Duration 3h 43m
Distance 432.3 km
Average price 90€
Frequency 20/day

Trip overview

The average train between Stuttgart and Essen takes 3h 43m and the fastest train takes 3h. There is a train service every few hours from Stuttgart to Essen. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train

  1. Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Essen
3h 7m
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75€ - 120€

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Want to know about travelling from Stuttgart to Essen? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Stuttgart Hbf and arriving at Essen Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 7m.

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The distance between Stuttgart and Essen is 335 km. The road distance is 432.3 km.

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Stuttgart to Essen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Stuttgart Hbf station.

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Stuttgart to Essen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Essen Hbf station.

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What companies run services between Stuttgart and Essen?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Stuttgart Hbf to Essen Hbf every 3 hours. Tickets cost 75€ - 110€ and the journey takes 3h 7m. Two other operators also service this route.
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 110€

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
80€ - 120€

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75€ - 100€

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75€ - 100€
Website
Austrian Railways
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