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Stuttgart, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany

How much does it cost to travel to Stuttgart?

You should plan to spend around $178 (€164) per day on your vacation in Stuttgart. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $40 (€37) on meals
  • $27 (€25) on local transportation
  • $219 (€201) on hotels

A one week trip to Stuttgart for two people costs, on average, $2,494 (€2,294). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Stuttgart cost?

A one week trip to Stuttgart usually costs around $1,247 (€1,147) for one person and $2,494 (€2,294) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Stuttgart on average costs around $2,494 (€2,294) for one person and $4,988 (€4,588) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Stuttgart will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Stuttgart on average costs around $5,344 (€4,916) for one person and $10,689 (€9,832) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Stuttgart has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Stuttgart expensive to visit?

Prices in Stuttgart are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Stuttgart is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Cologne or Bath.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Stuttgart Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Stuttgart?

The average Stuttgart trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Stuttgart travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 201 ($219)
Local Transportation 1 25 ($27)
Food 2 37 ($40)
Entertainment 1 24 ($26)
Tips and Handouts 1 2 - 7 ($3 - 8)
Alcohol 2 11 - 33 ($12 - 36)
Accommodation Budget in Stuttgart
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Stuttgart is $109 (€101). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Stuttgart is $219 (€201). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Stuttgart

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Stuttgart based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $68. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Stuttgart
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Stuttgart is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $27 (€25) per person, per day, on local transportation in Stuttgart.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Rental Cars in Stuttgart
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Food Budget in Stuttgart
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Stuttgart can vary, the average cost of food in Stuttgart is $40 (€37) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Stuttgart should cost around $16 (€15) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Stuttgart is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

What did other people spend on Food in Stuttgart?

Typical prices for Food in Stuttgart are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Stuttgart, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

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Entertainment Budget in Stuttgart
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Stuttgart typically cost an average of $26 (€24) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Tips and Handouts Budget in Stuttgart
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Stuttgart is $5.34 (€4.91) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Stuttgart is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Alcohol Budget in Stuttgart
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $24 (€22) on alcoholic beverages in Stuttgart per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Water Budget in Stuttgart
Average Daily Costs

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  • On average, people spend $1.90 (€1.75) on bottled water in Stuttgart per day. The public water in Stuttgart is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Stuttgart On a Budget
Stuttgart Stuttgart, Germany
Stuttgart is a large city in southern Germany, notably famous for being the headquarters to some auto industry giants such as Porsche and Mercedes-Benz. The population of the city proper is about 600,000 and there are two and half million people in the metropolitan area. The city dates back to the 10th century and today it is a large city that still maintains a small town vibe. The local residents are quite friendly and eager to welcome you to their city. They are also very accommodating if you do not speak German, so you can always expect a little help with translation if it is needed.

Stuttgart has an oceanic climate that is relatively warm, particularly in the city center during summer months. It is prone to snow and cold weather during the winter months. Summer temperatures average around 20 degrees Celsius and winter temperatures hover around the freezing mark. Snow is not uncommon and snow cover typically lasts for several days after a storm.
Major sights in Stuttgart include the Mercedes-Benz museum and factory. You do need to book ahead to visit. The factory can be reached by taking the S-bahn to Boblingen. From there you can catch a courtesy bus, or it is possible to walk from the Neckarpark station. You can also visit the Porsche Museum, the art museum Kunstgebaude, or the natural history museum, Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart. The state gallery, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, is free if you visit on a Wednesday or Saturday. There is also some interesting architecture throughout the city, although many of the historical buildings were destroyed during World War II.
In total, Stuttgart is divided into 23 city districts. Five of these are inner districts and 18 are outer districts. The inner districts are Central Stuttgart, Stuttgart North, Stuttgart East, Stuttgart South, and Stuttgart West. Central Stuttgart is located in a valley. The city has surprisingly large parks and gardens and many pedestrian walkways. There is great shopping, interesting historical sites, and plenty of restaurants throughout the city center. This is where visitors will likely find the most interesting attractions.

Stuttgart is a large city and has a lot to offer visitors in the form of entertainment. You can enjoy anything from theater shows, to music concerts, or movies. There are also many festivals that are hosted by the city throughout the year. Popular festivals include the wine festival in September, Bohnenviertelfest in July, and the Stuttgart Summer Festival in August.

If you're traveling as a family then Wilhelma, the zoological and botanical gardens, is interesting to visit. You can see everything from monkeys to exotic flowers. The landscaping is impressive as is the architecture.

South of Stuttgart is the Black Forest and many other places to see. One of the best attractions is Hohenzollern Castle, which is located on a scenic hill and makes for a great day trip.
Food and Dining
There are many affordable food options in Stuttgart. You can get some great Turkish doner kebabs at any of the stands that are spread throughout the town. You'll also find the standard fast food chains and some great international restaurants that are cheaply priced. Pizza and sandwiches are always a cheap go to food option and they are readily available almost anywhere. If you're looking for more than fast food, but cheaper and faster than a formal restaurant, head to a canteen. They can be busy and crowded, but they offer hearty and tasty meals at a reasonable cost.

Traditional restaurants offer a variety of German specialties. They can range in price from affordable to quite expensive, and the quality is also variable. Make sure you try the spatzle or knodel as a side dish. If you're a vegetarian, your options will likely be limited and you will probably do better trying an international restaurant.

The inner city area in Stuttgart is very walkable. If you need to go a further distance, the U-Bahn subway system is a great option and quite efficient. If you're headed into the suburbs it's easy to hop on the S-Bahn and make a smooth and quick trip at a low cost. The system is fully integrated and a ticket can be used on buses, trains, or trams. There are seven S-Bahn lines and 12 U-Bahn lines. Most lines connect at Hauptbahnhof. There is also an old cable car that runs from Stuttgart-Heslach to the cemetery.

In general, taxis are expensive in Stuttgart. If you're traveling late at night with a group, this may be your best option though.
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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

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