Getting to the factory outlet stores in Metzingen, Germany is easy by car, train, bus or shopping shuttle from Stuttgart. Ample cheap parking is available at the Location Hugo Boss and Samtfabrik.
Fast transportation to Metzingen brings the bargains and discounts of some of Germany’s largest and best outlet factory stores within easy reach of Stuttgart and other parts of southern Germany. Driving is a very good option but trains and special shopping shuttles from Stuttgart are also available to bring bargain hunters to the Hugo Boss and other factory stores. Some Flixbus long-distance buses also stop in Metzingen. The main factory stores are located at the Location Hugo Boss in the heart of Metzingen – here the around 50 brands include amongst others Calvin Klein, Bally, WMF, Adidas, and Nike.
See Save at Metzingen Outlet Shopping Malls for more details on the factory stores and brands.
Driving to Metzingen Outlet City Factory Stores near Stuttgart, Germany
Reaching Metzingen by car is very easy from Stuttgart and other parts of southern Germany. Driving time from central Stuttgart is just over half an hour and around 25 minutes from Stuttgart Airport (STR) and Messe Exhibition area. From Stuttgart or the airport, basically follow route B27 and later B312 to Metzingen.
Drivers on the Autobahnh A8 (Karlsruhe to Salzburg via Stuttgart, Ulm, Augsburg, and München) can also make a short detour to reach the outlet stores in Metzingen. Metzingen is around 20 minutes (20 km) from the Autobahn – use exit 53b when arriving from the west or exit 55 (and the B313) from the east.
Ample parking is available – covered parking garages P0, P1, P2, and P3 are directly next to the Metzingen Outlet City factory stores and charges only €0.50 per hour. Free parking is available a bit further away.
For GPS satellite navigation use Reutlinger Strasse 63, 72555 Metzingen.
By Train to Metzingen Outlet City Shopping Malls near Stuttgart
German Railways (Deutsche Bahn) has direct regional express (RE) trains from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof Main Train Station to Metzingen, generally twice per hour but only once per hour on Saturdays. The train ride is just over 40 minutes. Further trains requiring a transfer is also available. Similarly, travelers starting from other parts of Stuttgart may find it easier to connect to other stations by S-Bahn train. Various Deutsche Bahn savings tickets may be used as only local trains operate on this routing.
From Stuttgart Airport, use either bus X3 to Reutlingen and the train from there to Metzingen or the S3 to Bad Cannstatt and then the train to Metzingen. See also the Shopping Shuttle below.
When checking schedules on the German Railways website use Metzingen (Württ) as destination – use S as shortcode for Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof and STR as code for Stuttgart Airport. The one-way fare is just over €10 and as transportation is on local trains only, couples and groups can easily save by using the Baden-Württemberg Ticket, which is valid for travel for the day on almost all trains and buses.
Metzingen Bahnhof (train station) is a pleasant 15-minute walk from the main outlet stores – follow the signs for Outlet Hugo Boss. The Samtfabrik is just to the north of the station – follow the signs Outlet Samtfabrik. Coin lockers are available at the Metzingen Outlet City (near Nike) to store shopping and bags.
Shopping Shuttle from Stuttgart to Metzingen Outlet City Factory Stores
A shopping shuttle runs four times per day on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from hotels to the southwest of Stuttgart and Stuttgart Airport to Metzingen Outlet City. The return fare of €10 is significantly cheaper than using the train.
The Metzingen shopping shuttle bus departs from the MO hotel and travel via the SI Center (Millennium Hotel & SI Suites) and the airport and Messe hotels (Mövenpick, NH, and Best Western). The bus stop in Metzingen is in Reutlinger Straße (close to Oakley and Timberland). These six hotels often offer special deals that may include free transportation to Metzingen.
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Flixbus to Metzingen with Boss Factory Outlet Stores
Germany’s largest intercity bus company, Flixbus, stops in Metzingen and offer very cheap deals on transportation. Currently, direct Flixbus connections to Metzingen is available from amongst others Augsburg, Freiburg, München, Titisee-Neustadt and Villingen-Schwenningen.
Eurobus from Zürich to Metzingen Outlet Shopping Mall
A special Eurobus shopping bus travels mostly the second Saturday of the month for bargain shoppers from Switzerland to Metzingen factory stores. The bus departs from Zurich with stops en route in Winterthur and Schaffhausen. En route back to Switzerland, the bus also stops at customs to allow Swiss shoppers to claim back German value added tax (19% minus service fees) and, presumably, to pay Swiss tax (8%).
See also Save at Metzingen Outlet Shopping Malls for more details on the factory stores and brands.