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Hertz Car Rental – Stuttgart Airport (SGT)
Stuttgart Airport is one of Germany’s largest and busiest, an important international hub for a number of major airlines. It saw over 10.5 million passengers pass through its four terminals in 2015 and the figure keeps increasing year on year. It’s a major hub for the Germanwings carrier, and its close proximity to the Stuttgart financial district and attractions make it ideal for accessing the historic and cultural attractions of the region with Hertz Car Rental.
Hertz Car Rental has been operating for more than a century. The company provides a wide range of international customers with car hire options that allow visitors to Stuttgart Airport and other major centres the convenience of self-drive. Located close to Arrivals in terminal 1, the Hertz Car Rental branch is the quickest and most convenient way to rent a car in Stuttgart for your ongoing business or pleasure trip.
About the Airport
Opened in 1939, Stuttgart International Airport was taken over by the US army in 1945 before being handed back to the Germans in 1948. After the war, the airport was greatly expanded to cope with demand by international visitors, and in 2004 the old 1938 terminal was finally completely replaced by four new terminals. There has been much talk about building a second runway but so far this has remained in the planning stage. In 2014 both easyJet and Ryanair added Stuttgart Airport to their list of German destinations.
Stuttgart Airport’s four passenger terminal each has its own check-in facilities and entrance but they share an airside zone and it’s easy to pass between them. Germanwings and Lufthansa use Terminal 1 and you’ll find the main shopping concourse located between Terminals 1 and 3.
How to rent a car at Stuttgart Airport
The Hertz Car Rental Branch is open from Monday and Friday between 7.00am and 11.00pm, on Saturday from 9.00am to 9.00pm and on Sunday from 8.00am to 11.00pm. Hertz Car Rental provides an after-hours drop-off and pick-up service for customers to facilitate their travel arrangements.
You are required to be at least 25 years old to rent a car in Germany, or 21 years old if you pay a supplementary charge of €24. You will also need of course to have a valid driving licence from your country of origin if you’re from within the EU, or else an International Driving Permit or IDP if you’re coming to Germany from elsewhere. A valid passport too is required, or a valid ID if your country of origin is within the EU. When you arrive at the Hertz car rental desk having made an advance booking you’ll also have to have the relevant documents to hand, and you can make your payment by either credit or debit card.
- A Chauffeur-Drive service is made available by Hertz for customers who are unable to drive themselves or who do not wish to do so.
- The delivery and collection service for out-of-hours arrivals or departures can be booked over the internet only.
Driving in Germany
Visitors to Germany are only allowed to drive hire vehicles with the appropriate insurance and a full licence. More information on driving in Germany is available here [hyperlink].
Germany is famous for its excellent road network, with the autobahns in particular making it easy to get around the country quickly and easily by car. Stuttgart itself has many popular attractions, including for car enthusiasts the Mercedes-Benz Museum and the Porsche Museum. Other favourites like Castle Solitude, the cultural centre of Schillerplatz and Wurttemberg Mausoleum are also easy to reach by car.