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There are 6 ways to get from Barcelona to Stuttgart by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Stuttgart  •  5h

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Stuttgart (STR) BCN - STR

62€ - 293€

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Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  6h 32m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Frankfurt (FRA) BCN - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Stuttgart Hbf

84€ - 329€

Train  •  11h 58m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Karlsruhe Hbf Tgv
  3. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof Ic / ...

162€ - 264€

Bus via Karlsruhe  •  20h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona, Barcelona Nord to Karlsruhe N1720
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Stuttgart, Kornwestheim 017 / ...

66€ - 82€

Bus  •  21h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Stuttgart

70€ - 140€

Drive  •  11h 34m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Stuttgart 1257.6 km

140€ - 220€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Stuttgart is to bus via Karlsruhe which costs 65€ - 85€ and takes 20h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Stuttgart is to fly which costs 60€ - 300€ and takes 5h.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona and arriving at Stuttgart. Services depart once daily, and operate Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 21h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Stuttgart. However, there are services departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof via Lyon Part Dieu and Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 58m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Stuttgart is 988 km. The road distance is 1257.6 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Stuttgart without a car is to train which takes 11h 58m and costs 160€ - 270€.

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It takes approximately 5h to get from Barcelona to Stuttgart, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Stuttgart bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Barcelona station.

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Barcelona to Stuttgart train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, depart from Barcelona-Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Stuttgart is to fly which takes 5h and costs 60€ - 300€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 160€ - 270€ and takes 11h 58m, you could also bus via Karlsruhe, which costs 65€ - 85€ and takes 20h 38m.

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  • Distance: 988.5 km
  • Duration: 5h

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Stuttgart, Germany?

Vueling Airlines, Eurowings and five other airlines fly from Barcelona to Stuttgart hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona to Stuttgart via Lyon Part Dieu, Karlsruhe Hbf, and Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof in around 11h 58m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 1600€
Flights from Barcelona to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 1600€
Flights from Barcelona to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 320€
Flights from Barcelona to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 320€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Barcelona to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 650€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Stuttgart via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 230€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 230€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Stuttgart via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 650€
TUIfly
Website
tuifly.com
Flights from Barcelona to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
50€ - 120€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 130€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 390€
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Barcelona to Frankfurt via Prague
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 160€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
29€ - 45€
Website
Railjet
Renfe SNCF
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
90€ - 120€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
90€ - 110€
1st Class
100€ - 120€
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
30€ - 35€
1st Class
25€ - 30€
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
Schedules at
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona, Barcelona Nord to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
18h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Karlsruhe to Stuttgart, Kornwestheim
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Barcelona to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
21h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100€ - 140€
Website
alsa.com
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Barcelona - Estación de Autobuses Barcelona Nord to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
19h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
70€ - 130€
Website
eurolines.de

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Stuttgart Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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Barcelona to Stuttgart bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Stuttgart station.

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Barcelona to Stuttgart train services, operated by Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS), arrive at Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Stuttgart is 1258 km. It takes approximately 11h 34m to drive from Barcelona to Stuttgart.

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Vueling Airlines, Iberia, Eurowings and two other airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Stuttgart Airport.

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Book your Barcelona to Stuttgart bus tickets online with Omio and Busbud.

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There are 856+ hotels available in Stuttgart. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs .

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