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There are 5 ways to get from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Esslingen am Neckar by bus, train, taxi, car or towncar

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Line 122 bus  •  28 min

  1. Take the line 122 bus from Echterdingen Flughafen/Messe to Pliensauv. Weilstraße 122

2€

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Train  •  37 min

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Flughafen/Messe to Stuttgart Hbf S23 / ...
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Esslingen(Neckar) Re / ...

5€ - 51€

Taxi  •  17 min

  1. Take a taxi from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Esslingen am Neckar 17.3 km

35€ - 50€

Drive  •  17 min

  1. Drive from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Esslingen am Neckar 17.3 km

1€ - 3€

Towncar  •  17 min

  1. Take a town car from Stuttgart Airport to Esslingen am Neckar 17.3 km

Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Esslingen am Neckar by bus

The bus journey time between Stuttgart Airport (STR) and Esslingen am Neckar is around 27 min and covers a distance of around 13 km. The fastest bus normally takes 24 min. Operated by Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS), the Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Esslingen am Neckar bus service departs from Echterdingen Flughafen/Messe and arrives in Pliensauv. Weilstraße. Typically 255 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Esslingen am Neckar bus schedules

Stuttgart Airport (STR) → Esslingen am Neckar
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The cheapest way to get from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Esslingen am Neckar is to line 122 bus which costs 2€ and takes 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Esslingen am Neckar is to taxi which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 17 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Echterdingen Flughafen/Messe and arriving at Pliensauv. Weilstraße. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 28 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Esslingen am Neckar. However, there are services departing from Stuttgart Flughafen/Messe and arriving at Esslingen(Neckar) via Stuttgart Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37 min.

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The distance between Stuttgart Airport (STR) and Esslingen am Neckar is 10 km. The road distance is 17.3 km.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Esslingen am Neckar without a car is to line 122 bus which takes 28 min and costs 2€.

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The line 122 bus from Echterdingen Flughafen/Messe to Pliensauv. Weilstraße takes 28 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Esslingen am Neckar bus services, operated by Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS), depart from Echterdingen Flughafen/Messe station.

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Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Esslingen am Neckar train services, operated by DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg, depart from Stuttgart Flughafen/Messe station.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Esslingen am Neckar is to line 122 bus which takes 28 min and costs 2€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 5€ - 55€ and takes 37 min.

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Map of how to get from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Esslingen am Neckar.
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  • Distance: 9.9 km
  • Duration: 28 min

What companies run services between Stuttgart Airport (STR), Germany and Esslingen am Neckar, Germany?

Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS) operates a bus from Echterdingen Flughafen/Messe to Pliensauv. Weilstraße hourly. Tickets cost 2€ and the journey takes 28 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Esslingen am Neckar via Stuttgart Hbf in around 37 min.

Train operators
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Flughafen/Messe to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Website
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
Schedules at
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Esslingen
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Website
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
Schedules at
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Flughafen/Messe to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Esslingen(Neckar)
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Flughafen/Messe to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Esslingen
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
2€ - 4€
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Esslingen(Neckar)
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Go Ahead BW
Phone
+49 711 400 534 44
Website
go-ahead-bw.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Esslingen(Neckar)
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Go Ahead BW
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Esslingen(Neckar)
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Esslingen(Neckar)
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
12€ - 17€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Bus operators
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Bus from Echterdingen Flughafen/Messe to Pliensauv. Weilstraße
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Other operators
Taxi from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Esslingen am Neckar
Ave. Duration
17 min
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
TS Taxi Stuttgart
Phone
+49 172 7273070
Taxi Auto Zentrale
Phone
+49 711/19410
Website
taxi-auto-zentrale.de
Jayride
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Stuttgart Airport to Esslingen am Neckar

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Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Esslingen am Neckar bus services, operated by Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS), arrive at Pliensauv. Weilstraße station.

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Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Esslingen am Neckar train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, arrive at Esslingen(Neckar) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Esslingen am Neckar is 17 km. It takes approximately 17 min to drive from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Esslingen am Neckar.

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