Stuttgart Airport Car Hire
Stuttgart is the capital of the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg. This area is very popular with business travellers - the Stuttgart exhibition centre is located next to the airport - as well as those visiting the wider area. Over 10 million travellers used the airport in 2015 with most flying to other European destinations. There is a long haul service to Atlanta from Stuttgart airport.
Where are the car hire desks at Stuttgart Airport?
The rental car desks are situated in the arrivals hall. Although there are several terminals at Stuttgart airport, it is all one long building so the car rental desks are easy to find whichever terminal you arrive at. Just follow the signs for car rental (often a picture of a car and a key).
Where can I collect/drop off the car at Stuttgart Airport?
Vehicles are kept on airport so no shuttle bus is required. They are in a multi-storey car park within an easy walk and along covered walkways. The car park is divided into 'streets' named after cities. The car hire company will tell you which floor and 'street' yours is on so it will be easy to find. Take photographs of the car - time-stamped on your phone - if you can before you set off, particularly if there is any noticeable damage.
When returning the car, follow the signs for car rental returns which will bring you back to the multi-storey car park. Many of the car hire companies have outsourced the drop-off to one company. You will be directed by them where to park the car and you may be instructed to leave the keys in the car. You can take further photos of the car, if you wish, as there may not be a representative from your car hire company there to check the car over, and noting or photographing the mileage is also a good idea.
Stuttgart Airport Top Tips
Take all necessary documentation with you when you travel including your car hire woucher, a valid driving licence and a credit card.
There are cash machine in the terminals and a bank is open every day from 7.30am until 7.45 pm.
There are limited places to eat within Stuttgart airport and no eating places or shops after you go through passport control.
Terminal 3 - Level 2 (Car Rental Area)
Interrent are a low-cost car hire company that operate across Europe. They have a small range of slightly older vehicles but offer mostly on airport offices for a great value price. Customers for Interrent are often served at the Buchbinder desk and receive a high level of customer service for a budget company.
Terminal 1 customers - Please leave Terminal 1 and adjourn to the Buchbinder / Global Rent a Car counter in Terminal 3, Level 2 (Car Rental Area). This desk will cater for Interrent bookings.
Terminal 2 customers - Please leave Terminal 2 and adjourn to the Buchbinder / Global Rent a Car counter in Terminal 3, Level 2 (Car Rental Area). This desk will cater for Interrent bookings.
Terminal 3 customers - Please find the Buchbinder / Global Rent a Car counter in Terminal 3, Level 2 (Car Rental Area). This desk will cater for Interrent bookings.