Stuttgart Stadtbahn

Stuttgart's Stadtbahn is one of the best in Europe. It is known as Stadtbahn Stuttgart and it is not a regular metro system but a light rail system. Stuttgart also has tram and bus lines to cover the whole area. Combined ticket allows transfers between the different types of transport.

Stuttgart Stadtbahn network has a total length of 195 km and 77 stations, of which only 30 are undergroud (center of Stuttgart). In areas where it circulates on surface the stadtbahn has its own platform with level crossings. The normal length of the cars are 40ms although some lines are using larger cars.

This complete system of trams and trains communicates with nearby towns, covering an area of about 2600.000 inhabitants. Stuttgart communicates with Esslingen, Böblingen, Ludwigsburg and Rems-Murr.

The underground itself, known as U-Bahn Stuttgart, began its construction in 1975. The last extension is U15, section Hohensteinstraße - Stammheim (3 km), opened in December 2011,

The city is spread over hills and the city center is in the valley. U-Bahn Metro lines are 15. They are classified by their path:

  • 1) Lines that run along the main valley: U1, U14, U2
  • 2) Lines that cross the city from north to south: U5, U6, U7, U15
  • 3) Lines that cross the city from west to east: U4, U9
  • 4) External or tangential lines (dont go through the center of the city): U3, U13

Lines

Line U1. Length is 17,3 Km, it has 31 stations and journey time is 40 min.
Some stations are: Fellbach Lutherkirche, Bad Cannstatt, Stöckach, Charlottenplatz, Marienplatz, Heslach, Vaihingen

Line U2. Length is 36,1 Kms, it has 28 stations and journey time is 38 min.
Some stations are: Neugereut, Bad Cannstatt, Stöckach, Charlottenplatz, Rotebühlplatz, Vogelsang, Botnang

Line U3: Length is 7,9 Kms,it has 11 stations and journey time is 15 min.
Some stations are: Plieningen, Möhringen, Vaihingen

Line U4: Length is 3,5 Kms, it has 21 stations and journey time is 34 min.
Some stations are: Untertürkheim, Wangen, Ostheim, Stöckach, Charlottenplatz, Rotebühlplatz, Hölderlinplatz

Line U5: It has 22 stations and jouryne time is 29 min.
Some stations are: Leinfelden, Möhringen, Degerloch, Charlottenplatz, Hauptbahnhof, Killesberg

Line U6: It has 40 stations and journey time is 53 min.
Some stations are: Gerlingen, Giebel, Weilimdorf, Feuerbach, Pragsattel, Hauptbahnhof, Charlottenplatz, Degerloch, Möhringen, Fasanenhof

Line U7: It has 36 stations and journey time is 50 min
Some stations are: Mönchfeld, Zuffenhausen, Pragsattel, Hauptbahnhof, Charlottenplatz, Ruhbank/Fernsehturm, Heumaden, Ostfildern-Nellingen

Line U8: Its length is 18,5 km, it has 26 stations and journey time is 33 min.
Some stations are: Vaihingen, Möhringen, Degerloch, Ruhbank/Fernsehturm, Heumaden, Ostfildern-Nellingen

Line U9: Its length is 10,9 km, it has 28 stations and journey time is 34 min
Some stations are: Hedelfingen, Wangen, Raitelsberg, Stöckach, Hauptbahnhof, Berliner Platz, Vogelsang

Line U11: Its length is 8,2 km, it has 23 stations and journey time is 20 min.
Some stations are: Hauptbahnhof, Berliner Platz, Rotebühlplatz, Charlottenplatz, Mineralbäder, Cannstatter Wasen, Neckarpark (Stadion)

Line U12: It has 21 stations and journey time is 21 min.
Some stations are: Killesberg, Hauptbahnhof, Charlottenplatz, Degerloch, Möhringen

Line U13: Its length is 13,5 km, it has 30 stations and journey time is 39 min
Estaciones más importantes: Feuerbach Pfostenwäldle, Pragsattel, Löwentor, Bad Cannstatt, Untertürkheim, Wangen, Hedelfingen

Line U14: Its length is 20,8 km, it has 32 stations and journey time is 45 min.
Some stations are: Remseck-Neckargröningen, Mühlhausen, Hofen, Münster, Rosensteinbrücke, Stöckach, Hauptbahnhof, Rotebühlplatz, Marienplatz, Heslach Vogelrain

Line U15: Its length is 16,3 km, it has 29 stations and journey time is 49 min.
Some stations are: Stammheim, Zuffenhausen, Pragsattel, Löwentor, Nordbahnhof, Hauptbahnhof, Charlottenplatz, Eugensplatz, Ruhbank/Fernsehturm, Heumaden

Line U19: Its length is 1,6 km, it has 3 stations and journey time is 3 min.
Some stations are: Bad Cannstatt Wilhelmsplatz, Neckarpark (Stadion)

Stuttgart S-Bahn Lines

There are 7 commuter lines with the following route:

  • Line S1: Plochingen - Esslingen - Bad Cannstatt - main station - Schwabstraße - Vaihingen - Rohr - Böblingen - Herrenberg.
  • Line S2: Schorndorf – Waiblingen – Bad Cannstatt – main station – Schwabstraße – Vaihingen – Rohr – Aeropuerto – Filderstadt
  • Line S3: Backnang – Waiblingen – Bad Cannstatt – main station – Schwabstraße – Vaihingen – Rohr – Aeropuerto
  • Line S4: Schwabstraße – main station – Zuffenhausen – Ludwigsburg – Marbach
  • Line S5: Schwabstraße – main station – Zuffenhausen – Ludwigsburg – Bietigheim-Bissingen
  • Line S6: Schwabstraße – main station – Zuffenhausen – Leonberg – Weil der Stadt
  • Line S60: Böblingen - Sindelfingen - Maichingen

Schedule and frecuency

Stutgart Stadtbahn's works from 4:45 to 24:00. Frecuency is 10-12 minutes before 20:00 and 15-20 minutes after.
Schedules can be checked at its Official Website

Fares

Single Day Ticket

A single ticket day is valid for unlimited travels from purchase date time, or if purchased in advance from the date of the first validation until the end of service lines (including service buses night). It is not transferable.

Price:
  • For 1-2 Zones: 6,10€
  • For 3-4 zones: 9,70€
  • For the whole network: 13,80€
Where to buy it?

You can get it at vending machines in the VVS, on the bus if there wasn't ticketing machines at the station, and authorized distributors. The unused tickets purchased in advance are valid for one year, and no returns or exchanges are allowed. Buy it on the Website.

Group Day Ticket

The day ticket for groups allows unlimited travels on all public transport's network. It can be used for up to five people, regardless of age, or parents with children up to age 17 (no limit on the number of children). The seat of a person can be replaced by an animal (dog), and during peak hours (Monday to Friday from 06:00 -08:30am in commuter and regional trains) can bring a bike instead of a person.

Price:
  • For 1-2 zones: 10,50€
  • For 3-4 zones: 14,80€
  • For the whole network: 17,90€
Where to buy it

You can get it at vending machines in the VVS, on the bus if there wasn't ticketing machines at the station, and authorized distributors. The unused tickets purchased in advance are valid for one year, and no returns or exchanges are allowed. Buy it on the Website.

Single Ride Ticket

This ticket allows changing of lines, or transportation, or break the journey at one point and then continue it as long as you follow in the same direction. The ticket can be used for two hours from your purchase at vending machines or on the bus.

Price:

  • For 1 zone: 2,10€. Children between 6-14 years old / dogs 1,10€
  • For 2 zones: 2,60€. Children between 6-14 years old / dogs 1,20€
  • For 3 zones: 3,50€. Children between years old / dogs 1,60 €
  • For 4 zones: 4,60€. Children between years old / dogs 2,10 €
  • For 5 zones: 5,90€. Children between years old / dogs 2,80 €
  • For 6 or more: 6,90€. Children between 6-14 years old / dogs 3,30 €
Where to buy it

Single tickets can only be purchased at vending machines or on the bus if no vending machine at the bus stop.

3-Day-Ticket

The 3 days ticket is an offer intended for tourists and visitors participating in congresses and conferences within the territory of the VVF, who stay in hotels, hostels or guest houses. It lasts for 3 consecutive days from the time it is used for the first time and allows unlimited travel within the area purchased. It is valid for one adult, or one adult and two children (6-17) .It's not transferable.

Validation of 3 days ticket.
Tickets for 3 days must be signed with full name, and validated with a stamp at sales office before the first trip. They can be purchased in numerous hotels and guesthouses or submitting a written declaration that the user is housed in a hotel or participating in a conference or lecture at the Tourist Office (Königstrasse 1, across the main railway station) or in Welcome Information Centre, in arrivals Terminal 3 at the airport.

Prices:

  • For Stuttgart Metropolitan Area, including Fellbach and Korntal (zones 10 and 20): 10,60€
  • For the whole network: 14,50€

Stuttcard Plus

The Stuttcard allows to travel for 3 days unlimited over Stuttgart, by bus or train with the additional benefits of discounts or free tickets on museums, discounts on tours, theaters, public pools ... etc.
Prices from 9,70€.
More information: http://www.stuttgart-tourist.de/

KOMBITICKET

The KombiTickets are offered by VVS in collaboration with event management companies along with the event tickets, airline tickets, etc. Usually all KombiTickets are valid for the entire network and can be used for three hours before the start of the event and are valid until the end of the night service of the network (buses included). The Kombitickets carry a VVS stamp identifier. Information on the availability of these tickets will be available through the event organizer or VVS.

VVS fares and tickets can also be checked at VVS Web.

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  • Also Known As: Stadtbahn
  • Passengers/Day 340000
  • Fares: honour system
  • 24h operation: No
  • Air Conditioning: Yes
  • Walk between platforms: Yes
  • Driverless trains: No
  • Screen Doors Platforms: No
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  • Stuttgart Metro Official Website

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