Although Esslingen could be seen as an engineering town and somewhere in the commuting range of Stuttgart, the fact that it is close to Stuttgart airport and has tourist attractions of its own means that there is a good stock of hotel and other accommodation within the town boundaries and in the countryside surrounding the built-up area.
The hotels chosen are from the four-star and three-star categories and most of them have online booking facilities through our travel fulfilment partner Booking.com. You can check availability at those particular hotels by clicking on the button under the hotel.
If you know when you are planning to go but haven't decided on accommodation, then use the map below to get an idea of which properties are available and to compare prices during the period you wish to travel.
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(Please note that this selection will also include some guesthouses, pensions and self-catering apartments for those who are interested in that form of accommodation!)
The major national and international airport at Stuttgart is only a few kilometres away from Esslingen and makes the destination an obvious choice if flight options fit.
Distance to Stuttgart Airport: 14km
Distance to Karlsruhe-Baden-Baden Airport: 125km
Distance to Memmingen (Allgäu) Airport: 143km
Distance to Friedrichshafen (Bodensee) Airport: 180km
The three other options in a radius of under 200 kilometres are all smaller airports with more limited choice of carriers and destinations and, if Stuttgart is not a good option, it may be more sensible to widen the search a little further to larger airports such as Frankfurt, Munich and Zurich..
Esslingen is a stop on one of the major S-Bahn suburban rail services from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof. Esslingen train station is located next to the modern pedestrian shopping centre of the town and a short walk from the historic medieval centre.
Esslingen is located just off the B10 which heads northwest towards Stuttgart. The nearest motorway is the A8 between Stuttgart and Ulm just under 10 kilometres to the south of the town.