is a great cost-savvy alternative to a taxi. The Airport Sprinter bus 828 is direct, tickets are inexpensive and the vehicles are modern and comfortable. However, if you are arriving late at night and when you arrive at Tübingen Central Station, you will have to take another transportation method to your hotel.

Editor’s Note

Depending on the bus you choose to take, travel time may vary.

Useful Tips

It is highly recommended to pre-book your airport bus ticket online, as the bus can get full during peak seasons.
The Airporter Sprinter bus vehicles are very comfortable; they offer Wi-Fi, leg room and baggage storage.
It is best to board the bus at least 15 minutes before its departure time.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Stuttgart. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

Best drivers

Hand-picked english-speaking drivers

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Drivers are always on time

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How to get from Stuttgart airport to Tübingen by train

Another transport option is to take the train from Stuttgart airport to Tübingen; however, there are no direct trains from the airport. Thus, you will first have to make your way to Stuttgart Central Station in the city centre, where you can board the “Deutsche Bahn” to Tübingen Central Station. The journey time takes around 1 hour.
Please note that depending on the train you choose, you might need to transfer at Herrenberg.

How much is a train ticket from Stuttgart airport to Tübingen?

A one-way train ticket from Stuttgart Hbf to Tübingen Hbf costs €10.30.
You can purchase your train ticket at the train station’s vending machines or online.

Bear in mind that this price does not include the trip from Stuttgart airport to the city centre.

Cost

€10.30

Trip Duration

1 hour

*Prices and travel time may vary depending on the train you take

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Trains from Stuttgart Hbf to Tübingen are available from 05:05 to 00:48.

Where do I get it?

You can find the train for Tübingen Hbf at Stuttgart Hbf, also known as Stuttgart Central Station, at Arnulf-Klett-Platz 2, in Stuttgart city centre. Signs are placed around the station indicating the different train platforms.

Convenience

If you are travelling straight from Stuttgart’s city centre then taking the train to Tübingen is a good option. However, there are better ways to get to your destination, as the train does not leave directly from the airport and ticket prices are more expensive than those of the bus.

Timetables

Editor’s Note

Please note that not all trains are direct from Stuttgart Hbf to Tübingen Hbf. Depending on the time you take the train, you might need to transfer at Herrenberg station.

Useful Tips

It is highly recommended to board the train at least 5 minutes before the departure.
Bear in mind that travel times and train frequency vary depending on the time of day.

Frequently asked questions

How to get from Stuttgart airport to Tübingen?

There are 3 travel options to get from Stuttgart International Airport to Tübingen; you can either take a taxi or private transfer, a bus or a train from Stuttgart city centre.

How much is a taxi from Stuttgart airport to Tübingen?

A trip from Stuttgart airport to Tübingen costs around €70, depending on traffic conditions. Moreover, there is no price difference during the day, the night or on weekends.

How far is Stuttgart airport from Tübingen?

Stuttgart airport is located 34 km away from Tübingen. It takes around 45 minutes to reach by car or by taxi.

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