Are you travelling to the airport by car, municipal rail (S-Bahn) or bus?
It doesn't really matter, because your journey will be a short one in every case! You can access Terminals 1 and 3 directly from the municipal railway station (S-Bahn) by taking the lifts, escalators or stairs, or check-in desks can be reached in a few minutes in Terminals 1, 2, 3 and 4 from bus stops and car parks. By the way, moving walkways are also provided from car parks (P0,P2,P4) right up to the terminal building. Or you can take a taxi to the airport. You can then drive right up to the Arrival level entrance of Terminals 1 and 3, unload your baggage and, after a short stroll, you reach the check-in desks in Terminal 1, 2, 3 or 4.
Monitors to the left and right of the entrances to Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 will inform you in which terminal the check-in desk for your airline is located. You can also ask at the Information desk in Terminal 1, Departures and Terminal 3, Departures. Terminal Departures levels are directly connected to each other.
On arrival at the check-in desk of your airline, please present your airline ticket and passport or identity card and hand in your baggage. You will then receive
- Your boarding card with your gate and seat number and
- Your airline ticket with a receipt for your checked-in baggage.
Please proceed to your gate/exit after you have checked in. The gate number is registered on your boarding card and can be read on the information screens/panels. You should go to your gate at least 30 minutes prior to boarding time. Please ensure that you have sufficient time on the way to your gate for security and passport inspections. And remember to have your passport, boarding card and airline ticket handy at all times. Please also take note of public address announcements and the display screens/panels.
Allow plenty of time
Please ensure that you leave plenty of time prior to departure to reach the check-in desk of your airline (we recommend 90-120 minutes).
Lufthansa, Air France, British Airways, Turkish Airlines, Tap Air Portugal, Aeroflot and KLM offer priority check-in to their First Class und Business Class passengers at a separate check-in desk.
Self Check-in kiosk
Aegean, Delta, Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa, Germanwings, Eurowings, Airfrance and KLM offer their customers an automatic self check-in option at all times at electronic self check-in kiosks.
Check-in on eve of departure
Check-in on the eve of departure is a relaxing alternative way to start your holiday. Not only can you check in your baggage free of charge, you can also collect your seat reservation and boarding card. Check-in on the eve of departure is a particularly ideal alternative for families with children, as they can save the time required for check-in on the day of departure. You can proceed directly to your gate with your boarding card, and your holiday can begin without any stress.
Availability of check-in on eve of departure: the availability of check-in facilities on the eve of departure differs considerably from airline to airline. The following provides an overview of airlines using Stuttgart Airport. Please check the conditions offered by the airline of your choice carefully.Airlines
Important for 'evening before flight' check-in
Please note that you must also present your passport and airline ticket when checking in on the eve of departure.
Self Bag Drop
The airlines Eurowings and Tuifly offer a Self Bag Drop Service at our aiport. It enables passengers to check in their luggage on selected flights by themselves – quickly and safely. You receive information about the availability for this service for your flight from the airline. This is where you find the check-in counters:
Eurowings: Terminal 1, Departures, Counters 150-154
Lufthansa Group (Austrian, Lufthansa, Swiss): Terminal 3, Departures, Counters 320-323
Tuifly: Terminal 3, Departures, Counters 320-323